Authentic Balinese Home Cooking
Real Balinese food is rather time consuming to prepare but tantalizingly delicious as it’s such a lively, fresh and complex cuisine. Visiting tourists may be surprised to hear that they are actually sampling dishes from other parts of Indonesia (such as Nasi Goreng or Gado Gado), but these do not originate or represent real Balinese food. Our menus are Adi’s own recipes that he’s honed over decades of cooking for loved ones.
We teach only authentic Balinese home cooked dishes as well as extravagant ceremonial specialties such as whole Babi Guling (whole pig roast). We use the freshest of ingredients from our own gardens and the local market in Ubud.
We selected the location, only 7 minutes from Central Ubud, for its natural riverside tranquility away from the tourist beaches. We’ve attended cooking schools around Asia and beyond to learn from the best. We’ve tended our fruit trees for years, planted an organic garden and designed cooking stations that are comfortable and conducive to learning.
You pick your very own organic ingredients, using it in the freshest dishes moment later. We redefine "plant to platter" with food grown steps away from our table.
Beyond our beautiful location, we’re systemic in our approach. Having organized some of the most exclusive weddings on the island, we are applying our event expertise to our passion – authentic Balinese food and traditional living culture.
Our Cooking Class
Our class menus are a celebration of the freshest ingredients of that season and that day.
You will learn recipes found only in a traditional Balinese family compound where the head of the house is a passionate cook such as Adi. Start by chopping and pounding spices that you pick from our organic gardens to make Adi’s secret Balinese Spice Paste that he learned as a child from his grandfather and refined as an adult.
With your complete spice paste, you will create authentic Balinese dishes using variations of the paste - for example – raw paste to stuff a whole pig to be roasted, lightly sautéed paste for ceremonial pork satay lilit and caramelized paste for fresh urab salad.
Our intimate class size is limited to 12 guests. Each of you will have your very own cooking station. You will cook at least 2 salads, 4 mains, 1 dessert and several spicy sambals. The classes are fully hands on where you will cook all dishes together to be shared as a Balinese feast.
You will also make key staples such as fried chilies, finely sliced fried shallots and garlic and grated roasted coconut and learn about pantry items such as Balinese sea salt, homemade coconut oil and shrimp paste.
Balinese Feast Menu of the Day (may change on actual day, based on freshest ingredients available)
You will prepare a total of 13 recipes including our special spice pastes for a huge Balinese Feast, not found anywhere else on this island.
Free pick-up is included for Ubud area. For areas outside of Ubud, we can arrange private transfers at an extra charge. Otherwise, we pick up in Central Ubud - BEHIND STARBUCKS at Jalan KAJENG. We drop you back to Bank Danamon, Main Road Ubud No. 115.
You will receive the confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refund will be issued for cancellation made at least 48 hours prior to the activity