Learn from the Expert: The Best Cooking Classes in Ubud

Thanks to the tropical ambience, Bali has lots of delicious, tasteful food and beverages. The encounter with many civilizations, as a result of the tourism boom since more than half a century ago, gave way to many influences in Balinese dishes. That’s why Bali becomes one of the best places to learn how to cook, to enroll in cooking classes.

Among many regions in Bali, Ubud is the best place to have a cooking class. Here are the seven best cooking classes in Ubud you can enroll at:

Beginning Bali Farm Cooking Class

At Pemulan Bali Farm Cooking Class, you can pick your own raw cooking materials at the organic farm. Thereon, you will be taught to cook in the middle of the farm. You can learn to cook various foods, from regular food, vegan to vegetarian.

There are two classes a day, one in the morning (7.30 am-2.00 pm) and in the afternoon (12.30 pm-6.00 pm). Pemulan Bali Farm Cooking Class nestles in Banjar Patas, Taro, Gianyar. The price of a class starts at IDR 400,000/person (adults).

Casa Luna Cooking School

Janet De Neefe is well-known as the co-founder of the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Yet, her movement does not only limited to literary but also culture. To introduce Balinese culture, she organizes Casa Luna Cooking School, where students can learn how to cook Balinese delicacies.

The class will cost you around IDR 400,000-450,000. There are four classes a week, from Monday to Thursday, which starts at 09.30 am and lasts till 1 pm. Interestingly, on Tuesday and Wednesday, you’ll get to experience a market tour. The class is held at Honeymoon Guesthouse, Jalan Bisma No. 5, Ubud.

Paon Bali

It is arguably one of the most authentic cooking classes in Bali. Paon means kitchen. You’ll be taught how to cook at a Balinese community village kitchen. The cooking class also involves a market visit and paddy-field expedition.

The morning class at Paon Bali begins at 8.30 am and the afternoon class at 3.30 pm. The prices are quite reasonable, starting from IDR 350,000/person. Paon Bali is situated on Jalan Raya Laplapan, Petulu.

Lobong Culinary Experience

Lobong Culinary Experience will not only teach you how to cook, but will also reveal “the secret of fresh and flavorful Balinese cuisine.” Also, you can get a crash course about the Balinese culture and how the Balinese learn their life. Surely taking a class at Lobong will enrich your knowledge.

The class at Lobong starts at 8 am. And like any other best cooking class in Ubud, your class will start by visiting a traditional market to pick your raw cooking materials. For such an experience, you only have to pay IDR 425,000++/person. Lobong Culinary Experience is situated on Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Ubud.

Raw Food Bali

A vegan cooking class at Raw Food Bali is not just a cooking class. It is an adventure that will take you to a new horizon of vegan cooking. You can start your cooking lesson by taking “Rawfood Fundamentals” and develop your skills at the “4 Days Food Intensive Course.”

Starting from USD70, the price for a class at Raw Food Bali is quite reasonable. Learn more about Raw Food Bali on the website or go directly to Jalan Penestanan Kelod, Sayan, Ubud.

Canting Bali Cooking Class

The cooking class at Canting Bali will give you once in a lifetime experience as you will learn how to cook in a venue overlooking the paddy fields. Interestingly, you can taste the food you cook for lunch or dinner.

The price of a class is only IDR 350,000/person. The morning class is from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm and the afternoon class is from 3.30 am to 8.30 pm. Canting Bali is situated on Jalan Raya Laplapan, Petulu.

Seasoning Bali Cooking Class

Since all of the guides have been trained by one of the Balinese nobility, what you’ll learn from your mentor is surely authentic. At Bumbu Bali, you’ll learn how to cook Balinese from the basics, from how to make spices/seasonings, the main dishes (such as Balinese chicken opor or chicken sate lilit or tofu guling telor), to desserts (omelet rolls, bananas fried, Balinese pancakes, etc).

A class will cost you around IDR 300,000-400,000. The morning class starts at 9 pm and lasts until 2 pm and the afternoon class is held at 3.00 pm-6.30 pm. Bumbu Bali is situated on Jalan Kajeng No. 1, Ubud.

So are you ready to cook some Balinese food?


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