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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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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return Details
    Your host will drop you off at the concierge desk of your Ubud hotel.
    • 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
    • Gratuities
    • 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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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This experience is a must-do if you are visiting Ubud area. More than just cooking and having traditional Balinese meal, we get to see the traditional Balinese house compound including the house temple, learnt a little bit about their life, got to know their family...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank VKuswandi
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I really enjoyed it. They picked me up from my hotel in candi dasa and took me to their farm. They took me on a tour of their traditional bali home compound including their family temple area, it was very interesting. I got to meet...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Cra1245
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Not a fan of touristy excursions, my husband and I were so delighted to have happened upon this incredible lady, Putu! First of all, Putu collected us from our hotel with trusty husband Pasta and drove us to their beautiful family home in a small...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank livstar6
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We spent several enjoyable hours with Putu learning how to prepare and cook six different Indonesian recipes. Putu is a wonderful teacher and also shared her recipes with us via WhatsApp. We were so inspired that we ended up bringing a lavastone mortar and pestle...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank LeelaandEd
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    This was our favorite ‘trip’. My daughter and I have been on Bali for two weeks and this was our most authentic experience. The food was great, and the whole family was very gracious.

    Thank JMDPearce
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    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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