I have been traveling through Bali for almost two months and this has to be one of my favorite experiences so far. It is not just a cooking class, it is so much more. You get to a full culture experience. I have learned more from them than I have from anyone else. They will pick you up and drop you off from where you are staying! They were so kind and hands down the nicest people in the Ubud area. It was my boyfriends birthday and they went out of their way to make a cake and make us feel welcomed. I really love these guys!! If you are looking for a unique experience in Bali, you honestly need to do this!. By Julia R

So amazing to learn about Balinese culture, family dynamics, local market shopping, local delicacies and simplified way to cook Balinese cuisine. We ate what we made and so delicious. An excellent cooking class and Chef Nyoman was very informative and an amazing teacher. By FollowCecille

My friends and I recently had a great time at the KDongDing cooking school. From the traditional market visit to the experience at the family Balinese home, all was perfect! The cooking facilities are in a nice quiet area, and very clean. Besides learning to cook some real Balinese food, you also feel very welcome, and part of their family. (All the staff are from the same family).

I highly recommend this activity!! By Stephen B

What a great day! Starting with a market tour of a traditional market with all the different types of foods, how they are grown and brought to market. Lessons about how to choose the right vegetables, what to look for in good vs bad. Then it was back to the families (very old and very traditional) compound for more lessons in Balinese culture, customs, foods and lastly preparation techniques. This was great for me coming from the USA to see how the homesite was arranged into different areas and their purposes. Learning not only what to mix and chop but HOW to mix and chop was key! Timing is everything, and they did a fantastic job of keeping us perfectly on task, and getting everything done correctly, and seamlessly. And the food we made was delicious! Everything came out perfect! It was so much more than a good cooking experience! It was a good Balinese experience! By ent_doc_martin

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 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

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 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

I literally have no words to describe how good this restaurant was. Good attention, fabulous food, excellent drinks and it has a really good mood!
The price isn't too high if you have a decent budget, it is expensive to the prices of the country through, I'm taking about eight or ten USD per person, but the dishes really worth it!!
If you go you'll have no regrets at all! By Asmahan d

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

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