3 Days Cooking Holiday at Amman Pasha Hotel in Jordan

Jordanian Cooking Course Vacation

Immerse yourself completely in Jordanian culture by taking a cooking class in authentic Arabic cuisine at the Amman Pasha Hotel. Enjoy an authentic Jordanian breakfast in the comfort of the cafe every morning for a great start to the day. Select from an array of tantalizing dishes to learn. Learn a maximum of 4 dishes per class. Arabic cooking classes are about 4-6 hours at the Amman Pasha Hotel. You will get step by step cooking details and ingredients and, of course, you enjoy your own cooking.

Highlights

  • Choose your own menu
  • 2 hands-on, Arabic cooking classes
  • Purchase ingredients at the local souq
  • Non-participating cooking guest welcome
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Arabic, English
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Accommodation

There is no charge for the storage of your luggage in the luggage room. All rooms come with linen and towels and powerpoints for charging your laptops, phones, iPads, as well as a TV, phone, and fridge. Enjoy a hot shower 24 hours a day. Wi-Fi is free in the ground floor lobby and cafe, and a computer is available for free access. Other amenities include unlimited local calls, safety deposit box, access to rooftop panoramic view. Convenient valet parking can be purchased for a small fee.

All children are welcome. One child under 3 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Pets are not allowed. WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge. Free private parking is available onsite (reservation is needed). Please note that the airport shuttle service is available at Amman Pasha Hotel. Kindly note baby cots are provided upon request and are subject to availability.

Location

Amman Pasha Hotel is located in the middle of downtown Amman, across the road from the Roman Theater, and at the foot of the Citadel Mountain. A 15-minute walk will take you to the top of the 800-meters mountain where the Citadel is located.

Area attractions

  • Alhusseine Mosque
  • Auberg Restaurant & Bar
  • Dar El-Fonoon Art Gallery
  • Friday Jara Market
  • Gold Jewellery Market
  • Habiba Desserts / Sweet store
  • Hashim Restaurant
  • Jabri Restaurant
  • Juice bars
  • Liquor store
  • National museum
  • Poet House
  • Rainbow street
  • Roman Bath Ruins
  • Sara Fish & Seafood Restaurant
  • Souq Bukharia Alhashimi
  • Souq Mango

Food

Sample menu of authentic Arabian cuisine

  • Ardi shoki: garlic, lemon, peas, onion, minced meat, artichoke
  • Batata with jaj (potato with chicken): spices, garlic, lemon, potato
  • Borghol bandoora: onion, butter, wheat, tomato
  • Borgol hommos: butter, chickpeas, wheat, tomato, onion
  • Chorchorus (Mlokhieh): Garlic, chicken, onion, meat
  • Falafel: egg, oil, parsley, spices, dry bread, coriander
  • Fatoosh: onion, tomato, parsley, cucumber, sumac, mint, fried pita bread
  • Fatteh zet or samneh (oil or butter): Yogurt, garlic, bread, oil, tahinih, latency
  • Foul mdammas or bellaban (oil or yogurt): fava beans, garlic, tomato, parsley, tahinih
  • Foul mokalla: garlic, oil, onion, beans
  • Freket jaj: chicken, spices, crushed wheat
  • Halawe smeed (helatieh): rose water, sugar, butter, semolina
  • Harrak be esba’o: lentils, spaghetti, onion, garlic, coriander, oil
  • Kabab hendi: spices, minced meat balls, onion, tomato
  • Kabseh: kabseh rice, special spices, meat or chicken
  • Kawaj: eggplant, zucchini, potato, carrot, tomato, onion, pepper, roasted
  • Keshkeh: mint, oil, onion, wheat, yogurt
  • Kubba belsenie:spices, onion, tomato, minced meat, parsley
  • Kubba labania: onion, minced meat, grit, yogurt, spices
  • Kubba maklia: oil, spices, onion, minced meat, ground wheat, fried
  • Lahme bel senieh: tomato, parsley, onion, minced meat
  • Maklobet badenjan: Eggplant or cauliflower, tomato, rice, meat, oil
  • Mansaf - Traditional Jordanian dish: Rice, meat, yogurt broth
  • Mehshi (zucchini – Eggplant – potato): Rice, meat, tomato, spices
  • Mfaraket kousa or batata (zucchini or potato): onion, potato, oil, mint, garlic, zucchini
  • Mjadara: rice or wheat, oil, onion, lentils
  • Msaka’et betenjan (Eggplant): tomato, onion, capsicum, eggplant
  • Mtabbal and Babaganooj: eggplant, yogurt, tahineh, garlic, tomato, capsicum, oil
  • Okra with Hakerip (Bamie + shakrie): oil, okra, meat, garlic, tomato, onion with rice
  • Ouzi: peas, rice, meat, pinenuts, almonds
  • Peas (bazella): tomato, onion, potato, carrot, peas, meat as a broth with rice
  • Rice with milk Dessert: milk, sugar, flower water
  • Salatet batata: potato, tomato, onion, parsley, oil, mint, lemon, egg, garlic
  • Salatet zeton: onion, lemon, tomato or yogurt, spices
  • Sayadiet samak: fish, onion, rice
  • Shakrieh: egg, onion, meat, yogurt
  • Shesh barak: spices, meat, onion, yogurt, dough
  • Shorabet a’adas (soup): rice, oil, lentil, onion
  • Tabboleh: parsley, tomato, wheat, onion, mint, oil, garlic
  • Yalanji (cabbage - grape leaves): rice, meat, oil

Things to do (optional)

Below are some options for your free time and extra activities. Some of these options may include additional costs. If you have any inquiry or you would like to make further arrangements, you can do so by contacting Amman Pasha Hotel.

Experience the full traditional steam bath, massage and rub down at one of the hammams or bath houses. Plenty of cafes and restaurants where you have the opportunity to join the locals and smoke the traditional nargilyeh or water pipe whilst you drink your Arabic coffee. The streets are packed with small shops selling antiques, clothing, shoes, souvenirs, daggers, cheap CD’s, perfumes, jewelry and traditional items.

Amman Pasha Hotel offers transport to all sites in Jordan. Guests are grouped to fill a car or van and to split costs. The drivers are experienced, honest and speak English. Pricing is for 4 people minimum per car. Amman Pasha Hotel is an official outlet for Budget Rent A Car. They can organize a local to show you places of interest and the popular spots in town like restaurants, pubs, bars, taverns and the best hang outs. Guides are usually university students in Amman who wish to practice their English and enjoy meeting travelers and showing off the city. They can take you to all the most popular places.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 coking classes
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • All taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lobby, terrace and café

How to get there

Driving directions

You'll find the Amman Pasha Hotel adjacent to the Roman theatre at 4 Al Shabsough Street, right in the heart of downtown Amman.

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to arrive at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport (AMM).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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