We had fun learning Balinese cooking, Tommy was entertaining and informative. We got a lot of help from Mama Bali and Papa Bali to produce yummy and delicious dishes! Good as a group activity during your holiday!
reviewed by Hanim M | May 2019
I am doing another cooking school with my daughter in law now on Wednesday 19/6/2019 at Chef Bagus, looking forward to another Experience with different menu
This cooking class was such a good time! Couldn’t recommend this experience anymore! Thank you for the amazing morning.
The class was well organized especially since we had a vegan, a gluten free, and regular diet to cook for. We cooked a lot for the amount of time spent there.
The class was great. The chef was amazing. Had a really great time.
Would definitely recommend this cooking class. Very professional, fun and entertaining.
The whole class was so informative, from the market tour to chopping all the ingredients, then enjoying the delicious different courses. The dessert was so unusual but outstanding in taste and presentation!
Soo much fun! I would definitely do it again, I met so many nice people, great atmosphere!
It was a great cooking class, we were showed many staple ingredients on market tour. Cooking class was enjoyable for all skill levels!
It was fun to walk over the food market. We got a lot of explanation about the food we saw. During the cooking class, the slice and dice was the difficult part but there was a lot of help from the cooking chefs. Everything was well prepared. The boemboes tasted fantastic. It was nice we got a little cooking book. Thanks for the nice day.
Had such a great time and everyone was very keen to help and show you how to do things. I felt very involved and enjoyed all the food, there was definitely plenty of it.
When we first entered the market I wondered whether I had made the right choice! I did! Great experience. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Food was scrumptious!!! Would do this again.
I loved the cooking class, all the mentors were super friendly and very knowledgable, they went above and beyond to make it enjoyable. The setting is beautiful and not to mention the food is delicious!
Very nice day with lovely people and very good food
One of the best travel experiences I've ever had! Extremely well organized, excellent and helpful chefs and staff, and the best food imaginable! The meals and snacks (breakfast) provided were excellent! It was so well worth it, and I'd definitely recommend this class to fiends/family in future. Leaving with a cookbook was a bonus that many will treasure!
We loved this cooking class at Anika cooking school. Our guide took us through a local market and had very good English. At the class staff were professional and helpful and we made and then ate delicious lunch. We went home with a great cookbook, and fond memories of our time. Cookly gave us a great price for this class - definitely recommend booking through them :)
The humour with which tommy delivered his instructions and wisdom was what made it thoroughly enjoyable
Very informative and overall a very fun day :)
A nice experience!
Great class. Very organized/friendly staff. Would love to do it again since they offer various menus.
Excellent tutor. Funny and entertaining. Food was delicious and plentiful.
Get your hands busy here in Kuta! This experience provided us a clear and new view of Balinese culture. We learned more about their traditional cooking styles and we made our own Balinese dishes. It was a fun and interactive experience. They were also able to cater our Vegetarian request which made this experience extra special for me. Now, I got to cook Balinese vegan dish at home and share it with my family.
Amazing class, enjoyed the cultural experience!
Great class was lots of fun. Instructor was superb.
Had fun learning how to prepare and cook various foods. All fairly Spicey but had plenty of flavour.
Cooking class was fantastic, staff excellent.
The class was very interactive and informative. Everything was very well planned. The dishes we Cooked were delicious. Actually the most delicious we have had in Bali. Definitely would recommend this experience!
Second time doing his cooking class. Both times with different family or friends who also enjoyed the experience. A must do..
Chef tommy is knowlegeable and humorous. You won’t get bored during the class! Perfect for 2nd time travellers in bali who have done with touristy places. This is a class where you’ll get to experience balinese culture in more depth.
Keep up the good work!
Really enjoyed the whole experience, from the Market visit, the instruction, to the participation it was all very well conducted. Then topped off by eating a delicious banquet we had created ourselves.. Would highly recommend, great value for money and a fantastic experience.
I would highly recommend this cooking class as it was very professional and it was such a fun day. One of my most enjoyable experience and then we sat down at the banquet. Brilliant ending!
This tour was the highlight of my Bali trip. We were picked up on time and taken to the local market in Kuta, where our amazing leader Tommy showed us all of the local produce that the Balinese people traditionally cook with. We were then taken to the cooking location, where we were in small groups, and cooked around 8 dishes in total. The food was delicious! The staff were talented and extremely helpful. The price of this tour is well worth it!!! Thanks for an amazing morning Tommy and crew! Balinese Famous Carly
Got to the venue, it was large, well fanned and roomy. There was 25 people in our class, all friendly and fun. The head chef was heaps of fun and very charismatic. All the produce was fresh and well prepared. We got to use the mortar and pestle, was a lot harder than the western ones. We were in 3 long tables, and each had it's own cooking stove. We all got a turn to cook. There was plenty of water given so no worries there. Finally at the end we got to eat a feast, it was amazing. Taken a copy of the cookbook each for FREE. I'll be cooking back in Aus for sure.
It was a very interesting, fun and wonderful experience. The visit to the local market to me was a plus because I get to see how the actual market looks like. It may not appear as organized as in supermarkets but such experience was still awesome. The actual class is so much fun and I really loved it. The foods we cooked were really delicious. I realized that the preparation took more time than the actual cooking but it was all worth it. Balinese way of preparing the food is amazing. All in all, it was a very worthwhile experience.
Greeted at 0800 by Tommy, our chef and good humoured guide. Taken on a walk through tour of the Kuta Markets and introduced to the produce and spices used by locals. On then to our cooking class with a group of 16 people and prepared all dishes from scratch. Collectively produced ten dishes for our lunch banquet and also has two dishes for sweets! Great People, Great Food, Great Day, Great Value! I’ve been coming to Bali since 1992 and this is seriously the best thing I’ve done here!
We all met at a local market where Tommy, our host, started our education in Balinese cooking. He was knowledgeable, informative and entertaining . We were then transported further to the cooking class location where we were greeted with a small breakfast of juice, fruits, sticky rice and sweet corn prior to the glass commencing. The instruction continued to be fun and informative with everyone having a chance to participate in preparation and cooking which ended in lunch where we got to taste the fruits of our labours. A very enjoyable and informative activity, so glad that we did it.
Great morning, enjoyed the market tour seeing the fresh produce. The cooking class was educational and is fun for all ages and family groups. The Chef shared his knowledge of the produce and cooking technics. It was a hands on class from cutting, cooking and of course eating. Great morning ending with a great lunch. Highly recommend this cooking class while in Bali.
Couldn't be better! The food was absolutely delicious :) It will be unforgettable experience for me. Thank you Bali mama, papa, and Tony!
Was a great experience for my family, and the weather was perfect for us on the day. It was neither too hot or too humid.
Very informative, lots of fun and great food
So much fun, so much information and so much delicious food!
We had two young kids 5 and 2. The 5 year old loved it, the 2 year old wasn't as engaged but they played with him and accommodated him wonderfully. It exceeded our expectations and was a highlight of our trip!
Tommy the chef was excellent. He explained everything and use of ingredients. Fun day and I learnt a lot about the culture and balinese cooking.
Loved the food and the teachers!
Really enjoyable experience & would highly recommend. Tommy was a fantastic teacher & guide! Thank you
The food was so great and we learned a ton about balinese culture!
We had a lot of fun at this Balinese cooking class run at Anika Guest House. We were a little nervous when we pulled up in front of the guest house as it doesn’t look like much from outside but once through the gates, it is lovely. The day started with a market tour. The market is authentic which means you will get the meat and fish counters alongside the fruit and veg. We were warned by our guide beforehand that the smell from the meat/fish sections may not please us and he was right but he whizzed past these and we were soon at the fruit, veg and spices stalls looking at the produce and seeing and smelling the items we would later cook with. Back at the cooking school we were greeted with Hibiscus tea and sweet rice/corn and fruit. Then we got started. Chef Tommi entertained us as he explained how to prepare the vegetables and spices. Once we had chopped the shallots, garlic, ginger, turmeric and chilli, we then took it in turns to cook various parts of the meal. It was a team effort rather than everyone cooking the whole meal but that was fun. A few dishes we ate as we went along (tofu fritters and chicken sate) but the rest were served as a delicious lunch once we had finished. It was all really good and we were surprised that our favourites were the more unusual dishes we would never had ordered off a menu. The lunch was finished with some sweet dishes prepared by the staff. Not our type of dish but we gave them a try anyway! We went as a family - my husband, teenage children (18 & 17) and me - and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If looking for reviews on TripAdviser, please note it is called Anika Balinese Cooking Class. Free transfer through Cookly.me is only one way but they will help you call a Bluebird taxi home, which is very cheap. We spent the afternoon on Kuta beach before returning to the quieter beaches of Nusa Dua. Great day all round!
The cooking class itself is very well organized, informative and active. The food is amazing, the chefs are very knowledgeable and speak good English. I enjoyed the cooking class very much. The one thing I thought could be better was the market tour. At the market tour I had expected to actually buy some of the produce we would use.
It was a wonderful experience in Bali. Especially the market guide staff was very nice and good. Happy that I joined that class.
The cooking class was great! We learned a lot about the culture and the dishes we made. We had lots of fun and learned a lot!
Had a fun filled morning lots of variety in the dishes made. Chef Tommy and staff were excellent.
We had the best time, so informative, the guide was so friendly, and perfect English. Highly recommend this cooking class
This was my first cooking class while my mom had been on a couple more in other countries, so I had no idea what to expect. I’m happy to say that Tommy and the rest of the team went above and beyond during the lesson and really gave a great energy to the whole session! I had so much fun and I really learnt a lot. The dishes we created were just sublime and the best part is we got to take a little recipe book (honestly such a great gesture on their part) The market tour was also a great experience because a traditional market is definitely not something you see everyday. I HIGHLY recommend this cooking class because it’s not only affordable and reasonable, but the food created and experience gained is just out of this world! The rapport you’ll get with Tommy and the team along with the new friends you’ll make in the class are priceless!
I learned a lot from the class. You can really enjoy the local food. Team work also makes the class more interesting . The class offer welcome rice in the beginning and dessert in the end. Very impressive!wonderful experience
I don't know how to cook after the class, because it is a share cooking the dish from all of participants, just for fun.
Tommy explained us the best! The best experience during my trip in Bali.
The class was amazing with a fun visit to the market and a great teacher. Tommy was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. The food we cooked was amazing!
We all had a marvellous experience at Mufu. Tommy the guide/instructor was very knowledgeable, skilled, patient and entertaining. The food was excellent and the open roofed terrace surroundings perfect for the class. We highly recommend this class.
Best cooking class we have attended, extremely informative, fabulous facilitation and class interaction and inclusion. Would definitely attend again!