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“Insight into Balinese ingredients and cuisine”

KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class
Ranked #5 of 17 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Reviewed March 10, 2017

We visit this local cooking school courtesy of our guide, Mully of Noosa Bali Tours, as part of our Balinese food tour. It was interesting to find such an establishment located in a family home complete with vegetable gardens, fruit orchards and free range chickens.

While we did not participate in a cooking class, we were offered a cooking demonstration. The chef shared insights into basic Balinese spices and demonstrated their use in various savory dishes. We also exchanged notes about several local desserts and recipes.

At the end of the demonstration, we were treated to a variety of dishes including satay, soup, curry, rice, pancake rolls and banana fritters. We enjoyed this opportunity to learn more about Balinese culture through its cuisine and ingredients.

Thank livingroundtheworld
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kDongDing, Owner at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Dear Mr/Mrs/Mr,

We would like to thank you, for referring our Cooking Class to you. We are happy to provide our service and experienced to you.
It is our wish that you are bringing home a thousand beautiful memories and the recipe of Balinese food. It gives us true happiness to see your smiling faces.
We wish your experience Bali as an unforgettable journey destination.
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 January 15, 2017

My friends and I recently had a great time at the KDongDing cooking school. From the traditional market visit to the experience at the family Balinese home, all was perfect! The cooking facilities are in a nice quiet area, and very clean. Besides learning to cook some real Balinese food, you also feel very welcome, and part of their family. (All the staff are from the same family).

I highly recommend this activity!!

Thank Stephen B
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kDongDing, Owner at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Dear Stephen,

We would like to thank you, for referring our Cooking Class to you. We are happy to provide our service and experienced to you.
It is our wish that you are bringing home a thousand beautiful memories and the recipe of Balinese food. It gives us true happiness to see your smiling faces.
We wish your experience Bali as an unforgettable journey destination.
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 November 28, 2016 via mobile

We attended the local market to see the various ingredients.

Followed by being welcomed into the family compound by Twinky the cutest dog.

The cooking school is well set up. We cooked a great menu with a few additions for food we'd inquired about.

The food was delicious and plentiful (we couldn't eat all of it).

Thanks to our wonderful chefs.

Thank Maranne O
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kDongDing, Owner at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Dear Marrane,

We would like to thank you, for referring our Cooking Class to you. We are happy to provide our service and experienced to you.
It is our wish that you are bringing home a thousand beautiful memories and the recipe of Balinese food. It gives us true happiness to see your smiling faces.
We wish your experience Bali as an unforgettable journey destination.
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 September 19, 2016 via mobile

This was a really great day out... Got to see the local market... Really helpful tour guide who was great fun, excellent spoken English as he had worked on cruise ships, enjoyed making some local dishes in the town in a local housing area, in a well equipped garden kitchen.
Via tours link to this supplier who we booked through, maybe book direct?

Thank Daniel S
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kDongDing, Owner at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Dear Daniel,

We would like to thank you, for referring our Cooking Class to you. We are happy to provide our service and experienced to you.
It is our wish that you are bringing home a thousand beautiful memories and the recipe of Balinese food. It gives us true happiness to see your smiling faces.
We wish your experience Bali as an unforgettable journey destination.
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 August 30, 2016

If you really want to get in on Balinese culture and food, this is the way to do it. Nothing but glowing remarks for this cooking class and the experience all in all. We were picked up from our hotel by our "guy for the day" Dhono! Right away we smelt the pride for his country pouring out of him. He even stopped to a rice field on the way to give us a little lesson on the ins and outs of rice fields and the labour behind it. His enthusiasm was through the roof. I imagine him as an excellent tour guide. Back on the road and the first stop was the market. Dhono gave us a little tour around the market, telling us about all the local foods and even giving us a taste here and there with the vendor's approval of course. Off to the cooking class we go and we were so excited that it was in a family's traditional Balinese compound. I was dying to get inside one since we first drove passed them, and it was everything I expected and more. Family living side by side with their own beautiful temple. The class was set up really professionally and organized to the T. We had the best time, great laughs and the food turned out delicious as well! We left with a certificate, recipes, and most importantly full! Suksma Dhono!

Thank xtkst
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kDongDing, Owner at KDongDing Local Culinary Journey - Day Class, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms,

We would like to thank you, for referring our Cooking Class to you. We are happy to provide our service and experienced to you.
It is our wish that you are bringing home a thousand beautiful memories and the recipe of Balinese food. It gives us true happiness to see your smiling faces.
We wish your experience Bali as an unforgettable journey destination.
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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