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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 July 12, 2019 via mobile

    This was absolutely the highlight of my trip to Ubud. All of the other outstanding reviews are accurate! Putu and her husband Pasta picked us up from our hotel in Ubud around 11 am. We drove to their family home and arrived about 20 minutes...More

    Thank abbyh1463
    Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

    Putu and her sister in law led our cooking class and were so warm and inviting from the second we arrived. It was a pleasure to spend an evening learning and living true Balinese culture. The food was delicious and the company even better. It...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Lindsay G
    Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

    I can’t recommended this experience more highly! Putu and her family made us feel so welcome and took us to their beautiful village and home. It gave us a glimpse of what traditional Balinese life is like and we chatted with Putu for hours as...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Summer B
    Reviewed July 4, 2019

    Putu was a gracious host. Her and her husband picked us up at our hotel in Ubud and discussed Bali life and culture with us on the way to their home. We were shown the garden and temple and the temple construction and uses were...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank eppic_jewel
    Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with Putu, learning Indonesian cooking skills. Her traditional extended family home is equipped with wood stove and gas, and we cooked over both, making six tasty dishes in total. The class was just the two of us with Putu and...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Romy B
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    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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