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From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

1. From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

Learn to cook authentic Balinese food at a cooking class in Bali, and experience a different side to the island rarely encountered by tourists. Meet the friendly locals and take a tour of a local market where they start their day early in the morning buying and selling their daily ingredients. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the Ubud area and journey to the cooking school at an organic farm. Get a welcome coffee or tea on arrival, and then take a tour of the premises. Learn how a Balinese family makes use of the natural resources surrounding them, as you collect some vegetables for your class. Get an introduction to your chef, who will ensure everything runs smoothly throughout your class. Then, prepare a menu (regular or vegetarian) to enjoy at the end of the class. Regular Menu: Prepare the dishes for a regular meal, including a base gede (traditional spice paste) and sayur urab (mixed green salad with coconut and spice). Then, learn the secrets of opor ayam (Balinese chicken curry) and sate lilit (traditional kebab made with pork and Balinese spices). Prepare a tuna sambal matah (tuna with raw sauce) and tempe asam manis (sweet sour tempe), along with pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert. Vegetarian Menu: Cook a vegetarian meal, starting with a base gede (traditional spice paste), and then follow by making an authentic gado gado (steamed vegetables with traditional peanut sauce) along with an opor tempe (Balinese tempe curry) and bergedel (fried corn with Balinese spices). Discover the secrets of tempe asam manis (sweet and sour tempe) and tum bambu (wrapped in banana leaf). End by making pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert.

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Seminyak: Balinese Cooking Class & Market Tour

2. Seminyak: Balinese Cooking Class & Market Tour

Experience the Balinese cooking culture and Indonesian food making in Seminyak. Perfect as an educational session for you or your group, yet easy and fun. An expert native Balinese chef will assist you in learning the culture, ingredients, and how to prepare and create authentic Balinese - and some popular Indonesian - dishes. A certificate of completion is also included. Your class will begin with a visit to the nearby local market from the cooking class venue. The mentoring chef will accompany and guide you from one stall to the next to find the ingredients which are required for the cooking class. The chef will help you to identify and select the best local herbs, spices, fresh fish, meats, vegetables, and fruits for completing your Balinese cooking experiment. You will discover which local ingredients can be easily found abroad, especially in an Asian grocery stores. You will then later use the ingredients that were bought in the morning market run. After your market tour, you will then come back to your cooking class venue and start preparing your dish. Interact with your fellow cooks and discover handy techniques as you prepare various dishes. Then, sit down to a meal and savour the delicious flavors of your creations.

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Sidemen: Firewood Cooking Class & Organic Farm Tour

3. Sidemen: Firewood Cooking Class & Organic Farm Tour

Your local host has spent years dishing out authentic Indonesian cuisine in the best Indonesian restaurant in Tokyo, but then decided to return to their roots in beautiful, rural Sidemen in East Bali to teach travellers from all over the world the beauty of this cuisine through organic ingredients and age-old recipes. Following pick-up from your hotel, you will visit Klungkung Market, the second biggest market in Bali where you will experience local Balinese shopping. Trek through Sidemen's rice paddies with amazing views and hand pick your own vegetables from the organic farm before you start your cooking class. There will be no use of electricity and gas, which all adds to the incredible experience. You will also have a chance to swim in the river afterwards! Learn about the Balinese way of life and culture, and learn how to get maximum flavour and a large variety of dishes from very few but very fresh ingredients. Recipes will also be provided to let you bring these incredible flavours back home. Vegetarian option: • Jukut ares (banana stalk soup) • Plecing kankung (green leaves with spicy sauce) • Gado gado (vegetables with peanut sauce) • Perkedel jagung (corn fritter) • Tempe/tahu cury (tempeh and tofu coconut curry) • Sambal tomat (spicy tomato sauce) • Sambal nyuh (coconut spice) • Bubur injin (black rice pudding) Non-vegetarian option: • Jukut nangka (pork and jackfruit soup) • Jukut urab (vegetables with grated coconut) • Tempe manis (tempeh with sweet sauce) • Pepes ikan (spiced fish in banana leaf) or sate ikan (minced fish sate) • Gule ayam (coconut chicken curry) • Sambal tomat (spicy tomato sauce) • Sambal matah (raw spicy sauce with shallots, chilies and lemongrass) • Bubur injin (black rice pudding)

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Ubud: Virgin Coconut Oil Making Class and Market Tour

4. Ubud: Virgin Coconut Oil Making Class and Market Tour

Treat yourself to an engaging virgin coconut oil cooking class, where you'll learn about exotic Bali coconut, ingredients, spices, and herbs. Your professional guide will teach you how to make delicious Balinese-style green curry in all its unique flavors and aromas. First, visit a local market to buy all the ingredients you'll need for the day. Learn about the various type of coconuts that grow in Bali and their significance in Balinese daily life. Then, hear about the process of making virgin coconut oil. Aside from learning how to make this oil, the experience is combined with a lesson on cooking Balinese green curry. The cooking class will be conducted in a relaxed and informal manner. Enjoy fresh, natural, and healthy food, without MSG and made using natural, locally-sourced products. The class ends by providing you with the chance to taste the delicious green curry you made. Take a part of Bali back with you with a new skill under your belt: great master of virgin coconut oil and green curry.

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Bali: Private Balinese Cooking Class in a Family Home

5. Bali: Private Balinese Cooking Class in a Family Home

Learn how to prepare and cook a traditional Balinese authentic meal during a fun and interactive 4-hour cooking class in a traditional Balinese home. Discover all the authentic smells and flavors of Balinese food as you awaken your culinary creativity, visit a local market, and enjoy lots of tasty Balinese food along the way. Each hands-on class consists of 5-6 delicious recipes, prepared in a fully-equipped workspace. Get expert tuition from a patient and experienced chef. Courses are available in the morning or afternoon, each including 2 breaks to sample fresh Bali tropical fruit and Loloh Cem Cem one of the famous homemade health herbal drinks. Whether you choose the morning or afternoon tour, you will be taken to explore a local market to select the best quality ingredients. Head back to the cooking school for a welcome drink and cookery demonstration. The instructor will prepare the dishes, while you observe. Then it’s time to move to the stoves and get cooking. Create your dishes, with lots of assistance and tips to ensure that your Balinese cuisine is just as it should be. Next, move to the dining area and enjoy the dishes you prepared in an informal atmosphere. What you will be cooking: Standard Non-Vegetarian Menu: - Basic Yellow Sauce and Peanut Sauce with Vegetable - Sate Lilit Bawi (Charcoal Grilled Pork Sticks) - Pepes Ikan (Fish Cooked in Banana Leaves with Herbs and Spices) - Chicken Kare (Balinese Fried Chicken) - Lawar Bali (Mixture of Vegetables, Coconut, Meat, Herbs and Spices) - Mie Goreng (Fried Noodle) - Kolak Pisang (Braised banana saba in palm sugar gravy) Vegetarian Menu: - Basic Yellow Sauce and Peanut Sauce with Vegetable - Balinese Vegetables Soup (Balinese Green Curry ) - Pepes Tempeh (Tempeh Cooked in Banana Leafs with Herbs and Spices) - Tempeh Manis (Stir-Fried Tempeh with Sweet Soy Sauce) - Gado Gado (Vegetable Salad with Peanut Dressing) - Kolak Pisang (Braised banana saba in palm sugar gravy)

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What people are saying about Bali

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4.8 / 5

based on 298 reviews

Balitrees is wonderful! You get to learn and practice traditional Balinese yoga in a beautiful setting with wonderful and supporting people. The food is delicious and the accommodations are nice. The two daily activities are set up with people from the village, so this is more than a yoga retreat, it is a cultural exchange. The scenery, people, and experience were beautiful in many ways.

Excellent experience. Would highly recommend to those who want to learn to cook Balinese dishes in a beautiful environment amongst great people. The staff were all incredibly friendly, passionate and professional. Great explanations of the varying produce as well as herbs, explanations on the cooking process and so much yummy food cooked (vegetarian or meat). Then enjoyed by all.

the guys taking the class were very funny and helpful. all food was delicious and the instructors were able to tell us what ingredients we could use from our home countries as substitutes

Absolutely wonderful at a beautiful location. I have done a few cooking classes and this one is definitely the best! Love that they give you a cookbook!

Great experience, super delicious food, fun and easy to cook, kind people and good vibe! Must do when in Ubud!