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Pennywort Cooking Class

Sein Pann Street., Bagan, Myanmar
+95 9 254 010 340
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Super interesting and fun

A great experience! We walked with May to the Bagan market near her house where all the locals get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andy M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Amazing Experience and Feast!!

Wow, and amazing hands on learning experience creating a delicious feast with 5 kinds of salad, 2... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
cnawan
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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We offer morning or afternoon cooking classes. The morning class starts at the New Bagan market at 07.30am where we browse and do some shopping the walk to my house for cooking and lunch. The afternoon class starts at my house at 3:30 pm and we chat, cook and enjoy dinner. Our aim is to introduce you not only to Myanmar food but also our culture, lifestyle and how food and dining is a key part of our social life. We are not professional chefs, we just love sharing food and stories with travellers. The class is at our house with local cooking equipment and traditional recipes- part of it is hands-on and part is demonstration. The menu includes soup, salad and main course. We do require advance bookings so that we can prepare. Please let us know your name, your hotel (in case we need to contact you) and any food allergies or dietary requirements. The class is 20 USD per person (Please note that we cannot accept credit cards!) which includes the class, all food and drinking water, tea and coffee. 20% of the tour price going to the Kuthodaw Library, a library we set up to promote reading to the young people in our neighbourhood. We do hope you will come cook with us! Please let me know if you have further questions. Thank you, Maythu
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sein Pann Street., Bagan, Myanmar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great experience! We walked with May to the Bagan market near her house where all the locals get their food. We walked around and she told us what everything was - lots of vegetables and fruits we had never seen before - and explained...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Wow, and amazing hands on learning experience creating a delicious feast with 5 kinds of salad, 2 soups, 3 curries and followed my mango for dessert. May and her assistants were amazing. Explaining the difference vegetables, spices and even fish used. We helps chop and...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I had the pleasure of spending a morning with May. She took me around the local market, explaining the many different items to me before we headed back to her home. The cooking class is in the backyard and has a great set up overlooking...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

A great experience with May and friends as she guides through Myanmar cookery and prep. Once ready, you sit down to feast. It all happens in her home in New Bagan. Really great and a must do....

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This class is highly recommendable! The food is great and May is incredible. Such a lovely person. Our group was great, we had a lot of fun and a great dinner.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

May met us in the early morning and took us to the local market where we got to shop for fresh ingredients to make the lunch that we wanted. She also treated us to a local style breakfast at the market (mmmm SPICEY), we then...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

If you're tired of temple hopping in Bagan, you can head to new Bagan and enroll yourself in this wonderful cooking class which is run by a generous lady named May. I have been to several cooking classes in different parts of the world, but...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

My 8 year old daughter and I had the best time at Pennywort Cooking Class. In fact, she said that was the best part of her trip! We met at the market and May (our instructor) showed us all the different vegetables, nuts, eggs etc...More

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Maythu, Owner at Pennywort Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thanks a lot,She.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We started our morning off with a trip to the market to see the busy Burmese marketplace. May was so good, she explained how the different vegetables, herbs and fruits were used in traditional Burmese cooking. We were then given money to go and buy...More

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Maythu, Owner at Pennywort Cooking Class, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you so much,Jessica.

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is the first cooking class I had ever done and thoroughly enjoyed it. May is a lovely lady, along with her sister, who open up their home to help you cook some of the best food you will have in Myanmar. Starting with shopping...More

Thank Helen G
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Līga P
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Response from rhondica | Reviewed this property |
Contact May through the Facebook site. She’ll respond quickly
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Response from Christian V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we also just contacted via Facebook. Worked very well and was a great time cooking with May.
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