Whip up a Feast in a Traditional Balinese Compound in Ubud


Come visit Ubud market with me and then make some friends at this cooking class in my home. Let my family show you how real Balinese food is made!


  • Visit Ubud market and take a look at the local produce we have
  • Make friends at my cooking class and learn how to cook classic Balinese dishes
  • Enjoy a hands-on session and learn how to create your own curry paste!
  • Stop by rice paddies for a look at how rice is grown
  • Take home my recipes so you can replicate these dishes at home.

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Morning classes start at 8am Afternoon classes from 4pm (no market tour included) Vegetarians are very welcome and we will make sure to substitute meat dishes for something equally delicious!


Join my husband and I for a full day of food and fun in a traditional family compound. Morning class starts at 8.30am (includes market tour) Afternoon class starts at 4pm (excludes market tour) The morning portion of our day starts out with a stroll through the colorful Ubud market, where the locals gather to buy their produce. I will show you the fresh array of herbs and spices, vegetables and meat available, and you will get to taste some delicious Balinese snacks and cakes, as well as marvel at the variety of flowers on sale. Next, we take a short ride back to my home village in Laplapan (a quick 10-minute drive from central Ubud), stopping at a scenic rice field along the way to show you how rice is grown. Upon arrival at my home, you can enjoy a refreshing welcome drink as my husband Wayan and I explain how Balinese families live in a traditional family compound. After this explanation, we continue our culinary journey with a tour of my herb garden, and kitchen, where we use traditional woks, steamers and mortar and pestles to make our food delicious. This class is completely hands-on, and you will get to see how we create a some classic local dishes in no time at all. Afterward, settle down in our very own backyard to tuck into a sumptuous feast! As I know everyone comes from different countries, I make it a point to explain what kinds of ingredients you can use in your own kitchen to replicate the unique taste and flavor of these Balinese dishes. Here is an example of some of the dishes we will be cooking: Kuah Wong - Clear Mushroom & Vegetable Soup Be Siap Mesanten - Chicken in Coconut Curry Sate Siap - Minced Chicken Grilled on Bamboo Sticks Kacang Me Santok - Vegetables in Peanut Sauce Jukut Urab - Coconut and Snake Bean Salad Pepesan Be Pasih - Steamed Fish in Banana leaves Tempe Me Goreng - Deep fried Tempe in Sweet Soy Sauce Kolak Biu - Boiled Banana in Palm Sugar Syrup You will receive a recipe book that you can take home after the class.

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