I absolutely loved this cooking class. The setting was gorgeous, food was amazing and plentiful and our chef was fantastic. We also went to the fish and fruit/veg market before the class which was quite an experience! I would highly recommend this Balinese cooking class
Great experience cooking something new and exciting
, 7 2019
This class was a great opportunity to cook authentic Balinese food under the guidance of a professional chef. Christ was very friendly and was a great conversationalist. We chose to add on the fish market visit with the class, and it was great to see how they do it in Bali. We also bought some herbs from the market nearby and it was interesting to see the different kinds of produce they have compared to what we're used to in Australia.
At the hotel, we got to each have a turn at cutting up the ingredients and cooking them. We chose menu 2 and it was very tasty! At the end of the class, we got to keep our aprons and got a personalised certificate to show our completion of the class.
This was a great tour and experience. We did go with the chef to the local market and this I thought should be a must by all, but was provided as an option. It was nice for the chef to point out what was good and what was bad. He taught us how to pick the freshest Red Snapper the redder the eyes the better and one other secret. It was nice to see the real parts of the country and where your meal comes from. I will mention we were staying where most are in Nusa Dua south of South Kuta and it cost us 250,000 more Rupiah to get here. So that is one reason I cannot give this the full 5 stars. I say this because this wasn't brought up when we initially booked but only a day before the tour was to happen. Not good communication on this ... just be up front with the charges ... most will still pay, but don't be shady about it. I thought the chef was really good about explaining all the ingredients we were using and very detailed in how to prepare it. I was nice he had the recipe to follow along with. Something else that was nice ... I actually don't like Curry and he used ingredients that didn't include this and made the food authentic and delicious. We were given many opportunities to participate and be involved in the creation of the dishes. The staff were exceptional in helping us as well as the chef deliver a great experience and delicious food. They were also instrumental in preparing an elegant dining area to eat our finally prepared dishes. We were all very full and happy by the end.
In the end it was great to receive our cooking aprons as roots, spices and ingredients we cooked with as well as a certificate we completed the class.
Chef Wayan was fabulous. The trip to the market was very educational and gave you a good local feel. The chef took our allergy issues into account and we had the most wonderful class and meal. We have had cooking classes around the world and this rates as one of the best.
Cant say enough about how AMAZING this class was! It was set at the beautifully set Amala Spa and Hotel. The chef as very knowledgeable and did a absolutely fantastic job teaching us about the various spices, walking is thru each menu item, and adjusting the meals based off of our preferences i.e. food allergy and heat tolerance. We prepared 3 dishes that turned out to be delicious and then were able to enjoy our meal by the pool. Only warning is that the class is taught outside so make sure you bring mosquito repellent : I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to learn more about the Balinese cuisine and enjoying a wonderful dinner prepared by YOU!
What the perfect way to learn about Balinese cuisine! We discovered the secret ingredients, and were amazed by our own results! We visited the Jimbaran fish market to buy fresh products including our fish. The cooking class is placed in the beautiful settings of The Amala Hotel, where our patient and highly knowledgeable Chef taught us to prepare and cook a Michelin-worth lunch - Base Gede spicy paste, Tum Ikan steamed fish wrapped in banana leaf, traditional Lawar Salad, and Dadar Gulung coconut pancake. We had an amazing experience from the beginning to the end, and we recommend this class to learn about traditional Balinese cooking. The market visit is a must-see too, make sure to include it in your plans!
I enjoyed this immensely. Only two of us were in the class and the chef was very informative. We made a Balinese curry paste, some satays and a couple of other dishes. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotels.