Cook Babi Guling in a Local Balinese Compound Near Ubud

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Come and cook your version of Bali's most famous dish - Babi Guling (or suckling pig) in a local Balinese home

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  • Learn to cook the pig from scratch
  • Accompany us to the market to buy ingredients and spices
  • Learn the correct way of roasting the pig to achieve the perfect crispy skin
  • Enjoy your own babi guling in our traditional Balinese compound

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Meet your host :
Rai
Rai
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Hi, my name is Rai and I'm originally from Batuyang in Batubulan village, which is famous for it's dancers and culture. I've been a guide in Bali since 1995 and love showing everyone my favourite parts of the island. I'm actually an enthusiastic angler, and love to fish in my free time. I consider myself passionate about cooking authentic Balinese food and have been doing this all my life. Let me show you the Bali you came to see!

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Reviews (3)

  • Yoriko Yoriko

    Great value for money

    We only stayed in Ubud for 2 days but this was the best experience we had. Pak Rai took us to his traditional Balinese house and we prepared the dishes together. We arrived a bit late so we didn't get to see the market and the pig was already prepared for us, but there was still a lot to do, including grinding the spices with a stone mortar and pestle, and all of it was really fun. The food we ended up with was amazing. Pak Rai explained to us the meaning of each building in the temple in his house, and we also got to meet his family. After our babi guling feast, we had the option of stopping by a nearby Luwak Coffee cafe/farm and a silver workshop. We were tired so we just went to the coffee place. The cafe lets you try different flavored coffee and tea drinks for free (I loved the ginger coffee and durian coffee), and luwak coffee (coffee taken from the poop of luwak, a local racoon-like mammal) for Rp. 500,000 (about 5 USD), which is not bad. You get to see real luwak and coffee plants, and how the coffee beans get processed traditionally. Last but not least, Pak Rai was a nice host and fun to talk to. With airport/hotel pickup included (we discovered that this is the part that costs the most in Bali, at least in the Ubud area), and with the unique experience and great food and hospitality, this package was the best value for money we got in Ubud.

  • Rebecca Rebecca

    Great authentic Balinese experience, lovely people!

    Me and my husband really enjoyed the experience. The pork was delicious and the host was so nice. We got to visit the local markets and then we cooked the pig from start to finish, hands on and very informative :)

  • Joakim Joakim

    Informative, nice and delicious cooking class!

    If you're a fan of the Balinese speciality Babi guling, you will enjoy this very hands on cooking class. Rai and his family are great hosts and very knowledgeable in both Balinese cooking and culture. It was also super interesting to be able to visit their compound, where the cooking takes place, and see how they live.
    All in all a terrific and delicious experience!

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