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

Traditional Balinese Meals & Cooking Experience
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Cooking Class in the Home of a Balinese Family.

Experience visiting a Balinese traditional family home and meet the whole family. You will see a different side of Bali, from the perspective of daily life and activities in a village and by having direct contact with a Balinese family, this puts you in touch with the culture in an authentic way.
Balinese are passionate about their spices, food preparation and presentation of their unique dishes. Having dinner with a Balinese family with Ubud Village Plate, allows you to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal in a local Balinese village. You will make 7 dishes. It’s a wonderful cultural exchange as you can ask all those questions on your mind about Balinese rituals, life, the culture and everything you wanted to know.
Your hosts all speak good English and love to cook and welcome guests. It’s the Balinese way!
Bali Cooking Class
Bali Family - Cooking Class

A heart-warming family awaits you

Your Balinese host family cooks a healthy, delicious traditional meal (any dietary requests are catered for) 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, pepes which is a steamed tuna or vegetarian or chicken dish wrapped and steamed in banana leaves. You will be introduced to local vegetables and learn how to use them in cooking, like jackfruit and snakefruit. You will enjoy around 7 different dishes and fresh coconut water (in the coconut shell) as your welcome drink. Beer or wine is available on request. A delicious dessert is served which is either a surprise or the ever-popular black rice pudding with coconut cream.

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.

We support the Pejeng Village Cultural Preservation Programme and provide a private traditional dance instructor and free costume hire. The programme is so popular now. More than 20 kids come along, who normally did not dance. The kids love it and now get to dance on many occasions with shiny gold thread costumes and elaborate headdresses.

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


Meal Only

Minimum 2 people $ 33 USD per person
Between 3 – 5 people$ 30 USD per person
Over 5 people$ 26 USD per person

Meal/Cooking Class

Minimum 2 people $ 47 USD per person
Between 3 – 5 people$ 42 USD per person
Over 5 people$ 33 USD per person

Meal/Cooking Class

Minimum 2 people $ 60 USD per person
Between 3 – 5 people$ 47 USD per person
Over 5 people$ 40 USD per person


SUNSET/DINNER Meal/Cooking Class

Minimum 2 people $ 72 USD per person

LUNCH Meal/Cooking Class

Minimum 2 people$ 75 USD per person


  • Your choice of meal only and/or cooking class
  • 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.
We give back to the local community. We donate 5% of the tour costs to support the local village dance programme including a private teacher and dance costume hire.
Address: Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Phone: +62 817 4773 619 (Whats App) Wayan
Business Hours: 7 days a week 9:00am – 7:00pm

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Around 1 million plastic bottles are discarded every day in Bali so we want to be part of the solution not the problem. Accordingly, we have strict environmental standards.
NO PLASTIC: We will not provide drinking water in plastic bottles but in a water jug. Please note this is 100 percent safe to drink, in fact the water comes from the same source as what you drink from in the plastic bottles. We also do not use plastic straws.
WE BUY LOCAL: All the vegetables and meat you have at lunch or dinner is sourced locally and in many cases organic produce where possible.
NO PALM OIL: Palm Oil plantations are causing massive destruction of the primary forests in Borneo, Papua and other parts of Indonesia and negatively impacting the lives of many indigenous cultures. We use alternatives to Palm Oil in our cooking, that are far less destructive.
NO MSG: We do use MSG in our cooking as we believe it is bad for your health.
In Indonesia, we support cultural preservation projects, educational literacy in remote villages, indigenous films as a way to educate people, indigenous film makers, Indigenous story telling programs, a Dayak dance academy from Borneo and environmental preservation programs.
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Thanks for supporting us and the Balinese community.


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