Paon Bali Cooking Class
Paon Bali Cooking Class
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Embark on a culinary adventure unlocking the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking, utilizing traditional ingredients and preparation methods, in a fully equipped community village kitchen. Your day starts early at the Ubud markets, where you can pick from fresh herbs & spices, crisp vegetables and choice cuts of meat, before heading off on guided ‘padi’ expeditions. Upon your return to Laplapan village, you will be warmly welcomed and expertly guided by your host, Puspa, who will help you to discover how to create your very own delicious authentic Balinese dishes.
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  • Curt F
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely a must!
    Everyone was so welcoming from the beginning, they make sure you're comfortable and involved so you can do it at home. At the end they even surprised us with a birthday cake and came out and sang. We felt very comfortable and at home. Can't thank them enough!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Stephanie B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience
    We had a wonderful afternoon with the team at Paon Cooking Class. It was full of giggles, delicious food and was very well presented. We were engaged the whole time and were amazed when it all came together. We look forward trying to recreate the menu at home, though I don’t know if it will be the same without the Bali blender 😂.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 May 2023
  • Nicole J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience!
    We loved this class so much, would recommend to anyone traveling to the area. The host was so personable and kind, she welcomed us into her home and community kitchen with open arms quite literally. It was an immersive experience into balinese cooking, ingredients and culture.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Selah B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bali best cooking class
    This was an amazing experience!!! We cooked 7 traditional Balinese dishes as a class. I truly enjoyed being welcomed into their house and visiting the family temple before class started! It is truly beautiful. I enjoyed going to the market and seeing how the locals shop and pick out the food for the day. The food was amazing and cooking with the instructors and meeting the owner who cooked our dessert was simply amazing. Definitely a great cooking class and I love that they had vegetarian/vegan options available. After the class they will send you the recipes to each dish after the class! Loved it!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 May 2023
  • Lourie R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a fun experience!!
    We went with the another couple that we were travelling with and we all had a great time. Walking the market in the morning was so interesting and the food we preparing was some of the best we eat while in Bali. It was nice to have had a pick-up at our villa and a drive back after the class was over. Over all, I would highly recommend this experience!!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 9 June 2023
  • StaceyCAustralia
    Newcastle, Australia77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-do when in Ubud for foodies!
    This cooking class was brilliant and I cannot recommend it highly enough! Following a trip to the market in the morning, we were taken to the cooking school where we prepared a delightful selection of Balinese cuisine. Puspa was a phenomenal host - full of fun and knowledge! We had an amazing day and I will go back next time I am in Ubud.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Nick B
    Wakefield, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic cooking experience.
    This was our best organised experience in Bali. Puspa, the host, is perfect for entertaining a crowd. She's knowledgeable and very humorous. There was another group cooking at the same time as us though we had a small kitchen area to ourselves. The prep and cooking process was really enjoyable and the food we cooked was amazing. So full of flavour and amongst the best we had in Bali. We were given a recipe book so will be looking forward to repeating these dishes at home.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Nat L
    Adelaide, Australia61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome cooking experience in Ubud
    Such a fun and interesting experience - I learned so much and had an amazing time. Our teacher, Wayan was full of information about so many different things, not just the food, and delivered it in a cheeky and fun way. Everyone from our driver to the assistants at the cooking school were just so friendly and happy and made it a truly fun day. Oh and the food we cooked was incredible!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Dianne B
    Franklin, Massachusetts8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightfully Delicious!
    This was a wonderful surprise! The owner of the school invited us into her Temple. Then we divided into cooking teams and made the most amazing meal. The class was hands on, and the meal divine. Touring the Temple was the icing on the cake! The price is right. Hotel transport was included. I highly recommend!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Departure33902858871
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly Balinese Experience
    The cooking class was conducted in a home environment that made the experience special. Madam Pushpa, our instructor, was amazing - she taught us Balinese cooking techniques and her lesson was so fun and easy to follow. We had a whale of a time and made new friends! The food that we prepared were simply delicious!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
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Angela M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The class was amazing and everyone was super kind and caring. The instructions were very clear. Would recommend and would definitely go again.
Written 9 April 2024
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Sean R
Kingston, Canada125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed a memorable afternoon at Paon Bali Cooking Class, beginning with the exceptionally beautiful setting in which we found ourselves. The class takes place in the owner’s home that includes a stunning family temple. The outdoor kitchen area is large and welcoming, and the class itself is informative, engaging, and allows many “hands on” opportunities, including grinding ingredients in the traditional manner.

We have been fortunate to take part in a number of cooking classes during our travels. Paon Bali Cooking Class ranks #1. It offers an authentic, complete, and memorable cultural experience.
Written 31 March 2024
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Michael Q
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Puspa and crew, thank you for sharing your traditional dishes in a way that is easy to do and understand.
Super organised and seamless from the support crew.
Food was very beautiful and authentic.
A must do cultural experience for any level of cook.
Super stars.
You can take this experience and do at home so easily, they have made the cuisine accessible to everyone.
I will do the class again next time we return to Bali.
Written 30 March 2024
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Grant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing cooking class. Brilliant setting in a beautiful family home where you felt welcomed. The program was exceptionally organised. Staff are friendly. Hotel pick up. Excellent value for money! Really pleased we did this in Bali.
Written 30 March 2024
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E F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Awesome class, well organized, and fun! Puspa and her staff are top notch. Loved learning about the culture and how it relates to the food. So delicious!
Written 25 March 2024
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NYCtravel
New York City, NY165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed the market tour, our guide explained everything very well, we tried (and bought) food not only for the class ahead but for ourselves as well, and he was great in recommending what to buy.

The class was engaging and fun, and the kids and we had a great time. Very hands on, we definitely prepared all the ingredients and cooked.

We would definitely recommend this to others.
Written 11 March 2024
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Andreas G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Lovely Family Business!

The food was bomb and the Instructor (Puspa) was very kind☺️ Would definitely recommend!!!

We cooked a lot of great meals and the group was also small, so we had a lot of fun.

The cooking was very well organized woth fresh ingredients and lots of balinesian secrets!
Written 1 March 2024
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Kalle J
Helberskov, Denmark2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Really good class - the chef has a good humor and very happy. Very good food and we can buy all the ingredience to a cheap price
Written 12 February 2024
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LeePerth
Perth, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Awesome experience with Puspa and her wonderful staff. This was my fourth visit to Paon Bali Cooking Class in Ubud and the high standard has been maintained through all my visits. This is a hands-on experience that is so worthwhile, not to mention heaps of fun. The food was absolutely delicious and I will definitely go back. I have done both the morning and afternoon sessions and they are very similar apart from visiting the markets during the morning session. We were picked up and dropped back to our villa as part of the cost. This is a great value experience and the food is divine. Top marks to the team at Paon.
Written 7 February 2024
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Rob R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Would give 10 stars! Mama & Wayan gave us the biggest welcome and we all had the best morning taking in the markets and then cooking T H E tastiest food we’ve had in Bali! Cannot recommend this enough and can’t wait to make these dishes at home
Written 30 January 2024
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