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Traditional Balinese Cooking Class & Meal in a Multi-Generational Family Home

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    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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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    We just had a great evening last week with Patu and her family in her home. We were invited into their home and made to feel at home straight away. Patu was so easy to talk to and she shared so much insight into life...More

    Thank Doonar
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Putu puts on an excellent cooking class and is a wonderful instructor. This was some of if not the best food I had in Bali and was an extremely good bargain. She not only took us step by step and helped us prepare everything, but...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank PaulParrett
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My partner and I had an absolutely fantastic time with Putu and the entire family. From the time Putu picked us up at our hotel to the time she dropped off us everything was incredible. She brought us through her garden where many of her...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Gregory K
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My partner and I had such an excellent evening with Putu, Wayan and the rest of the family. They were very welcoming, interesting and shared lots of great information about the food and local culture. If you want to do a less touristic, culinary activity...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Samuel R
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This is unmissable if you are staying in or around the Ubud area. Putu and her family are such welcoming hosts, and the food you are taught to prepare and cook is delicious. Putu even shares the recipes afterwards so we can cook again at...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank bengoffin
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    • Duration: 3h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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