This class provides a fascinating insight into Balinese life and culture through the country’s food, cooking and culinary myths.
Our friendly and informal setup, run by our chef, is held in our garden. We learn about the exotic herbs and spices used in ceremonial and everyday Balinese dishes as well as contemporary cooking.
Select from traditional Indonesian food or Balinese food, or our healthful UBUD GARDEN cuisine menu.
The program is best started at around 10AM
Price: Rp. 400,000++ per person
Minimum 2 persons
Includes cooking class and practical demonstration followed by lunch
Sky Candle Light Dinner
To highlight your stay in Ubud Green, we are so delighted to offer you a sky light dinner where a personal server serves you with a selected set menu from our chef in a private dining area.
Price: from IDR 800,000++ / couple
Making Daily Balinese Offering
Canang sari is one of the daily offerings made by Balinese Hindus to thank the God in praise and prayer. Canang sari will be seen in the Balinese temples, on small shrines in houses, and on the ground or as a part of a larger offering.
Canang sari has some parts; there are peporosan, ceper, raka-raka, and sampian urasari. Peporosan or the core material is made from betel leaf, lime, Gambier, prestige, tobacco and betel nuts. Material of peporosan symbolizes the Trimurti, the three major Hindu Gods. Shiva is symbolized by lime, Vishnu is symbolized by betel nut, and Brahma is symbolized by gambier. Canang sari is covered by ceper (a tray made from palm leaf) as a symbol of Ardha Candra. Raka-raka is topped with sampian urasari, which are in turn overlaid by flowers placed in a specific direction.
Each direction symbolizes a Hindu God:
- White-colored flowers that point to the east as a symbol of Iswara
- Red-colored flowers that point to the south as a symbol of Brahma
- Yellow-colored flowers that point to the west as a symbol of Mahadeva
- Blue or green colored flowers that point to the north as a symbol of Vishnu
A canang sari is completed by placing on top of the canang an amount of kepeng (the coin money) or paper money, which is said to make up the essence (the “sari”) of the offering Canang sari is offered every day to God as a form of thanking for the peace given to the world; it is the simplest daily household offering. The philosophy behind the offering is self-sacrifice in that they take time and effort to prepare. Canang sari is not offered when there is a death in the community or family.
In Bali, purification means to purify your heart and mind from negative energy to become the new you. It
also brings luck. We can help to arrange a private tour to holy spring water temple ‘Tirta Empul or Sebatu temple’.
The Tour starts visiting Balinese house to see the uniqueness of the Balinese architecture. And then continue the trip to Holy spring water temple for the Purification ceremony which lead by the priest.
Price: IDR 300,000 ++ per pax
Min. 2 pax
Include: English speaking driver, Gasoline, Entrance ticket, sarong and offering for ceremony
The tour starts from hotel at 08 – 08.30, a stop will be made in a coffee plantation for morning snack, and then we are heading up to the starting point.
The ride lasts for approximately 2.5 – 3hrs with distance covered around 23km. Some stops will be in very interesting area such as Balinese compound, temples, stone carving village and beautiful scenery of rice field.
Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant before going back to the hotel.
Full day: Rp. 550,000++ per pax
Include English speaking guide, return transfer from/to hotel, water and snack en-route, lunch, wet weather gear if needed, insurance