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Anika Balinese Cooking Class
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

We did not stay here but did do the morning cooking class and market visit. We were collected from our hotel in Seminyak and transported to the market. Our host was excellent and provided an opportunity to purchase the base for satay sauce and pestle and mortar at the market. Then we were transported back to the B&B for the cooking class.
There was no doubting our hosts knowledge and every question was aswered quickly and thoroughly. Participants were involved along the way but some food had been prepared prior to the class.
The meal we ate was magnificent and we all left with a certificate and cook book. Overall the class was enjoyable but I preferred the Lobong class in Ubud which involved the particpants more and was half the price of the Anika class. The venue in Ubud was also better as the class was held within the familly compond and also involved explanation of the familly way of life.

Thank IanDebLeppard
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

We booked for the evening course as we didnt want the early start and didn't want to go to the local market (been there done that before) - unfortunately we were the only participants booked for the evening class so we had to attend the morning class with 17 other people.

In terms of the class I'd agree with all the positive comments in previous reviews. I'd also add that this is not a hands on cooking class - yes you do get to help grind the spices and cook a dish or two, but our role in prepaying and cooking the dishes is pretty minor, which suits if your relaxed and on holiday.

We choose the Monday/Thursday menu as it contained most of our favourite dishes and we weren't disappointed - the food was great and the recipes simple and well explained.

Thank NZMade
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

My wife and I were picked up from our hotel in Sanur and went to the local market in Kuta to see the ingredients we were to use in our cooking class, on sale. It was very interesting, even though you had to watch where you trod because of all the discarded vegetables, etc, on the ground. We were then taken to the Anika Cooking Class and had breakfast (which was definitely different - but delicious).
After we had eaten, the chef introduced us to the various ingredients we were to use in the preparation of our lunch, and explained their part in the recipes. He made it extremely interesting and good fun. He wasn't a chef who was full of himself, and stuffy, he appeared to be an ordinary bloke who knew what he was on about. We all had turns in trying to grind the herbs and spices into pastes for the cooking, but nobody was as deft as the cooks who finished off the preparation in the wink of an eye, and with seemingly effortless ease - they also knew what they were on about!! We then made sate sticks, ikan pepes envelopes, and cooked various other dishes which were explained as we went. This took the rest of the morning, and by the time it came to serve ourselves, and sit down and enjoy the fruits of our labour, we were all as hungry as hunters and ready for it. There was so much food (even for the 20 participants) that some people even went up for "seconds"!! We need not say it was delicious, but we haven't tasted such a surprising variety of tastes, that were all so fresh and individually different, in our many visits to Bali.
We were all given a reipe book of the food we had prepared, which we have used since we have been back in Australia, much to the delight of our friends we have entertained. We were taken back to our hotel, and all we wanted to do was to sit around relaxing, and we had no intention of going out for an evening meal that night.
In summary, we think that if you are at all interested in cooking, then this is a tour you should definitely consider. It was informative, good fun, and it filled you up!!
We noticed that another reviewer had the unpleasant experience of Bali Belly, and put it down to the food at the cooking class. That may be so, but we didn't suffer any ill effects. We suspect that they may have just been unlucky (if it was the cooking class), or maybe it was food they had eaten recently from somewhere else - who knows?
Just because there are many car accidents, it doesn't stop us from driving anywhere.

Thank George_and_Joyce
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

I didn't stay at the hotel but took my seven year old grand daughter to a morning class whilst in Bali. Our class was small which meant we got to cook most dishes ourselves. Learnt a lot and have since cooked all the meals for friends who have been impressed. Fussy miss, Tahlia tried every dish which was a miracle. Highly recommend these classes, very cheap for what we learnt and tried. Most ingredients are available in Melbourne.

Thank travellingfoodie53
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Reviewed November 20, 2010

A group of 5 of us did the morning cooking class with Anika while in Bali in August. We booked through Bali Discovery Tours prior to leaving Australia. The market tour was very informative and we had the opportunity to purchase mortar and pestles and satay blocks. The cooking class venue was very nice and clean. The instructor was very knowledgeable and was great at giving us the alternative ingredient in Australia. We all had a thoroughly good time and enjoyed tasting all the food once we had finished cooking. We all had the opportunity to assist in the preparation of the spices etc and also the actual cooking of the items. We were given a book containing all the recipes we had cooked as well as information on all the ingredients. I have cooked several of the recipes since returning home to Australia and am even considering doing another class with Anika on a different day as the menu changes on alternate days. I would thoroughly recommend the cooking classes with Anika and can assure you will have a fantastic time while learning heaps about Balinese food.

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