要真正了解一座城市的文化风土，往往要从品尝当地美食开始。不论是星级大厨的精致料理，抑或是埋藏于街头巷弄的招牌老字号，无不刻印着这里季节更替，年复一年的人文变迁。 融入当地，前往一般行者不曾造访的农贸市场，精心挑选新鲜食材，再由当地主妇手把手传授真正细腻巧妙的家常料理。透过制作美食，脑补对这一片陌生大地的未知与探索 。当味蕾遭遇心情，食物所能承载的已不仅仅是味觉感受，更是一种精神纪念，而此时，你定甘愿成为美食的俘虏。
根本被网站介绍给骗了，文宣写说：「在导赏员陪同下前往当地市场亲自挑选烹饪课程所需食材」，到了现场才被告知一切食材都准备好了，这根本有广告不实的嫌疑！！！ 而且也不是一起烹煮，而是直接作菜给我们看，在我们的要求下，才帮忙到切菜、炒菜。还有教导作菜的家庭因为私人因素，只能烹煮素食，这件事情也没有事前被告知到。 见到当地的供应商跟我们说课程后还有什么行程可以跟他说，他可以协助帮忙。所以煮完饭大概11:30我们就告知他，希望12:00请司机来接我们到Tamel，但司机一直到12:30才抵达。而且司机也不知道要带我们去Tamel，可见根本没有作好连络。 参加这个课程是我们在尼泊尔旅途的最后一天，对于当地的消费和服务都大概明白，所以认为这课程根本不值得花这么多钱去体验！！！如果要收这样的价格，就该拿出相对应的服务态度。 评分真让人一颗星都不想给... The actual conditions are inconsistent with the AD.
Amrit and Anu are such gracious hosts and really let you get your hands dirty in the kitchen. They tweaked their menu to make it entirely vegetarian for us. The location is in an apartment complex which was damaged by the recent earthquake. Once Nepal is back on your travel radar, check them out and help them get back on their feet!
My husband and I did the half day course this morning. I think this should be on everyone's must-do list in Kathmandu. It isn't just a cooking course, but a great way to learn about the Nepalese way of life. We had 6 people on our course which was a good amount and there was lots of hands on learning. We were picked up from our hotel and met Amrit for a tour of the market place. We were able to learn about the different ingredients and taste test items that were unknown to us. Next we returned to Amrit's home, where his very clever daughter taught us to make vegetable steamed momos, dahl bat, rice pudding and special ceremonial bread. We were able to feast on each course as we made it. There was much laughter about our dubious skills in folding momos, and dropping the ceremonial bread into the hot oil is clearly an art form we were yet to master, but it made for a very entertaining morning. I look forward to trying more Nepalese cooking when I get home to NZ. To be invited into someone's home to learn about their food and culture feels very privileged (and we were made to feel extremely welcome) and I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Kathmandu.
The half day Nepalese cooking course with Amrit, Anu and their son was one of the highlights of my trip to Nepal, the family were so welcoming and friendly and the food absolutely delicious. Amrit picked me up from my hotel and we went around the markets where the locals buy their produce to get all the ingredients, a great experience in itself. I'm not a great cook but Amrit and Anu were patient and made sure I was involved and understanding what was happening. And then the highlight of course, eating the food! Thank you for a lovely morning, looking forward to seeing you next time I'm in Nepal.