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 friend and I had an amazing cooking experience with chef Nyoman and his family! We were able to ask all our questions and the food was very tasty! I really recommend to do this cooking class and to experience more of the Balinese culture. By Lise v

We loved it! Niomang our guide was super friendly and approachable and made the so experience really enjoyable.
First we had a tour around the local market where he explained the ins and outs of the ingredients commonly used and gave us a good insight into the daily lives of the Balinese.
Next we were taken back to his house complex where he lives with his extended family. They have an incredible plot of land where they grow many exotic plants and veg and even their own coffee.
We then sat and chatted in a relaxed atmosphere and met some of the family and animals.
The cooking class itself was also great. Very interesting and fun and the food itself was delicious!
Highly recommended :) By Alessandro C

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 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. By Maranne O

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

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? By Daniel S

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 had a great experience with the K’dongding cooking class. At K’dongding you will not only improve your Indonesian cooking skills, but you will also learn a lot about the beautiful Balinese culture. We were picked up in the morning at 8:30 in Ubud and brought to a traditional Balinese market. Our guide Nyoman told us a lot about all the food and customs of the market. After that we went to the house compound of the K’dongding family where they live traditionally with all 43 family members. Nyoman showed us around and after that we started cooking in the beautiful cooking class studio. Nyoman took the time to explain everything very carefully. We had our own cooking station and after the explanation we could perform all steps ourselves. We made some delicious traditional Balinese dishes and after that we had lunch with Nyoman and Wayan, who is the head of the family. At 14:00 we were brought back to the hotel. For us this was a little late, the class could have been somewhat shorter. But besides this, we had a truly amazing experience. We learned a lot and enjoyed the enthousiasm with which the instructors tell and teach you about their heritage. Also a great place for vegetarians and vegans! By Iris B

What a special experience! Unlike most (if not all) cooking classes in Bali, with Kdongding you get to cook ALL of the 5 dishes yourself, in your own stove and cooking station. Because of this, you can then easily remake it at home, bc you've done everything! :) All of the menu is traditional Balinese food. You also do an extensive tour of a traditional market.

The classes take place inside Wayan and Nyoman's family complex, which means you also get to learn the structure of a traditional Balinese family complex. The cooking space is impeccably clean, spacious and fresh...and of course, everyone is warm and friendly, and they try to make it as enjoyable as possible! HIGHLY recommended. Member of

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