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Paon Bali Cooking Class
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Bali Ubud Paon Cooking Class
Ranked #5 of 46 Food & Drink in Ubud
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Owner description: Embark on a culinary adventure unlocking the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking, utilizing traditional ingredients and preparation methods, in a fully equipped community village kitchen. Your day starts early at the Ubud markets, where you can pick from fresh herbs & spices, crisp vegetables and choice cuts of meat, before heading off on guided ‘padi’ expeditions. Upon your return to Laplapan village, you will be warmly welcomed and expertly guided by your host, Puspa, who will help you to discover how to create your very own delicious authentic Balinese dishes.
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

We had a wonderful day ! From the time the driver picked us up in Kuta till the moment he dropped us back.
Visits to all food markets,rice paddies and information about the family compounds all very interesting>
Puspa and Wayan went out of their way to include everybody and offered as much hands on as people wanted to experience.
It was a very hot day and they were continually looking out for everyone and made a point of speaking to everyone individually and finding out a little about them as well as sharing alot of themselves.
I would liken it to visiting a family you already knew ,the friendly banter amongst the staff and shared anecdotes made for a very enjoyable day for everyone ,even those who arent that into cooking.
I have noted that other reviewers have thought the class size too large,however ours was 20 people and that added to the fun mix I thought. I wonder if people would be happy to pay alot more for a guaranteed small class size .We also gained alot of interesting travel info from our fellow classmates whom we wold not have otherwise met.
Thankyou Puspa and Wayan and all your great staff for a wonderful day and we will think of you when we try and recreate your dishes!

Date of experience: April 2011
Thank zahnleitercollins
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

Our family did the Paon Cooking Class. This was the best thing we did in Bali without getting ripped off. The Hosts were very interesting and funny and passionate. Making sure that everyone was happy. Went out of there way to ensure we had enough food, especially cooking a soup for my husband and son because they didn'tlike the mushrooms.
Apparently someone wrote on there site that they talked to much, I feel people should stop and think before they make these comments, as they talked enough for us to understand the culture etc. Best day out and hands on as well.

Date of experience: May 2011
Thank themusketts
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Puspa and Wayan. They are truly professional at what they do. The food we prepared was the best we had eaten in Bali all week. We really appreciated the opportunity to experience the market and the rice paddies where Wayan explained the intricacies of the culture. I would recommend this to those wanting a cultural and food experience within a Balinese home, and perhaps not for those wishing a one on one master class. I came away with a good appreciation of the local food.

Thank Woneets
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Reviewed April 28, 2011

What can I say... We have been a little disappointed with the true Balinese food until last night. What a wonderful setting, accompanied by two funny and truly entertaining hosts with amazing food. Even got a tour of the rice paddies!

2  Thank Mr M
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

Having just returned from this cooking class (not much cooking) with my wife' we found the class to be over booked ( were told the maximum was 14 but on the day there was 24 of us) even though the host's were fantastic and very welcoming it failed to teach us any real cooking.
We have done other cooking class's in Bali that offered a greater learning experience and was much more enjoyable .

Date of experience: April 2011
4  Thank Lucia A
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