Ubud Village Plate

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Enjoy the experience of eating delicious home cooked Balinese meals in the homes of Balinese families. This is a real cultural exchange and you have options to go on a market tour and learn about all the different ingredients that are used in traditional Balinese cooking, you can then receive a cooking lesson from the host if you wish or just relax and enjoy the meal. We encourage visitors to Bali to get away from where all the other tourists go and experience the real Bali in the homes of the Balinese communities. Many people comment after this experience that it was the best experience that they had on their holiday as it is very authentic, and gives a great insight into the way the Balinese live and an opportunity to learn from one of the wisest cultures on the planet, still strong despite many years of tourism.
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Mi_To_Ri_16
Bad Dürkheim, Germany9 contributions
Couples
We loved our cooking class with Putu and her husband who have been really nice. The class took place in their house and the insights into daily balinese living have been very interesting. The food was so good and we learned a lot! Absolutely recommended!
Written May 23, 2022
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Thanks so much for the positive review, we have had a very difficult time in Bali during Covid and no tourism , so we thank you so much for visiting us and supporting the Balinese people in this way. Putu and her family are amazing cooks ! So glad you enjoyed the food.
Written June 19, 2022
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Michelle A
London, UK10 contributions
Friends
As a foodie and culture vulture I search for the authentic in every country I visit. Cooking being the expression of the culture and at the heart of family life, friendship & community.
Ubud Village Plate is a must do in Bali. It's 'Real Bali'.
Food the best I've tasted here.
The host families are passionate & proud to share their food knowledge and homes with you.
Heartfelt genuine warmth.
And great humour from the children to the grandma! (The Balinese have a great sense of fun & humour.
Written July 23, 2017
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RachelPhelan
Greater London, UK1 contribution

Going to the Ubud Village Plate cooking class with my cousin was a wonderful and unique experience.

We were collected from our hotel and driven to the house, and on our journey we learnt a bit about Balinese culture. We then continued on to be warmly welcomed by Putu and her family once we arrived to the house.
The whole evening was spent laughing with the family whilst learning to cook amazing food and also furthering our insight into Balinese culture.

The food was the most authentic (and delicious) food I ate whilst in Bali. We cooked an array of different dishes which included Chicken, Tuna, Pork, a mass of amazing vegetables and much more.
I would recommend Ubud village plate as a must do in Bali as it is was an intimate and throughly enjoyable evening.
Putu and her family made my cousin and I feel so welcome in her home I will definitely be doing this again when I return to Bali.

Written July 21, 2017
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Foxbat79
Perth, Australia49 contributions
Friends
What a Great experience. Pak Nyoman was a gracious host and is fascinating to talk with. Delicious and authentic home cooked Balinese food and memorable views from his gazebo across a lush valley of palm trees and rice terraces. Highly recommended.
Written October 12, 2017
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Thank you for the 5 star review, we are so happy you loved the experience with Nyoman. This man is indeed a wealth of knowledge about Bali life, culture and of course food. The location of his house with the stunning views of one of Bali's most revered historic sights adds to the experience I think.
Written October 30, 2017
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Ruth A
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Solo
I would like to share details of a very special cultural evening I I had through the Village Plate - This included a market visit, cooking experience and the most delicious meal made all the more personal because of the host family.
The family Wayan, his wife Kadek and 3 children were utterly engaging, easy to talk to as they explained about the food they were to prepare, their lives and life in a family compound. The children in themselves were so entertaining and such fun to be around.
Wayan picked us up from Ubud and drove us to his village at TampaksIring about 30 minutes drive out of Ubud.. He first took us to the local market, which although it was late afternoon was still buzzing with cooked food, flowers, fresh produce and an assortment of other paraphanalia for the home and cooking. A mass of colour and friendly local people.
Wayan and his wife cooked an authentic Balinese meal from “scratch” and we learnt how the various dishes were made and the accompaniaments. It was impressive to see them chop and stir with a running commentary and answer questions at the same time (as a foodie I had many). Although I had not booked in for a cooking class, this would certainly make me want to do so next time.
I felt privileged to meet this host family and have the opportunity to learn more about village life – and the food was nothing short of fantastic with fresh, mouth watering flavours.
Written August 29, 2017
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Yogi_CP58
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Couples
My husband and I wanted to do a traditional Balinese cooking class when we visited in April 2018. We were fortunate enough to be assigned to Putu, a nice Balinese lady who received us in her home.

From the start, we felt very welcome with my husband’s name written with flower petals on the grass and a serving of coconut water straight from the coconut. Then we toured her house compound and were explained about the balinese traditions, the house temple and more things I craved to hear about.

Then we prepared six different dishes (!) under Putu’s direction, with the help of her cousin, her husband Pasta and her auntie who lit the wood stove fire. We sat down with Putu and her cousin to feast on the dishes! We continued talking for a good while over tea and coffee before parting.

I strongly recommend Putu, who speaks very well in English, for her knowledge and her sense of hospitality.

Céline and Jacques from Canada
Written April 24, 2018
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Thank you for the feedback, this will make Putu and her family very proud when I show her your kind words. We are so happy you chose to experience Village Plate whilst you spent your vacation in Bali. This is a very authentic experience that very few visitors that come to Bali take advantage of. So many people visit this beautiful Island every day but few experience the real Bali. In fact they leave and dont experience Bali at all. They could be spending their vacation anywhere but they never experience anything of the culture and the people. Ubud Village Plate presents that opportunity. Everyone loves this experience because it is the real deal. This supports the families and communities so it is truly a win - win.
Written April 25, 2018
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JoshuaKParsons
Newcastle, Australia10 contributions
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WOWZA! What a day we had with Putu, Pasta and their Family!

Please Read this, I don't normally give reviews or recommendations, however this well and truly deserves more than that!

If I can recommend 1 thing to do when you are all in Bali (Ubud) it would be this >
Ubud Village Plate - Market Tour, Cooking Lesson and Lunch; we where picked up from or hotel at 7am from a local family - Putu (Wife) it instantly felt like we had known Putu our whole life, she was so welcoming.
We went on a tour of the ubud local food markets, Putu told us about all the different foods that where being sold and how we would use them day to day, we also tried a sweet local dish served with rice in a banana leaf for 40cents, can't remember what it was called but it was absolutely delicious! After about 45mins we then went for about a 20min car ride to Putu and Pasta (husband) village, we where given a tour seeing cows, a pig, chickens, fruit and veg gardens, and where told many stories about the village life, and my partner and I where able to ask as many questions as we liked, Putu's English was very good so this made it a lot easier👌
After the tour we where given a yellow coconut to drink, straight from the families coconut tree.
We then got straight into the cooking lesson, and I have never experienced anything like this in my life! They still cook on a fire stove! Yes a fire stove 😱 It was very hands on, we where able to take photos, ask questions, Putu took us through every step of the way showing us what to do and how to make each dish, we also met Putu and Pasta's family members, 70yr old mother and Aunties they helped with cooking and cleaning as well, we made approx 6 dishes and I can tell you now I will make them when I go back to Australia, the flavours and taste I'll never forget! The cooking lesson would have went for about 2hrs, we then sat down for lunch and went back for 3 servings each and would have kept going if we could have fit more in hahah
Putu made us a ginger tea and gave us a homemade peanut biscuit for dessert, once again blown away!
We then left the village at around 1245, call me emotional but I had tears in my eyes it was that over whelming, we loved every minute of this experience and would do it again in a heart beat!
Written January 25, 2018
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miss_liss81
Huntsville, Canada11 contributions
Solo
This has been a highlight to my visit to Bali. Putu and her family are amazing hosts, who make you feel like part of the family. She has a great way of explaining why things are done as they are, and even explains much if the Balinese culture. I had looked into a number of cooking classes but I couldn't be happier with my choice. And the food is delicious!!!
Written September 6, 2017
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Wendy F
Sarasota, FL3 contributions
Friends
Nyoman, from the village of Bedelu 20 minutes from the center of Ubud, picked us up at the appointed time and wisked us away. Enjoying the drive and his commentary on the local sights, we learned that his village was known for making pottery.
Upon arrival, he led us across the road to see his mother's wood fired kiln and where she digs her clay. She is the last person in the village to be a potter, although his sister is now learning the craft. Then, he walked us to the small forest of fruit and spice tress pointing out cinnamon, nutmeg, mangosteen and others.
By now we were losing daylight and headed back to the compound. As we walked through he introduced us to various family members and explained the buildings and the use of each.
We met a young woman and her friend, who are living in a separate area with lovely privacy gardens, and they joined us for dinner.
DINNER was 'enak sekali' ... very delicious!
Nyoman was kind enough to ask us our food preferences the prior day. I don't eat real hot spicy food (a bit is ok) and another could not eat rice. So in addition to the 3 main dishes of Ayam Betetu - smoked chicken; urab - a mixture of long green beans and shredded coconut; and yellow rice, a sweet potato dish with mild spices had been prepared.
The smoked chicken had been slowly cooked for up to 8 hours with a mixture of traditional Balinese spices. It was fabulous!
This experience rates 5 stars from me. Truly a highlight for anyone visiting Ubud.
Written July 18, 2017
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Sophia C
3 contributions
Friends
A delightful evening with Kadek, Putu and their family.

We were driven to their village a little outside of Ubud to Putu's home and shown around learning about Balinese architecture and culture.

Putu put us straight to work as we began preparing a feast under her watchful eye. The whole family were really friendly and warm, sharing their home and stories with us.

We cooked more than 6 dishes together from chicken satay to tuna pepes and rice pudding. We learnt about the different ingredients and spices. It was all delicious and fresh. And plentiful!

Both of us had a really lovely evening, it felt like a very authentic and genuine experience with Putu and her family.

Highly recommend Ubud Village Plate, it was a trip highlight.
Written July 9, 2017
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