Once you’ve tasted the fresh flavors of Indonesian cuisine, you’ll want to learn a few tricks of the trade. During a cooking class, you can meet with some of the country’s most well-known chefs and cookbook authors, and learn to make some of their most popular dishes. If you’d rather leave the cooking to others, consider signing up for restaurant-hopping tours that introduce you to the very best of the upscale or streetside dining scenes.
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Canggu is off-the-beaten path for visitors, making it an ideal setting for getting to know what it’s really like to cook in an Indonesian kitchen. This cooking class includes a trip to a market, allowing you a window into a true Indonesian culinary experience.
6 hrsFrom $105
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.
4 hrsFrom $55
Discover the flavors of Bali with this immersive tour that’s part cultural exchange, part culinary delight. You’ll learn about the origins behind some of Bali, Indonesia’s most popular dishes; how local horticulture and agriculture influences cuisine; and how tradition merges with modern cooking techniques. The best part? Since you’ll be creating these dishes, you’ll be able to conjure up ‘a taste of Bali’ whenever the mood strikes, back home. Yes, you will get to sample the fruits of your labor.
8 hrsFrom $169
Bali’s street food offers an enticing smorgasboard of grilled meats, sweet trees, and toothsome noodle dishes. You might feel overwhelmed by all the delicious looking options, so get a solid orientation on this carefully curated tour of the Balinese street food scene. Meet your guide in Seminyak and then make the trip to Denpasar, a less well-known destination and the perfect place to find authentic street food.
4 hrsFrom $84
Take this high-end dining tour to try the full breadth of Balinese cuisine, with specialties from different regions. On this tour, you’ll visit four of Bali’s most highly lauded restaurants in Seminyak, which is one of Bali’s top culinary destinations.
4 hrsFrom $302
Try four of Jimbaran’s favorite restaurants on the comprehensive restaurant crawl. Jimbaran’s beachside location means you’ll get to sample lots of fresh seafood and have lots of gorgeous ocean views. This food safari includes stops at four different restaurants, with a total of twelve dishes . Jimbaran is one of Bali’s foodie capitals, so its popular restaurants are some of the best spots in Bali to try Indonesian cuisine.
4 hrsFrom $302
Sundara is a modern take on Asian cuisine, with a menu designed to impress the most sophisticated palettes. Their plates are truly Instagram worthy, with carefully balanced presentations and bright, tropical colors. As you dine, you’ll have a tremendous view of a long stretch of beach, and the menu features plenty of the seafood that put Jimbaran on the foodie map.
3 hrsFrom $101
On this tour, you’ll visit one of the most popular seafood cafes in Jimbaran, Menega Cafe. While you’re here, try a variety of seafood — including fish, shellfish, prawns, and squid satay – alongside some classic Indonesian sides. This takes place in the evening, as the sun sets and the lanterns from the nearby fishing boats twinkle in the twilight.
2 hrsFrom $32
On this tour, you’ll learn as much about zesty Indonesian dishes as the luscious landscape that provides the ingredients. Before your cooking class at the Bali Asli restaurant, you’ll visit a nearby village and try a drink made from Indonesia’s favorite crop.
6 hrsFrom $87
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