Culinary Cooking Workshop




3 hours

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Explore the culinary treasures of Suriname during our fascinating Culinary Cooking Workshop in Paramaribo! Learn how to prepare traditional Surinamese dishes and awaken your culinary creativity. Discover and enjoy the rich flavors of Surinamese cuisine during this unique experience!


Prepare Surinamese dishes on your own
Visit the market for groceries (package: Antroewa)
Enjoy delicious Surinamese dishes

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Rea Orange Travel Suriname


Travel Specialist

Do you enjoy Surinamese cuisine and would you rather see with your own eyes how delicious food is prepared?

Discover the culinary secrets of various cultures together with our experienced and enthusiastic chef during our cooking workshops, all in a cozy and informal atmosphere.

Choose from three categories which workshop suits you best. Are you vegetarian? No problem! We also offer vegetarian dishes that you can learn to prepare.


Palepu: 1 main course, 1 snack
Tamarind: Transfer, 2 main dishes, 1 snack, drink (water)
Antroewa: Transfer, grocery shopping, 2 main dishes, 1 snack, drink (water)
Palepu: transfer & drinks
Tamarind: other drinks
Antroewa: other drinks

Tour Information

The cooking workshops are divided into 3 packages (categories), which differ in the number of dishes, transportation, and involvement in the shopping. Below you’ll find an overview of the different packages:

  1. Palepu € 42.50 per person: Choose 1 main course and 1 snack. You’ll travel to the location on your own. Drinks not included.
  2. Tamarind € 55 per person: Choose 2 main courses and 1 snack. Includes drinks (water) (2 drinks per person). Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (within central Paramaribo).
  3. Antroewa € 77.50 per person: Accompanied by the cook or her assistant, you’ll go to the market to shop for the ingredients. Spend about 1 – 1.5 hours at the market before heading to the cooking location. Choose 2 main courses and 1 snack. Includes pickup and drop-off at your accommodation (within central Paramaribo) and drinks (water) (2 drinks per person).

Furthermore, here’s an overview of the different main courses and snacks:

Main Courses:

  • Moksi alesi: Moksi Alesi is a typical Surinamese dish of Easy Cook Up Rice. This one-pot chicken and rice recipe with vegetables is a complete meal in one pot.
  • Nasi: Nasi goreng is a typical Javanese dish. It is fried rice, usually cooked with pieces of meat and vegetables.
  • Roti: Roti is an Indian flatbread served with a side dish of spiced potatoes, vegetables, and curry chicken/doks. It is a complete and filling dish. (This dish applies to 2 main courses)
  • Pom: Pom is a Jewish dish made from marinated and stewed pomtajer (a tuber) with chicken. It has a sweet and savory taste and is popular during festive occasions.
  • Her Heri: Her Heri is a Creole dish consisting of a mixture of plantains, cassava, tayer (a root vegetable), and sweet potato, served with salted fish or meat.
  • Gritibanasoep: is a popular soup from the Creole cuisine in Suriname. The soup contains salted meat and optionally some dried fish or shrimp. The green bananas and cassava are made into balls and cooked in the soup.
  • Pitjil: Pitjil is a Javanese vegetable dish with, among others, yardlong beans, bean sprouts, and mixed with peanut sauce.
  • Bami: Bami is a Javanese dish consisting of noodles with vegetables and meat or shrimp, seasoned with soy sauce and spices.
  • Telo: Telo is a Javanese dish consisting of fried cassava pieces and is often served with peanut sauce. It is a crispy and flavorful snack.
  • Pindasoep: Pindasoep is a rich soup made from peanuts, meat (often chicken), vegetables, and spices. It has a creamy texture and a savory taste.
  • Saoto: Saoto is a Javanese chicken soup with rice, bean sprouts, fried onions, and a hard-boiled egg. It is often seasoned with soy sauce and sambal.
  • Brown Beans (Surinamese style): Brown beans are often served with rice and meat. It is a hearty dish with a full flavor.
  • Goedangan: Goedangan is a spicy Surinamese cucumber salad with onion and pepper, often served as a refreshing side dish



  • Bojo: Bojo is a Surinamese cassava cake with coconut, sugar, and spices. It has a rich, sweet flavor.
  • Keksi: Surinamese Rumcake, or Keksi, is a popular delicacy from Surinamese cuisine. Often based on spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • Flensjes: Flensjes, also known as “dadar gulung” in Javanese cuisine, are thin pancakes often served as a snack or dessert. This treat is beloved for its versatility and ability to be filled with various ingredients, such as grated coconut.
  • Bara: Bara are fried dough snacks originating from Indian cuisine. They are made with ground yellow split peas and a mix of spices, giving them a unique and flavorful texture. Baras are often served with chutney, which is a delightful addition to the savory and spicy taste of this popular Surinamese dish.
  • Saté’s: Surinamese satays are skewers of marinated meat, often served with peanut sauce. They are beloved as a snack or side dish.
  • Bakabana: Bakabana is a popular Javanese snack and beloved treat in Surinamese cuisine. The dish consists of sweet plantain slices dipped in batter and then fried until crispy.

Drink: Water


Frequently Asked Questions

  • On request from 2 people

General information

The chef who gives this workshop has a broad culinary background and years of experience. Her hobby is cooking, baking, being creative, and of course serving people with her culinary talents. You will work with Surinamese herbs, Surinamese meat and fish dishes.




Culinary Cooking Workshop

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