Balinese Cooking Class at The Bale

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Balinese Cooking Class at The Bale

Balinese Cooking Class at The Bale
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Balinese Cuisine is one of the most complex cuisines in the world. Using an incredible variety of spices, blended with the freshest vegetables, meat and fish, eating REAL Balinese food is an unforgettable cultural experience especially when its made by yourself - a full hands on experience. Learn with Chef Nadi how to cook a 4 courses meal in a lush and green environment after an exciting market tour. We love keep our classes personal, group size up to maximum 6 person.
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Emma Randerson
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Great day
Nov 2019 • Friends
The whole experience was completly faultless. We had a great morning exploring the markets and learning about all the ingredients. The lesson back at the kitchen was easy to follow and the food tasted insane. Benny was lovely and the day was full with laughter.
Written November 16, 2019
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Dear emmaranderson, Warmest greetings from The Bale Culinary Team, Thank you so much for joining our Balinese cooking class at The Bale Nusa Dua. We are very happy to hear that you had a great experience and full of laughter with Chef Benny. Our Balinese cooking class is a fun cooking class experience which is you are 100% involve in preparing all the menu with guidance and supervise of our chef. Your cooking class are include traditional market visit, fish market visit, ceramic factory visit, refreshing juice and pastry, chef gift and of course cherish your food for lunch. We are looking forward to welcoming you again to explore another great Balinese food. Thank you. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team.
Written November 18, 2019
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My_Moniker
Boston, MA13 contributions
Not just any cooking class
Sep 2019
We loved taking this class so much that we jumped at the opportunity to tell other visitors at our nearby hotel to sign up for the class. This class was easy (i.e. pick up at our hotel at a decent hour), fun (Chef Madi's style is easy going and encourages "playing with food," informative (i.e., we learned about local food and culture as well as techniques for preparing Balinese-specific recipes), and importantly it was delicious.

Chef Madi was a great host and tour guide of the Jimbaran fish market and other markets. It isn't always easy to know what one is seeing and what can be purchased when traveling in a new place. Chef Madi has great rapport with the vendors and he explained things like how to determine which fish is the freshest and what certain other food items are and how they are used. We used the food purchased at the market in our lunch preparation. We got to prepare much of our meal in the hotel's outdoor kitchen. We helped to prepare several dishes.Chef Madi is a wonderful chef educator. We relaxed over tea and sweets while Madi completed the rest of meal preparation. We had lunch at the hotel's lovely patio restaurant served by wonderful staff (including Riska). We loved the varied dishes we made and were happy to be able to take our leftovers with us. Enjoy!
Written September 27, 2019
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Dear My_Moniker, Warmest greetings from The Bale Culinary Team, We thank you so much for your great feedbacks regarding your cooking experience with our chef. We are very happy to know that our chef made your cooking class easy and fun and of course with a great food that you made. Our cooking class is very intimate where our chef will lead you closely starting from how you have to choose the best product, prepare the sauce and proceed all the menu. You will be 100% involve in the class and our chef will carefully supervise and control all the process. We are also love to share some tips and tricks in cooking during the class. On behalf of The Bale Culinary Team, we would like to thank you again for exploring our Balinese Cooking Class and we are looking forward to welcoming you again at our kitchen to explore another great Balinese dishes. Thank you. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team.
Written October 2, 2019
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evalunadriessen
Bali, Indonesia12 contributions
Best experience!
Sep 2019 • Couples
The cooking class was more than I expected. The visit to the market in the morning was great because the chef, nadi, showed and explained all about their fruits, vegetables and how to choose the best fish.
While the hotel the Bale is beautiful and the staff is super nice, the chef explained everything for us and showed us quite some skills. Also he still manages to keep it fun!
The food We had was also amazing and we even took something home!
I highly recommend this class!
Written September 12, 2019
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Dear evalunadriessen, Warmest greetings from The Bale Culinary Team, Thank you so much for your great review regarding your Balinese cooking class with our Chef Nadi. He is our head chef at our resort who has a very strong background in Balinese signature dish. He willing to share his knowledge and experience for those who love to learn about Balinese food. Once again, thank you for recommending our Balinese cooking class for those who love to have a memorable cooking activity in Nusa Dua area. We are looking forward to welcoming you again, to explore another great Balinese recipe on your next visit in Bali. Thank you. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team
Written September 18, 2019
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Nigel D
Edinburgh, UK106 contributions
Amazing Fun Day
Sep 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful day my wife and I had since the minute we were picked up. If you are considering a Balinese cooking course, don’t even waste time reading my review and just book it now because I cannot see how anyone would say this is nothing other than brilliant.

We were collected from our hotel, iat first I just assumed it was the driver soon I realised this was head Chef Nadi himself. What a lovely fun, smiley and knowledgeable guy. The Balé is a very high end resort and as head chef, he really knows his stuff and has travelled over the world showing off Balinese cuisine. At £70/head, this is great value and whilst they take a maximum of six on the course, it was just the two of us which gave a really personal day out.

We went to the local markets where he showed us what the tourists don’t see. Proper backstreet market and we got to try all the different fruits and ingredients before heading to the fish market at the beach. Nadi showed us around and we picked the fish for the days cooking.

Nadi then took us through the six courses and we prepared the paste and all the food including filleting the fish and wrapping it in bamboo leaf for steaming and so much more. You then get to sit down and get served the food you have just prepared. We had prawns, crab, snapper, clams, a vegi dish and tuna before heading back to our hotel with a goody bag.

We were even met with a friendly handshake from the general manager on the way out.
Written September 2, 2019
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Dear NigelD53, Warmest greetings from TAPA Bistro Nusa Dua, Thank you so much for providing your time to write such a positive review regarding your cooking class experience at The Bale Nusa Dua with Chef Nadi. Our Balinese cooking class is an intimate and fun cooking class, where you may explore the real Bali live in the morning by visiting our traditional market and found how we deal with all the fresh product that we need. We are also able to cater a group cooking class up to 60 person with an attractive team building game for a gathering event. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at our kitchen, to learn another great Balinese dish. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team
Written September 18, 2019
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Taco H
Zevenaar, The Netherlands45 contributions
Fantastic cooking class!!!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We had a fantastic and fabulous cooking class with chef Made Nadi.
He picked us up at our hotel at the right time (8 am) and then we went to a traditional market for herbs, spices and vegetables and a seafood market for some fish and crrab. Made told us a lot about the products at these markets and he did it in an enthusiastic way!
After the market visits we went to the cooking locating, resort The Balé. A luxury resort with an open kitchen. We had some time to relax before we started cooking at 12 pm.
We cooked 5 different dishes, Gado Gado / Bumbu Be Pasih / Kare Udang /Sambal Be Tongkol /Pepes Ikan. The chef guided us all the way.
After an hour or two of cooking we've finished the dishes and it was time to eat 😊 and we loved it!

We can absolutely recommend this cooking class!
Written August 12, 2019
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Dear tacoh413, Warmest greetings from The Bale Culinary Team, Thank you so much for joining our Balinese cooking class with us. We are very happy and motivated to know that you had a fantastic and fabulous cooking class with chef Made Nadi. He is one of our Balinese food master chef at The Bale. The Bale Nusa Dua also able to handle group of cooking class. This is great for any company or student to explore and build team building among the team. Our chef will provide very attractive game during the class and we do provide special gift for the winner. Once again, we would like to thank you for your absolute recommendation for those who would like to have cooking class activity in Jimbaran and Nusa Dua area. We are looking forward to welcoming you again to explore another great menu on our cooking class. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team
Written August 14, 2019
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Beau C
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The best cooking class we have done
May 2019 • Couples
If you are having trouble choosing a class to do look no further!! We are a young foodie couple from Australia and we absolutely loved this class. Fuss free, clean quality food that can be trusted. Chef Benny was a legend and the food was some of the best we have eaten here in Bali.
Good points: Awesome Chef, easy to follow class, the freshest seafood you will find hand picked during the market tour in the morning, food with amazing balance and freshness, generous lunch served at the end.
Bad points: None
Written May 13, 2019
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Dear Beau C, Warmest greetings from The Bale Culinary Team, Thank you so much for exploring our Balinese Cooking Class during your holiday in Bali. We are very happy to know that you had a wonderful time with Chef Benny during your class. The key of Balinese food is fresh meat, herb and vegetables that you use on your menu. It will provide you the best taste of every meals that you cooked. Our Balinese Cooking Class is not just about cooking but it is also experiencing truly Balinese live activity in traditional market and some tips will be shared as well to make your cooking more fun. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at our kitchen to explore another great Balinese menu with our talented chef. Thank you. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team.
Written May 17, 2019
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THCH2014
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Excellent cooking class
Apr 2019 • Couples
Nadi the head chef was great. We went to the markets with him first thing where he explained all the local ingredients then tje fish markets again with an explanation of how to know what's fresh. Back at the hotel kitchen we made a number of dishes inc a seafood pasta which basically you can use in anything; curries, marinade, salad. Can't wait to give it a try at home. At the end we ate everything we'd made & it was a v big lunch. The staff set up the restaurant table lovely and you get given aprons, recipe cards and certificate. Would thoroughly recommend this & if you aren't staying at The Bale hotel which we were you get to see how special the whole resort is.
Written April 28, 2019
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Dear THCH2014, Warmest greetings from The Bale Culinary Team, Thank you so much for exploring our Balinese Cooking Class with our Head Chef recently and provide your valuable time to write this great and details reviews regarding how fantastic is your cooking experience with us. Our cooking class is fun and interactive cooking lesson with professional chef in the real open kitchen. You will be 100% involved in preparing, mixing, cooking and last but not least presenting your food on the plate. Our chef will be more than happy to share some tricks and tips in preparing and cook your food. We do provide complimentary pick up service within Nusa Dua area for those who booked their Balinese Cooking Class in Advance. We are also able to cater Balinese cooking class in a group up to 65 person in 1 time class with a very interactive and interesting cooking program. On behalf of The Bale Culinary Team, we would like to thank you so much for recommending our cooking class for those who love to explore local cuisine with very taste full and fresh dishes. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at our kitchen to explore another great Balinese food with our chef. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team.
Written April 30, 2019
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Lazy traveler
4 contributions
Taken care of by local pro
Apr 2019 • Friends
Nadi is amazing! From the time he picked us up at the hotel in the morning, he was both personable and informative. He taught as much about Balinese culture as the local cuisine, and as he guided us expertly through the open air market, we felt we were with an old friend we hadn’t seen for years. He introduced us to new foods, flavors, and people; we sampled street food, snakeskin fruit, fresh ginger and turmeric, all from local venders who laughed and joked with Nadi like a brother. At the fish market he taught us how to pick out the freshest seafood, and what to avoid. By the time we finished shopping, we were surprised to see the beautiful Balé hotel; we almost half-expected to end up at Nadi’s house—the morning had been that personal! But the Balé is a gem, and the smiling staff led us to relax by the pool with a cool drink until it was time for the next adventure, cooking. The expert chefs of the Balé, led by Nadi, taught us step by step to make dish after mouthwatering dish of Balinese cuisine. When we finished in the kitchen and sat down to eat the gorgeous meal we had somehow created, we were already planning our next visit to Bali; we want to bring family and friends to meet Nadi and the wonderful staff of the Balé!
Written April 4, 2019
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Dear Lazytraveler333, Warmest greetings from The Bale Culinary Team, Thank you so much for joining our Balinese Cooking Class at The Bale Nusa Dua and share your valuable time to leave such a great and details review regarding your cooking journey with our talented and professional local chef. Chef Nadi always love to share his trick and tips in preparing and cooking our food. He always made the class fun and easy. He is proud to be the ambassador of Balinese Food and culture. We thank you so much for your willing to bring family and friends to meet Nadi in his kitchen with his lovely team that always ready to help you. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at our kitchen to explore another great Balinese dish. Thank you. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team.
Written April 5, 2019
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Adventure151189
7 contributions
A must try activity in Nusa Dua
Mar 2019 • Friends
There's a lot of balinese cooking class available in Bali. But at THE BALE Nusa Dua is the best one! Met cheff Nadi who is a super multy talented cheff. He drives us from resort to tranditional market (because we booked cooking class with market tour). Not only he lead us during the market visit, he also share us so many things such the history of traditional market especially in Bali, the culture and many things... He is just wonderful, indeed! On the way back to resort after market tours we visit "Jenggala Ceramics factory" one of the best ceramics product in Indonesia.

I cannot wrote more since it will be very very long review n it never ending LOL. Overall everything was great, an amazing experienced I ever have. You better try yourself!
Written March 30, 2019
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Dear Liasnoviana, Warmest greetings from The Bale Culinary Team, Thank you so much for joining our Balinese Cooking Class at The Bale. We are delight to know that you have such the best cooking class at Nusa Dua area. Our Balinese Cooking Class is not just about how to cook but the history behind the food that related to our culture is a must to share to our guest. Cooking is not just about the process but it is also about your passion and willing to make the best food from heart. Our chef strive to always lead you in how to prepare and cook your food in the right way and also sharing some tips in how to make your cooking more easy and of course with fun. Should you love to explore Balinese food culture and it uniqueness, please join our Balinese Cooking Class at The Bale Nusa Dua. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at our kitchen to explore another great menu of Balinese dishes. Thank you. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team
Written April 1, 2019
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LisaB
Geelong, Australia72 contributions
A once in a lifetime foodie experience
Dec 2018 • Couples
As many others have written we too had an amazing day with our chef Benny. His personal knowledge of the markets and the produce is incredible. He made our day fun, funny and tasty!
He is a passionate teacher & I loved how hands-on we were in making our own meal.
I can't wait to get home and try some of the recipes for my family.

Thank you Benny for making our trip unforgettable!
Written December 15, 2018
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Dear lisabutt, Warmest greetings from The Bale Culinary Team, Thank you s much for exploring our Balinese Cooking Class with our talented chef. Chef Benny is one of our chef that love to share his knowledge and skill in preparing our signature dish. Memorable experience that you had when you exploring our traditional market and fish market is our highlight in how is Balinese people bargaining the product and also you also can see how fresh is all ingredient that we use in preparing your food. I wish that you can prepare the dish that you have been learn with our chef and should you have any issue in preparing your food, please feel free to contact us directly and our chef will be more than happy to help you. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our kitchen to explore another great Balinese dishes on your next visit in Bali. Best regards, The Bale Culinary Team.
Written December 18, 2018
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