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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 October 30, 2010

If you are truly interested in Balinese culture this is one attraction you shouldn't miss. Puspa and Wayan are wonderful hosts and make the total experience something unforgettable! The fact that you are not experiencing Balinese cooking in a hotel or restaurant but in a local village is unique and wonderful. The recipes are easy to make and coupled with Puspa's delightful sense of humour the class is great fun too. Wayan is a beautiful soul and his passion for his village and culture is evident. I can't rate this experience highly enough.....enjoy!

Thank NatnDave
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Reviewed October 30, 2010

We booked this cooking class online and received confirmation of our date and pickup time via email, but they never arrived to pick us up. Our hotel phoned the company for us after we waited an hour past the pick up time; initially they claimed we had not confirmed with them, but after we produced the email confirmation they said there had been a "communication" error which meant they never recorded our booking. Very disappointing as it was our second-to-last day in Ubud and didn't have time to book another.

4  Thank nrusso
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

Paon Bali Cooking class was a fantastic experience. I highly recommend you do this. We were staying in Seminyak so they organised a car to come pick us up (there was an extra fee if it is outside Ubud but it was very affordable).

Wayan and Puspa were very welcoming and sweet. We had a lovely morning exploring the food markets with Puspa, Preparing and Cooking traditional Balinese Food, Eating (yum!!) whilst overlooking the gorgeous view from their back yard and then visiting the rice fields with Wayan to learn about growing rice, etc.


Thank TravellingMaz74
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

My husband and I have been to Bali many times and have taken two other cooking classes before discovering Paon. The other classes were good but not as enjoyable and memorable as the class Puspa and her husband Wayan offers in their home.

We got to experience the whole thing; from strolling through the Ubud market where Puspa introduces all of the fresh vegetables, fruit, spices and fish that you can use for cooking to the overview of life working a rice field with Wayan in their village.

Wayan and Puspa then invite us lucky guests into their home and explain the Balinese family compound, their way of life, their beliefs in reincarnation...everything you need to understand the typical family in Bali.

We had a really nice group of people and many of us shared our travel stories or information on what to do and see in Bali. This, I feel, is one of the most special experiences of the class. You meet new people, share laughs, cook together and then have new friends at the end of the afternoon.

The food preparation and cooking was very relaxing and enjoyable, everybody pitched in and took turns chopping, grinding, frying, grilling. You name, we all did it.

We made chicken curry, mushroom soup, chicken satay, urab, gado gado, tempe, pepes ikan and then a banana jackfruit dessert with shredded coconut and palm sugar.

Everything was truly exquisite! We were all quiet while we fed forkfuls of scrumptious and perfectly spiced Balinese food into our mouths. There was enough food to feed 20 people!

After lunch we all relaxed and enjoyed our dessert with tea and coffee. I was sad to leave Puspa and Wayan's home. We could have stayed all day talking, laughing and of course eating.

Do yourself a favor and do something unique on your next visit to Bali, book a class at Paon. You will not only take with you some amazing new recipes home but an awesome experience and new friends.

Thank MimpiPinsky
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

Myself and my boyfriend have been to Bali before, but rarely leave the confines of the hotel we stay at in Nusa Dua. We thought this time we should experience some culture, and both love cooking so this class made perfect sense.

The hustle and bustle of the morning market, and different sights and smells was an experience, and we had plenty of time to buy things such as spices, material, scarves or whatever else may interest you. Be aware though, if you want a good deal make sure you buy things when Puspa is with you. When we returned to the market after the cooking class to take a second look the prices were definitely 'tourist prices'.

The cooking itself was great, as its shows you how easy it is to make tasty balinese dishes, so good too for people who have no cooking skills whatsoever!

Puspa and Wayan were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and know how to make you feel comfortable. Highly recommended!

Thank Punky_and_Bubba
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