Bumbu Bali Cooking School

Bumbu Bali has been known for almost 2 decades as the “best in class” when it comes to authentic Balinese food. We recommend you discover the spiced flavours of Bali through its wonderfully crafted Rijsttafel menu, during your first few days at the villa.

If you are interested to learn about the exotic ingredients and unique culinary heritage of Bali, subscribe to their cooking classes, which take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Classes start with an early morning visit to the local vegetable and fish market where many of the ingredients are purchased for the day’s program, including spices, meat, chicken, cakes and the freshest available seafood. The next stop will be on the beach with Ibu Nyoman who is collecting the fish from the returning fishing fleet in Jimbaran.

After 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 leave the comfort of the dining pavilion and enter the Balinese kitchen, where participants will be guided into the many secrets, and flavours of Bali and at the same time, discover and feel the peacefulness of a harmonious Balinese home.

Your Host:
Most lessons are hosted by Heinz von Holzen, author of five highly acclaimed cookbooks on Balinese and Indonesian food and the assistance of his talented Balinese Chef, and long-time friend Pak Bagus.

After four most informative and entertaining hours in the kitchen, you will face the grandest and final task of sampling and enjoying the mouth-watering dishes, prepared that morning. The class concludes after a glass of piping hot Balinese coffee, the ever-popular black rice pudding and a creamy pumpkin cake.

Your Villa Manager will be pleased to assist with reservations. These cooking classes are extremely popular and since attendance is restricted to 14 participants, we suggest making reservations prior to your arrival in Bali.