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Balinese cooking class in a local village

Rumah desa, (jatiluwih), Indonesia

  • Cooking class Bali
  • Preparing chilies
  • Visiting local market during Balinese cooking class

  • Cooking class Bali
  • Preparing chilies
  • Visiting local market during Balinese cooking class

The Activity


  • Learn the secrets behind the authentic Balinese cuisine
  • Visit the local market and learn about many different ingredients and spices
  • Not only will you learn how to cook Balinese food, but you will also learn about the philosophy behind it and empower the local people of the village directly
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • The maximum number of participants is 6

There is no better way to explore the Balinese local life and culture, than through its food! During this cooking class you will learn the secrets of the authentic Balinese cuisine.


The cooking class starts with a visit to the traditional market. Here you can see all kinds of spices and main ingredients used for cooking the Balinese food. It is a good opportunity to learn more about the social life of the Balinese people as well.

The cooking class is different compared to other cooking classes. We do not just show you how to cook Balinese food, but also tell you about the philosophy behind it.

The program

08:00– 08.15 : departure or pick up service from hotel (we take sufficient time for transportation)

11:00 : arrive and get a welcome drink with a cup of ginger tea, explanation of Balinese daily life

11:15 : cooking class introduction

11:30 : coffee break (coffee, tea or water and Balinese cake included )

12:00 : continue to cook

13:00 : lunch

14:00 : back to hotel

This cooking class helps empower and develop the local village and encourages the younger generation to develop their own cooking skills.

Price includes:

  • Welcome drink (hot ginger tea)
  • Program Introduction
  • Explanation of Balinese daily life, such as Balinese architecture, Lontar writing, offer making
  • Cooking class and recipes
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up & drop-off service with private transportation with AC
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I have been actively involved in the community-based tourism development since 2010. When I visited villages in remote areas of Bali Island, I saw that they have potential for tourism which could help the villagers earn a living. They only need to know how to manage, package and promote it to the world. I noticed that when the locals know the value of their traditional culture, customs, natural environment and understand that they can benefit from it, they are very interested to open up for travelers like you. I am here to help them promoting their valuable cultural knowledge with the goal to increase their earning power. This goal can only be achieved with support from travelers like you!


The cooking class was very nice! Wayan is a good chef and he explained eveything very well! We had a lot of fun together! Putu the driver, was also very nice and told us a lot about Bali and the Balinese people!! Rumah Desa is a beautifull place! And last, but not least.. I think the food we made was good, a little bit to spicy for me, but good! :-) A lot of people ate it and thought it was good (all thanks to Wayan ofcourse! :-)) Now we can make some Balinese food in Holland! Or we will try at least!! We have no comments or advise! It was perfect! We would recommend it to our friends if they go to Bali! Thanks for everything!!

21 Sep 2015

In a small village 27 km north of Denpaser in Bali is the home stay and cooking class of the friendly Wayan Sudiantara and his family. They live in a beautiful traditional Balinese compound and Wayan told me a lot about the traditional way of living with all its traditions. He is proud of his culture and like to share and preserve it. I joined the traditional cooking class from Wayan Muliarta which was very entertaining and super super delicious. It was way more than a cooking class. I was even invited to visit the temple and to see the traditional dancers and I walked with Made through the rice fields as he explained all kind of things about the community and the farming in Bali.

18 Dec 2014

We did a Balinese cooking class @ Rumah Desa (Bali) on our holiday. The lovely people at the village explained everything about the spices and herbs and we went to a local food market. The cooking class is a must-do! We cooked for three hours and had so much fun. The food was delicious!!! It is a shame that we don't cook that much in Holland ;).

04 Sep 2014

I had an amazing day at Rumah Desa. It was not just a 'cooking class', but so much more. I learned a lot about Balinese food, the lifestyle of Balinese people, the culture and more. We cooked a lot of different dishes, which all tasted amazing! We talked a lot and in the end Wayan read my hand, to tell me about me and my future. It was very special, wouldn't wanna have missed it. Wayan and his team are doing an amazing job!

25 Aug 2014

The cooking class in Rumah Desa was the coolest activity of our holiday! The staff is so nice and sweet and the class is really good. You get a big book with all the dishes to take home and you will be able to make the best Indonesian rijsttafel ever!!

19 Aug 2014

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$ 66.00 p.p.