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

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    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.
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    Important Information
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    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 at reservations@travelingspoon.com for details.
    Duration
    3h
    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
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    Exclusions
    • Round-trip transport from outside of Ubud (extra charge)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Response from Traveling Spoon R, Guest Relations Manager at Traditional Balinese Cooking Class & Meal in a Multi-Generational Family Home
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    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!
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    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!
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    Response from Traveling Spoon R, Guest Relations Manager at Traditional Balinese Cooking Class & Meal in a Multi-Generational Family Home
    Responded 5 weeks ago
    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!
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    About the operator
    By: Traveling Spoon
    279 reviews
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    nicolewilson78
    10
    Balinese home cooking
    Very authentic Balinese cooking experience. Putu picked us up and dropped us off to our accommodation. We prepared
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    roslynb205
    10
    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
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    sngator
    10
    Top Experience in Bali
    Of our weeklong trip to Bali, the private cooking class with Putu was the highlight. In our other touristy
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    kurmap
    Zurich, Switzerland
    40
    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
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    JSmileySmiles
    Brooklyn, New York
    20
    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
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    S7939NDlaurenh
    10
    What an amazing experience
    This was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip! Puta was so amazingly kind and knowledgeable about
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    Jymx10
    10
    Cooking class with Putu
    Putu and her family were amazing hosts. We particularly enjoyed being shown around her lovely Balinese house and
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    jessicaaW2354YG
    141
    Highlight of trip!
    If you want to spend time immersing yourself in the local culture, Dewa’s cooking class is a must-do activity!
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    Wal98072
    11
    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.
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    suellen47
    New Zealand
    30
    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.
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    adventures_of_sam
    Canberra, Australia
    31
    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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    aabhassharma
    30
    Would do this again in a heartbeat
    Got to tour an organic farm (Mai Organic), saw all the wonderful things they're doing with the locals, and then
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    KirillP496
    Val d'Isere, France
    122
    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
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    YaoLin_Madeleine
    20
    Fuel for body, mind, and soul
    We had the greatest time with Putu and her family, dadong (grandma) we love you❣️ We were picked up and then
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    784sophiei
    10
    Must do!!
    We had an amazing experience with Dewa! Cooking, nutrition, philosophy and spirituality all combined into one
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