I uploaded a story on my Instagram announcing that I would be visiting Bali, and I wanted my followers who had been to this beautiful island to send me their recommendations. A lot of people sent me Paon Bali cooking class and said I had to find time to attend. I was curious to see what the rave was about so I tried to book a class online. The classes were not available for the dates I wanted. This when when I came across Cookly through a web search and I noticed the class was available on their website. This was my first time hearing about Cookly. I immediately booked the class and the countdown officially began.
The class fee included hotel pickup in Ubud and I thought this was fair considering the fact that the class cost under $30. The car picked several people up from their accommodation in the Ubud area, and we headed to the market to start the day.
The class was introduced to different types of exotic fruits and vegetables in the market
My lovely friend, Soul who I met and spent time with in Bali
After the market tour, the class was taken to the kitchen and we started cooking. I loved the fact that everyone was expected to participate in the class.
Balinese food is very diverse and it includes a lot of components like vegetables, fish, and chicken so this class definitely had a dish for everyone. A lot of the menu options cater to vegans and the main dish which was made with Chicken was also made with a vegan friendly alternative.
Green Beans from the market
On the menu
- Kolak Biu Kolak Pisang (Boiled banana in palm sugar syrup)
- Base Gede Bumbu Kuning (Basic Yellow Sauce)
- Kuah Wong Sup Jamur (Clear Mushroom & Vegetable Soup)
- Be Siap Mesanten, Kare Ayam (Chicken in Coconut curry)
- Pepesan Be Pasih , Pepes Ikan (Steamed Fish in Banana Leaves)
- Jukut Urab (Coconut and Snake bean salad)
- Sate Siap Sate Lilit Ayam (Minced chicken grilled on Bamboo Sticks)
- Tempe Me Goreng (Sweet & Salty Fried Tempeh)
- Tempe Kering (Deep Fried Tempe in Sweet Soy Sauce)
- Kacang Me Santok (Vegetables in Peanut Sauce)
- Gado Gado (Vegetables in Peanut Sauce)
Explaining the recipe and game plan before starting the class