How to Cook Like a Balinese

Cooking courses (Photograph courtesy by Balifoods) – How to cook like a local in Bali. If you want to learn some local kitchen tricks, Ubud in Bali has a number of cooking schools ready to take you through the finer points of curry creation and sate sizzling. If you have a favourite dish, they’ll teach you to make that, too.

At creative cuisine pioneer Janet De Neefe at the Casa Luna Cooking School The half-day courses (300,000Rp) are held five days a week at the Honeymoon Guesthouse and are highly recommended. They cover ingredients, cooking techniques and the cultural background of the Balinese kitchen. Excellent gourmet tours are also held on the weekend (450,000Rp).

Another option is the Balinese cooking courses held by Bumbu Bali; long-time resident and cookbook author Heinz von Holzen runs a cooking school from his excellent South Bali restaurant. Classes start at US$75 (price without market visit).

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