Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Experience and Garden Tour in Ubud

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Indonesia, Gianyar Regency, Ubud
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  • 4 hours
  • Ubud
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Start this private food adventure with a convenient pick up from your Ubud hotel at 9am. Discover exotic Balinese fruits, herbs and spices and learn about their medicinal properties on a garden walk before visiting Dewa's home, a traditional Balinese walled family compound nestled in a village in the terraced foothills just north of Ubud. Then, join his wife Jero to cook authentic, home-cooked Balinese dishes using a traditional wood-fired oven. Cook with a local family in their family home during this private 4-hour authentic experience. Learn to cook dishes such as pepes Ikan (grilled tuna in banana leaves), bumbu kuning (chicken in a fresh turmeric and coconut milk sauce), and bregedel (hand-ground corn fritters with fresh Balinese spices).

Enjoy the delicious meal you helped prepare while experiencing the life of a local family in the lush green of their compound walls. Leave with family recipes, new friends, and lifelong memories.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Led by a local guide
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Traveling Spoon, Ubud Indonesia

Start this private food adventure with a convenient pick up from your Ubud hotel at 9am. If you are not staying in Ubud, make your own way and meet your host at a designated resort near his house. Visit a traditional Balinese walled family compound nestled in a village in the terraced foothills just north of Ubud. Consisting of several open pavilions around a central courtyard, the village is home to your hosts and their extended family. 

Near your host's home, discover exotic Balinese fruits, herbs and spices such as galangal, cloves, cacao and nutmeg and learn about their medicinal properties. Then, walk 10 minutes to your host's home for a tour of the family compound before joining his wife Jero to cook authentic, home-cooked Balinese dishes using a traditional wood-fired oven. Learn to cook with Jero dishes such as pepes Ikan (grilled tuna in banana leaves), bumbu kuning (chicken in a fresh turmeric and coconut milk sauce), and bregedel (hand-ground corn fritters). Enjoy the delicious meal you helped prepare while experiencing the life of a local family in the lush green of their compound walls. Leave with family recipes, new friends, and lifelong memories.

Please note that you will be hosted by Dewa or an equally wonderful family member who will host you along with Dewa's wife Jero. This is not a professional cooking class, rather this experience is a visit to an authentic, local home to meet a local family who are expert cooks and share Balinese culture and cuisine together.

Inclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Local beer
  • Bottled water
  • In-home meal
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Ubud hotels only
  • Private tour and cooking class with your host Dewa
  • You will be hosted by Dewa or an equally lovely family member who hosts along with Dewa's wife Jero
  • Visit a local home to meet a family who are expert cooks to share Balinese culture and cuisine
  • If your hotel is not in Ubud, please meet Dewa at Alam Sari Resort, Jl. Raya Keliki, Keliki

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside Ubud region
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please contact us to confirm if your hotel is within the pickup list
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up and dropped off at the Ubud hotel you list when booking. If your hotel is not in Ubud, please meet Dewa at Alam Sari Resort, Jl. Raya Keliki, Keliki, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Andrew N

11 Nov, 2019

This was an amazing experience, and we would recommend this experience for everyone visiting Bali. It was personal and such a wonderful insight into the life of the Balinese through their cooking and the invitation into their family home which was just spectacular. Dewa was a most informative and welcoming host and we could not have thanked him enough for having us and sharing his life's story. One of his spirituality and how this foundation has made him the man he is today surrounded by his generations of family members. It is a must to all visitors to give you an understanding of their culture and their beautiful outlook on life. It was just beautiful. Thanks again DEWA - you are a inspirational and beautiful person.

Christine E

09 Sep, 2019

Excellent experience to Balinese cooking. Dewa spent some time to first explain the agricultural model and its philosophy. We went through his garden to discover the typical Bali's plants. He welcomed us in his home to go through hands on cooking. Everyone was involved. We finally got to taste the 7 delicious recipes prepared. A unique experience to get closer to Balinese culture.

Gabriella

15 Aug, 2019

Dewa was such a loving and warm-hearted host. He taught us about his culture, gave us a tour of the wild vegetation that was used for our meals and opened his home to us to learn how to cook. We cooked 5 traditional Balinese meals that were easy to remake (I cook these regularly at home in New York) and were absolutely delicious. My sister and I had so much fun! We will be returning for a Part-2 cooking class to learn more.

Ho K

15 Jul, 2019

This is the best cooking experience ever! Dewa started off by taking us through the gardens and forest where we get a better of understanding of the ingredients used for the cooking and the agriculture. And he further explained the culture, mentality and history of Bali and Balinese. Then he brought us back to his home, where he and his family taught us step by step the traditional cooking. Though it took us two hours to get there, but we had loads of fun! Highly recommend!

wsling

03 Jul, 2019

For our traditional Balinese cooking experience and garden tour in Ubud, we had the pleasure of having Dewa as our host. He drove us 15-20 minutes out from Ubud to his village.

This is an amazing experience for anyone interested in being immersed in traditional Balinese culture and way of life. Dewa takes you through a journey through the village explaining different plants and farming practices as well as the history of Bali throughout time and the basis of its religion and cultural heritage.

He explained about the Balinese simple way of life, living in harmony and balance with nature. We learnt many lessons in how we could improve our approach to our own lives and spirituality. After a peaceful walk, we looked at local tofu making and he showed us around his home.

Our cooking lesson was fun and easy to follow. We were given the recipes for the dishes we made. We were able to relax and enjoy the food we cooked. All very delicious. After the meal, he drove us back. Highly recommended, one of the best things we did in Ubud. This tour directly helps to support the small villages and the traditional Balinese way of life to continue. Highly recommend!

User's Picture Gallery

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Dewa, always smiling, explaining the uses and medicinal properties

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Me and my wife and our delicious dishes

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