2 Days Traditional Cooking Holidays in Bali

2 Days Traditional Cooking Holidays in Bali

  • Alam Sari Resort, Jl. Raya Keliki, Tegallalang, Bali 80561, Indonesia

Balinese Cooking Vacation and Spice Garden Tour

Traveling Spoon connects travelers with local, vetted hosts to share the joy of a homemade meal in their home and learn about their cultural and culinary traditions passed down through the generations. Your experience will be private. During this retreat, you will join Dewa for a tour of his spice garden followed by a hands-on cooking lesson using traditional tools and a wood-fired stove.

Highlights

  • Cooking class
  • Spice garden tour
  • Vegetarian menu available
  • Learn about Balinese culture
  • Authentic rural farmhouse
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1 day with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat you will be staying at the Alam Sari Hotel, which in Indonesian means natural essence, a place where you experience the life of Bali through its people and the natural tropical beauty. You will stay in superior deluxe room.

Day 1

  • Arrive in Keliki and check-in at the Alam Sari Resort.
  • At 17:00 you will meet Dewa and begin your experience with a tour of the beautiful vegetable and spice garden that he tends (please note that there are many steps leading to this tropical garden).
  • You will discover local Balinese spices such as galangal, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, cacao, and nutmeg, learning about their medicinal properties. Walk a short distance to Dewas home for a tour of the family compound.
  • Next, you will join Dewa and his family in their kitchen for an immersive, hands-on cooking experience in their outdoor kitchen.
  • You will cook a range of Balinese dishes using a traditional wood-fired stove.
  • Learn about Balinese culture as you grate coconut and grind fresh spices on their traditional mortar and pestle.
  • In keeping with their Balinese family tradition and sense of spirituality, your hosts will not share the meal with you at the dining table although they will be with you throughout the rest of your experience.
  • The preferred approach is to eat on one's own and focus on personal meditation to achieve a positive state of mind.
  • After dinner, when everyone is fully satisfied and filled with positive energy, it is common for the family to gather and spend time together chatting.
  • After your culinary experience, you'll return to the Alam Sari for the night.

Day 2

  • The following morning is at leisure.
  • Enjoy free time at the resort until check-out.

Rather than a tour of a local market, Dewa will take you on a tour of a beautiful vegetable and spice garden where you may pick your own ingredients for your meal.

This retreat will take place in Bali, Indonesia, specifically in a place near to Ubud, the well-known center for traditional crafts and dance.

Your Balinese feast may include dishes such as pepes ikan (grilled tuna in banana leaves), a delicate and deeply satisfying dish, bumbu kuning (chicken in a fresh turmeric and coconut milk sauce), bregedel (corn fritters), and jukut urab (seasonal vegetables with grated coconut and fried shallots).

In traditional Balinese style, you will not eat your meal with Dewa and his family, although they will be with you throughout the rest of the experience. In keeping with their Balinese family tradition and sense of spirituality, your hosts will not share the meal with you at the dining table. Their preferred approach is to eat on one's own and focus on personal meditation to achieve a positive state of mind.

Exclusions

Alcohol is not included in the price, but is available at an extra price.

  • 1 night accommodation at the Alam Sari Resort in superior deluxe room
  • 2 meals: breakfast and dinner
  • All taxes
  • Beverages including 1 or 2 glasses of local beer and bottled water
  • Fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities to your local hosts
  • Spice garden tour and cooking lesson
  • Gratuities to hotel staff, porters, or other service staff
  • Transportation to and from the Alam Sari Resort

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport to the retreat is Bali airport, the Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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To help you experience local cuisine while traveling, Traveling Spoon offers in-home meals with our hosts. In addition, we also offer in-home cooking experiences as well as market tours as an add-on to many of the meal experiences. All of our hosts have been vetted to ensure a safe and delightful culinary experience.

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2 days / 1 night

Availability

Reservation confirmation is subject to host availability. Please allow 48 hours for confirmation. Reservations cannot be accommodated with less than 72-hours notice. 

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