You will learn how to cook authentic Balinese dishes in the comfort of our kitchens. Our hands-on cooking classes are taught by friendly and experienced local chefs. We are here to provide you with fun cooking courses and with Balinese recipes and newly acquired skills that you can bring back home with you. Spend half a day in the morning or afternoon with us and you will be creating memorable dishes for your friends and family in no time!
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by Cat Lau
Food Writer · Trained Cook · Hungry Traveler
" A very entertaining class with Chef Bagus! He kept us on our feet and taught us how to make Balinese dishes with ease. "
What I liked: Chef Bagus was the highlight of the cooking class, always making sure that we were involved and having fun.
What to know: Everyone gets a turn to cook but you won’t be cooking every dish.
Good for: People looking to be entertained during a cooking class.
How to get there: Pick up is offered by the cooking school.
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8.30 am: Pick up time from villa/hotel lobby
9:15 am: Market tour
9:30 am: Morning tea
10:00 am: Class starts
1:00 pm: Lunch time
1:30 pm: End of the course
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MENU I – Monday
Bumbu Ayam (Chicken Spice Pasta)
Ayam Kalas (Chicken in Yellow Turmeric)
Sate Ayam (Chicken Sate)
Pesan Be Pasih (Steam Fish in Banana Leaf)
Pecelan (Max Vegetable with peanut sauce)
Urap Jagung (Corn and Coconut Snacks)
Nasi Kuning (Yellow Rice)
MENU II – Wednesday
Bumbu Genep (Basic Spice Pasta)
Hasil Laut Bumbu Kuning (Mix Seafood)
Lawar Kacang (Green Beam Salad with Chicken)
Tuna Sambel Matah (Grill Tuna with Shallot and Dressing)
Tum Babi (Mixed Pork in Banana Leaf)
Bubur Injin (Black Rice Puding)
Mie Goreng (Fried Noodle)
MENU III – Friday
Bumbu Ikan (Seafood Spice Pasta)
Babi Kecap (Pork in Sweet Soya Sauce)
Lawar Gedang (Green Papaya Salad with Chicken)
Sate Lilit Ikan (Mixed Seafood Sate)
Tum Ayam (Mixed Chicken in Banana Leaf)
Batun Bedil (Sticky Rice Dumpling)
Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)
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Pick up service included ONLY for: Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Sanur. If your hotel is not located in the areas above, please meet up with the Chef at Warung Nia meeting point - 8:50 am
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
Kayu Aya Squqre No., Jl. Kayu Aya No.19, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Chef Bagus is one of a kind, mixing some serious teaching lessons with great fun, a lot of interaction with each participants,l. A to do in Bali!
5Reviewed by Elodie P. in Apr 2017
"NIAS COOKING CLASS BUGUS."
Went here with my my wife. Great chef. Funny and informative. Show lots of different techniques and use of local product and home alternatives. Most ingredients prepared ahead of time to save time and fingers being cut off by inexperienced class. Got to mix most ingredients and see how balance can change by adding this or that. Supplied with recipe book with 12 recipes. Sat down and had lunch feast at end. Good value at $38aus. (5hrs) if you want professional class pay $300 to 500. Great for home chefs. Went back for dinner a few days later and chef Bagus came out of kitchens greeted us and had staff sing welcome song. Do yourself a favour. Try it.
5Reviewed by Kevin S. in Apr 2017
It was a good morning, starting at the markets. The chef was fun, knowledgeable and taught us a lot. Everything was clean and well organised and the food was delicious. We went on a Monday
5Reviewed by Sue D. in Mar 2017
"Nia's Cooking Class Seminyak"
Fun and informative cooking. No need to cut the ingredients yet plenty of insight into Balinese cooking. tips and recipe s for Balinese spice sauces eat part for me! Suitable for all ages.
5Reviewed by Michael M. in Mar 2017
"Cooking in Bali"
The food was fantastic, learnt a lot for an experienced chef. Had fun and met some nice people
5Reviewed by Katrina M. in Feb 2017
Great cooking class , learnt so much, not so much hands on, but great recipes that you can cook at home. Bagus the teach great bloke who spoke very good English
5Reviewed by Karen H. in Feb 2017
"Delicious and Delightful!"
Such an amazing day! The head chef was informative and so much fun! Amazing value for money and the food was incredible! Thanks
5Reviewed by Georgia C. in Feb 2017
Fantastic cooking class, learnt a lot about Balinese cooking. Bagus was very engaging and loves his job! Thank you for a fabulous day!
5Reviewed by Luba H. in Jan 2017
"So much fun!!"
The cooking class was really nice! The chef made the whole experience amazing and the food was delicious. Definitely a must when you are in Bali!
5Reviewed by Robin van H. in Jan 2017
"Bali cooking course"
Just fantastic chef worked so hard to make sure all had a great time , I learned lots about Bali and it's dishes. Highly recommended
5Reviewed by Shelley D. in Jan 2017
A good morning with Buddy. Great host and knowledgeable about food and cooking. hands on experience and great tips to take home ...
5Reviewed by Alison K. in Nov 2016
"So much fun!"
My husband and I did the cooking class together and had so much fun. We would recommend the class for anyone who is interested to learn about and experience authentic balinese food.
5Reviewed by Jayne V. in Oct 2016
We signed up for the Nia Cooking School on our last day in Bali, and we're so glad we did. Vagus was hilarious, and we learned how to cook 12 Balinese dishes. We loved the market tour and can't wait to cook these recipes when we get home!
5Reviewed by Candace K. in Oct 2016
"Great day for all sorts"
My partner and I went to this class just before leaving Bali in August and had a really enjoyable time. Learnt lots, the chef was a great personality and met lots of people from around the world. Wish we had had more time to prep or cook the food ourselves but this was probably due to our lack of skills not the course! Would definitely recommend as it was one of the more affordable cooking classes in Seminyak but you didn't feel like you missed out! Thanks Nia's