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Host: Dotty

Bali, Indonesia

USD
$20-$46 per person

Traditional Javanese meal in Tumbakbayuh, North Canggu

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Dotty

Dotty is Javanese who moved to the US as a child and to Australia when she got married. She has returned to her birth country and fulfilled a life-long dream of building a bed and breakfast where she cooks traditional recipes handed down from her grandmother. Dotty is a warm, fun and friendly host who delights in sharing her culture and cuisine with travelers.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Enjoy an authentic, homecooked Javanese meal in Dotty's home, located in the lush and tranquil Tumbak Bayuh amongst rice paddy fields that Bali is known for. Your Javanese meal might include dishes such as Dotty's addictively light and crispy corn fritters or another favorite, soya chicken, chicken cooked in soy sauce with traditional ingredients such as cinnamon, star anise, and rice wine. Share a delightful meal with Dotty over conversation about food and culture.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Join Dotty in her kitchen to cook a simple Javanese meal, using local ingredients and recipes handed down from her mother and grandmother. Dotty is especially gifted at teaching you about substitutes for traditional ingredients that can be hard to find at your grocery store back home.

Notes: Tanah Lot Temple is 20min away from Dotty's home and is a great side trip before or after the experience. Dotty lives about 45min to 1hour from Kuta beach.

​Dotty can offer optional round trip transportation at an additional cost only from Kuta or Seminyak hotels. Only if you're staying in Kuta or Seminyak, select optional round trip transportation at an additional cost. Pick-up will be one hour prior to the start of your experience.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

Dotty was very responsive to all emails, thorough, arranged a driver, and was just a delightful woman. I was given choices of foods I would like to cook and everything was delicious. Her helper cleaned up so...I just enjoyed. Took some nice photos too. Highly recommended.
- Sharon August 28, 2018

This was the highlight of my trip! I loved meeting Dotty and being welcomed into her home, and making some really amazing recipes. She is very accommodating to dietary restrictions and offers a lot of different choices of recipes to chose from. We made four really great recipes. It was so relaxing being in her home and getting the one on one attention! This is a must do for anyone coming to Bali!
- Robin May 09, 2018

This cooking class was one of my favorite parts of our vacation in Bali! I took this cooking class with my boyfriend. We were staying in Kuta at the time and decided to utilize the transportation offered by our hotel to get to Dotty's house. Dotty does provide a transportation service, and I realized that we should have taken her up on that offer. Our driver was a bit of a headache to say the least. At one point I didn't think we would make it to the class on time. I was able to communicate with Dotty through WhatsApp, and she called to talk to our driver to help navigate him. I am happy we arrived to the class with the assistance of Dotty. We took the class with two other women. They are from Italy, and it was fun to get to know them. We started the class gathered in Dotty's kitchen. She made us all feel very comfortable. We were all encouraged and able to participate in creating the dishes based on our own confidence levels. My boyfriend decided to watch for the most part, while myself and my two new friends worked on slicing and dicing ingredients to add to our dishes. Even though Grayson preferred to watch, he still learned so much! I think he was amazed to discover how simple cooking can be. We enjoyed our lunch together after cooking. It was fun to sit and visit with everyone and get to know about different cultures. The lunch was delicious! It was pretty enough to be served at a restaurant. I was surprised that we were able to create so many dishes in such a short amount of time. I very much appreciated that each of the recipes were realistically achievable for anyone to complete. I can see myself making these dishes at home. Nothing seemed to be too intimidating to try to recreate. Even Grayson still raves about how easy it was to make such tasty rice! After the completion of our class, Grayson and I planned on going to Tanah Lot...another trip I recommend! It is located close to Dotty's house, so it made for a great addition to our day. Our driver ended up being late did I mention he was a headache? and Dotty helped us communicate with him by calling him. Dotty was kind enough to let us stay and wait for our driver at her house. We very much enjoyed her company. Dotty is a kind and passionate chef. Many of our conversations, inside and outside of the kitchen, would end by talking about how meals bring friends and family together. It was wonderful to see her passion shine. I would recommend this tour to everyone! Dotty has an incredible talent and a beautiful soul. I am very grateful that she is willing to open her home to tourists like me. I wish you all the best, Dotty. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
- Cap February 12, 2018

This was awesome! Definitely a great way to learn more about Indonesia and various types of cuisine during our stay in Bali. Dotty was friendly, accommodating and she prepared an excellent meal for us. We had a great time. Thanks for such an authentic experience!
- Alison

I thought Dotty was great and if I know anyone going to Bali, I would definitely recommend her. Her home is beautiful and the food was delicious.
- Vickie

Dotty is so warm, smart and inviting. She reminded me of my granny. You can really tell her love for meeting new people (young or old) and sharing her food and the stories around them. She gave us a lot of background on the foods she chose (they are the same home cooked foods she makes for her family and that is why she chose these dishes). She is so easy to speak with and very open about her family and life when we asked questions. She told us that one of her favorite things to do while traveling is to visit grocery stores...I can relate!
- Aruna

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Dotty

$20-$46 USD

per person
100%
Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$30 $20 $20
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $32 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$46 $44 $42
Transportation
$36 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$30 $20 $20
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $32 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$46 $44 $42
Transportation
$36 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-6:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-2:00pm

Meet Dotty

Dotty is Javanese who moved to the US as a child and to Australia when she got married. She has returned to her birth country and fulfilled a life-long dream of building a bed and breakfast where she cooks traditional recipes handed down from her grandmother. Dotty is a warm, fun and friendly host who delights in sharing her culture and cuisine with travelers.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Enjoy an authentic, homecooked Javanese meal in Dotty's home, located in the lush and tranquil Tumbak Bayuh amongst rice paddy fields that Bali is known for. Your Javanese meal might include dishes such as Dotty's addictively light and crispy corn fritters or another favorite, soya chicken, chicken cooked in soy sauce with traditional ingredients such as cinnamon, star anise, and rice wine. Share a delightful meal with Dotty over conversation about food and culture.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Join Dotty in her kitchen to cook a simple Javanese meal, using local ingredients and recipes handed down from her mother and grandmother. Dotty is especially gifted at teaching you about substitutes for traditional ingredients that can be hard to find at your grocery store back home.

Notes: Tanah Lot Temple is 20min away from Dotty's home and is a great side trip before or after the experience. Dotty lives about 45min to 1hour from Kuta beach.

​Dotty can offer optional round trip transportation at an additional cost only from Kuta or Seminyak hotels. Only if you're staying in Kuta or Seminyak, select optional round trip transportation at an additional cost. Pick-up will be one hour prior to the start of your experience.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

Dotty was very responsive to all emails, thorough, arranged a driver, and was just a delightful woman. I was given choices of foods I would like to cook and everything was delicious. Her helper cleaned up so...I just enjoyed. Took some nice photos too. Highly recommended.
- Sharon August 28, 2018

This was the highlight of my trip! I loved meeting Dotty and being welcomed into her home, and making some really amazing recipes. She is very accommodating to dietary restrictions and offers a lot of different choices of recipes to chose from. We made four really great recipes. It was so relaxing being in her home and getting the one on one attention! This is a must do for anyone coming to Bali!
- Robin May 09, 2018

This cooking class was one of my favorite parts of our vacation in Bali! I took this cooking class with my boyfriend. We were staying in Kuta at the time and decided to utilize the transportation offered by our hotel to get to Dotty's house. Dotty does provide a transportation service, and I realized that we should have taken her up on that offer. Our driver was a bit of a headache to say the least. At one point I didn't think we would make it to the class on time. I was able to communicate with Dotty through WhatsApp, and she called to talk to our driver to help navigate him. I am happy we arrived to the class with the assistance of Dotty. We took the class with two other women. They are from Italy, and it was fun to get to know them. We started the class gathered in Dotty's kitchen. She made us all feel very comfortable. We were all encouraged and able to participate in creating the dishes based on our own confidence levels. My boyfriend decided to watch for the most part, while myself and my two new friends worked on slicing and dicing ingredients to add to our dishes. Even though Grayson preferred to watch, he still learned so much! I think he was amazed to discover how simple cooking can be. We enjoyed our lunch together after cooking. It was fun to sit and visit with everyone and get to know about different cultures. The lunch was delicious! It was pretty enough to be served at a restaurant. I was surprised that we were able to create so many dishes in such a short amount of time. I very much appreciated that each of the recipes were realistically achievable for anyone to complete. I can see myself making these dishes at home. Nothing seemed to be too intimidating to try to recreate. Even Grayson still raves about how easy it was to make such tasty rice! After the completion of our class, Grayson and I planned on going to Tanah Lot...another trip I recommend! It is located close to Dotty's house, so it made for a great addition to our day. Our driver ended up being late did I mention he was a headache? and Dotty helped us communicate with him by calling him. Dotty was kind enough to let us stay and wait for our driver at her house. We very much enjoyed her company. Dotty is a kind and passionate chef. Many of our conversations, inside and outside of the kitchen, would end by talking about how meals bring friends and family together. It was wonderful to see her passion shine. I would recommend this tour to everyone! Dotty has an incredible talent and a beautiful soul. I am very grateful that she is willing to open her home to tourists like me. I wish you all the best, Dotty. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
- Cap February 12, 2018

This was awesome! Definitely a great way to learn more about Indonesia and various types of cuisine during our stay in Bali. Dotty was friendly, accommodating and she prepared an excellent meal for us. We had a great time. Thanks for such an authentic experience!
- Alison

I thought Dotty was great and if I know anyone going to Bali, I would definitely recommend her. Her home is beautiful and the food was delicious.
- Vickie

Dotty is so warm, smart and inviting. She reminded me of my granny. You can really tell her love for meeting new people (young or old) and sharing her food and the stories around them. She gave us a lot of background on the foods she chose (they are the same home cooked foods she makes for her family and that is why she chose these dishes). She is so easy to speak with and very open about her family and life when we asked questions. She told us that one of her favorite things to do while traveling is to visit grocery stores...I can relate!
- Aruna

Read More
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$30 $20 $20
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $32 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$46 $44 $42
Transportation
$36 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$30 $20 $20
Cooking Experience + Meal
$36 $32 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$46 $44 $42
Transportation
$36 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-6:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-2:00pm
FAQ

    You can cancel your experience 48 hours or more before your experience date and receive a full refund. To request a cancellation once you have made a booking simply log in and click the "Request Cancellation" link from the bottom of your booking. Your refund will be processed immediately (note it can take up to 10 business days for this refund to post to your credit card statement). Please note that for cancellations within 48 hours of your experience we unfortunately cannot offer a refund; this is because our hosts typically purchase food and begin their preparations up to 48 hours before the experience.

    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

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    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

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