Lovina cooking class

Hey foodies, join us for a truly unique experience:

cooking class Lovina with market shopping


Learn Indonesia's BEST REGIONAL RECIPES at a private hands-on cooking class with a local housewife

learn to cook in Lovina Bali

◦  half-day classes (lunch or dinner) 

◦  morning class includes shopping at a local market

◦  chose your menu (fish / meat / vegetarian)  

◦  it's only you and Ibu Dewi

learn to cook Indonesian food, unique cooking class on Bali

You would like to reveal the secrets of cooking authentic Balinese and Indonesian food?

This is much easier than you think – as one of the characteristics of Southeast Asian food is its simplicity.

You will be surprised how fast you can learn to prepare these tasty, super healthy dishes!

Ibu Dewi, a Balinese housewife and excellent chef invites you to her family home to enjoy a half day cooking class to create your traditional local menu. A unique and authentic experience!


You have two different packages and a variety of dishes to choose from: 

MORNING class – lunch time!

pick up from your hotel

8:00 shopping at the local market and buy fresh ingredients. Explore what is on offer!

9:00 to 11:30  cooking, decorating, 

tasting, chatting at a private Balinese home

30 minutes relaxation break 

12:00  enjoy your self-made lunch

AFTERNOON class – dinner time!

pick up from your hotel

16:00 – 18:30 cooking, chatting, tasting, decorating

30 minutes break for relaxation

19:00 enjoy  your home-made dinner

Ibu Dewi offers to teach a choice of dishes from which you can choose five for cooking in the class. Please note that the specialties may vary according to the season and the availability of the products at the day of the class.

Please let us know if you have special wishes and/or food sensitivities - and we are happy to set up your individual menu accordingly.

Vegetarian  Menu

Please find detailed descriptions of the dishes in the gallery!

  • Oteh-Oteh (Bakwan, vegetable fritter snack)
  • Perkedel Jagung (corn fritters)
  • Mie goreng sayur (fried noodles with vegetables)
  • Nasi goreng sayur (fried rice with vegetables)
  • Gado-Gado (mixed steamed vegetables with peanut sauce)
  • Vegetable curry with fresh coconut sauce
  • Tempeh manis (fried tempeh with sweet-spicy sauce)

… all served with plain rice …


Meat / Fish Menu

Please find detailed descriptions of the dishes in the gallery!

  • Mie goreng ayam / ikan (fried noodles with chicken or fish)
  • Nasi goreng ayam / ikan (fried rice with chicken or fish)
  • Satay ayam (chicken saté with spicy peanut sauce)
  • Pepes (fish or chicken with coconut, grilled in banana leafs)
  • Fish or chicken curry with fresh coconut sauce
  • Ayam or fish á la Ibu Dewi (chicken or fish with lemon grass)

… all served with plain rice …

As dessert, please choose from 

  • Bubur Injin (Black Rice Pudding) or
  • Pisang Goreng (fried banana)

eat with locals in Lovina! 


Got hungry?

Plan your food adventure right NOW!

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Ibu Dewi's cooking class

daily available, classes in English language

morning or afternoon class / vegetarian or meat menu

chose 5 dishes upon your interest

maximum 5 persons


1 person: 400.000 IDR

from 2 persons: 350.000 per person

including Lovina hotel pickup and drop, all ingredients, mineral water, coffee and tea

Kids up to 10: 50.000 IDR

Cooking class near me and best cooking class on Bali 

Here some Guest Feedbacks

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Comments: 29
  • #29

    Melanie and Bjoern (John) (Friday, 10 May 2024 01:51)

    What a great morning!!! Many thanks to Dewi, her husband, Doggy and Mika�❤️
    It was was a pleasure for us to stay with you at your house and learn much about the balinese cooking. The ingriediens were all fresh and so delicious. We loved it and will never forget this great experience.

  • #28

    Andreas Musch (Friday, 12 April 2024 20:04)

    Many thanks to Dewi and her husband. We had such a warm welcome from the first minute. We spent a lovely time together and learned a lot of the life of Bali.
    The Balinese cooking was a new experience for my wife and me. From the purchase of the food, the preparation and cooking itself it was a great pleasure for us. The taste and freshness of our 5 dishes was much better than in the restaurants we have eaten before.
    Once again, a great day with amazing people and a wonderful cooking.

  • #27

    KEELY MICHELLE DEAN (Sunday, 10 March 2024 03:57)

    Such an enjoyable experience, we throughly enjoyed cooking with Dewi and learning how to cook and eat the delicious Balinese dishes.

  • #26

    Andy Grimwood (Thursday, 22 February 2024 23:18)

    I have been a professional chef for 30 + years and did this class out of interest. Ibu and her Husband took myself and partner to a local market which was interesting to see, after that they welcomed us to the home where we had a coffee and a smoke. They offered us water through out the day which was needed given the heat. I had chosen dishes I as a chef wanted to see prepared all of which are surprisingly easy as well as tasty. We had several smoke breaks before completing all the dishes, tasting each one after it was ready. I asked a lot of questions and Ibu was knowledgeable and answered politely. We sat on her varander and she dished up what we had made which was absolutely delicious. Then returned us to our hotel reception. It is a truly wonderful experience and I would recomend it to anyone that enjoys food and culture. There are other cooking classes that charge far more. Bless Mr and Mrs Dewi for a special day.

  • #25

    Roan (Wednesday, 24 January 2024 01:21)

    Dewi’s cooking class was amazing. We learned how to cook Indonesian and Balinese recipes that tasted extraordinary. Now we can also cook this at home for our families. I highly recommend doing this cooking class if you want to learn more about traditional food and how to prepare it. Thank you Dewi and your husband!

  • #24

    Jacquie and Justin Tuesday 2nd January 2024 (Tuesday, 02 January 2024 03:01)

    We did Dewi’s cooking class and we absolutely loved it. Dewi’s husband picked us up from our villa and we met Dewi at the local market in Lovina to buy ingredients.
    We then went to Dewi’s home where we were welcomed like old friends with tea and coffe and Balinese snacks.
    Once we started the cooking, Dewi showed us what to do then we got to follow her instructions until the dish was complete. We got to taste test each dish after cooking.
    Once all dishes were complete we had a break while Dewi dished up the meals and we got to eat on her verandah in her lovely garden.
    Dewi then joined us and we had a good chat and a laugh.
    Would highly recommend doing this cooking class as we had the most amazing time.
    Thank you Dewi for sharing your beautiful home and your wonderful cooking skills with us.

  • #23

    Kari and Danny (Monday, 20 November 2023 23:46)

    Thank you for a wonderful morning. We said to ourselves later that was the best cooking class we've been to . Being able to choose the dishes we like makes such a difference. Dewi and her husband were delightful. She explained the techniques demonstrated then we participated. We sat and ate the beautiful food we'd prepared on her verandah and felt like long time friends . We'd thoroughly recommend this lovely experience. We did the morning class and went to the market that was very interesting seeing all the local produce and people . 10/10 experience try it you'll be so glad you did.

  • #22

    Pete & Chiara (Friday, 27 October 2023 05:36)

    We had the best time in the cooking class with Ibu Dewi. She is a lovely host and was very generous inviting us into her family home and teaching us the recipes for not 1, but 6 different Balinese specialties! Afterwards and during, we were able to taste and enjoy the meals (the majority of which were better than those we had eaten elsewhere on our two weeks in Bali).

    We also did a tour with Dewi's husband around Lovina on a different day and he has a cracking sense of humour and is a great local guide who we got on with very well.

    A warm family who deserve a lot of love and praise for openly sharing their culture with international visitors.

  • #21

    Rune Christensen (Tuesday, 10 October 2023 21:27)

    We had a cooking class with Ibu Dewi and it was a fantastic experience. The food itself was marvellous but it was just a part of the experience. Ibu Dewi is very friendly and is inviting you to cook in her cozy kitchen in the family home. We were guided through all the steps and we are confident that we will test the recipes when we get back home. We even had our two kids (age six and ten) cooking with us and Ibu made sure it was a great experience for everyone. We cannot recommend enough - please try it out.

    Best regards
    Naja, Noah, Mia and Rune

  • #20

    Toni & Rens (Thursday, 28 September 2023 07:48)

    My girlfriend and I had an extremely pleasant afternoon cooking session with Ibu after her husband picked us up at our hotel. The food was delicious, Ibu and her family are incredibly nice and we absolutely enjoyed every second of this activity. I would recommend this to every food lover and hobby cook. Overall a 10/10, great service, great hospitality and tasty food. Hope to see you all again!

  • #19

    Fee and Jo (Wednesday, 27 September 2023 06:39)

    Today my sister Jo and I were privelaged enough to enjoy this cooking class with Ibu Dewi. One of the best experiences I've had in Bali. Ivy Dewi welcomed us into her home with open arms. She was An amazing teacher, explaining everything from
    Choosing ingredients ( at the morning markets) to the smallest details in the balancing of flavours. We walked away feeling confident that we could take these skills home to our own kitchen to create beautiful dishes. Everything was immaculate and clean and their home and garden was stunning. We left not being able to fit another thing in and with some Bali chili, and print out sheets of our chosen recipes to take home. Couldn't have asked for anything more from the experience and would love to bring our family Back to enjoy this experience again Thankyou so much to Ibu Dewi and her family it was such a pleasure��would highly Recommend

  • #18

    Dan (Sunday, 20 August 2023 08:11)

    An excellent afternoon cooking with Ibu Dewi. Everything super fresh, and so much love in the food. Ibu Dewi is a wonderful host and does her best to ensure you feel at home in her home while she teaches you how perfect a Balinese speciality. Thank you Ibu Dewi for having us! Marion, Toni and Dan ❤️

  • #17

    Aidan Chang (Wednesday, 28 June 2023 00:36)

    Ibu Dewi's class was so much fun! It was great visiting the market for the morning class and seeing everything there. Ibu Dewi and Cening's garden is so pretty and their kitchen is well-stocked and so clean. Ibu Dewi was very kind and knowledgeable and made cooking these dishes so accessible. We made mie goreng, chiken satay, lemongrass chicken, gado gado, and black rice pudding all from scratch, and her cooking is fantastic! We were so full! This class was a highlight of our trip!

  • #16

    Cristina & Tom (Sunday, 04 June 2023 05:24)

    We booked this cooking class with Dewi and it couldn't have been any better. First, we were picked up from our hotel and went to Lovina's local market where we met Dewi. She showed us around the market and bought some ingredients for our chosen dishes. Once at Dewi's, she served us a tea and biscuits in her lovely garden. After this, we started cooking! We really enjoyed preparing each dish and following Dewi's instructions. She was very friendly and helped us put together some amazing dishes. We had tried some local dishes in Bali, but Dewi's dishes were much tastier. We especially loved the chicken satay, the tuna pepes and the black rice pudding! Once we finished cooking, she set up nicely her garden table and brought the dishes. There were lots of food (we cooked 5 dishes), but we really enjoyed eating them. We even had two portions of the black rice pudding! It was so sweet and delicious. Overall, we highly recommend taking this authentic experience. Thank you Dewi for welcoming and teaching us your tasty dishes.

  • #15

    Felix & Christine (Wednesday, 31 May 2023 01:53)

    I could make it easy and sum it up: nice new show kitchen, a patient teacher and delicious recipes – but it is so much more. We booked a class for 4 people (max I would say) including an early trip to the local market. Dewi’s husband brought us there and we met Dewi herself at the market. She showed us all the fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as some deserts.
    After that we went to her family house and enjoyed the deserts with some tea and coffee while Dewi was preparing the first steps. Then we went through the recipes, prepared one dish after another and tasted our results once finished. It took a while to prepare everything (I guess three hours) and afterward everything was placed on nice plates before the final lunch pause started. And what can I say – it was soooo delicious!

    I learned a lot and so did our parents (which have quite a bit of experience in the (European) kitchen themselves). It makes a difference whether you simply have a recipe or are guided step by step introduction by an experienced cook. And it also helps to taste the fresh and untreated ingredients as well as the resulting dishes by yourself. Things a video can’t teach you �

    So, if you are looking for a true Balinese cooking class and bring some of the tastes of your vacation back home, book this course!

  • #14

    Laurianne Rochat (Saturday, 15 April 2023 07:43)

    Such a great experience! If you are interested in learning how to cook delicious Indonesian food, Dewi is such a good teacher that she will make you become the best cook ever! Not to mention that she and her husband live in a very welcoming home where you will enjoy the meal you just cooked. Highly recommended!

  • #13

    Peter Bomberg (Sunday, 12 February 2023 07:14)

    Great hospitality and a wonderful experience. We wanted to try a couple vegetarian and a couple meat dishes and Ibu Dewi said of course, we also wanted to learn how to make mild and spicy dishes, yet again our wishes where accommodated.

    The hotel pickup was punctual and very professional. We were offered a cup of coffee or tea on arrival and after a brief conversation we got right to cooking. It was fun and informative, Ibu Dewi covered not only the dishes but also so many other aspects to cooking like what types of ginger, how to determine alternatives trough to how to dry and preserve chilies, and so on.

    I could go on about the cooking class, but suffice to say it was everything we hoped for and much more. When we finished cooking we managed to coax Ibu Dewi to join us for dinner and she shared more culture and history, a wonderful evening and a great memory!

  • #12

    Ana (Tuesday, 07 February 2023 08:03)

    Me and my husband booked the morning class and after the pick up from our stay in the morning we visited the local market. After that we had a perfect half day cooking with Dewi, she is such a kind and lovely person. We loved the cooking class and even more the food we ate for lunch! Sooooo yummi! And for us what made the experience even more funny and enjoyable was Gening, Dewi’s husband, who picked up us, brought us to the market and joined us later for lunch.
    Thank you for some wonderful memories!

  • #11

    Ruben van den Bovenkamp (Monday, 19 December 2022 10:40)

    The cooking class with Dewi was absolutely great! We made some delicious dishes and Dewi was very knowledgable and also very accommodating to our dietary wishes. Thank you Dewi for hosting us in your lovely home! Definitely recommend the class to everyone!

  • #10

    Max (Wednesday, 07 December 2022 05:48)

    Best Cooking class. If you're not sure about the menu just ask dewi for recommendations.
    My tip: satay, because her peanut sauce is the best!

  • #9

    Rose Lindsay Smith (Saturday, 01 October 2022 02:00)

    Do you have availabilty for a cooking class on 3, 4, or 5 October?


  • #8

    Yuko (Friday, 09 September 2022 02:31)

    The food was nice, beautiful garden nice family too. Experiencing local culture was best.

  • #7

    Albert and Liesbeth (Thursday, 08 September 2022 09:54)

    We tried to make Nasi Goreng at home a few times and were not satisfied with the results. Now we have learned from Dewi how to cook it the proper way. It tasted very good as did the other dishes we made. We really enjoyed the cooking class a lot but also spending the time with Dewi at her house and talking about our different cultures and a lot of subjects. We really recommend the cooking class and will surely visit Dewi and her family when we come to Lovina again. Terimakasih.

  • #6

    Luke & Haley (Wednesday, 17 August 2022 23:32)

    We loved our day with Dewi! She is an amazing host and cook. Being able to choose the dishes we made as well as going to the markets first made it a brilliant experience. We highly recommend IBU Dewis cooking class to anyone that wants to learn how to cook authentic balinese dishes. Thank you Dewi �

  • #5

    Victoria Williams (from Google reviews) (Friday, 05 August 2022 21:47)

    Dewi was wonderful! I did the morning option so I could go to the local market and cook for lunch. She is so sweet, a wonderful host/teacher and chef. She had printouts of each recipe and a pen for me to write any notes that I might need to remake the dish after leaving Bali. When cooking, she would demonstrate and then let me have a go with each step. I learned even more about Balinese culture and language and was able to purchase some homemade coconut oil.

    After each dish was finished, I got to taste test and then at the end, enjoy a spectacular lunch!

  • #4

    Abel (from Tripadvisor) (Friday, 10 June 2022 00:41)

    The cooking class with Dewi is amazing; she took us first to the market to get the ingredients and then we got to make our requested dishes at her own home. She has recipes that you get to take home with you. Highly recommend!

  • #3

    Georgie (from Google reviews) (Saturday, 30 April 2022 03:37)

    I booked a day transfer from Ubud to Lovina with Yvonne for four people and was not dissapointed! Our driver Cenning was fantastic, so friendly, funny and helpful (with the perfect dose of crazy ;) ) - we enjoyed our time with him so much and we are very grateful for the time we spent with him! Yvonne was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process, checking in and ensuring we are okay and everything was covered. After the tour, we visited Cennings home to cook with his wonderful wife Dewi. She taught us how to authentically cook many dishes (which were delicious)! We took away the recipes with us, extra food and great memories. Thank you Dewi!! We can't recomend Bali Surya Tours enough and really reccomend making time to cook with Dewi during your trip :) Thank you and best wishes and hope to see you again in the future :)

  • #2

    Elena and Lukas (Tuesday, 07 May 2019 01:36)

    We did the cooking class as a couple and it was amazing. Ibu Dewi is a really good cook and we learned how to prepare the best balinese dishes with her. The food was really tasty and in the end she also gave us a balinese spice mix to bring home. Thanks a lot for this great experience!

  • #1

    Susanne Dige (Saturday, 19 May 2018 14:55)

    I have don it, and it is fantastik. IBU Dewi is a very good cook and good at teaching. She have a lovely family and you Will for sure end up with eathing to much. Five Star from me *****