Since every detail of Bali’s daily life is patented by complex artistry, it is no surprise that the culinary realm is no exception. Aside from the dazzling sunsets, picturesque landscapes, jaw droopingly amazing beaches and glamorous resorts, one thing that is to die for on this Island is its diverse Indonesian Cuisine.
Bali is home to some of the best restaurants and chefs in the world. Therefore, it is only wise to take cooking class bali from the best of the bunch.
Don’t be shocked to find yourself in a charming, rustic, semi outdoor kitchen overlooking nature during one of your cooking classes. A plethora of these classes comprise of market trips in the company of a local which opens you up to a whole new universe of unknown vegetables, spices and fruits. The Balinese cuisine is highly influenced and inspired by a culture that brings art into everything that is being done.
If you want to bring out your inner chef or impress people back home with your newly found culinary skills, here are some of the best places to go for cooking classes in Bali.
Paon Cooking School
The Paon Bali Cooking Class is run by chefs Ni Luh Puspawati and Wayan Sabawa, from their traditional Balinese compound. This talented couple believes that food is a crucial component of the diverse and rich Balinese culture. If you attend a cooking class here, you will not only fathom the context in which some of the mouthwatering Balinese meals are made but also have first-hand experience of traditional village life.
You can either choose between afternoon or morning classes as well as vegetarian or meat classes. One of the highlights of Paon cooking classes is the authentic coconut oil-making process.
Casa Luna Cooking School
If you want to fully immerse yourself into the Balinese culture through its culinary arts, try enrolling for a cooking class at the Casa Luna Cooking School. Casa Luna offers a wide array of various possibilities to suit your unique culinary appetite. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a vegetarian looking to learn about the healing properties of different spices or you’re a coffee connoisseur on an adventurous journey to the Kintamani highlands for a history lesson on coffee and roasting processes.
Every day, the school provides a different menu which come with market excursions and plenty of alluring options that will make it difficult for you to choose. Among the favorite cooking classes is the ‘Sunday twilight smoked duck class”. This cooking school not only offers a culinary class but also a window to experiencing life in Ubud as a local.
Located in the southern part of Bali specifically in Kuta, this cooking class features traditional techniques and recipes combined with modern settings. The cooking lessons take place in an intimate and authentic Balinese style kitchen. In order to learn how to apply the traditional Balinese culinary techniques, you will be introduced to a variety of traditional spices, herbs as well as utensils. This will help you create authentic dishes and desserts.
Through market excursions at Kuta, you will have an opportunity to learn about the uses of different Balinese herbs and spices both culinary and medicinal as well as understand the Island’s intricate cultural life. With the knowledge acquired, you will not only delight your own taste buds but also impress your guests the next time you are hosting a dinner party. The options available include evening classes, morning classes, and a group cooking class or a two-day morning package.
There are plenty of other cooking classes in Bali that are packed to the brim with produce that is fresh from the farm, spices, herbs and generation old recipes that can turn a simple dish into a finger licking foodgasm. In the end, the reward for attending a cooking class in Bali is enjoying the unique and authentic dishes you have prepared.
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