Balinese Cooking Class In Seminyak

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Balinese Cuisine is one of the most complex cuisines in the world. Using an incredible variety of spices, blended with the freshest vegetables, meat and fish, eating REAL Balinese food is an unforgettable cultural experience. Learn with Chef Putra how to cook a 3 courses meal in a lush and green environment. Optional market visit accompanied by our Chef.Free pickup from Kuta, Legian and Seminyak area.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free drinks included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included

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9:30 AM (optional - with morning session only)
Visit Jimbaran fresh fish market accompanied by our Chef. Purchase some fresh ingredients and spices for your cooking class.
11:00 AM / 4.00 PM
Meet our chef and get a first introduction to the ingredients and equipment used for todays cookery class
11:30 AM / 4.30 PM
Get ready and start your first preparation under our chefs supervision.
1:00 PM / 6.00 PM
Finish up your last preparation and enjoy your self-cooked Balinese. After you successfully finished your cookery class, receive a certificate from our Chef. Keep your class apron as a memory for your Balinese cooking experience.
Choose one of our 3 menus (same menu for all participants):
LAWAR SALAD - green bean, fresh coconut & chicken salad
TUM IKAN - steamed fish in banana leaf
DADAR GULUNG - coconut pancake with palm sugar and coconut split
JUKUT GEDANG MEKUAH - young papaya soup with seafood
SATE LILIT AYAM - chicken satay on lemongrass stick & steamed rice
GODOH BIU - Balinese fried banana
GADO-GADO - vegetable salad with peanut dressing
PEPES TAHU - steam bean curd in banana leave
GODOH BIU - Balinese fried banana

Inclusions for Balinese Cooking Class In Seminyak

  • Round-trip private transfer : from Legian, Kuta and Seminyak area

Exclusions for Balinese Cooking Class In Seminyak

  • Optional market tour (morning session only) at extra charge

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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22 reviews by the users

  • Cant say enough about how AMAZING this class was! It was set at the beautifully set Amala Spa and Hotel. The chef as very knowledgeable and did a absolutely fantastic job teaching us about the various spices, walking is thru each menu item, and adjusting the meals based off of our preferences i.e. food allergy and heat tolerance. We prepared 3 dishes that turned out to be delicious and then were able to enjoy our meal by the pool. Only warning is that the class is taught outside so make sure you bring mosquito repellent : I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to learn more about the Balinese cuisine and enjoying a wonderful dinner prepared by YOU!

  • What the perfect way to learn about Balinese cuisine! We discovered the secret ingredients, and were amazed by our own results! We visited the Jimbaran fish market to buy fresh products including our fish. The cooking class is placed in the beautiful settings of The Amala Hotel, where our patient and highly knowledgeable Chef taught us to prepare and cook a Michelin-worth lunch - Base Gede spicy paste, Tum Ikan steamed fish wrapped in banana leaf, traditional Lawar Salad, and Dadar Gulung coconut pancake. We had an amazing experience from the beginning to the end, and we recommend this class to learn about traditional Balinese cooking. The market visit is a must-see too, make sure to include it in your plans!

  • A highly informative class with Chef Mandge, who shared his secrets to the perfect Indonesian cuisine. We learned about new cooking methods and tasted delicious flavors. I will no longer cook noodles and rice the same way! The meal was fabulous, which we complemented with a refreshing white wine. The view of the private swimming pool added to the luxury of the day, which had been extraordinary! We had the best day possible, thanks to the whole Amala team!

  • An excellent way to discover a part of the culture of this remarkable country. First to learn and then taste ourselves. Our chef Mangde was fantastic, skilled and a great teacher, who helped us all the steps of the way. We first took us to the markets to shop for the local products needed for cooking. Back to the hotel and the cooking location and a lovely open-air kitchen, he showed us how to prepare 4 different traditional Balinese cuisine: the traditional Base Gede, the secret paste, Tum Ikan, fish mixed with various spices wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed, the traditional Lawar Salad, and a coconut pancake served with grilled coconut. We enjoyed the fantastic food served by a front pool - an amazing set for amazing food!

  • I was not sure what to expect from this cooking class and wanted to include the market ingredient shopping to have the full experience. Chef Mangde and our driver for the market came to pick my family and me up at our hotel. We first spent time at a local market, shopping for the different ingredients of the meal which was a perfect addition to the experience. Though the market on that day was far from fully crowded due to a holiday, we had the chance to see and get all that we needed. Mangde spent time explaining us the different vegetables and spices, some traditional western ones like onions, garlic, as well as some more exotic ones like three types of roots similar to ginger, lemongrass, super long string beans, local red peppers, shrimp paste and of course coconut and banana leaves! We also spent some time crawling through the fish market in search for our fish of the day. After that, we were transferred back to The Amala hotel where an outside area was arranged as a temporary kitchen for the class. Mangde gave us an overview of the different dishes to be prepared (appetizer, entree, and dessert) and off we went into action: mincing and slicing, grinding and crushing. A food processor was welcome for the sauces, but some other grating and whipping steps were hands on tiring! Mangde kept the flow of activities alternating between us though my dad apparently enjoyed the stir frying part a lot, monopolizing the stove! While cooking and preparing, I liked the way Mangde explained the different dishes and ingredients in more details, often adding Balinese cultural aspect as well as personal notes to it. The best part finally arrived with the actual meal that we complemented with a nice bottle of wine (not included). Not only the food was well prepared but also well presented and well eaten in front of the hotel pool with the entire area just for ourselves! I highly recommend this class, even more with the market shopping which makes it a very rich experience and makes you appreciate what you prepare and eat even more!

  • I enjoyed this immensely. Only two of us were in the class and the chef was very informative. We made a Balinese curry paste, some satays and a couple of other dishes. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotels.

  • Interesting insights into Balinese cooking and a great experience with amazing food.

  • This was the first thing we did in Bali and really loved it! We spent some time picking which one to go with there are a lot out there! and were really happy we chose this one. The setting was beautiful and the chef Mangde was great. Definitely recommend going for the extra market visit as this really made our experience, going around the fish market right next to the beach and picking up ingredients from the other stalls. We prepared and cooked almost everything ourselves, and then got to eat it in a lovely restaurant area.

  • Wonerfull experience, we had a private class just for two and with a brilliant dinner at the end. Our Chef Made did a superb job, we had a great time.

  • Enjoyed our experience, especially eating what we cooked, well with great support. Being able to have an enjoyable bottle of wine with our meal was appreciated. Being used to enjoying our wine with meals in Australia, we were missing the opportunities in Bali - they were either too expensive or when we tried not so enjoyable but the wine we had this was. Being introduced to some Indonesian ingredients that we weren't confident we would find back home was great and we have found them, however they are not so fresh here. Would love to see a larger food processor used - like we do at home, but I guess the small one that was available was better than nothing. An experience work doing.

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