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Jambangan Bali Cooking Class
Ranked #8 of 43 Food & Drink in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are different to others cooking class because we are here serve you as we are serve our family and we keep the class small make sure every person can make their own food at the class. Bali has a wide range of traditional food,made from traditional ingredients,giving a delightful taste, Your day starts early at the market where you can pick from fresh herb and spices ,vegetable and choice cut of meat , before see the rice farmer doing their daily activities and chatting with local rice farmer , welcome into a balinese house with beutiful setting and discover family life , all class are conducted in english by balinese chefs fully conversant with balinese cuisine and culture , all the menu will made by your hand self then you will savour the delight that you have made for lunch or dinner at our balinese house garden
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Our experience with Jambangan Bali cooking school started off positive when we received a prompt friendly email response to attend a cooking class that afternoon, with a free pick up and drop off to our hotel which was 15 mins north of Ubud. Cost is 350,000 rupiah per person via cash only payment and there is a morning and afternoon class available. I belive morning classes are usually busier and you visit the Ubud market which is closed by the afternoon classes, so you go to the coffee plantation instead (which was our preference as I wanted to sample the famous Kopi Luwak).
Rakesh was friendly, talkative and answered our many questions and being just two of us we received a indervidualised and intimate experience. After the coffee plantation (no pressure to buy) and a stop off to the bank to exchange money we drove to Rakesh's village to cook at home with his sister and family, receiving lessons on Bali life, temples and rice farming on the way.

Rakesh is an experienced Chef who spent 6 years cooking at a hotel and the standard of food, organisation and cleanliness were high. We were dressed in aprons and given coconut water on arrival before we got hard at work. Most of the ingredients are home grown and/or produced from scratch including the coconut oil, milk, chicken stock and spices.

You make 8 dishes, including 2 pastes plus desert, with explanations along the way. Bottled water is included as it's thirsty work. Rakeah and his Sister are happy to take photos, laugh along with you and make it enjoyable. I am an experienced cook at home but think this class is enjoyable for all levels of cooks as you can always learn a lot cooking in another part of the world with ingredients and techniques not commonly found at home.

Jambangan cooking school offers value for money and lessons you can take home as well as the added bonus of connections to a wonderful family if you choose to visit again. A highlight of our trip and highly recommended.

1  Thank SamBell83
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

It was last minute when I and my two friends decided to join a cooking class for our last few days in Bali. Little did we know that it will be one of the best memories of our trip!

We took the morning class and we were picked up from the hotel by Chef Nyoman. We went to the market and he showed us fresh ingredients of a Balinese cuisine. We also drove around Ubud, passed by some beautiful sceneries, sipped coffee stand teas before we proceeded to the house of Chef Made, which is a typical Balinese compound.

Cooking time was a very wonderful experience, we prepared the dishes while singing and laughing and taking pictures together with Chef Nyoman and Made. The food was extraordinarily delicious despite it being easy to prepare.

With the great chefs, the food, and the experience - its definitely worth it! Enjoy!

1  Thank Jeni P
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Rakesh first took me to the local market and showed many of the spicies we would use later. Throughout the way he also explained me a lot about local culture. At his house, he showed the familiar compound and temple. I had a light and funny class with his sister and could taste real and delicious balinese food. They truly made me feel at home and it is an experience I'd tell anyone to have.

1  Thank AlineRiodeJaneiro
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This experience could not have been any better! We got picked up at our hotel on time. As we did the afternoon class, the marked was closed, but we got to start our class with a trip to a coffe plantation instead! What an experience!!! As we walked around the plantation we were told about different spices and the proses of making the best coffe in bali! We also got to sample various delicious coffe and tea flavors. A really good start to the class!

After that, we were brought to Rakesh's beautiful home where we were greeted by his lovely sister and got a fresh coconut as a welcome drink! The class it self was incredible! Very much hands on and they were both very good teachers! We got to learn about traditional Balinese carpet breading and grinding of spices! We had so much fun making the food!

We got to make a soup, six main dishes and a dessert! All of them tasted absolutely amazing!

If you are looking for an authentic Balinese experience and great food as well as lovely people, this is perfect for you!

1  Thank Karoline B
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This cooking class was really a nice experience. We`ve got the chance to see how a Balinese family lives and how they prepare their food. The food was delicious and we had a lot of fun during preparing the meal. Adiitionally we got a welcome drink and the recipe of the meals we cooked!

1  Thank Lisa G
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