Our course is started with morning Payangan market to take advantages of cooler outdoor temperature for shopping, preparing and cooking. In Bali Markets are mostly opened early in the morning as perishable foods are at their peak. The traditional market is a great place to introduce students to Balinese culture and lifestyle. Your guide will explain about Balinese taste and customs, local meat, fish and other products, finding ingredients and unique way of bargaining in Balinese-style. Touring a traditional outdoor market provides experience how Balinese people spend their time before Cooking's. These processes are as important as those in the kitchen.
Arrived at the Balinese compound house you are welcomed with local coffee or tea by the culinary team of our cooking class.
Students are taught to process the food with modern traditional utensils and techniques. Paste and sauce preparations is one of the most interesting and important aspects of Balinese cooking, with two types of way bumbu bali preparations, chopped on wooden chopping block and ground in a stone mortar before being cooked in a variety of ways of Balinese dish. All prep work and cooking are HANDS-ON experiences, performed almost entirely by our participants.
Monday to Saturday except Balinese holidays
We provide FREE pick up transport in Ubud and Payangan area If you may staying outside of Ubud / Payangan area, please meet us at -Payangan Market at 08:30 a.m by following the google map find our cooking class first Extra fee for the Pickup service, if you stay outside of Ubud and Payangan area. Please contact us if you have any special requests (e.g. allergic foodstuffs)
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I not only learned abour the delicious balinese cuisine with Nyoman, but he also showed me so many amazing things about Ubud's values and culture. Very recommended!
It was so interesting and nice that before the cooking the cook has showed us around a traditional Balinese market and has explained us everything. Also all our questions were answered. Afterwards we got to his family house and he also explained us there everything. Then the cooking class started and each step were easily explained so that we had a delicious meal at the end. We could only recommend that cooking class.
It was an awesome experience including local market tour and learning about fresh herbs for Balinese food. The cooking teacher speaks English very well and having a lot of experiences as a chef in the world as well. This cooking class made my day! Highly recommended!
This class was absolutely amazing! The guide was super friendly and taught us a lot about the balinees culture. He did not only know a lot about the culture, but he also taught us about all the herbs and the medical effects. We got to meet his family, since it is a family business run in their own house.
The class was super interesting and I felt really comfortable the whole time. We didn’t only got to know the Balinese kitchen but also gained an authentic and intimate insight into the life of the people here. We cooked at the teacher‘s beautiful traditional house. We got so many tips and Information on the ingredients and how to cook them at home in Europe :) The dishes were delicious! Our teacher always had helpful answers to all our questions and was a nice and funny guy. He also offered us to answer further questions on Facebook etc. when we‘ll come along some at home. So far it was my best experience in Bali, definitely recommend this class! Thank you!!!!
Brilliant class from Nyoman. We were welcomed into his family home where we learnt so much about Balinese family life and culture which was very interesting. We visited a local market where all the produce and market culture was explained to us before the cooking class begun. The cooking class itself was run very, very smoothly and gave an amazing insight to Balinese food and ingredients, the food was brilliant. Thanks so much to Nyoman and his family for an amazing day! This is an absolute must do for anyone in Bali!
It was a plesaure to cook with kdongding! They were so friendly and welcomed us in their family. We learned so much about the Religion, Temple, ingredients of our food and how they live. The english was really good and he knows some vegetables in german. We laughed the whole time it was so fun. And the food was also really good. We would do the cooking class again! Thank you for this nice experience. Greetings Family Elsässer
The instructor was very good and explained everything thoroughly. It was all hands on not standing around watching him cooking. He took us to the market and explained all the vegetables etc and then we we to his family home where he explained his family dynamics and their day to day way of life. I would definitely do this class again and highly recommend it
It was one of the best parts of my trip to Bali. I learned about so many different fruits and vegetables that I had never heard of and cooked with them as well. I learned so much about Balinese cuisine and culture that I am taking a second class before I leave Bali. An experience not to be missed
A wonderful experience that started with being picked up and taken through and enjoyable market tour that was very interesting. This was followed by being warmly welcomed in to Nyoman's home where we learned about family life in Bali, which was truly fascinating. Following this was the cooking, which was well-organised with clear demonstrations, as well as being a lot of fun. Informative conversations continued while eating the delicious food we cooked, and return transport to accommodation - a service not offered by many cooking experiences - conveniently ended an experience I thoroughly recommend to anyone. Phil from Melbourne.
This was such an awesome experience and more than I expected. Chef Nyoman and company were super accommodating and informative. I learned so much about the Balinese culture and food. I am so happy I found them to make my Bali trip even more memorable
So amazing to learn about Balinese culture, family dynamics, local market shopping, local delicacies and simplified way to cook Balinese cuisine. We ate what we made and so delicious. An excellent cooking class and Chef Nyoman was very informative and an amazing teacher.
The teacher was so informative and we got so much more than a cooking lesson. I’ve been to Bali many times but have never learnt so much about the Bali way of life. He welcomed us into his home and we really had a wonderful experience. I brought my 8 year old son who loved it and the teacher was very kind and took the time to teach my son.
Very happy I took this class. The instructor and his cousin were excellent. Everything was well explained and every step of the recipe was hands on. Very educational tour of the market and the family compound. Nyoman is well travelled and can explain alternate ingredients to find where you live.
Loved every moment of the class
The cooking class not just a wounderful food experienece but also gave great insights into the local and family life of Balinese people. Thanks for the wonderful time!
This was an amazing experience and we can't recommend it enough. The tour of the market was really interesting and much better than others we have done in Thailand. When we arrived at the family compound we were shown around and introduced to some of the family. We got to sample some of the family's coffee and homemade Balinese cakes. The cooking was great, we each had our own station and made every dish before sitting down to a delicious lunch. This is so much more than just a cooking class, it's an insight into the life of a local Balinese family.
It was just wonderful - we had a really good & funny time during the class. And the food was amazing! This is a MUST DO when you're visiting Bali. Thanks to the KDongding Crew and the whole family, they are all so friendly.