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“Unforgettable experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paon Bali Cooking Class

Paon Bali Cooking Class
Ranked #1 of 33 Food & Drink in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Embark on a culinary adventure unlocking the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking, utilizing traditional ingredients and preparation methods, in a fully equipped community village kitchen. Your day starts early at the Ubud markets, where you can pick from fresh herbs & spices, crisp vegetables and choice cuts of meat, before heading off on guided ‘padi’ expeditions. Upon your return to Laplapan village, you will be warmly welcomed and expertly guided by your host, Puspa, who will help you to discover how to create your very own delicious authentic Balinese dishes.
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“Unforgettable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

This was the best introduction to Balinese food, hospitality & culture.
Any first time traveller to Bali should take this class.

Thank you Puspa & Wayan for unforgettable experience!

Visited February 2012
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“A highly recomended experience of the real Bali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Being our second trip to Bali I was looking to experience different aspects of Bali to the tourist trips we had done before.
I booked this class whilst in Bali on holidays but I had read the TripAdvisor reviews and thought they were nothing but positive.
And I couldn't have been anymore right.
From the pick up they arrange from our hotel to the friendly and warm welcome we received, I really couldn't have been any happier with my choice.
The price comparison to other cooking classes doesn't compare to the service and value for money you receive along with the real Balinese experience you are given.
The hosts were hilarious and engaging and definitely added to the already fun atmosphere.
My husband wasn't very happy with my choice of activities when I had told him I had booked him into doing a cooking class, but he was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed cooking and eating the delicious array of dishes we created along with the exposure to a real Balinese house, rice fields and market.
I definitely endorse this Balinese experience as a must do when your in Bali!

Visited January 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

One of the best decisions I ever made during this trip was to take up a cooking class with Puspa. I managed to escape the tourist route (although this cooking class is a popular tourist activity) to spend some time in a quiet village just a few minutes outside of Ubud’s commercial area. The tour appropriately began at the market where Puspa met us and introduced us to local produce and ingredients. Nyoman, Puspa’s husband, met our group at the farm where he gave us an introduction into village life in Bali. In Bali, every villager is given a patch of land to farm but farming, as an activity, is communal. It was harvest season and some of the rice stalks were just reaped. Ducks roamed freely, pecking at stray grains. The highlight of the course, of course, is the cooking class with Puspa. She introduced us to local ingredients and showed us the proper way to prepare them for cooking. I had my first taste of tempe, which I now love! To read more about my Bali experience, go tohttp://travelswithgusto.tumblr.com/post/16113514307/bali-with-gusto-paon-cooking-school

Visited November 2011
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“Wonderful day learning to cook delicious Balinese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

A wonderful morning spent with Wayan and Puspa. I would recommend this cooking class to anyone visiting Ubud in Bali.

After a merket tour and an introduction to Balinese rice harvesting and culture, our hosts made us feel very welcome in their home! The cooking was structured and although there wasnt a cooking station for each person as some other cooking classes do, it was easy to follow and everyone got a chance to get stuck in and have a go.

The dishes we cooked were delicious and we all got a chance to sample our wares. I have already recreated all but one of the dishes back home for a dinner party - which high praise from my guests!

Cannot recommend this enough! Thank you for a lovely day!

Visited January 2012
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“Wonderful food, great instructions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

This is a must if you are interested in tasting real Balinese food. We have had a truly wonderful time! Pupsa and her husband Wayan are great hosts and will make every effort to make you feel welcome.
As I had not tasted a Durian yet, Pupsa went ahead and graciously purchased one for me, so that I could try it, right there at the market. She gave a truthful explanation of the different qualities of sarongs (printed sarong material, low and high quality ikat), and showed us around Ubud market.
The kitchen in her house is just beautiful, very airy, very clean with strict observance to food hygiene. Puspa loves what she does and it shows in how she prepares the food how she teaches and how she arranges the food for her guests. This is a hands-on cooking class and everybody gets to do something in the process.
Highly recommended if you love to taste and prepare true Balinese food!

Visited January 2012
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