Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud: Discover the Secrets of Delicious Balinese Cuisine

Bali Farm Cooking School | Balinese Cooking Class in Ubud
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Taro, Ubud


6.5 hours

Starting time

7:30 am, 12:30 pm


1 Guest

Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud – Overview

Embark on a culinary journey with our vegetarian cooking class in Ubud, where you’ll explore the rich flavors and diverse techniques of traditional Balinese plant-based cuisine.

From sourcing local ingredients to mastering authentic recipes, you’ll leave with newfound skills and unforgettable memories.

Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud Highlights

  • Authentic Balinese culinary techniques
  • Guided market tour to explore local ingredients & produce (*morning class only)
  • Organic farm visit and sustainable cooking practices
  • Harvesting some of the cooking ingredients on our organic farm
  • Well crafted menu and personalized learning experiences
  • Cultural immersion in Balinese vegetarian cuisine
  • Hands-on workshops for mastering vegetarian dishes
  • Networking and socializing opportunities with fellow food enthusiasts
  • Take-home skills and resources, including recipe booklet and PDF

Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud – Full Description

A Culinary Journey Through Bali’s Plant-Based Heritage

Our Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud offers an unparalleled culinary adventure, combining hands-on learning, cultural immersion, and a celebration of the island’s vibrant plant-based cuisine. This comprehensive experience has been thoughtfully crafted to provide participants with a deep understanding of Balinese vegetarian culinary traditions while fostering a passion for sustainable and healthy cooking practices.

The Vegetarian Cooking Class Experience

Your culinary journey begins with a warm welcome and an introduction to the day’s itinerary. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process, ensuring a supportive, informative, and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

  • Market Tour: Explore the lively local markets with our knowledgeable guides, learning how local interact in their daily life in the morning and gaining insights into the role of different produce and ingredients in Balinese vegetarian cuisine.
  • Organic Farm Visit: Connect with the land and its bounty during a visit to a nearby organic farm, where you’ll learn about sustainable agriculture practices and harvest ingredients for your cooking class during the day.
  • Cultural Immersion: Delve into the rich history and traditions of Balinese plant-based cuisine, as our instructors share stories and customs that illuminate the island’s unique culinary heritage.
  • Hands-On Learning: Prepare a variety of authentic Balinese vegetarian dishes under the expert guidance of our instructors, mastering techniques like grinding spices, making perfect peanut sauce from scratch, and wrapping healthy steamed vegetarian parcels.
  • Personalized Instruction: Enjoy a tailored learning experience with well-crafted menus and personalized guidance, ensuring that your culinary journey aligns with your interests, dietary preferences, and skill level.
  • Group Dining & Networking: Savor the delectable dishes you’ve prepared with your fellow participants, forging lasting connections and sharing your passion for food, travel, and culture.

What You’ll Learn

Throughout the Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud, you’ll acquire a wide range of skills, knowledge, and techniques that will enhance your understanding and appreciation of Balinese vegetarian cuisine. Among the many takeaways from this comprehensive experience, you’ll:

  • Discover the cultural significance and history of Balinese plant-based dishes
  • Gain expertise in selecting and preparing fresh, local ingredients
  • Master a variety of cooking techniques unique to Balinese vegetarian cuisine
  • Learn about sustainable farming practices and their role in supporting the local community
  • Understand the importance of health and wellness in Balinese culinary traditions
  • Develop confidence in replicating the dishes you’ve learned in your own kitchen
  • Taking the whole Experience Home with you.

Upon completing the Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud, you’ll receive a detailed recipe booklet to help you recreate the dishes at home. With newfound skills and a deeper appreciation for Balinese plant-based cuisine, you’ll be able to share your culinary adventures with friends and family long after you’ve left the island.


Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud Availability

We open everyday (7 days a week)

Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud Menus

During our Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and prepare a variety of delicious, authentic Balinese vegetarian dishes. Our menu showcases the diverse flavors and textures of plant-based Balinese cuisine, featuring local ingredients and time-honored techniques.


A popular Indonesian salad made with a mix of blanched and fresh vegetables, tofu, and tempeh, served with a rich and savory peanut sauce.

Tempeh Asam Manis

Tempeh cooked in a sour and sweet sauce, showcasing the versatility of this protein-rich, fermented soybean cake.

Bumbu Bali

A fragrant Balinese spice paste that forms the base for many dishes, including curries, dumpling parcels, soup and fried. Learn to create this essential element of Balinese cuisine from scratch, using traditional grinding techniques and fresh ingredients.

Kare Vegetarian

A delectable Balinese vegetable curry, featuring a medley of vegetables, tofu, tempeh, and aromatic spices simmered in a rich, coconut milk-based sauce.


A traditional Indonesian cooking method where ingredients, such as tempeh or vegetables, are marinated in spices, wrapped in banana leaves, and steamed or grilled to perfection.


Delicious and hearty potato (or corn, or cassava) fritters made from mashed potatoes, vegetables, and bumbu bali (spices paste), which are then fried until golden and crispy.

Bubur Injin or Pisang Goreng

Two classic Balinese desserts to complete your culinary experience (depending on the group we will cook one of the dessert menu):

Bubur Injin: A warm and comforting black rice pudding cooked with coconut milk, pandan leaves, and palm sugar, garnished with a drizzle of coconut cream.

Pisang Goreng: Crispy banana fritters made by dipping ripe bananas in a batter and deep-frying until golden brown. A perfect sweet treat to end your meal.

By preparing and enjoying this diverse array of dishes, you’ll gain a true appreciation for the flavors, techniques, and ingredients that define Balinese vegetarian cuisine.

Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud Inclusions


  • Transfer from Ubud (Dalem Puri Meeting Point) is free.
  • All cooking ingredients and the food you cook
  • Free recipe booklet and PDF recipe (downloadable)
  • Visit the local market (*morning class only)
  • A tour of an organic farm
  • 5 dishes, 1 Spice Paste and 1 dessert
  • Drinking water, tea or coffee


  • Special menu request (at extra charge)
  • Additional drinks
  • Transfer outside meeting point (at extra charge)

Additional Information

Pickup Options


  • Free pick up service included ONLY for: Ubud Meeting point (Dalem Puri Parking; Across of Sens Hotel).
  • If your hotel is located in: Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Sanur select the cost accordingly in the time booking.
  • Otherwise, please meet up at Ubud Tourist Infomation Center meeting point – 7:30 am
  • Confirmation of availability will be received within 24 hours. Once confirmed, please present your booking receipt
  • Cancellation at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Vegetarian Cooking Class in Ubud Customer Reviews

Vegetarian Menu and It All Tasted Amazing!

A fantastic experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone who needs a relaxing, chill day in Bali.

You get to learn a lot about the ingredients, how they are grown and used in local foods. I tried the vegetarian menu and it all tasted amazing!

Everyone is super friendly too 🙂

Rita Das

booked on Directly

The Instruction Was Great and The Dishes Tasted Fantastic.

We booked the morning session and we enjoyed it very very much. We were given a tour over a food market and on the farm with lots of information. It could not have been better.

I am vegetarian, my fiancée is not and we were able to cook separately. The instruction was great and the dishes tasted fantastic. The atmosphere was perfect from the beginning to the end.

I can recommend 100%.

Samara a.

booked directly

One of the highlights of our Bali trip and very vegan friendly

My husband and I are vegan and were a little apprehensive about doing this class, where some people might be cooking meat, over one that was fully vegan.

However, the class was extremely vegan friendly – the group was split at the beginning into vegetarians and non-veg (about 2 thirds of the group of 12 were vegetarian), all meat prep was done in a different room before being cooked in a different part of the open air kitchen, and all vegetarian recipes had a vegan version!

This was a really fun experience and we would definitely recommend it to anyone vegan, vegetarian or veg curious who is interested in learning more about Balinese food and cooking.

The staff gave lots of tips about translating the recipes to your own kitchen in your home country, including ingredient substitutions in case there are ingredients that are difficult to find at home.

The food we cooked was delicious and just the right amount too – enough that we tried lots of different dishes and were full enough not to need dinner or lunch, but not so much that we had to carry some back to the hotel (though there was the option to take some away – some less greedy than ourselves did take a little pack home!).

It was also a great opportunity to meet other travelers who were interested in learning more about the local culture!

Louise B

booked on viator

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