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If you want to do a cooking class - this is the only one to consider!

We had so much fun on the cooking class. The dishes we made were so delicious and they catered... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jennedwards1
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London, United Kingdom
10/10 Authentic, genuine, amazing experience. Must do.

This class was easily the highlight of my trip to Bali. My family and I learned how to cook... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nathan S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

I was really looking forward to this class after excellent reviews. The hosts were lovely and it was nice to be set in the family compound. I am a vegetarian and they went out of the way to make sure I was catered for.
Unfortunately, on they day of our class there was an issue with the booking system and the class was overbooked. This meant that it wax not as hands on as expected and a lot of people missed out on doing some things. It also meant the day dragged on two hours later than expected, and I had to cancel later plans.
Having said that, the food and experience was lovely and I will assume the 'overbooking' was a one-off. As long as the classes are small and run on time, then I would recommend this for a cultural experience.

3  Thank lozross
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

Read our thoughts and check out the photos of our fantastic day here :

http://fabulous-destinations.blogspot.com/2011/04/bali-day-2-paon-bali-cooking-class.html

Thank RedKaryn
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

Nothing was too much trouble. There was plenty of opportunity to cook - but fine for those who were happier to talk and observe. The trip to the market was great and visting the rice paddy was very informative - increased our appreciation of the Balinese lifestyle. The food was truly unbelievable - flavours and textures were magnificent, big variety of dishes, and they catered without batting an eyelid for three different food allergies / avoidances / intolerances. We would recommend this experience for anyone who eats!

Thank carmel6726
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

We were a group of 8 (with two kids) with a mixture of meat eaters, vegetarians and three with fish and garlic allergies- but nothing was too much trouble for Wayan and Aunty Puspa! Such an interesting and varied experience. There was plenty of hands on preparation and lots of chances to contribute to the cooking. The food was scrumptious +++. The visit to the market and rice field made so interesting due to Wayan's knowledge and his willingness to share his culture. Highly, highly recommended.

Thank CFBMJR
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Reviewed April 25, 2011

After reading such amazing reviews, we were really looking forward to our cooking class and taking our new knowledge back to our friends at home.
We were picked up at 7am from Legian and taken to the markets in Ubud where we were shown around and given the opportunity to try different fruits and look at the various stalls. This was interesting to see.
After that we hopped in a van and headed to the hosts family rice paddy. There we got to see how many people were actually in our group, around 20 not including some young children. We stood out the front looking at the rice paddy for around 45 minutes which was nice, but a little over done. The host was incredibly friendly and welcoming, and continued to reassure us that the size of our group wouldn't impact on the interactiveness of the day. We then went onto his family home where we were shown around and given a cool drink. By this stage we were getting peckish and were more than ready to get our hands working in the kitchen! More waiting, more showing around and more talking. Finally we head into the kitchen. But with over 20 of us there was little to do, we were all put at a chopping station. The group prepared each meal together. Well by prepared I mean, we got to chop or grate an item each. Then they were cooked by one or two willing volunteers and the hosts wife while we all stood around and watched. Given the size of the class we were given little opportunity to be interactive. Standing around watching other people cook grew more and more tedious so most people sat and waited around chatting with each other while our hunger grew more and more. The first opportunity were were given to eat was at 2.30, and we were all ravenous!!!!
It truly was a waste of time, as it was not a hands on experience. I would have learned more watching Ready Steady Cook.
The class has obviously become so popular that they have increased the class size. I think that perhaps if the class was small it would have been much better. Also, having young children running around and crying did not help!

8  Thank Ladams84
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