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Backstreet Academy

House no. 112, Dam Side, | Pokhara 17 (Near German Bakery), Pokhara 33700, Nepal
+977 981-8421646
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Great momo making

We enjoyed the momo making class in the tibetan quarter. The session was interactive and we were... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
ngath1989
via mobile
MoMos with Yangchen!

My wife and I absolutely loved our MoMo cooking class with Yangchen. It was one of our favorite... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Ben C
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Explore Nepali culture through our exclusive collection of travel experiences - carve a marble slab, cook momos or learn traditional dancing, the backstreets offer the richest interaction with the culture and people of a place. Immerse yourself in the de facto Nepali experience where the local backdrop retains its integrity and originality and discover a side of the city you never knew, available only through the forgotten backstreets. Backstreet Academy works with many competent yet struggling craftsmen with whom we structure a course together to teach the world about their traditional craft. Be it at their home or their workshops, we offer our guests access to a 'behind the scenes' experience that is often overlooked. This is the real local, the real Nepal, the real experience. And as you discover the backstreets, we will pair you with a facilitator who will help you translate and make sure you have a great time while making an impact. Courses available include: - Marble Carving - Animal Sculptures - Momo Cooking Class - Dal Bhat Cooking Class - Laptop Sleeve Making - Rice Sack Bags - Batik - Dry Flower Art - Traditional Dance Lessons Our other cities include: Phnom Penh | Siem Reap | Kathmandu | Luang Prabang | Vientiane
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“momo making” (7 reviews)
“refugee camp” (3 reviews)
“learning how” (3 reviews)
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House no. 112, Dam Side, | Pokhara 17 (Near German Bakery), Pokhara 33700, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the momo making class in the tibetan quarter. The session was interactive and we were able to eat the delicious results.

Thank ngath1989
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I absolutely loved our MoMo cooking class with Yangchen. It was one of our favorite experiences during our 5 week trip to Nepal. Yangchen was an excellent teacher. We cooked in her home in the Tibetan Refugee camp with vegetables from her...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We did Dal Baht with Yangchen with was fun but after the chopping was not that interactive however Dal Baht isn’t that hard to do so not sure how she could have made it more interactive. Also did the momo’s with a big group which...More

Thank Assamti
Kanti T, General Manager at Backstreet Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Assamti, Thank you for this great review.We are glad that you had fun with the group while making momos. And yes we try our best to cater special requests of our guests. :) Yangchen is a lovely host like you said and we will...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

First of all, when they called it a cooking class I thought it meant I was joining a class, not that I would be the only person. It was an ok session but really overpriced in my opinion. It was over in less than an...More

Thank Olivia M
Anilbackstreet, General Manager at Backstreet Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Hi Olivia, I am afraid your review does not accurately portray who we are nor the events that transpired on the day that you had the momo cooking class with us. Please allow us to clarify: 1. At Backstreet Academy, we pride ourselves in being...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

It was a very enjoyable time making momo with Tenzing! I didn't cook much at home so I was a bit clumsy during the class. But Tenzing and Karma (the facilitator) were both patient and encouraging. I will definitely try to make some at home!...More

Thank cheuk yu c
Kanti T, General Manager at Backstreet Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi cheuk yu c, We are glad that you had a great time with our host Tenzing and facilitator Karma at the Tibetan camp.We always aim to provide the most local cooking class where guest not only learn about cooking Nepalese food but also learn...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had an excellent time making laptop sleeves at the Woman's Skills Development Organization. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the finished product was perfect. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the Pokhara area!

Thank Thomas W
Kanti T, General Manager at Backstreet Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Dear Thomas W, Thank you for this lovely review for our Laptop sleeves workshop in Pokhara. We hope we can host you again in the future. :)

Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and kids (8 and 12) took this class a while back and really enjoyed it. The experience was enjoyed by all and they really enjoyed helping with the cooking and eating(!) of the food. The host was very friendly and all in all...More

Thank akpastor
Kanti T, General Manager at Backstreet Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Dear akpastor, Thank you for booking several classes with us throughout your stay in Pokhara. All of our hosts remember you and your family and how they were thoroughly interested in all the classes. :) Happy travels and see you next year in Pokhara!

Reviewed 31 January 2017

I enjoyed a lovely relaxed friendly afternoon learning to make yummy vege momos and tomato pickle with Tenzin and her daughter Dawa in their home. A great experience. I arranged this activity for myself while my family were off trekking for 5 days. Arrangements online...More

Thank TASSIE-FAMILY-33
Kanti T, General Manager at Backstreet Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi TASSIE-FAMILY-33, Thank you for this lovely and informative review of our momo cooking class in the Tibetan camp. We are always coming up with ways to make everything easier and efficient for our guests and we are glad that you found our online arrangements...More

Reviewed 1 January 2017

My wife and daughter spent a wonderful afternoon with the Backstreet Academy team learning how to make Chicken Momos. The culinary session held at the home of a Tibetian family at the refugee camp gave a glimpse into their lives. Karma, our guide+interpreter was great....More

Thank parveezmodak
Kanti T, General Manager at Backstreet Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Dear parveezmodak, Thank you for taking out your time to write this wonderful review.We are glad that your family had a great time in our Momo cooking class in the Tibetan camp. Hope you tried making momos at your home! :)

Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had a great time learning how to make mo mos today with Yanchen and our translator Karma. It was a simple clear and very practical hands on class in Yanchen's home kitchen. In addition to the food, which was delicious (we made buff mo...More

Thank Julie D
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