Acquire a new skill, make a lasting memory that you can recreate at home for years to come, and enjoy a wonderful meal — all in the space of a single tour. The Secrets of Balinese Organic Cooking takes you through the markets of Ubud where you'll shop for fresh produce, just like the locals. Next a local family will teach you how to turn these treasures of the Earth into flavorful Balinese cuisine. Chef's of every skill level are welcome; the most important thing is that you be a true gourmand.
- 6 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English
Prepare to be enticed and entranced by the scents and flavors of Bali as you get your day off to a healthy and delicious start when you discover The Secrets of Balinese Cooking. Your culinary adventure begins with a trip to the Ubud markets. Enjoy one of Bali, Indonesia's most lively and colorful settings. The Ubud District is the home of the Balinese royal family, in fact, the Ubud Palace is in the city center. Don't be surprised if you find places you want to add to your to-do list, such as the Don Antonio Blanco Museum, which features an unfinished painting by the namesake artist. Purchase trinkets and baubles from local jewelers, or learn about Indonesian media when you pick up new reading material at the Ganesha Bookshop.
Once you've purchased all of the market fresh ingredients you'll need, it's time to make your way to the village of Laplapan. Be welcomed into the home of a real Balinese family by your gracious host, Puspa. Throughout your class, you will not only learn traditional dishes but Balinese traditions in general. For example, the simple kitchens in Bali often consist of a wood burning stove and a gas range — each of these is graced with humble offerings of flowers, rice grains, and salt to Bhrama, god of fire. Steaming is a common cooking method, while a mortar and pestle and utensils crafted from bamboo and coconut shells are staples in almost every home.
Since Balinese cuisine relies heavily upon what the island supplies, your meals will be peppered with coconut milk, seafood, banana leaves, rice, and spices. Specific dishes you'll enjoy lunching on include:
- Balinese Soup - A coconut milk based soup that is equally delicious when made vegetarian or with the addition of meat.
- Sate Languan - A grilled fish dish made with brown sugar, spices, and green coconut.
- Sate Lembat - A crushed meat satay featuring spices and grated coconut.
Though classes are conducted in English, why not learn make the effort to extend your gratitude to your host in the language? In addition to 'please' and 'thank you,' you can also learn 'cheers' and 'delicious!' Feed your body, your mind, and even your spirit when you join a Balinese family in their home and learn their customs, traditions, and recipes. Make this Balinese getaway your best trip yet when you let Anywhere help you plan a personalized itinerary complete with accommodations, transportation, and (of course) tours.
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This tour is the gift that keeps on giving. Make a delicious memory of your trip to Bali, and enjoy a souvenir that you can share with family and friends for years to come. The Secrets of Balinese Organic Cooking is an opportunity to get to know a local family on a personal level, and lean how to cook healthy and authentic Balinese meals in the process. Whether you're an avid home chef or a novice in the kitchen or a culinary newbie, the meals you're going to prepare use traditional, i.e. simple, tools and methods.