This cooking class was the best thing we did on our honeymoon. We'd done a lot of research into the activities we were planning to do, and there are a lot of similar cooking classes on offer - we're so glad we chose this one!
It is a special privelege to visit someone's home to learn how to cook traditional Balinese food! The house is set in lovely surroundings, overlooking a river, with lots of vividly coloured flowers. Before we started cooking, we used some of these flowers to learn how to make small offerings. We also visited an afternoon food market beforehand, and tried some snake fruit, which was interesting!
Ketut, Kadek and all the staff make sure you get really involved, and a hands-on experience is exactly what we were looking for! There was also plenty of time for photos, and Ketut himself was happy to take photos of us chopping/frying away. You also get a recipe book to take home, so that you can recreate (or at least, try to!) all of the dishes at home. There were 4 of us, which I think is a perfectly sized group, and we all got along really well. This made the experience even better! There was lots of laughter, especially from Ketut, who is brimming with genuine warmth, friendliness and all-round cheerfulness. Kadek, who showed us around the markets and taught us how to make our offerings, was lovely and a great guide, and made us feel so welcome!
At the end of the day while the sun was setting, we got to sit down and eat what we'd made. The food was delicious, varied, and plentiful, and the atmosphere was beautiful, and very relaxed. It was the perfect ending to a fun-filled day in the kitchen.
I'd recommend this course to anyone who is visiting Ubud. It's superb value for money, and you get a fantastic experience that you'll never forget!
Another thing I'd recommend when visiting Ubud is to use mosquito repellent wherever you go!
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