Enjoy home cooked traditional meals in the homes of Balinese people.

Traditional Balinese Meals & Cooking Experience
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Balinese food - cooking class - market tour - Ubud, Bali.

Experience visiting an authentic Balinese traditional family home, eating with a local and meeting the whole family. You will see a side to village life, not seen by many tourists.
Balinese are passionate about their spices, food preparation and presentation of local fare. Having dinner with a Balinese family and the Village Plate concept, allows you to enjoy a delicious home cooked 3-course meal in a local Balinese village. This is a wonderful cultural exchange as you can ask all those questions on your mind about Balinese life, culture, religion, everything you wanted to know as you sit in the comfort of a Balinese home.
Your hosts have been carefully selected all speak good english and love to cook and welcome guests. Its the Balinese way !
Bali Cooking Class
Bali Family - Cooking Class

A heart-warming family awaits you

Your host family cooks a healthy, delicious traditional meal and you have the option to take a cooking class if you wish and visit the local market.

Traditional Balinese cuisine includes wonderful dishes like urab (bean sprouts and green bean salad with coconut), satay chicken or meat (to suit your taste) with fresh seasonal spices, peanut sauce made from scratch, a variety of curry dishes, Balinese rice dishes and steamed tuna in banana leaves (pepes). You will be introduced to local vegetables and learn how to use them in cooking, like Jackfruit and Snakefruit. Your 3-course meal includes a fresh coconut water beverage (beer or wine available on request) and a delicious desert which is either a surprise or the ever popular black rice pudding.

Your host family will adapt your meal to suit your dietary wishes if needed e.g gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, halal or a specific special dietary requirement. Just note this on the booking form.

Village plate is a community initiative and allows for a genuine cultural exchange where you meet a local Balinese family and you get a glimpse into village life. It is a great way to make new friends and enjoy the benefit of this cross-cultural, authentic experience, which is equally as fascinating for both parties.

And whats even more important is that you are giving back directly to the Balinese people as the majority of the money you spend goes direct to the family.Five percent of your money spent supports underprivileged children in Bali through Anak Bali

And five percent to education and cultural programs in Borneo to Ransel Buku, Hornbills and Ranu Welum.

Village plate includes complimentary pick up in the local Ubud area, or if you are further out of town, transport arrangements can be made at an additional local cost.

For Market tour, Cooking lesson and Meal you will be picked up from your hotel at 7 am and returned at approximately 1 pm

Meal Only Lunch 11 am - 1 pm Dinner 5 pm - 7 pm
Meal and cooking lesson Lunch 10 am - 2 pm Dinner 4 pm - 8 pm
  •   Amazing food and today a German TV production unit visited. I got to eat German food and Putus 8-hr slow cooked (traditional wood-fired oven) chicken dish. What a fantastic experience. I have been to Putus three times. Every time I love it - the peaceful...More

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      Putu was an amazing host from start to end! She took us to the market, showed us around and explained all our doubts. She was very patient as we had lots of questions and she gave us great cooking tips during the whole time. She...More

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  •   We had a great time with friends and the most amazing thing for us was the hospitality, tradition outdoor kitchen and amazing food. We can’t wait to bring another team of my corporate clients

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      I had an amazing time with patur and her family at this class. I’ve done many cooking classes across Asia and this was my favorite. We cooked 7 dishes and each was delicious. Great instruction in English and her family is very nice and helpful....More

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  •   I had an amazing time with patur and her family at this class. I’ve done many cooking classes across Asia and this was my favorite. We cooked 7 dishes and each was delicious. Great instruction in English and her family is very nice and helpful....More

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      The workshop was very well organized, pick-up and drop-off included. We were six people from Roam co. Ubud, and had an incredibly enriching experience that evening. Putu and Wayan and their family were wonderful hosts in their home which they graciously invited us into. We...More

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  •   My Girlfriend and I had an awesome day cooking with the really lovely Putu in their authentic kitchen. Cooked some amazing food in the traditional way, we learn some great techniques, and introduced to new ones to use common ingredients. We gained a real understanding...More

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      Our hosts were Putu and her family. Putu picked us up at our hotel and then we drove to her home. After we arrived, she showed us her house and backyard and over tea and a fresh coconut she told us about Balinese culture. While...More

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  •   What a great experience!🤩 We get picked up very punctual by our host Puttu. Together we drove out of town to her small and calm village. Over there, the whole family warmly welcomes us with flowers and coconuts. After showing us her home, house tempel...More

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      My husband and I wanted to do a traditional Balinese cooking class when we visited in April 2018. We were fortunate enough to be assigned to Putu, a nice Balinese lady who received us in her home. From the start, we felt very welcome with...More

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Meal Only

Minimum 2 people $ 27 USD per person
Between 3 – 5 people$ 25 USD per person
Over 5 people$ 21 USD per person

Meal/Cooking Class

Minimum 2 people $ 39 USD per person
Between 3 – 5 people$ 35 USD per person
Over 5 people$ 27 USD per person

Meal/Cooking Class/Market Tour

Minimum 2 people $ 50 USD per person
Between 3 – 5 people$ 39 USD per person
Over 5 people$ 33 USD per person



  • Your choice of meal only and/or cooking class and/or market tour option
  • Free pick up and drop back to hotel within 10 kms of Ubud.
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Feel free to bring your own beer or alcohol.
  Please note:  For guests out of Ubud, we can arrange a driver at an additional local charge and will provide a quote Please note if paying via Paypal there is a 3% surcharge. 5% of the tour costs goes to Anak Bali Charity Program  

  Address: Jalan Monkey Forest No.11a, Ubud Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia Phone: +62 361 972 500 Business Hours:  7 days a week 9:00am – 7:00pm

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How to Book
  • We will confirm your booking 24 hours ahead.
  • You will receive an email with confirmed date, time, meal / cooking class choice
  • You then have 2 options for payment:
Options for payment
  1. Pay Pal - via website
  2. Cash or Credit Card at Taksu Photo Gallery, 11a Monkey Forest Rd, Ubud


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