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“Exceeded all expectations”

KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class
Ranked #5 of 16 things to do in Payangan
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: K'DongDing Balinese Cooking Class is presented for those people with keen interests in authentic Balinese food and culture. Learn to cook well-known local dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment. Small classes (only 4-12 people) are held in a traditional open kitchen, and led by certified Balinese cooks, making for a highly personalized and rewarding experience.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Today by boyfriend and I enjoyed a private experience with the team at KDongDing. Starting with a friendly pick up from our villa, we went to the local markets where our awesome guide explained all not only about the food but also the cultural significance behind everything. After our intimate market experience we took a short drive to the family compound where the cooking class would take place. This family environment made the class really special, seeing a genuine Balinese home, so many smiling faces:)
The area for the cooking class takes place is very well equipped with modern stoves, the facilities really are top notch! After out welcome drink we were lead through 5 different recipes. Very interactive chopping, cooking, tasting... I was in food heaven! After we finished all the cooking we sat in the beautiful garden and ate our creations! The whole experience was amazing. A real insight into the traditional food and culture of our wonderful Balinese host.
I would commend this to every one! Can not be faulted!!!!

1  Thank Vadawn
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kDongDing, Manager at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2016

Dear Vadawn,,
We would like to Thank you , for your candid comments, we are happy to provide our service to you and we are feeling so happy to hearing that you are enjoyed your cooking lesson with us in Bali. It gives us true happiness to see your smiling faces.
I wish your experience Bali as an unforgettable journey destination.

Thank you for your kindness and cooperation, we will use your criticism to render better services to my next client.

we do hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you again once you are in Bali.

Best Regards

Kdongding cooking class team

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Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

I have been to quite a few cooking schools before, but this experience was the best 'total' experience by far.
We were picked up at our hotel and given a short, but charming guided tour to the Payangan markets near Ubud.
We were met there by the most charming Balinese man we have ever met who took us on an amazing tour of his local market. Impeccable English and charm, Wayan Apel was incredible.
Then it got even better, our chef / guru was amazing, great English and wit.
The food creation was all hands on, in a wonderful kampung environment, you even get an insight into Balinese family life.
The food we made, with fresh bought local ingredients was sensational.
People of any cooking ability would find this amazing, and for us with some Asian cooking experience, we learnt a whole lot more.
Overall it was an amazing full day experience for less than 40 bucks which includes transport and lunch ......amazing.

I would highly recommend this as a must do Ubud experience, particularly for those who love to keep coming back to Ubud.

1  Thank docrob_aust
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kDongDing, Owner at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2016

Dear Dr. Rob,
We would like to thank you, for your candid comments. We are happy to provide our service to you. It is our wish that you bringing home a thousand beautiful memories of Bali. It gives us true happiness to see your smiling faces.
Thank you for referring us being your cooking class in Bali. It means a great deal to us to know that you’re willing to recommend us. We are appreciating it.
Thank you for your Kindness and your cooperation, We will use your criticism to render better services to my next client,
We do hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you again once you are in Bali.

Regards
Kdongding Team

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Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

One of the best experiences of my time in Bali!! Would highly recommend doing this cooking class! The morning walk through the market was awesome, tasting and talking and learning fruits and vegetables I've never seen before!! So relaxed, felt very comfortable! Nothing was a problem! Very Hands on course! Not only did we learn some Balinese dishes we learnt a little about the culture as well! Balinese family are very different to mine! Such a great teacher! If I am ever back in ubud I would go and learn some more recipes! Would have to say one of my favorite feeds in Bali! And I cooked it! Can't wait to try the dishes out for my family and friends when I get home! Even left with a certificate!

Thank Carlie1984
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kDongDing, Owner at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016

Dear Carlie,
We would like to thank you, for your candid comments. We are happy to provide our service to you. It is our wish that you bringing home thousand beautiful memories of Bali, Special it at our cooking class. Its gives us true happiness to see your smiling faces.
we do hope that we will have opportunity of welcoming you again once you are in Bali.
Regards
The team at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class

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Reviewed August 22, 2015

I can leave the first reference for K'DongDing. I wanted to find some activity which show me the balinese culture. I decided to take traditional cooking class. It was my very best experience during my stay in Ubud. I learned a lot about balinese culture, cuisine and i had the best balinese recepices. I really enjoyed this day with Dhono. He is a really good chef and intresting person, i really felt myself at home. If you want to know better the balinese culture I recommend you to take K'DongDing cooking class. Have a nice stay in Ubud!

Thank Csilla S
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kDongDing, Owner at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2015

Dear Csilla S
I would like to Thank you , for your candid comments, I am happy to provide my service to you and I am feeling so happy to hearing that you are enjoyed your cooking lesson with me in Bali. It gives me true happiness to see your smiling faces.
I wish your experience Bali as an unforgettable journey destination.

Thank you for your kindness and cooperation, I will use your criticism to render better services to my next client.

I do hope that I will have the opportunity of welcoming you again once you are in Bali.

Best Regards

Kdongding cooking class

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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile
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