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

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

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

KDongDing cooking class is amazing! They are professional and treat you to the real Balinese experience. From the market to the compound to the class every moment was amazing! I would definitely do this again! You don't only learn about how to cook Balinese food, you learn about the traditions, cultures and about the food itself! By Cayy_Jorgy

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

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

A fantastic experience. Cooked and ate a 5 course Balinese meal.
Dhono our teacher made it a lot of fun. Now to go home and repeat the meal for friends. By mikeofadelaide

this was the one experience that exceeded our expectation at every turn. The class is held in a beautiful home with extensive and serene gardens. The chef and his staff were charming, patient, very skilled and funny. You start with coffee and treats and a traditional gift. Then you really learn and make an amazing 5 course meal. At the end you enjoy the food you prepared.We then toured the grounds and met the families and their sweet roosters, chickens, cow, pig, kittens and pup. So fun! My 8 year old and teenager boys loved it too. By CrowdFundDiva

We took this cooking class and it was very fun. Nyoman teaches you how to make a basic sauce that can be used a number of ways (in soups, on meats, as a marinade) and amazingly when used on different recipes, makes the recipes scrumptious and different from one another. We also made a curry, a salad, a dessert, a soup, and satays. Very nice environment to cook and each person has a station. The cooking class is in his home. Afterwards you eat what you cook and he gives you a certificate and a recipe booklet to take home.

We also booked the morning class which included a trip to the local market to see all the fruits, vegetables, meats, spices that were used in the cooking class. The local market is worth the effort to see. By Geri H

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