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Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud
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Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud

By Traveling Spoon
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Bali is renowned for its distinctive cuisine, and a cooking class is the ideal way to sample traditional Balinese dishes. Taking place in a local home, this private cooking class teaches you the secrets of Balinese home cooking and how to create a delicious lunch or dinner with your host, and a chance to sit down to enjoy a meal with the family.
from
S$96.16
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
S$96.16
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Duration:
4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Experience Balinese culture and traditions in a local village
  • Create authentic home-cooked Balinese dishes
  • Private cooking class: adapt the menu to suit your preferences
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off in a private vehicle

  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Local beer
  • Bottled water
  • In-home meal
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Ubud hotels only
  • Private tour and cooking class with your host Dewa
  • You will be hosted by Dewa or an equally lovely family member who hosts along with Dewa's wife Jero
  • Visit a local home to meet a family who are expert cooks to share Balinese culture and cuisine
  • If your hotel is not in Ubud, please meet Dewa at Alam Sari Resort, Jl. Raya Keliki, Keliki
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside Ubud region

After hotel pickup, meet your hosts Dewa, Jero, and their family in a village north of Ubud. Explore, meet the locals, and visit orchards with exotic Balinese fruit and gardens growing herbs and spices, such as galangal, cloves, cacao, and nutmeg, used for both cooking and in traditional medicine. At Dewa’s family home, create an array of typical Balinese dishes using a traditional wood-fired oven. Get to see how real Balinese food is cooked and learn its importance to family life and celebrations. Make dishes, such as grilled tuna in banana leaves (pepes Ikan), chicken in a fresh turmeric and coconut milk sauce (bumbu kuning), and hand-ground corn fritters (bregedel), and pick up plenty of tips and tricks from Dewa and Jero. Finally, sit down to enjoy your home-cooked lunch or dinner with the family and experience the famous Balinese hospitality for yourself. End the tour with drop-off at your Ubud hotel.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • You will be picked up and dropped off at the Ubud hotel you list when booking. If your hotel is not in Ubud, please meet Dewa at Alam Sari Resort, Jl. Raya Keliki, Keliki, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P1

  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please contact us to confirm if your hotel is within the pickup list
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud?
Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud price starts from S$91.34. Discover and book Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud on Tripadvisor
What is the Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud cancellation policy?
Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud?
Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud is hosted by Traveling Spoon. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Traveling Spoon on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud?

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

yuriboh
yuriboh
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The best decision you can make.
Literally. Putu and her family are wonderful. The market tour is in depth, and you can sample local produce and swe
Sharonb001
Sharonb001
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An experience not to be missed
A highlight of our trip. Picked up early and taken to a local market where Putu spent time explaining all of the fr
Tamara I
Tamara I
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Cozy atmosphere, famili friendly, unique cultural experience, great food and atmosphere in a traditional Balinese home
Putu is a gracious host and a great cooking teacher. An incredible and unique experiance. Highly recommended if you
Olivia S
Olivia S
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Authentically Amazing
Amazing!!!!! My husband and I participated in Putu’s cooking class last night. We were picked up right from our Air
benhamin96
benhamin96
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Great conversation, amazing food and the best part of our trip to Bali.
Great conversation, amazing food and the best part of our trip to Bali. Putu had an awesome sense of humor and kept
573talias
573talias
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Wonderful Cooking Class!
Wonderful way to experience Balinese life and cuisine! We learned so much as we cooked six different traditional (a
stephtravelwriter
stephtravelwriter
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Family home and cooking class
I have been many times and love it. Putu and Pasta host you in their traditional Balinese home and the food is so
I8956ZYjamesf
I8956ZYjamesf
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Great food & an even better experience
Excellent experience! Highly recommend - the recipes & cooking was 5/5. Perfect way to try out the local cuisine in
Tripee24
Tripee24
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Putu’s cooking class
We massively enjoyed our class with Putu. She was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Situated in a picturesque vill
ellen_frmm
ellen_frmm
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One of a kind
Such a nice experience to meet someone as kind as Dewa. He took the time to explain us about his village and his wa
limame
limame
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Extraordinary cooking class
Amazing cooking class. Putu and her husband picked us up at the hotel and then went to a local market with us. Even
kenhungkk
kenhungkk
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Streamlined and hands-on experience
Putu and her family was very friendly and showed us a farm-to-table experience, from their vegetable gardens and th
Danuta D
Danuta D
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Very wonderful experience. Love to cook and was able to adjust the spice level to what I’m use to.
Very welcoming in a home environment, introduction about the culture and environment and very clear cooking instruc
666sallyl
666sallyl
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Fabulous hands on cooking class
We had a wonderful day cooking with Putu Her cooking school is in her home and it’s a true Balinese experience Sh
409luciew
409luciew
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Amazing cooking class in a traditional Balinese home
This was one of the best, if not even the single best experience we had in our three weeks holiday on Bali. I can r
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Eugene M
Menlo Park, CA8 contributions
Let me just say all the 5 star reviews are spot on!!! Our host, Dewa, is a very kind man and really shared with us how the Balinese people live, their culture, their values, and their beliefs. What a great immersion into the local culture! I also really enjoyed the walk through his village, the rice field, and smelling the cinnamon and lemongrass that was just growing in the village.

Dewa and his family live in a traditional Balinese home that really feels like a small temple. it feels so tranquil there. My kids (ages 11 and 8), my wife, and I really enjoyed our hands-on cooking lesson! We got a chance to write down all the recipes and hope to recreate them at home. We ended up having 5 different dishes to go with Balinese rice and a banana fritters dessert. This is probably the best Balinese meal we had on the whole island.
Written 17 July 2022
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Wal98072
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Dewa was a wonderful host. We were a group of 11, ranging from 4 years old to 72 and all of us had a great time. Dewa was so talented at meeting everyone's needs and interests. After an interesting and informative car ride we walked through the area where Dewa lives. Dewa would stop to explain the history of his family's move to the area as well as the philospohy with which they care for the property and the community. He spoke of good and not so good, (purposely not using the term bad) using the dutch colonial period as an example. We would all perhaps benefit from following this balanced approach to life. The family compound was peaceful and beautiful. Dewa took time to talk about the traditions that his family still follows. The cooking class was equally good, we made traditional indonesian foods but different (and better!) than what is found in the Warangs in the area. Many of the ingredients came from Dewa's garden. Dewa gave the younger children tasks that they enjoyed and they worked very happily, the adults worked but also had time to socialize. Dewa and his family did most of the actual cooking in the outdoor kitchen. We sat down at a large table surrounded by lush greenery to enjoy the meal. I would highly recommend this class, it was as many other reviewers commented one of the highlights of our trip!
Written 5 January 2020
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101matt2015
Shimane Prefecture, Japan16 contributions
We had a cooking class with Dewa. It was a fantastic experience - just as explained by all the previous reviews.

We were picked up from Ubud and his driver was very friendly and polite. Before cooking Dewa walked with us through a beautiful countryside village and we visited the local community graveyard and his organic garden. While walking he explained to us how his family and the people in his village live in harmony with the natural environment. Dewa was a fun and at the same time very wise and spiritual person. We learnt so much from him. So much traditional wisdom he told us on the day made us think about our life.

The cooking class was great fun. We cooked traditional Balinese food and all of the dishes were so yummy. I think the food we cooked and ate was the best food we ate in Bali. We are looking forward to making the same set of food at home.

It was great to be at Dewa's family home. We got to see a traditional Balinese house and kitchen and learn about the culture from a local person. The kitchen was very clean and tidy. Not only the ingredients but also all the cooking equipment were natural and beautiful - lots of banana leaves and bamboo sticks (nothing was plastic or commercially produced). His helpers were all local people and everyone was very friendly and always smiling.

At the end of the cooking class we felt full in our stomach and very warm in our heart. It is highly recommended for everyone who visits Bali.
Written 28 January 2020
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Roslyn BV
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Dewa's cooking class is an absolute must do during your stay in Ubud. More than just a cooking class, it is a very important lesson in Balinese culture and religion away from the bustling streets and markets of Ubud town. Dewa's village and home are peaceful havens. And Dewa himself is a wise, softly spoken man whose enthusiasm for nature and looking after the environment is so heat warming. My family have definitely taken a lot of his wisdom back to Australia with us. No longer are things "bad", just "not so good".
The cooking class was extremely well organised and the food we made was divine!
Such a huge highlight of our trip. Please do it, you certainly will come away with a changed outlook on life!
Written 22 January 2020
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TravelCat75
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
We had the most wonderful cooking experience with Dewa today. Extremely genuine, generous, kind and knowledgeable. Invited us into his home and shared with us his village’s unique way of Balinese life.
The garden tour leading up to the cooking class was so informative. The preparing and cooking was engaging and fun - everyone had a part to play. The food was really healthy, flavorful, delish and wonderful knowing almost everything was from nature; from his garden.
Highly recommend this extremely enriching and wonderful experience. Bound to make wonderful memories!
Written 10 June 2022
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Jessica A
38 contributions
If you want to spend time immersing yourself in the local culture, Dewa’s cooking class is a must-do activity! Dewa not only taught us to make delicious food, but was also incredibly kind and informative. He taught us so much about local food and culture and was so gracious and welcoming. Thank you Dewa and family for an unforgettable evening!
Written 11 January 2020
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Traveling Spoon R
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
Written 12 January 2020
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Eleanor M
Guildford, UK49 contributions
I booked this cookery class as a christmas present for my husband for our honeymoon a couple of weeks ago. I knew from the reviews it was going to be good, but it completely excelled our expectations!

Dewa was the most incredible host. The attention to detail from start to finish was fantastic. We were picked up at 9am promptly and driven into his traditional style village.
From here we were walked through the land and shown where all the fruit, veg, herbs etc are grown whilst learning about traditional balinese culture.

The cookery class itself was held in Dewa's beautiful home where we got to meet some of his family.

The food we cooked was some of the best we had our entire 16 day trip, and we couldn't be happier to have all the recipes in our own book.

I couldn't recommend this experience more. We left feeling humbled and with a completely new view on life as well as having learnt new cooking skills.
Written 28 January 2020
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Johanna K
Ostfildern, Germany2 contributions
Friends
We did a traditional Balinese cooking class with Putu Liong. In the beginning we got a short introduction to the house and the wonderful garden. Almost all ingredients were grown in the garden. We cooked 4 main courses + rice. All of them tasted extremely good. Not only was the cooking class a good opportunity to get more familiar with the Balinese food, it was also great to get to know more about the traditional way of living in Bali. Putz Liong was extremely welcoming and friendly. I can only recommend her class!
Written 16 September 2022
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Els d
Steenwijk, Overijssel, Netherlands4 contributions
Solo
This cooking class was just perfect! Thank you SO much! Really fun and absolutely delicious!
All foods were freshly cooked, no packets whatsoever. Learnt everything about the Indonesian herbs. Great and definitely recommendable!
Written 24 May 2022
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Courtneyinohio
Columbus, OH13 contributions
Couples
Dewa was on time picking us up from our Ubud hotel. The ride out of town to his home was beautiful. He showed us the local garden and various plants along the way. The food we helped make was wonderful and by far the best we had in Bali. The whole experience was the best of our trip.
Written 7 February 2020
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