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Host: Rebecca

Mumbai (Bombay), India

USD
$36-$74 per person

A traditional Khasi meal in Mumbai

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit + Cooking class + Meal
  • Food tour

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca and her husband Robert live in a cosy apartment in Andheri West, a suburb north of Mumbai. After training at the Institute of Hotel Management Guwahati she worked as a flight attendant for seven years before deciding to pursue her love of food and open a restaurant. She returned to her home city of Shillong in the north eastern state of Meghalaya and opened Green Plate, a restaurant dedicated to serving food that Rebecca encountered during her years as a flight attendant.

Marriage brought her to Mumbai and now she is very happy to introduce travelers to the flavours and colours of the Khasi cuisine that she grew up eating. She gets all her ingredients from home to ensure that each dish has just the right taste. A meal with Rebecca will transport you to the hills of Shillong without having to leave Mumbai!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Rebecca will welcome you outfitted in the traditional Khasi dress called a Dhara. It consists of two pieces of cloth fastened at each shoulder. Silk is worn for festivals and nylon is used for daily wear. Your meal might include doh syiar mylliem (fiery pepper chicken), dai neiîong (dal with black sesame paste), sohkhia khleh neilieh (cucumber salad with white sesame paste) and wide range of accompaniments such as tungtap (fermented fish chutney), ashar lungsiej (bamboo shoot pickle), ashar ktung (anchovy pickle). Khasi meals typically do not end with a sweet dish, instead they prefer to have betel nut leaf but she might just prepare a steamed corncakes for guests with a sweet tooth!

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) She will show you some of the ingredients that are indigenous to the northeastern states of India, giving you a chance to see, smell and taste spices and herbs that might be unfamiliar to you. A Khasi meal is deceptively quick and simple to make and mustard oil, turmeric, pepper, black, white sesame seed pastes and wild herbs are the predominant flavors in Khasi cuisine. Please note that this is a cooking demonstration, not a hands-on cooking class. You can expect your host Rebecca to show you how to make 1-2 of the main dishes you will be eating.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Enjoy a refreshing lemonade as Rebecca introduces you to Khasi culture and cuisine. She sources her ingredients from her hometown but will accompany you to the Four Bungalow Market to show you locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Notes: Rebecca provides transportation only for guests staying in a hotel in Bandra/Andheri, She will pick you up in her personal car but return transportation will be provided by a pre-paid car service.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Traveler reviews

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Rebecca

$36-$74 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$55 $46 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$64 $54 $44
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $50
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$38 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$55 $46 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$64 $54 $44
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $50
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$38 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm 7:30pm-10:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:30am-2:30pm 5:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca and her husband Robert live in a cosy apartment in Andheri West, a suburb north of Mumbai. After training at the Institute of Hotel Management Guwahati she worked as a flight attendant for seven years before deciding to pursue her love of food and open a restaurant. She returned to her home city of Shillong in the north eastern state of Meghalaya and opened Green Plate, a restaurant dedicated to serving food that Rebecca encountered during her years as a flight attendant.

Marriage brought her to Mumbai and now she is very happy to introduce travelers to the flavours and colours of the Khasi cuisine that she grew up eating. She gets all her ingredients from home to ensure that each dish has just the right taste. A meal with Rebecca will transport you to the hills of Shillong without having to leave Mumbai!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Rebecca will welcome you outfitted in the traditional Khasi dress called a Dhara. It consists of two pieces of cloth fastened at each shoulder. Silk is worn for festivals and nylon is used for daily wear. Your meal might include doh syiar mylliem (fiery pepper chicken), dai neiîong (dal with black sesame paste), sohkhia khleh neilieh (cucumber salad with white sesame paste) and wide range of accompaniments such as tungtap (fermented fish chutney), ashar lungsiej (bamboo shoot pickle), ashar ktung (anchovy pickle). Khasi meals typically do not end with a sweet dish, instead they prefer to have betel nut leaf but she might just prepare a steamed corncakes for guests with a sweet tooth!

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) She will show you some of the ingredients that are indigenous to the northeastern states of India, giving you a chance to see, smell and taste spices and herbs that might be unfamiliar to you. A Khasi meal is deceptively quick and simple to make and mustard oil, turmeric, pepper, black, white sesame seed pastes and wild herbs are the predominant flavors in Khasi cuisine. Please note that this is a cooking demonstration, not a hands-on cooking class. You can expect your host Rebecca to show you how to make 1-2 of the main dishes you will be eating.

Market visit: (1-6 guests) Enjoy a refreshing lemonade as Rebecca introduces you to Khasi culture and cuisine. She sources her ingredients from her hometown but will accompany you to the Four Bungalow Market to show you locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Notes: Rebecca provides transportation only for guests staying in a hotel in Bandra/Andheri, She will pick you up in her personal car but return transportation will be provided by a pre-paid car service.

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Mumbai Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$55 $46 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$64 $54 $44
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $50
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$38 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$55 $46 $36
Cooking Experience + Meal
$64 $54 $44
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$74 $62 $50
Alcohol
$5 per person
Transportation
$38 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm 7:30pm-10:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
10:30am-2:30pm 5:00pm-9:00pm
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