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Cooking Class
The Art of Blending Spices

Aim of the Class

Discover the spiced flavors of Bali’s virtually unknown cuisine. Classes offer a fascinating introduction in to the exotic ingredients and unique culinary heritage of Bali. Class provides a valuable insight into the various techniques, traditional and modern food preparation and the cooking style used in homes across the island. Dressed in black and white aprons and a copy of 12 recipes, participants will be guided into the many secrets, and flavors of Bali and at the same time, discover and feel the peacefulness of a harmonious Warung. 

During a satisfying breakfast of Balinese cakes, fruits, black rice pudding and a bowl of tender sweet rice flour dumplings in palm sugar coconut sauce; we will explain the various aspects of Balinese cuisine and with it give participants a better understanding of Bali’s food culture

Dressed in black and white aprons we will first look at the many spices used which give our cuisine it’s so unique and well blended taste and flavor. During the class, we will prepare at least 12 dishes including many of the islands favorites and with it can give you the certainty to cook later authentic Balinese Dishes in the comfort of your home.

The Hosts

Most lessons are hosted by Heinz von Holzen, author of six highly acclaimed Balinese and Indonesian cookbooks, (The Food of Bali, Bali Unveiled – The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine, Feast of Flavors from the Balinese Kitchen, Feast of Flavors from the Indonesian Kitchen, Street Food in Bali, A modern Approach to Indonesian Cuisine and The Little Indonesian Cook book ) and assisted by Ibu Budi and Ibu Putu Eni, two through Balinese Master chefs, which bring with them more then 40 years of experience in Balinese kitchens. Classes are hands on and start with an introduction to the many spices used in preparing the delectable flavors of Bali and end with a sumptuous lunch where guest enjoy to fruits of their hard labor. Classes are limited to maximum 8 participants.


Dishes prepared


1. Spice Paste for Seafood - Base be Pasih

2. Chicken, Pork, and Soy Bean Cake Satay - Sate Ayam, Babi, Tempe

3. Minced Seafood Sate - Sate Lilit

4. Minced Seafood grilled in Banana Leaf - Pesan be Pasih

5. Minced Duck in Banana Leaf - Tum Bebek

6. Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce - Be Celeng Base Manis

7. Chicken in Spiced Coconut Turmeric Sauce - Siap Kalas

8. Chicken in Shallot Lemongrass Dressing - Ayam Sembel Matah

9. Shallot Lemongrass Dressing - Sambel Matah

10. Peanut Sauce - Sauce Kacang

11. Vegetable Salad in Peanut Dressing - Pecelan

12. Steamed Black Rice with Coconut and Palm Sugar - Jajan Ijen

13. Fried Bananas - Pisang Goreng

14 Fried Rice / Noodles - Nasi goreng



Without Market Time table

07.30 – 08.00                 Pick up from various locations in Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa

08.00 – 08.30                 Breakfast and introduction to Bali and its cuisine

08.30                           Beginning of cooking

12.00                           Conclude day of cooking

12.00                           Lunch

14.00                           Newly certified and qualified Balinese Master Chef’s celebrate

With Market Time table

06.00 – 06.20                 Pick up from various locations in Nusa Dua to go to Jimbaran Market

08.30 – 09.00                 Breakfast and introduction to Bali and its cuisine

09.10                           Beginning of cooking

13.30                           Conclude day of cooking

14.00                           Lunch

15.00                           Newly certified and qualified Balinese Master Chef’s celebrate


Days conducted

Every Wednesday



Without market visit US$65.00++

With market visit US85.00++

Price is subject to 10% service charge and 11% government tax

Space is limited to 8 participants we highly recommend to book your participation as early as possible


Taylor made classes

Special classes and cooking competitions for groups are available on request, please check on availability by emailing: or calling us through +62361 771256/ +62361 774502

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Market Visit: Traditional Balinese Market

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