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“Much more than anticipated”

Paon Bali Cooking Class
Ranked #5 of 44 Food & Drink in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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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 June 11, 2011

The cooking class was excellent. Very hands on and a wonderful way to learn about the ingredients and cooking styele for Bali. Every person on the tour was asked to help with the prep work and e actual cooking.

But what made this an OUTSTANDING trip was e visit to the local food market with a ful explanation of the ingredients, customs and history of the market. As well, the tour spent a bit of time getting to know the village in which the family runs it's program! We stopped at a rice field and saw everything from harvest and separation of the grain through replanting.

The host fmily was very open to explaining EVERYTHING abut their life and their home. If you desire tp get to know the real Ubud area of Bali, and not just the more obvious tourist sections, do not hesitate in the least to book this tour. We also recommend booking in advance, as our Sunday excursion was fully booked

1  Thank DrMJG
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Reviewed June 8, 2011

This was such a great tour. We loved it. The group was not too big. We learnt loads of things about food and Bali. This husband and wife team were great. The food was so yummy. I cant wait to make it when I get home.

Thank Fitzwitz
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

Wayan and Puspa are the most welcoming hosts ever! The day began with a lesson on typical Balinese ingredients at the markets, then a stroll through the family rice paddy and finally a feast on our own creations at the family home. Having the class at their home was the highlight! Thanks for a fantastic day in Ubud!

Thank shirz04
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

I like to cook and I cook a lot so I was expecting a proper cooking class. Unfortunately I don't feel the experience was set up that way. It was more of a get to know Bali culture and cook traditional food with a big group of people. Don't get me wrong, it was lovely. The family was very welcoming and kind, they taught us a lot about the culture, rice and some of the basic ingredients included in the cooking. But, all the cooking I did was chop garlic, chillies and stir a pot. I was not a big fan of this, particularly because I can't help compare it to other classes I've taken where I learned about the ingredients, cooking style and was required to make all of my own dishes...

If you are looking for a casual view into Bali culture and have a fun large meal with lots of people, than this is great. If you are looking for a proper cooking class which will increase your cooking skills and awareness of Bali ingredients then.. maybe try elsewhere.

9  Thank mblohm
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

Paon Bali was a highlight of our honeymoon and a must-do that we are still talking about. The owners make you feel right at home, and teach you about family life, the market, rice and cooking all in one glorious day at their beautiful home. The market tour gave us a peek into real life in Ubud and was really fun. Onto the rice fields, where we learned about the family system and cultivation, and then to their home to start the lessons. We enjoyed the cooking and sampling very much- and eventually our delicious lunch. A must do for your trip- great fun and learning in a hands on way you won't forget.

1  Thank Shmorg
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