Indonesian Cuisine

Indonesia not only hosts thousands of islands, but even more unique flavors and culinary traditions. Creative mixtures of spices (bumbu) allows the richness of flavor, from coriander seed, lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, tamarind, palm sugar, cloves, lemon and basil until shrimp paste, and of course chili. Typical dishes are satay, fried rice, soto (soup that is prepared in various different ways depending on the area), rendang (beef cooked in coconut milk), fried tofu and tempeh (typical street snacks).Tempe is fermented soy beans in edible fungi, originated from Javanese cuisine. It can be a meat substitute that provides a source of vegetable protein. The taste is mild and neutral, therefore it needs a good amount of spices to flavor properly.Tofu is soy bean curd, originated from China, which is transferred to Indonesia due to the trading relations. Tofu is known worldwide as a meat substitute. It's neutral taste makes it versatile to be prepared with any sort of spices.

Our Mission

Authentic

We stay true to our values by providing authentic Indonesian/Asian dishes.  These dishes can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian depending on the participants. Indonesian cuisine generally contains lots of tofu and tempe so vegetarian participants should have no problem finding their way.

Local

Indocooking will use the most local ingredients available. Naturally many spices and additions will come from local Asian supermarkets who import many different things from Asia. We do our very best to balance those food miles by getting vegetables from local farmers as much as we can.

Fresh

Freshness is our motto! We will avoid jars, cans and prepared food wherever possible and make our pesto or curry completely from scratch. We believe this is the only way to maintain a healthy and delicious lifestyle for everyone!

What do people say?

This workshop is a serious introduction to Indonesian kitchen to both expert cooks and newbies. All the ingredients are freshly brought and already prepared, which leaves ample of time to dig into the actual cooking process which is as enjoyable as it can get. We cooked some amazing dishes, which were easy to follow and reproduce. From a appetiser, to main course and dessert everything well managed and explained. I would totally recommend the workshop for anyone who wants an introduction to the amazing Indonesian kitchen.

SJ

Deze workshop was een heel leuke ervaring. De workshop werd gegeven door Natalia en zij ontving iedereen heel hartelijk. Voordien had Ik nog nooit Indonesisch gegeten, en na deze workshop ben ik zeker dat ik dit nog vaker zal eten. De producten waren lekker vers en we leerden enkele nieuwe ingrediënten kennen. De recepten werden stap voor stap uitgelegd en achteraf konden we gezamenlijk proeven van deze super kookkunsten. Ik vond het een geweldige activiteit en raad het zeker aan om te doen met enkele vrienden als groepsactiviteit. Ik kijk alvast uit naar een volgende workshop!

Babeth

Dankuwel Lia voor de geslaagde workshop!! Het samen koken was echt gezellig en het eten was overheerlijk! Een aanrader!

Hanne

Mooi, lekker en gezellig initiatief, ook ik heb bijgeleerd over de oosterse keuken en hoe je eenvoudig lekkere gerechten kan maken, zeker voor herhaling vatbaar.

Jan

Wat een leuke workshop ! Het was zeer gezellig en vooral lekker ! Ik ben niet echt een keukenprinses maar dit waren gerechtjes die iederéén kan maken. We hebben geleerd om met eenvoudige ingrediënten verrassende lekkernijtjes te maken. Bedankt voor de zeer geslaagde avond !

Veerle

Was heel gezellig,heb veel bijgeleerd van de Indonesische keuken en de heerlijke kruiden en de lekkere gerechten. Wil dit nog wel eens doen!

Marleen

Mijn assortiment vegetarische gerechten is uitgebreid met een paar toprecepten! Zelden zo’n heerlijke rijst gegeten en nu weet ik eindelijk hoe ik tempeh en tofu lekker kan bereiden. Leuke sfeer en professionele uitleg!

Lotte

I really enjoyed the cooking workshop organized by Natalia and Janick. I grew up in Indonesia and love our local cuisine. This workshop showed me how to make some of my favorite dishes while being far away from home, something I really treasure. I really like the taste of all the dishes and Natalia prepared a great vegetarian-friendly menu. I will make the klepon again for sure ? Thank you for a great evening and workshop together!

Divya

What a nice experience! I was for the first time introduced into the Indonesian kitchen, and it did not dissapoint. The ingredients were super fresh, Natalia’s guidance during the whole preparation process makes it all quite easy. The best part of all is to try all the food that we cooked ourselves. Delicious flavor!!

It is a perfect activity for a group of friends who want to try some new and interesting recipies.
Already looking foward for the next workshop!

Osnaider

– I really liked the choice of dishes. Simple and typically Indonesian. Great variety when it all comes together at the end. Well thought through menu!
– The ingredients were very fresh and of the best quality.
– Lia is a very sympathetic host, answers all your questions with a smile, helps where necessary and knows the ins and outs of Indonesian cooking.

Carrie

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