What an amazing way to spend my last day in Bali! This was definitely the best cooking classes I have ever done. I really enjoyed the tour of the markets in the morning and understanding more about the vegetables and fruits grown in Bali. A lot of the ingredients we also used in our cooking. I loved how friendly Apples and Mr Black were and that I got to prepared and cooked food with them in their family home and meet some of their family. I'm vegetarian so i was so happy that I got to cook Balinese vegetarian food and it was so so tasty! I would totally recommend you to do this cooking classes - I was definitely one of my highlights of Bali. By Grimmerl

We really enjoyed our experience at Kdongding Cooking class, just outside of Ubud! Our class started at 3:00, when we were picked up in Ubud on time. In fact, our ride was waiting for us! We drove to Payangan, which is about a 20 minute drive from "downtown" Ubud. We started with a market tour, although since we were in the afternoon class, many of the produce vendors had already closed for the day. If you are really looking forward to an extensive market tour, opt for the morning class. Being outside of Ubud, the market wasn't overly busy and had a nice vibe to it. Nyoman, our instructor, grew up in this area and is friendly with the people we saw at the market.
After visiting the market, we drove back to Nyoman's house, where the class was held. Nyoman gave us a tour of his compound and shared lots of really cool cultural information. His family was around, and they were all very friendly and welcoming.
Before we started cooking, we sat down for about 40 minutes and talked over tasty hot drinks and snacks, while learning about the local ingredients and some cooking techniques. Then, it was time to cook! We only had three in our group, which made for great hands-on instruction. We made a total of five dishes over the course of two hours or so. The cooking was well organized and we ate all of the food together, as one meal with dessert. Well really, we tried to eat all of it, but we were each stuffed before we could finish everything. Don't worry, the portions you'll make are generous even for the hungriest of cooks! We wrapped up our dinner just before eight, and were back at our villa at about 8:15 PM. I imagine that larger groups would finish closer to 9:00.

To summarize, the service from Nyoman and his family was top notch, the meal was large and delicious, and the teaching both about the food and local culture was very informative and professional I would love to go back some day, and wish Nyoman and his family all the best! By mtbrules96

We had a great day with Nyoman during this cooking class.
Tour starts with a visit to the local market. Then you are invited to their authentic Balinese compound home where they have an open kitchen with plenty of pits, pans, and cooking utensils. You will learn to cook 5 different Balinese dishes.

The best thing is that the class is interesting for people with all levels of experience in cooking.
Nyoman has a great deal of knowledge about ingredients and where to get them when your are home or how to replace them.

And most important this class is about happy cooking! Why cook if it's no fun?

All in all a great cooking class that we would book again without doubt!

Thanks Nyoman! By David T

My girlfriend and I did the cooking class a couple weeks ago and I do not know where to start. The people were amazing! So nice, so helpful and really treated us like family. The food we cooked was fresh and delicious. We were brought to the local fresh market, showed around the family house and learned about Balinese food, culture and history. I can not say enough about this! Was the best overall experience in Bali! By Stephen M

My first cooking class and it was amazing. Starts off with a trip to the market. Wayan Apple is a fantastic guide. Took us through the different market stalls explaining the different kinds of produce. We get to touch, smell and taste. Then an insight into the Balinese household and way of life. The chef was fantastic, walking us through the ingredients and steps of each of the 5 course menu that we cooked ourselves. Which we get to sit down to enjoy at the end. Amazing flavours and one of the best experiences. I would definitely recommend this to all my friends as a must do in Ubud. By Siriyoc

This outdoor Balinese cooking class, held in a family compound in Ubud was a great hands on experience. From the market to the plate we were involved in all aspects of the process, creating an awesome 5 course meal for ourselves. A lot of education on local produce, fantastic friendly staff and beautiful food to finish off with. Highly recommended!! By butzo

I went to attend the cooking demonstration and I had such a great time. We had a great time with Nyoman, our chef who took us through the process with patience and grace. The cooking area is spotlessly clean and the energy here is lovely. We learnt how to make meatball curry, pancakes with pandanus leaf extract and palm sugar and chicken satay. The recipes allowed for a little tweaking and the management took my dietary requirements into account as I am on a gluten free and sugarfree diet. I highly recommend experiencing the joy of Balinese cooking at Kdong Ding. Feel free to come here with a bunch of friends or your family and dont forget to bring a hearty appetite. The class is affordable and packs in quite a lesson. I cant wait to be back.Thank you. By Jia S

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!!!! By Vadawn

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. By livingroundtheworld

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! By Csilla S

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