- Payangan Traditional Farmer Market
- Balinese Compound house
- Welcome drink Bali Coffee/tea with Balinese cake
- Testing spice ingredients
- Hands-on cooking class, Students are taught to proccess the food with traditional utensil and techniques. Paste and sauce preparation is one of the most interesting and important aspects of Balinese cooking, with two types of way Balinese spice preparations, chopped on wooden chopping block and ground in stone mortar before being cooked in a variety of ways of Balinese dish. All prep work and cooking are hands-on experineces, performed entirely by our students. We Love to share our knowledge with you, and we are rally lucky to have time and make you peace in happiness
• Payangan Market, Jl. Raya Payangan, Payangan 80572 Indonesia
• KDongDing Cooking Class, Jl. Raya Payangan No.31, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia
• Jukut Urab (Vegitarian or non Vegitarian) - Mixed Balinese salad with organic Balinese red bean, grated coconut and sambal goreng.
• Calon Be Siap ( Vegetarian with tofu and tempe) - Balinese spice meat ball with cayote and clear chiken soup
• Sate Ayam ( Vegitarian with tofu) - Grilled minced chicken/tofu in Balinese spice, wrapped around a lemon grass stick and chicken/tofu skewer with peanut sauce.
• Tahu mesanten - Tofu with organic vegetable in Balinese coconut sauce
• Dadar Gulung - Pandanus leaf scented pancake with coconut and palm sugar
KDongDing Cooking Class, Jl. Raya Payangan No.31, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia
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I've visited Bali for the last 20 years and this is by far the best activity I have done! Don't miss out on the extraordinary hospitality of this family run cooking class. We were taken to the local market and immersed into the culture and flavours of Bali. Then we were welcomed into the family home and cooked up the most delicious 5 course meal all made with very simple and fresh ingredients. the best part was it is totally reproducible at home.i have made the sambal twice since coming back. Our hosts were lovely and kept us laughing the whole day. I cannot recommend this activity enough!!
I would totally recommend this cooking class! Besides the actual cooking, they told me about their culture and the way they live. The total Balinese experience!
This was an amazing experience. I admit I had chef to myself, but his attention to detail, experience as a professional chef was evident from the moment we met. I got to quiz him about little things associated with the food we prepared, its origin and its place in Balinese culture. Having the class at his home provided the opportunity to see and have explained a true Balinese Home. A must do.
This tour was my favourite on my trip to Bali. It was great fun! If you are going to Ubud, you have to do this class. It started with a tour of the local night market and the family's beautiful property, then there was coffee and some sweets, and then the cooking. It was so interesting, fun, informative and DELICIOUS. I will definitely use what I learnt at home :) My friends are in for a treat at our next potluck!!
This was so interesting and well run. The trip to the market was great to see all the unusual foods and stalls. Everything was well explained and you could ask many questions. It was lovely to be welcomed into his home and see traditional Balinese life. The recipes were delicious and fun to cook. I would highly recommend this trip. No particular cookery experience required.
One of the highlights of our trip to Bali. The class was great. We learned about ingredients that went into typical Balinese cuisine and we made a meal consisting of five courses. What makes this class unique is that the chef/instructor, Nyoman Mahendra, holds it at his home compound that he shares with 40 extended family members. It was a bonus to get insight as to how Balinese people live. Needless to say, this class is highly recommended.
This was a fantastic trip from start to finish and a highlight of my stay in Bali. Nyoman, the chef took me to the local market in the early evening to tell me about their local produce and the food on offer to the locals at the market. We then went to his home where he made me feel very welcome and we cooked some amazing food. Thank you!
Our Chef Nyoman was fantastic! The dishes were delicious and we enjoyed the hands on learning! My 3 daughters had a fabulous time!
Thank you Nyoman for sharing your home and giving us a glimpse of Balinese life... priceless!
This class was one of the highlights of our trip! Nyoman, our chef took us to the local market and gave us a proper tour. We learned so much about the culture and local goodies for sale that otherwise, we would have not recognized.
Nyoman really loves what he does! He was so fun and passionate and full of information!
After our tour of the market he took us back to his home where he gave us a tour of the grounds and introduced us to his family and pet monkey who they rescued!
From there we made our way to their very nice kitchen equipped with about 12 cooking stations. We were lucky to have him all to ourselves however. Nyoman was totally hands off. While he guided us through every step, he let us do it all. We cooked 5 different dishes, all of which were delicious!!!!
This is really the best way to get to know Bali, its flavors, its culture, and its people! Your new skills and written recipes are the ultimate souvenire to bring home! Can't wait to cook for all of our friends.
This cooking class was absolutely mazing! Having the cooking school within his family compound creates a special experience. Definitely do the tour in the morning with the market, you get to go to a local, non-touristy market which amplifies the experience.
All prep work and cooking are hands-on experiences, performed by our students.Our courses (including for Vegetarian) are started with Payangan Traditional morning market, accompanied by the chef to take advantages of cooler out door temperature for shopping, preparing and coking. We learn about Balinese tastes and customs, local meat, fish, and other product, finding ingredients and unique way of bargaining in Balinese style. Touring a traditional out door market provides experiences how Balinese people spend their time before cooking. arrived at the compound house introducing some well grown herbs and spices in our extensive gardens. Students are thought to process the food with traditional utensils and techniques. Paste and sauce preparation is one of the most interesting and important aspects of Balinese cooking, with two types of way Balinese spice preparations, chopped on wooden chopping block and ground in a stone mortar before being cooked in a variety of ways of Balinese dish.