reviewed by Gabrielle O | Jul 2019
Really tasty and unique Bali dishes all cooked amidst a fun family atmosphere on one of the most beautiful spots in Bali.
Great day trip to Made and his family’s cooking school. Door to door service from our villa. We got to enjoy a scenic drive to the rice terraces and then an easy walk through the rice terraces to the cooking school. The recipes were traditional Balinese and delicious!! The hosts were amazing and their set up is very authentic and the onsite facilities were clean. This trip is great for all ages. Good value for money and was a highlight of our trip to Bali for both myself (who loves to cook) and my husband (who rarely cooks)!
The whole cooking class was well taken care of and the food was absolutely wonderful. Would recommend this cooking class to everyone!!
Made and his family have a very professional setup for cooking. It was so tranquil amongst the rice terraces. We selected and picked from his garden, prepared amazing food and finished with banana fritters and coffee ( he grows and grinds from home) A truly wonderful experience with amazing authentic food, I highly recommend this cooking class, outstanding!!
So so glad we did this! Made picked us up promptly at our hotel in Ubud and drove us to the rice terraces where we walked for ~30 minutes to the site of the cooking class. He let us pick vegetables that we would use in the class from his organic garden and then walked us through each recipe step by step. Together we cooked up an absolutely delicious meal and he even provided us with a recipe book and some spices so that we can try the recipes at home. Made and his family were amazing hosts and we really enjoyed learning about the area from him! The entire class was extremely well organized and everything ran very smoothly from start to finish. We would 100% recommend this experience to anyone looking for a special and unique cooking class in the heart of the Jatiluwih terraces!
My partner and I absolutely loved the experience of driving through the more remote areas of Bali to get to our cooking class in Jutilwih. It was amazing to see the traditional homes and architecture, as well as the lush, abundant forests. We had the pleasure of walking through the rice fields for around 30 minutes, which brought with it picturesque scenery! Following this our instructor Made showed us around the homestead including his ingenious beehive, fruit trees and vegetable beds. We went through and harvested the fresh produce we went on to use during our class. We cooked a variety of traditional meals including a delicious dessert. Would absolutely recommend this experience for anybody looking for an authentic, traditional experience!
This cooking class was well organised. The short trek to Made's place allowed us to know more about the rice terrace agriculture. The cooking class was fun and enriching as well! Allowing us to get a hands-on experience in getting the ingredients on the field was definitely awesome!
We were looking for something a bit different when it came to a cooking class. We didn’t want to be part of a crowded class, we wanted to experience the cooking from start to end. Made took is in where we picked our own fresh veggies/herbs for the day. It honestly was a fantastic experience and well worth the money. It has been one of the best experiences on our trip to Bali so far.
Great class dewi was informative class was well organised and structured Nice location
I had one of the most beautiful cooking lessons of my life. Good food, nice and very kind people, magnificent panorama.
We had a great time from start to end. The short trek to Made’s place was very pleasand and the surrounding area is simply beautiful. The food is well balanced and more than enough. We are not experienced cooks but Made and his wife guided us the entire time and made the experience more fun. Highly recommended tour to include in your Bali trip.
Thanks to Made and the beautiful location, this class was one of the best classes I ever did. Picking your own vegetables, enjoying the wonderful view on the rice terraces and the nice atmosphere; this has everything. The menu that is offered is very original and offers some authentic dishes. If you like cooking, nature and a friendly chef this class is a dream come true!
One of my favorite parts of my time in Ubud. My husband and I booked the cooking class, as we both love to cook. However, the experience went beyond a cooking class. We got to experience the culture first hand - learning about the daily life of a local, discovering new vegetables and herbs, and exploring the natural approach that local Balinese have for their cooking. The tour started with a wonderful trek (not difficult at all) to the farm and outdoor kitchen. From there, we explored the menu, traveled the farm, picked out veggies and herbs, and got right to it. We made everything from fresh coconut milk, to satays, to curry, to handmade peanut sauce with fresh peanuts! There was a certain zen to being out there in the farm cooking with such a natural approach. The meals were delicious, we learned so much, and felt so welcome by our hosts. 100% worth the trip out there, the time and the price. I'd highly recommend it!
One of the best experiences I have had in Bali. It gave us the opportunity to see the "true" Bali. The hosts gave us an opportunity to see where they lived, how they managed to sustain themselves, then showed us exactly how to cook in their style. Learned different food skills which I will definitely use in the future in our return home. Cannot fault this experience and would tell anyone who is considering doing this to not hesitate and book.
This was a really special experience as alongside learning how to cook and eat some of Indonesia's favourite dishes, you saw first hand how a working rice farm works. Located in the beautiful UNESCO Jatiluwih rice fields, the cooking hut overlooks the family's ancestral rice paddocks. You will see how the community works together to share resources, and traditional methods of farming and living in Bali. You will take a lovely walk through the rice fields on an accessible, paved track with Wayan, head of the family, who is extremely passionate about sharing his heritage. The cooking lesson is extensive, starting with gathering produce from the garden. The 3-course lunch you will cook together teaches you why and how cooking has evolved in Indonesia. Lunch is served over-looming the working rice paddies. The transfer was in a clean vehicle taking in the most scenic route. The driver was Maday's nephew. Everything is supported and shared by the family. The day is suitable for all ages and abilities. It's delivered with a lot of laughs and kindness.
We were staying in Jimbaran and it has been our favorite experience so far! Very kind, genuine people, tasty food, and beautiful scenery!
It was a fun, engaging and educational cooking class overlooking the paddy rice field. My kids had so much fun cooking and the dishes are so yummy. The host indeed was patient and shared with us. Veggie cooked were from the farm that we pluck them out. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
My teenage kids and I had a fantastic cooking experience with Made. After a beautiful 30 minute trek through UNESCO world heritage paddy fields, we arrived at Made’s self built cookery school. Everything was prepared perfectly for a real hands on experience. Firstly we picked a variety of organic home grown veggies including bak choy, wild spinach, chilli, lemongrass, turmeric, galangal, moringa etc. We then made up our own Balinese spice paste - that was to be the base flavour of a number of dishes. We cooked chicken sate with a mind blowing Balinese roasted peanut sauce, chicken coconut curry ( squeezing our own fresh coconut milk), steamed chicken dumplings, moringa soup, organic vegetable and coconut stir fry - all served with Made’s home grown organic red rice. We made everything from scratch and Made and his wife were perfect teachers and hosts. I am an experienced cook but I learned so much from this course. I highly recommend it, for the cooking, the beautiful scenery and the wonderful company of this local entrepreneur and his family. Liza Micah and Maia
While booking we selected what looked most authentic. The reality was a great Balinese kitchen and atmosphere. It was more than worth the drive to Jatiluwih. Made (our cooking instructor) and his wife deserve great compliments for the very serious and honest way in which they taught us the tips and tricks. Bumbu Bali will be part of our kitchen forever. Picking the most fresh vegetables and roots from the garden gave an extra touch. Made has taken a place in our cooking hearts. His cooking class deserves to be fully booked!!
We were picked up from our hotel and taken to some amazing scenery, picked most of the ingredients straight from the garden and cooked a beautiful meal. A wonderful experience and would highly recommend it!
Me and my Husband had the most awesome experience! It started off with the Host, Madè, picking us up from our hotel. He was on time and very friendly. Chatting with us through the hour and a half journey from Kuta to his place at Kubu Terrace. Once we were there, we did an easy 30 min down hill trek and got to see the beautiful landscape of this UNESCO World Heritage site. The trek would end at the outdoor eating place/kitchen area where we did our cooking. We picked the fresh organic vegetables straight from Madè’s garden and proceeded on to cook a 6-course authentic Balinese meal under the guidance and assistance from Madè and his Wife. The meal was super tasty, and I dare say it was the best meal we had in Bali so far. The hospitality displayed from them made us feel right at home. Would recommend this itenarary to anyone who’s looking for a break from the busy city life. It was an afternoon well spent!
This cooking class was really an amazing experience. We were picked up at our hotel and were taken to the Jatiluwah Rice Terrace. From there on we went for a walk through the terraces to the Kubu Terraces Warung, where the course took place. It was an easy walk, definitely not demanding. But still it wouldn't be a problem to go by car if needed as we were told. The cooking class itself started in the organic garden, where we were shown most of the ingredients and we picked them up - all fresh and bio. The cooking itself wasn't too demanding - don't be scared to go if you are a beginner. And the result was amazing! We cooked a soup, a salad, some curry, two types of skewers, steamed dumplings, the base paste, sambal and fried bananas as a delicious desert. After the course the driver took us to his village, that was very sweet as well and we enjoyed it very much. Overall - a must have Bali experience!
The best cooking class I have experienced in Bali! After a mix up in booking dates on my behalf, Made, our host and chef, was incredibly accommodating in ensuring we were still able to have the best experience possible, despite an early morning mix up. The location was phenomenal, with an even better menu! The experience of handing picking our own ingredients, along with all the knowledge Made had to share with us along the way allowed us to have a highly enjoyable day. Couldn't recommend enough!
We were pleasantly surprised at the cool weather because of the slightly higher altitude, so our 40min trek to Kubu Terrace was a breeze. Kubu Terrace is located within Jatiluwih which is the UNESCO heritage rice fields. So you get to check sightseeing off your list as well as cooking! Made, our guide and chef, was really attentive to detail and he was very helpful right from the pick-up from our hotel to the kitchen! We’ve learnt so much about the culture of Bali, and why certain ingredients were used for the dishes. Plus, every ingredient was taken from his garden, and we helped pick them. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a local experience. Made is sincere and honest in his craft.
It started with a long walk through the countryside with chef Madé to get to his outdoor kitchen. He taught us about the trees, plants, crops, and nearby villages as we walked through the breathtaking landscapes of the countryside of natural Bali and its beautiful rice fields. He showed us some edible plants/fruit along the way. Once we arrived his wife Dewyk assisted, we were able to pick fresh veggies from his organic garden (he even took photos of us with my phone as we did so and they turned out great!). We successfully made a several course meal as he explained all of the herbs, veggies and where everything came from. He encouraged us to take in the aromas many times, we tried cocao fruit and mangosteens. Everything, from his land to his demeanor, was truly wonderful. I searched high and low for a good cooking class and I’m SO glad we ended up choosing Kubu Terrace. A truly sensational experience for all ages.
The experience was 100% worth the 1.5hr drive to the location. Although we had a long drive the views going up there were great and we were also able to see all the different cultured villages with great views. When we arrived at Jatiluwih we walked down a track to the cooking class location which took about 30/40mins (easy walk) through all the paddy fields and all the amazing wild life around us. The location of the cooking class took our breath away, the family that run it were very friendly and welcoming and were able to answer all our questions about their culture and the area we were in. The cooking was a great experience, we picked our own food from their vegetable patch and it tasted great. Would recommened to anyone!!
We had a great day with Made & Dewi at the cooking class! Chanced upon Kubu Terrace Jatiluwih Cooking Class on Cookly, and we have to say, this was the highlight of our trip! It was well worth the money we paid and the 1.5hr car ride to & from Jatiluwih. Following the car ride, we took a 30mins stroll to the cooking school, with a view of rice terrace and a personal garden to pick fresh organic ingredients for the class. Sweetest vegetables I’ve ever tasted! Made created a cosy and homely environment for his visitors and gave us the time and space to cook at our own pace. I am very impressed with his passion to bring his hometown, Jatiluwih to the world. Highly recommended, tell everyone you know!😄
This was the best thing we have done in Bali so far. The experience was exactly as described and better. Being able to walk through rice paddies and then pick vegetables from the organic garden made us feel more appreciative of the food we were cooking. The dishes we made were delicious and our host was friendly and informative from picking us up at the hotel and pointing out areas of interest along the way to showing us what each plant was and the different uses for them when we were in the garden. Would highly recommend this cooking class with a difference!
It was a fantastic experience. Happy and his wife were very friendly. The trekking was beautiful and the garden was perfect! It was amazing to get everything from the garden to cook. The food was very nice and the menu good. Absolutely a wonderful experience!! Can recommend it to anyone who wants a feel for a Balinese kitchen:-)