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Traditional Balinese Cooking Class & Meal in a Multi-Generational Family Home provided by Traveling Spoon

Traditional Balinese Cooking Class & Meal in a Multi-Generational Family Home

Traditional Balinese Cooking Class & Meal in a Multi-Generational Family Home
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About
Join a Balinese family in their home for a private half-day cooking lesson and meal in Ubud. Your host and her extended family welcome you into their family compound where you learn to make authentic dishes. You also learn about the spices, traditional medicines, and crops raised on the family farm, and sit down to a delicious meal of the foods that you helped to prepare.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from your chef instructor
  • Includes cooking class, lunch or dinner, and drinks such as local alcohol
  • Experience daily life in a Balinese family home
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided
What to expect
  • Putu lives in her ancestral village in a traditional family compound. When you arrive you will meet her grandparents, her husband, Pasta, as well as their three children. Putu learned to cook as a child, helping her grandmother prepare the daily meals. Her cooking skills have grown into a career and personal passion. Putu works as a cook at two private villas, creating fresh and creative Balinese dishes to delight her guests. She takes pride in her presentation and artfully decorates the dishes with delicately carved fruit and vegetables. At home, she is responsible for making the temple offerings, from the small offerings to the large fruit towers that she carries on her head during temple ceremonies. Putu also makes homemade jamu, traditional health tonics made from turmeric.  Putu’s grandparents are rice farmers and you will be served their homegrown rice with the meal. Putu and her family will take you on a tour of their compound and show you their family temple and explain about the objects in the temple. They have a lovely orchard where they grow jackfruit, cacao, durian, coffee and bananas. They also keep pigs, ducks, chickens and a cow. Notes: Prices include round-trip transport from your hotel in Ubud.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
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.
Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from your chef instructor
  • Includes cooking class, lunch or dinner, and drinks such as local alcohol
  • Experience daily life in a Balinese family home
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided
What to expect
  • Putu lives in her ancestral village in a traditional family compound. When you arrive you will meet her grandparents, her husband, Pasta, as well as their three children. Putu learned to cook as a child, helping her grandmother prepare the daily meals. Her cooking skills have grown into a career and personal passion. Putu works as a cook at two private villas, creating fresh and creative Balinese dishes to delight her guests. She takes pride in her presentation and artfully decorates the dishes with delicately carved fruit and vegetables. At home, she is responsible for making the temple offerings, from the small offerings to the large fruit towers that she carries on her head during temple ceremonies. Putu also makes homemade jamu, traditional health tonics made from turmeric.  Putu’s grandparents are rice farmers and you will be served their homegrown rice with the meal. Putu and her family will take you on a tour of their compound and show you their family temple and explain about the objects in the temple. They have a lovely orchard where they grow jackfruit, cacao, durian, coffee and bananas. They also keep pigs, ducks, chickens and a cow. Notes: Prices include round-trip transport from your hotel in Ubud.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P305
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking lesson and homecooked meal with your host Putu
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Round-trip transport from Ubud hotel
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Round-trip transport from outside of Ubud (extra charge)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Transportation from Ubud is included in the price of this experience. If you are staying outside of Ubud there will be an additional charge for transportation. Please contact us for details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note: Prices include round-trip transport from Ubud only. Please be sure to include your hotel name on the reservation form so your host can arrange for your pick-up. If you are staying outside of Ubud there will be an additional charge for transportation.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking lesson and homecooked meal with your host Putu
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Round-trip transport from Ubud hotel
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Round-trip transport from outside of Ubud (extra charge)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Transportation from Ubud is included in the price of this experience. If you are staying outside of Ubud there will be an additional charge for transportation. Please contact us for details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note: Prices include round-trip transport from Ubud only. Please be sure to include your hotel name on the reservation form so your host can arrange for your pick-up. If you are staying outside of Ubud there will be an additional charge for transportation.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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michellebX5161FG
13 contributions
Authentic, real, beautiful
Feb 2020 • Solo
This was an incredible experience this family is lovely. I did two cooking classes in my time in Ubud. One I raved because it was upscale and interesting to learn high level and gourmet Bali cuisine. This was raw, personal, authentic and accessible. You’ll embrace this family to. Start your journey here.
Written 21 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Seana H
Porto, Portugal1 contribution
Wonderful evening with Putu
Mar 2020
I spent the evening with Putu learning how to cook a traditional meal. It was one of the best experiences of our time in Ubud. He was patient and kind. I would 100% recommend this experience to anyone
Written 16 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris Lee
1 contribution
cooking class
Dec 2019
it was a wonderful experience in my honeymoon.
At Ubud, Wayan picked me up in front of hotel, Kamandalu ubu, and went to his house.
He and his wife welcome to me and we cooked traditional food together.
It was very delicious and wonderful to me.
I hope to visit there again.
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sam S
5 contributions
Amazing is the only word to describe our experience!

Wow! If you have time I urge anyone to do this cooking class!! It was definitely the best experience I’ve had while being in Bali. Dewa was incredibly kind and very informative with giving us a lot of history of the village at which he lives. We started off the tour by walking through the garden and picking fresh vegetables and herbs to cook with. We walked through breathtaking views of the rice fields and eventually made it to Dewa’s home where we were welcomed immediately by his cute dog, Doggy. We then proceeded to cook 6 amazing, mouth-watering dishes. Dewa provided us with a notebook, made from recycled local materials, so I could write down all of the recipes which was very thoughtful! I really loved this experience and would do it again in a heart beat. Thank you so much Dewa for a wonderful, rememberable day!


Written 31 January 2020
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kristinpaige17
Kamloops, Canada69 contributions
Amazing experience with lovely family
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our time cooking with Putu and her family. We made six traditional Balinese dishes that were all delicious! Putu is a very
kind teacher, taking the time to explain all the dishes, where they grow their ingredients, and how they make offerings in their family temple. I would 100% choose this style of cooking class every time. Thank you again Putu and family for a lovely afternoon.

Written 30 January 2020
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Nicole
1 contribution
Balinese home cooking
Jan 2020 • Family
Very authentic Balinese cooking experience. Putu picked us up and dropped us off to our accommodation. We prepared about 6 dishes and she and her family were very supportive and helpful with my 3 children in the kitchen (aged 6, 9 and 9). The dishes were all delicious and there was way too much food for us to eat.
She also showed us how rice grows and was very knowledgeable of the local area.
I would highly recommend this cooking class as an authentic Balinese experience.
Written 25 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jacqueline
Brooklyn, NY7 contributions
Delicious, authentic, and heartwarming cooking class
Putu and Pasta took us in and made us feel like family for the night. We had a wonderful experience preparing and cooking dinner with them. Each dish that we made was absolutely delicious. I am salivated right now just thinking about it again. Putu has the best sense of humor. I really loved seeing how her family lives on the farm and all work together to create a heartwarming food experience. I would have never known what it truly feels like to eat in a Balinese home with a Balinese family if it wasn’t for the grace of Putu. She’s the absolute best!!
Written 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kirill P
Val d'Isère, France12 contributions
Great way to learn Bali from the inside-out
We enjoyed our time with Putu and her family a lot! Not only did we cook 6 tasty meals, but also learned about the way of living on Bali, starting from how the traditional house looks like, to grinding as a better alternative to a food processor, to farming, religion, culture and many other aspects of everyday’s life. Putu guided us through the whole process and made us feel like good cooks :) She and her family then shared a dinner with us and even gave some local fruits as a gift. Overall, highly recommended!
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Simon F
3 contributions
Fantastic Balinese experience
Dec 2019 • Couples
Putu’s cooking class was a great adventure. She was very welcoming and invited us into her traditional Balinese home where she introduced us to the family’s ceremonies, life style and food culture. Putu is a knowledgeable, fun, well-organised and inspirational teacher - and the food was delicious. We look forward to try out the recipes back in Sydney and will definitely recommend her cooking class as part of the Bali adventure!
Written 28 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 29 December 2019
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Tjakko D
Trier, Germany2 contributions
Amazing cooking
We had an amazing stay at Putu’s place. She’s the best host you can wish for and we made such an incredibly good lunch! Loved it!
Written 22 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 23 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Best thing we have done so far in Bali!
Dewa is a fantastic host. We had a terrific home experience where Dewa took the time to not only explain the food b
18lynnel
18lynnel
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Local market tour and traditional Balinese cooking class
What a fantastic truely authentic Balinese experience. Putu and her family made us feel really welcome in their hom
Courtneyinohio
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Best part of our trip
Dewa was on time picking us up from our Ubud hotel. The ride out of town to his home was beautiful. He showed us th
eleanorb989
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5*** for the best experience of our honeymoon
I booked this cookery class as a christmas present for my husband for our honeymoon a couple of weeks ago. I knew f
101matt2015
101matt2015
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Great cooking class
We had a cooking class with Dewa. It was a fantastic experience - just as explained by all the previous reviews.
fabioluiz51
fabioluiz51
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Best cooking class ever!
We’re just coming back now from this tour and we can say with all certainty that it was one of the best, if not the
roslynb205
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Highly recommended!!
Dewa's cooking class is an absolute must do during your stay in Ubud. More than just a cooking class, it is a very
sngator
sngator
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Top Experience in Bali
Of our weeklong trip to Bali, the private cooking class with Putu was the highlight. In our other touristy experien
kurmap
kurmap
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Sustainable and traditional balinese cooking with a friendly approach
It was definitely one of the best cooking classes we have ever visited! We had a tour of the organic garden with p
S7939NDlaurenh
S7939NDlaurenh
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What an amazing experience
This was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip! Puta was so amazingly kind and knowledgeable about tradition
Jymx10
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Cooking class with Putu
Putu and her family were amazing hosts. We particularly enjoyed being shown around her lovely Balinese house and ga
jessicaaW2354YG
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Highlight of trip!
If you want to spend time immersing yourself in the local culture, Dewa’s cooking class is a must-do activity! Dew
Wal98072
Wal98072
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So much more than a Cooking Class
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.
suellen47
suellen47
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Great experience!
Really there's little I can add to what has already been said - it WAS so much more than just a cooking class. Dewa
adventures_of_sam
adventures_of_sam
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A ‘must do’ Indonesian cooking class - highly recommended!
We had the pleasure of cooking with the lovely Putu during our trip to Ubud. We cooked six delicious and authentic
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