reviewed by Thoger N | Jul 2019
The cooking class was really fun! Beforehand you’ll go to a rice paddy were they will give you info about (obviously) rice. After you’ll go to a local market to get to know all kinds of fruits and vegetables they have in Bali. Then you go to the house of this lovely family, and cook 9 things. It was such a great experience. The chef, his father and brother will tell you about Bali and their rituals. Highly recommend!!
This was a real highlight of our holiday. The trip round the market and the walk through the rice fields was a bonus that really added to the experience. The cookery school was very professionally run but the experience was relaxed and fun. My husband and I both agreed that the food we made that day was some of the best food we had had in Bali. The whole team were friendly and helpful.
It was good.
After visiting a local market we go to the home of this nice family were we prepared 9 dishes. It was very interesting and funny how to do that. We also get informations how to grow and harvest rice at the rice field before.
The cooking class was great, with a lot of explanation about the food, preparation and local tradition!
재밌었어요 첨엔 9가지 중 몇가지만 골라서 각자 하는줄 알았는데 진짜 9가지를 다 하더라고요 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 근데 음식은 입맛에 아주 맞진않았어요 마지막에 만든 송편같은 떡음식이 제일 맛있었어요 나시고랭도 맛있고
A true family affair, father and son took us around their town and explained different foods, traditions, and more before bringing us to the rice paddy tour. All off the beaten path, it felt more authentic and real and not like a big anonymous tour. We then had a lovely afternoon learning, cooking, and laughing at the family home. The set up was clean and easy, and everything was efficient and well thought out. From drop off to pick up we enjoyed it all.
Le service de pick-up est appréciable pour se rendre jusqu’au cours de cuisine. Le tour du marché est très agréable puisque notre guide nous fait découvrir les spécialités locales et nous fait goûter quelques mets. Nous avons le droit à une visite brève et succincte de sa culture de riz qui reste cependant assez sympa. Quant au cours de cuisine, il était au top ! Nous avons tous pu participer et cuisiner en duo pour à la fin, goûter à tous nos plats.
Interesting stories and instructions about Richfields, the food, the market and life in Bali. Delicious food!
Très amusant de cuisiner dans cette chouette cuisine. On a tous un partenaire donc chouette activité de couple. :) Visite du marché assez sommaire mais comme partout en Indonésie, le sourire est au rendez vous ! Quel plaisir ! Les recettes sont surprenantes et très bonnes ! On ne fait pas tout (cuisson des satay dans les coulisses :p) mais le principale nous est expliqué. Je ne sais pas encore qu'elles recettes j expérimenterai a nouveau chez moi ! Anglais parfait du côté de Wayan (le chef) j'ai tout compris !
Loved this class and getting to learn all about the Balinese way of life - from the market to the rice paddy and into the kitchen you will learn about daily life in the village and have fun along the way!
The chef was really kind and easy to understand which made it a really great experience. The food was really delicious and you get to take home the recipe after the class ends. The trip to the market was also really good especially because we got to try some local fruit and cake.
The whole event was very well organised, the cooking teacher spoke very good english, everyone was very nice and the pick-up and drop-off worked fine aswell.
I really enjoyed the professional organisation of this cooking class. Everyone was so friendly and the food was delicious. We learned many of the basics and have the recipes to try later at home.
It was by far one of our favorite mornings in Bali - everyone was so nice! The food was so good! Would definitely recommend.
The best part of my trip So personable loved that he shared his family and his home
I am thinking to do another cooking class in Bali. I will traveling a little bit around. Thank you
Very professional experience!
My friend recommended this cooking class and I’m so happy that I did this. I did it with my mom and best friend. The family is so open and loving. The food you make together is delicious and I just want to tell everyone about this class. It’s truly the best!
Wayne was a truly amazing guide and teacher. He really helped us to learn about all the different ingredients we were using and even playfully "tested" us on our new knowledge. He made the experience fun and informational and the time flew by!
The cooking class offered a chance to make a variety of traditional Indonesian dishes. It was a team effort and we made a large amount of food to share. Would have appreciated a more organized market tour and more formalized information about the local ingredients and rice paddies, but it was overall a nice experience.
Located 20 minutes out of Ubud this course includes a trip to the local market where you get tasters of fruits and snacks. Fllowed by a short walk through a rice field, where you can meet the locals. Then the cooking begins, you learn how to make so many dishes and small taste at the end of each course with a huuuuge final buffet! So much food and so tasty! We loved it (ignore the picture of the palm trees - cant work out how to remove!)
C'était mon premier cours de cuisine et j'ai adoré. Wayan prend le temps de bien expliquer et est très souriant. On goûte tout et on cuisine tout. On mange les délicieux plats qu'on a préparé et on repart avec les recettes. Je recommande !
The class was amazing. They bring you to the market, then the rice fields and then you do 9 complete dishes !! The whole family is super helpful and cleans up so you don’t have to. You can also bring back leftovers ! Their level of English is really good and they gave you the receipes so you can try them back home !! My mom and I are super happy with the experience
Our driver and chef was very knowledgeable about the ingredients and local area. Plus he had plenty of jokes to go around.
The class was fast paced and very engaging. It was very hands-on. We made a total of 9 dishes and it was well worth the money we paid. If you would like to go for the market tour, it's best to join the morning class at the market closes at 9am.
Everyone was friendly and helpful. The kitchen clean. The class ran smoothly and the instructor gave lots of information. It was interesting. Definitely worth doing!
It was a truly amazing and insightful Balinese cooking class. We learnt so much, tried new food and the family who ran the class were first class!
very beautiful family very yummy dishes
The cooking class was an amazing experience, and so affordable for the 9 meals that we learned to create. The whole family helped out, which made prep and cleanup very easy!
The food was incredible and the instructor showed us around the ubud market and then thoughtfully showed us how to make delicious Balinese food. It was nice to learn a bit about Balinese culture since many restaurants have hip food that is not Balinese. I really recommend this activity!
It was ran perfectly! The staff were so attentive and the different foods were incredible. Will definitely try making some of the dishes when I’m home
Very well organised, the attention to hygiene was appreciated. Ingredients fresh and the end results delicious.
My girlfriend and I have done cooking classes in the past and this was without a doubt the best. The walk across the rice fields and explanation of local history was a great start to the day. What really impressed me was how much hands on cooking we got involved in. Cooking 9 dishes, the instructor ran through all the different ingredients and how they’re used in Balinese cooking. There was never a dull moment! At the end, we got to keep the list of recipes used throughout the class and we’ll definitely be cooking these again!
We really enjoyed the class and the insight into Indonesian cooking. We were taken care of the whole time and guided with no rush through the different tastes and dishes. The group was very small which was very comfortable and we had enough time to prepare everything by ourselves. At the end we could eat as much as we wanted and were even offered a take away. We can certainly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the authentic cuisine of Bali!
It was well organised, great range of foods and techniques, very friendly and helpful host. We would definitely recommend doing it.
I have a great experience in Indonesian cuisine))) Sincere thanks to the chef and the whole family for the hospitality! Thank you! Happiness and well-being of the whole family! Lidia
The Class was well orginazed, perfect . He was fun and the whole family was friendly and helpful. I wholuld defenetly recomend and do it all over again.
I really recommend this class to those who is really into understanding Balinese culture. The course outline was well prepared, starting with the market visit, followed by paddy field visit, and lastly the cooking class! The coordinator for this class, Mr. WAYAN, did a great job! He explain everything you need to know about the ingredients and also the cooking methods. It was a fun class! Overall, it was a great experience! I got to say the KLEPON CAKE is my favourite and it’s really good! Thank you Mr. Wayan for the hospitality :)
Loved absolutely everything about it! Amazing host, wonderful class, lovely people and great experience!!
he took me to local markets where i tried some food and learned a lot about spices and fruits. after that we went to beautiful rice fields. the kitchen we cook is at his house and we have the pleasure to meet his parents, who are lovely people. the kitchen is equipped with everything we need. the food was amazing and i could also take away some. i recommend this class to everyone
Wayan and his parents were really friendly hosts. He picked us up from our hotel, we drove to a ricefield nearby and he told us interesting facts about working on a ricefield in general. After that we drove to a typical balinese market and he showed us all the ingredients we cooked with this afternoon. Then we drove to their home and we started cooking. He explained everything really clearly and it was a lot of fun. The meals were all delicious and we got a doggy bag as well! So nice! And the little doggy Bonnie was so cute and entertaining! Everytime again!
great organization, delicious food, small groups
Love that it was run by one family, from their family compound. Good to stop at a local market and learn about local spices, vegetables, and customs. Very good and varied menu.
Absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try to remake all of the dishes back home! The class size is just right too - small enough so everyone is joking and having fun and talking with each other.
We were picked up promptly from our hotel and driven out to the rice fields. After an informative chat about rice production, a ramble across the paddy field we took photos. Beautiful scenery and then it was onto the cooking school. Hours of fun & learning followed all hands-on. Did you know there are 4 different kinds of ginger? We learned so much. Later we enjoyed a delicious buffet. We love Balinese food and now Klepon cakes are a new favourite. Thanks Wayan, you make learning to cook so much fun. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip!
Came to Bali as a solo traveler, and this class was great. Well organized, efficient. I learned a lot about Balinese cuisine :)
The food was amazing and we made 9 dishes. There was so much food left after dinner we were able to take the food home with us as well. We also received recipes so we can make the meals at home. The class was amazing.
We were picked up from our villa and brought to the second largest market in Ubud, where Wayan (our guide) gave an introduction to the produce sold and bought some local kueh there for us to try. Wayan was friendly and very easy to communicate with as he spoke good English. After the market, he drove us to the cooking school which is located in his family home. We had a great time learning about the ingredients and getting hands on with the food prep and cooking. Lunch was delicious! Highly recommended.
Loved all the spices, colors and new scents.
Must do! Family was great! And meal was the best one I had the entire trip!
Very wonderful experience. I love seeing people from different places, and this gave me more than one experience that i will definitely not forget. I love all the Balinese food that we cooked. It has a very traditional taste and they also gave us the recipe booklet so that we can recreate the dish at home. The teacher was very friendly and patient with us. The staff who were also present during the class were helpful and accommodating. At the end of the class, i felt great because i got to experience Ubud with their depth of culture and the taste of their historical cuisines.
It was really good and fun, the people were amazing and I really enjoy cooking local food.
I loveeee all the balinese food that we were taught to cook! Very yummy very local and with the recipe notes that were shared with us, I hope I can recreate the dishes at home too. The teacher was very friendly and patient and overall me and my boyfriend enjoyed the class very much. Thank you for the great experience!
We had a lot of fun going to the market and spending few hours at the host family cooking. The host was fantastic and his family was very welcoming and inviting. Highly recommended.
Recommend to others
I could see a local market and communicate with local people, which was a very nice experience for me. The dishes were delicious and I could serve as much as I want via buffet style. I could even take away some of the dishes.
I had such a great coocking class with the subak coocking class! The tour around the market and the ricefields was a great way to start the day and get Some extra intell about the products used in the dishes. Also the Family that overs the class is amazing, helpfull and sweet! Overall a fantastic experience!
Myself and my two girls aged 16 and 17 enjoyed the class. We now understand how simple it is to create these fab dishes. We enjoyed the cultural experience. It is one of the highlights of our Bali holiday.
My husband and I had a blast at the class. Very interactive and we enjoyed visiting the rice paddies and local market. The food we made was delicious! I would definitely recommend their class!
Very nice guy! Pick-up worked like a charm. Market was interesting and we could learn a lot of the behaviour of Balinese people. Cooking was a lot of fun with him and his family! He always explained all the ingredients to us and also provided us the recipe for all the dishes so we can cook them on our own at home.
The cooking class was amazing! It was a family effort of a son, father and aunt. The food was delicious and the family was extremely friendly!
We really enjoyed this home cooking class with Wayan and his family! We were picked up from our hotel and stopped by in a village market on the way. In the market, Wayan showed us the main ingredients in Balinese cuisine and gave us samples of sweet cakes. After we continued to his home where we were greeted by his family, who would also help us cook. We got to prepare and cook almost all the dishes we made from scratch, and got a print out of the recipes to take home. All the food was delicious and we got to take leftovers with us. The kitchen area was very clean and the family would clean our stations between every dish. I can recommend this class 100%
My husband and I did the 9 dish cooking class and it was really wonderful, the visit to the local market was interesting and then we looked at the rice paddies, took some great photos then off to cook. The hospitality of the family was wonderful and Wayan gave us loads of information, the food was sensational, if I don’t say so myself😝 and my husband and I enjoyed cooking and eating it. Thank you Cookly for a fantastic Bali experience!
Great day learning the Balinese culture and how to prepare and cook a banquet. Fantastic to do and then eat the dishes.
As a french i love to cook. I found a really wonderful family. Really delicate and welcoming. What you learn, is the traditionnal balinse food you can cook for sure when you go back home. Also, i learn a lot about the balinese culture! A real adventure in the heart of bali.
The experience was great, we were educated about the local rice padies and local market before arriving at the cooking school. It was a hands on experience and we were involved in making all of the brilliant dishes. It was very well organised meaning you always had something to do! The family was lovely and very helpful! We would definitely recommend this cooking class!
Very fun and amazing family!
We went to this class in the afternoon, after a morning trek. We were pretty tired but were so happy we went along by the end! We learnt to cook so many delicious dishes, and learnt a lot about Balinese culture along the way. Each dish is bursting with flavour and you can’t really do it wrong. The host is helping and watching all the way through. We were lucky enough to have a private session that day, and had no problem following the instructions. You cook a total of 9 dishes by the end and then its all yours to eat (if you can manage). There was too much food for the two of us (and one of us eats like a pig). They wrapped up the rest in packages and we were able to bring it home for later. All in all a great experience, lovely host, who spoke good english and would definitely recommend to others. :)
We had a private booking with 4 of us that are on holidays together and it was a very welcoming and interesting experience. I don’t do any cooking myself or really enjoy it but even with that I still enjoyed the class and eating the amazing food following the class. My wife and friends spoke very highly about the whole class and food and we would recommend it to anyone to have a look.
Cours de cuisine top au sein d'une famille exceptionnelle !!! Je le recommande les yeux fermés
The cooking class with Wayan and his family was perfect. First we booked the cooking class around 6pm the day before for 8am. Wayan replied me directly by mail and whatsapp to arrange the pick up. We went to his native city for local market and to his home. Cooking with Wayan was like cooking with his family in his own place. We recommend without a doubt to take his class :)
The whole experience was amazing from beginning to end. Its a family ran business and they are all super nice. We learned how to do some amazing food. Highly recommend!
Overall the class was great, easy to follow recipes and the food was fresh and tasty. Ketuk and his family were very welcoming. Great experience. We didn't go to the paddy fields though!
Class was great, first a visit to a local market with a variety of fruits and vegetables. On the way to the class we stopped on the rice field to see how it grows how the field is maintained. The class itself was great, meals were delicious and a bit spicy. All family engaged in the class was very nice. Thank you all for the great time.
We had such a wonderful time with Wayan and his family. He picked us up promptly from our hotel and brought us to the rice fields for a quick lesson on how rice is harvested. From there, we toured the local market where Wayan showed us all of the ingredients we were going to use in the cooking class. He then brought us to his family compound where his mother and father assisted us in the cooking class. It was a very hands on experience and we had a wonderful time!
All was good with the class, from the market visit to the cooking itself! Would recommend it without hesitation!
The class was exactly what we expected. We really enjoyed Wayan, the chef, and the whole team. They were very generous and openminded to share their culture. The food we cooked was really tasty and we appreciated the document with the recipes. We are looking forward to cook those recipes back home. We really liked the visit at the market and the fact that we could taste new fruits and more!
Great to learn about the culture! Very well organised and food was delicious! Easy step by step instructions and so much fun! The host were so lovely and nice! Would highly recommend this class and would do it again :)
Wayan and his dad were very informative, they told us so much that we didn’t know about the ingredients we were cooking with. They picked us up on time and we went on a market tour first. The cooking was amazing, the kitchen is a lovely set up and we had such a good time cooking all of the dishes. The food tasted unreal too, from what we didn’t eat, we took as much of it back to our villa as we could! 5* class guys!
The class was brilliant! We were picked up and taken straight to the market where we learnt about lots of the different ingredients involved in Balinese cooking. On the way back to the compound, Wayan stopped at his local school to say hello to the kids which was lovely. We then went and met some of his family and began cooking. The food was delicious and we would really recommend this cooking class.
Had an amazing experience at the Subak Cooking Class. We compared a lot of different cooking class experiences and finally chose this one because it seemed the most hands-on. The class did not disappoint. It was informative, authentic and the dishes prepared were delicious, some of the best food we have enjoyed while in Bali. Everything from their complimentary pick-up, to visiting the local markets to learn about the ingredients to cooking the food at the family home was perfectly executed. We learned so much about Balinese culture, traditions and food in this wonderful class. An unforgettable experience.
I highly recommend this cooking class. We arrived to this nice clean kitchen and the cutest family did everything to keep everything clean and tidy and we had such a nice time talking to them and learning from them. The food was unreal and they allowed everyone to try everything and we really did cook the food ourselves. 10/10 would recommend to a friend!
A wonderful experience in the village home of a lovely family. Delicious food too!
Very fun, interesting, well organized and delicious! I recommend this place!
Only good vibes, in the heart of a village and of a local family. Very didactic and delicious! Far from the mass tourism of Ubud.
Wayeng texted us to let us know when and where to pick us up. We didn't find him in the beginning but he was very patient until we met him. The transport to the market and then to his home was safe. We started our private class by chopping the ingredients and he also explained a lot. We had a lot of fun cooking and Wayeng and his family did everything to make us feel comfortable. We really recommend this class. :)
We've spent nearly half a day for the cooking lesson (including the visit of the traditional market and rice field). It was very nice and it was very satisfying to eat for lunch what we prepared. The kitchen is very clean. I recommend this cooking lesson.
Wayan’s cooking class was amazing!! He picked us up from our hotel, took us to a rice field to explain how they grow rice in Bali, took us to the local market to explain all the local ingredients we would be using, and then we went to his lovely home in a village 20 minute north of Ubud to cook. You get to make every course and taste alone the way. The final product (9 courses) is incredible! Him and his family are so helpful, kind, and welcoming. Great way to spend the morning or afternoon to get an authentic Balinese experience
The family were absolutely lovely and the dishes that you make are authentic and delicious.
We got in with the wrong bus and our inductor, Wayan, called around and drove all over to find us! Very impressed by that! His family compound was great and seeing how his family works together to teach us how to cook authentic Balinese food was amazing! Definitely would recommend to anyone!
Loved this cooking class! Wayan & his family were incredibly friendly, generous, and thoughtful teachers. The class is well set up and structured to provide a mixture of experiences across a spectrum of types of Balinese cooking. It was easy to see the flow through selecting and preparing ingredients, through making more complex dishes based on a few core mixtures. A great way to meet some new people and have a memorable, unique experience. Would definitely want to go back!
The cooking class was great. Very well thought out, from local produce to plate. We saw rice paddies and local markets with lots of ingredients we can now cook with at home. Great explanation of different types of ginger and other essential spices and how they are used in Balinese cooking. Wayan and his family make you feel most welcome and he likes to crack a joke too which is always fun. Thank you Subak Cooking :)
Wonderful cooking class run by great family, highly highly recommend! Tasty food too!
We highly recommend this cooking class. Lovely family, great food. We enjoyed our trip to the market and free pick up was a plus. We would definitely come back
Picked up in Time, half day of learning: about Culture, rice cultivation and ingredients at the Market. The Nine dishes we cooked, each had his own Flavour and Taste! We were supported by Wayan and his Lovely parents. Thanks for teaching and Thanks for all small Talks and Thanks for a beautiful day! Sascha & Nicole
Very informative class about Indonesian foods. We felt welcomed in the hosts home and had a lovely experience. Would definitely go again and recommend to family and friends.
Mr Ketut was very friendly and i recommended this class t those who really into bali food.
The visit to the local market was a great way to start the day, super interesting! Wayan and his family were so lovely and welcoming, and the food was also delicious!
This was a great class for someone who didnt know much about the local Balinese culture and traditions. Not just a cooking class but you also get to visit a traditional home and cook with a local family. Wayan and his father were excellent hosts and explained everything so patiently. The food was delicious and of course getting toneat everything you made as a buffet is the highlight! I liked that it was more local food recipes and not all touristy. Great class.
My daughter and I had a great time learning from Wayan and his family. They have been very welcoming and the dishes we cooked were easy and delicious! I would very much recommend this course and trip!
We had a wonderful experience with this cooking class. Definitely recommend! We first visited the local market where Wayan let us try some tropical fruits and traditional indonesian cakes. Thereafter we made a stop at a beautiful but non-touristy rice field. The cooking class takes place at Wayan’s traditional Balinese family house. We were greated very kindly by his family and the cooking class has a very homely feel. The dishes were all super delicious and because of the small-group setting, it really felt like we got a private cooking class. It was awesome! If you are looking for a truly traditional Balinese cooking class with a super friendly teacher that has a personal approach, go for this one!
Very informative, fun, food was delicious. Wayan and his family were gracious host!
Learned far more than i thought possible in the time. Wayan is abrilliant instructor and with the able assistance of his lovely parents the day was a complete success and the result, in a word, delicious.
The dishes were tasty and enjoyable. A great experience overall, highly recommended!!
Wayan and his family were so welcoming. This class was held at their house so we got to see/learn about some Balinese culture. Wayan took us to the local market where he explained many things very thoroughly. I signed up for a cooking class and I learned many other things as well. The cooking portion of the class itself was great. We made many different dishes, and Wayan explained everything in detail. I would recommend this class to anyone looking for a more personal class where you get to experience some culture as well.
Cooking class is very well organized with various dishes. We learnt a lot about Balinese food and also local cultures. It was pleasure to have such a lovely class in Wayane's beautiful Udud house. We liked that kitchen was very clean and tidy. Wayane was very kind and friendly as well. He took us to market and rice field even in a rainy weather he kept smiling. He also helped us to buy some local souvenir in the market as well. We stayed in Seminyak but pick up service was very affordable price compared to taxi. We highly recommend to experience this class and you will taste amazing Balinese food you made at the end of class ! If you want to see something real culture in budget price, this class is so worth !
The class was an enjoyable n authentic Balinese experience. Being vegetarian our choice of dishes were limited. But they accommodated our request n helped us cook some dishes. The whole family was involved in the activity and it was touching to see the harmony n mutual support between them. We were dropped off to our hotel after a satisfying dinner of all the items we cooked. Well worth a try.☺
The trip to their home, where the cooking class was held in a beautifully prepared kitchen, was very intresting as we got to explore hidden rice terraces and a rural market. The special thing about it was that it all took place in a small village, which you would never be able to visit without a local guide. Cooking class was very much fun and it was intresting to learn about the balinese cooking culture. The food was great and plenty, thank you so much for the amazing day!
I would strongly recommend this as something to do whilst in Ubud. Apart from spending time with a genuine Balinese family who were so welcoming. The drive from Ubud was stunning, the market was very Balinese and their home was something a tourist would not normally be fortunate enough to see. Aside from all of that the cookery was interesting and fun. The whole place was immaculate .
We had a wonderful day with Wayan and his family. Visiting the local fresh market, seeing the rice fields and cooking at Wayan’s family home. Very clean and professional and well organised. Cooked 9 courses and shared the food for lunch. Highly recommend.
We had a lovely time. Wayan spoke very good English and was excellent communicating with us prior to hotel pick up and during the trip to his village. We stopped off at rice paddy fields and a local market where he explained all sorts of unusual fruit, veges and spices. The cooking class was very professional and it was a while family affair with his mum and dad helping prepare, cook, clean and serve. It was a fantastic experience and good insight into everyday Balinese life and I highly recommend having a go.
We had so much fun meeting Wayan's family and learning about balinese cooking. We learned so much about the different spices and techniques that are used to create authentic balinese dishes. Shout out to Wayan, Ketut and family. One of the best cooking classes I've been to. Look no further than this cooking class!
Our family enjoyed the 9 dish cooking class. Wayan was a great teacher and very organised The food was delicious and we had a fun time. We particularly enjoyed meeting his whole family who helped to organised and prepare food for us. The market tour was very brief and basic and we did not do the rice paddy visit, possibly because it was raining. I recommend this class to anyone interested in learning how to cook Balinese food.
When we got to the cooking class, the school was surrounded by the nature. It was such a great atmosphere to live in. All the food was fresh. We also got the full experience from the food preparation through the process of serving and eating. Very nice cooking and good meal.
Great experience. Excellent food. Loved meeting the family and being able to see a Balinese home. Good food safety practices. Enjoyed the market and rice paddy tour. Great driver.