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From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

Activity provider: Paon Bali

From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

Activity provider: Paon Bali
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Learn the secrets of Balinese food at a half-day cooking class in a traditional village. Visit a local market to select fresh ingredients, enjoy scenic views from a rice plantation and get help to cook an authentic meal in a beautiful kitchen-garden.

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Duration 3.5 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Free pick-up from hotels in the Ubud area. Pick-up from hotels in other areas is possible, subject to an additional fee.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Learn the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking
  • Visit a bustling market to learn about the local ingredients
  • Stop at a rice plantation and hear how it is cultivated
  • Experience everyday life in the traditional village of Laplapan
  • Enjoy a meal of your creations with your fellow cooks
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then visit a local fresh food market to choose the ingredients for your cooking class. Select from the available vegetables, herbs, meat and spices on display and experience a little of the local life in Bali. Next, visit a rice plantation and learn how the staple crop is cultivated and prepared. Soak up the scenic views of the surroundings. Continue to the traditional village of Laplapan, where you will get a warm welcome from the locals on arrival. Take part in a half-day morning or afternoon cooking class and learn all the secrets of preparing food from Bali, while expert chefs provide guidance and assistance. Interact with your fellow cooks and discover handy techniques as you prepare 3 starters, 4 main courses and 1 authentic dessert. Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations.
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in Ubud
  • Fresh market tour (morning class only)
  • Balinese tea and coffee
  • Cooking lesson
  • All ingredients
  • Lunch
  • Certificate
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Pick-up from locations outside Ubud is available as an add-on if requested on booking
    • The afternoon class is shorter as it will not include the market tour
    • Recipes and notes supplied are for you to keep
    • You will have a choice of meat or vegetarian dishes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 113 reviews

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    The women who ran the class were amazing! They were very friendly, chatty and answered all of our questions. We made a huge variety of different dishes. We made different types of sauces, Balinese curry, chicken satay, tuna in banana leaf to a delicious salad and veggie dishes as well. To top it off we made dessert at the end which was amazing! I would definitely recommend! Met some great people and have brilliant recipes I can now cook and use at home

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    June 24, 2022

    I highly recommend this Balinese cuisine class ! The host was so nice and everything was perfectly organized. We had the transport included which was super convenient, we visited the local market in the morning before cooking, I really enjoyed it. The host offered us a welcoming drink and a visit of her house when we arrived. The cooking class was wonderful, we cooked 7 dishes and had lunch together after the class ! The food was super tasty, I am grateful for learning from the host who knows a lot about Balinese cuisine :) At the end of the class, we got a booklet with all the recipes we made during the class !

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    June 17, 2022

    This was a great start to my trip to Bali. I was picked up at my hotel and given a tour of a local market before heading off to the home where the cooking class was held. The produces we learned about at the market were the ones we ended up using in the class which allowed for a better understanding on what you are going to be cooking with. The compound was absolutely gorgeous and the main teacher/matriarch gave us an explanation of her home and allowed us to take pictures in front of it. The cooking part was also well detailed and informative and I really liked how they explained alternative ingredients you could use if you can’t find the ones from the class back home. Everyone (especially the main teacher) was so funny and actually looked like they enjoyed what they were doing. They gave you time to take pictures of the food and ingredients but it did not overshadow the actual cooking experience. In the end, the food was amazing and it was a great way to also meet people.

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    May 6, 2022

    Product ID: 164277