Indonesians enjoy eating together and attach great importance to food.
Historically, wet-rice farming has demanded a great deal of social co-operation and mutual tolerance among Indonesians, and, to this day, there are few activities which bring Indonesians together and strengthen social and family bonds like a celebratory feast.
There is no better way to connect with the Indonesians around you than to prepare and share a meal together.
Indonesian cooking is a rich blend of foods, influenced by the many cultures which have passed through the archipelago over the past 500 years : namely, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Arab.
If you enjoy peanut sauces and curries, chili peppers and lemon grass, turmeric and tamarind ... then you will be very happy to be introduced to Indonesian cooking during your Program.
Each of your LSI Indonesian Cooking Classes will begin with a trip to a traditional market to purchase ingredients. Then, you'll return to Pesona to prepare an authentic Indonesian meal. At the end of your class, you'll be rewarded with a sit-down dinner to enjoy the fruits of your labour!
LSI's Cooking Classes are conducted at
Pesona Guest House Jakarta.
You'll learn to cook authentic Indonesian dishes with Pesona's resident cook, Ibu Narti.
Students choose 1 set menu per class.
Each menu is comprised of 3 courses.
GADO-GADO (Cooked vegetables with peanut sauce dressing)
IKAN BAKAR or IKAN GORENG (barbecued or fried snapper)
NASI PUTIH (steamed white rice)
MENU ONE :
ASINAN (spicy peanut salad)
SOTO BETAWI (cream beef soup)
NASI UDUK (steamed rice ooked in coconut milk)
MENU TWO :
MENU THREE :
ORAK-ARIK TEMPE (stir-fried tempe in sweet soy sauce)
RENDANG (beef slow cooked in coconut milk and spices)
NASI KUNING (steamed rice cooked in turmeric and coconut milk)
LSI's 'COOKING CLASS' is one of several activities and excursions offered through
LANGUAGE STUDIES INDONESIA'S Immersion Language Programs for Bahasa Indonesia (the Indonesian language).
Throughout the year, LANGUAGE STUDIES INDONESIA offers Foreign Language Immersion Programs for learners from around the globe.
And each year, from June to September, Summer Language Immersion Programs are made available for high school and university students.
Are you looking to get away from "the familiar" and make an unusual journey?
You might want to consider coming to Jakarta, Indonesia, to be immersed in the world's sixth most widely-spoken language.
While Language Immersion Schools are readily available for high-density European languages, it is more difficult to find
world-class Immersion Programs in the farther reaches of the world. LANGUAGE STUDIES INDONESIA to the rescue!
If you would like to study language abroad and truly "live the language,"
then the LSI Language Immersion Program in Jakarta, Indonesia, may be for you.
Whether you are shopping for a Summer Language Immersion Program or looking a Foreign Language Immersion School
to serve you at another time of year . . . the LSI Admissions Office is ready to respond to your needs immediately.