The Balinese Cooking Class is served for people who are interested in Balinese food and indigenous culture. Learn to cook famous local dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment. This small class (only 4-12 people) is held in a traditional open kitchen, and is led by a certified Balinese chef, making a very personal and useful experience.
This interesting program is the ideal way to enjoy authentic cultural and culinary experiences. This is also suitable for serious home cooks who want to learn how to cook Balinese specialties for a dinner party the next night, for couples who accompany a husband or wife on a business trip, or adventurous travelers who want to explore more than just enjoying a beautiful island. How the class rundown will:
Start by visiting the morning market to take advantage of cooler outdoor temperatures to shop, prepare and cook. In Bali the market is mostly opened in the morning, because perishable food reaches its peak. Traditional markets are the right place to introduce students to Balinese culture and lifestyle. Your guide will explain Balinese tastes and customs, local meat, fish, and other products, find ingredients and ways of bargaining that are unique in Balinese style. Touring traditional outdoor markets provides experience of how Balinese spend their time before cooking. These processes are as important as those in the kitchen.
Arriving at the complex, you are welcomed with Balinese coffee and cakes made by our cooking class culinary team. Introducing a number of herbs and spices that grow well in our organic gardens is an extra experience before you start your lessons at our Bali Kitchen.
You are taught to process food with traditional equipment and techniques. Preparation of pasta and sauce is one of the most interesting and important aspects of Balinese cuisine, with two types of ways of preparing Balinese spices, chopped on wooden blocks and pounded in stone mortar before being cooked in various ways of Balinese dishes. All preparation and cooking work is direct experience, which is done entirely by you.