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“momo making”(6 reviews)
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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House no. 112, Dam Side, | Pokhara 17 (Near German Bakery), Pokhara 33700, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cooking course with the lovely Yang Chen. We made Dal Baht with all the great sides; rice, lentil soup, vegetable curry (chicken curry available), spinach and chutney, and it turned out excellent. Can absolutely recommend Mama's Momos as a place to learn about cooking...More

Thank Jakob S
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Yang Chen, our host, was very kind and we enjoyed learning how to make Dal Bhat in her kitchen. Her kitchen was very clean and organized. We enjoyed our delicious meal together and learned about her lifestyle in Nepal. We would highly recommend this class!

Thank w0rldtravelercw
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The cooking class was top notch. The instructor was very relaxed and answered all of our questions. The pace was nice and the momos turned out delicious. It was also interesting to meet some (very friendly) people from the Tibetan community.

Thank Tucker T
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I Had a great time making Dal Bhat with Yangchen! She was super friendly and we had interesting discussions.

Thank Morven M
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience that both my son and I enjoyed very much! Our very polite, smiling host Yangchen picked us up from our meeting point and then we headed to her home and her lovely kitchen. I have to stress-because that was a...More

Thank Manya L
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

1  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 cheukyuc1
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

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