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From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

Product ID: 101019
Discover the culinary secrets of Bali at an exclusive cooking class at an organic farm in the lush tropics surrounding Ubud. Visit a local market and experience everyday life, before preparing a regular or vegetarian meal with the help of a chef.

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About this activity
Duration: 5 - 6 hours
Starting times 7:15 AM, 12:15 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
English
Booklets
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Shop at a local market in Bali and meet the friendly locals
  • Pick your own fresh ingredients at an organic farm
  • Cook an authentic Balinese meal at a hands-on cooking class
Full description
Learn to cook authentic Balinese food at a cooking class in Bali, and experience a different side to the island rarely encountered by tourists. Meet the friendly locals and take a tour of a local market where they start their day early in the morning buying and selling their daily ingredients.

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the Ubud area and journey to the cooking school at an organic farm. Get a welcome coffee or tea on arrival, and then take a tour of the premises. Learn how a Balinese family makes use of the natural resources surrounding them, as you collect some vegetables for your class.

Get an introduction to your chef, who will ensure everything runs smoothly throughout your class. Then, prepare a menu (regular or vegetarian) to enjoy at the end of the class.

Regular Menu:
Prepare the dishes for a regular meal, including a base gede (traditional spice paste) and sayur urab (mixed green salad with coconut and spice). Then, learn the secrets of opor ayam (Balinese chicken curry) and sate lilit (traditional kebab made with pork and Balinese spices). Prepare a tuna sambal matah (tuna with raw sauce) and tempe asam manis (sweet sour tempe), along with pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert.

Vegetarian Menu:
Cook a vegetarian meal, starting with a base gede (traditional spice paste), and then follow by making an authentic gado gado (steamed vegetables with traditional peanut sauce) along with an opor tempe (Balinese tempe curry) and bergedel (fried corn with Balinese spices). Discover the secrets of tempe asam manis (sweet and sour tempe) and tum bambu (wrapped in banana leaf). End by making pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from hotels in the Ubud area only)
  • Round-trip transfers from Ubud
  • Local market tour
  • Organic farm tour
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Recipe book
  • Bottle of water
  • Meal of the food you cook
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please note that this is a small group experience with a maximum of 14 people. Each cooking station is shared between 2 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 281 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4.9 / 5
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Excellent experience. Would highly recommend to those who want to learn to cook Balinese dishes in a beautiful environment amongst great people. The staff were all incredibly friendly, passionate and professional. Great explanations of the varying produce as well as herbs, explanations on the cooking process and so much yummy food cooked (vegetarian or meat). Then enjoyed by all.

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March 16, 2020

Wonderful! I highly recommend this Balinese Cooking Class if you like cooking & Asian food. First, we visited a real local market to learn what local produce looked like. Then, we picked vegetables & leaves in the garden at the farm. The cooking was fun & we learned so much (i.e. to use knotted lemongrass versus chopped-up pieces which are not edible). We cooked with so many leaves & vegetables, yet it was so healthy & more filling that I had to take most of my food home for dinner.

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January 21, 2020

This was such a fun experience, from going to the farm and learning about the ingredients, to the cooking itself. Our guide was funny and very thorough with his instructions. The whole staff at the venue were fantastic. We made some delicious dishes, and with the recipe book that we keep, we will definitely attempt to make these dishes at home!

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January 11, 2020

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Product ID: 101019