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Sidemen: Firewood Cooking Class & Organic Farm Tour

4.7 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Green Kitchen

Sidemen: Firewood Cooking Class & Organic Farm Tour

Activity provider: Green Kitchen
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From US$ 28 per person

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Experience authentic Balinese cooking in the sacred village of Sidemen, away from tourist crowds. Enjoy the traditional way of cooking with firewood in an open air kitchen surrounded by organic farms. Trek through rice paddies and take a dip in the river!

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Try your hand at cooking organic food without the use of electricity or gas
  • Hand pick your own vegetables from the organic farm
  • Trek through Sidemen's rice paddies with amazing views and surroundings
  • Experience shopping at a local Balinese morning market
  • Swim in the river after a great day in the kitchen
Full description
Your local host has spent years dishing out authentic Indonesian cuisine in the best Indonesian restaurant in Tokyo, but then decided to return to their roots in beautiful, rural Sidemen in East Bali to teach travellers from all over the world the beauty of this cuisine through organic ingredients and age-old recipes. Following pick-up from your hotel, you will visit Klungkung Market, the second biggest market in Bali where you will experience local Balinese shopping. Trek through Sidemen's rice paddies with amazing views and hand pick your own vegetables from the organic farm before you start your cooking class. There will be no use of electricity and gas, which all adds to the incredible experience. You will also have a chance to swim in the river afterwards! Learn about the Balinese way of life and culture, and learn how to get maximum flavour and a large variety of dishes from very few but very fresh ingredients. Recipes will also be provided to let you bring these incredible flavours back home. Vegetarian option: • Jukut ares (banana stalk soup) • Plecing kankung (green leaves with spicy sauce) • Gado gado (vegetables with peanut sauce) • Perkedel jagung (corn fritter) • Tempe/tahu cury (tempeh and tofu coconut curry) • Sambal tomat (spicy tomato sauce) • Sambal nyuh (coconut spice) • Bubur injin (black rice pudding) Non-vegetarian option: • Jukut nangka (pork and jackfruit soup) • Jukut urab (vegetables with grated coconut) • Tempe manis (tempeh with sweet sauce) • Pepes ikan (spiced fish in banana leaf) or sate ikan (minced fish sate) • Gule ayam (coconut chicken curry) • Sambal tomat (spicy tomato sauce) • Sambal matah (raw spicy sauce with shallots, chilies and lemongrass) • Bubur injin (black rice pudding)
  • Hotel transfer
  • Local market tour
  • Rice field trek
  • Cooking class
  • Lunch

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    • Please wear comfortable shoes for trekking through the rice paddies. Bring your own towel and spare clothes for swimming afterwards.
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    4.7 /5

    based on 9 reviews

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    I can warmly recommend this cooking class to everyone. The visit to the huge market in advance, was also very impressive. The whole team, from the chauffeur to the cooks and cooks, they were all very warm and wonderfully supported us. At the end we had a delicious buffet for feasting, many nice experiences and of course the recipes to take home.

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    November 6, 2019

    An impressive tour, one of the best we have ever been to!

    An impressive tour, one of the best we have ever been to! We managed to completely immerse ourselves in the Balinese cuisine , where everything is done manually , and also to discover new tastes and aromas. First, we managed to visit the local market, where the guide (the chef) told us a lot of interesting things about spices, vegetables and fruits. Then we managed to discover where the Balinese people get their food, yeah! We got to the real field surrounded mountains, where in traditional cone-shaped hats we picked up some ingredients:) Was very interesting to find out how Balinese people skillfully use all the gifts that nature gave them! Next, we were lucky to cook in an atmospheric Balinese kitchen in the mountains, under the guidance of an outgoing, cheerful, and friendly chef! We finished everything with a meal in nature, that we have made together ! Thank you a lot!!!:)

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    October 9, 2019

    Мероприятие супер!!! На рынок можно не ехать, все купят до вас:) трата времени на дорогу. Очень приятный в общении хозяин! Гостеприимство на высшем уровне, очень ухоженный сад с видом на рисовые плантации, насмотритесь, можно не прогуливаться по ним:) Готовили вместе с хозяином на дровах много блюд одновременно. Помогала его жена и дочь. Горячие салаты и горячие блюда, десерт. Попросите напиток из чайного гриба:) Мероприятие эмоциональное, приятное общение:) Очень не хватало сувенира, чтобы отблагодарить хозяина:)

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    June 21, 2021


    Product ID: 174954