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Host: Dotty

Bali, Indonesia

USD
$20-$48 per person

Traditional Javanese meal in Tumbakbayuh, North Canggu

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

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 roundtrip transportation at an additional cost only from Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu.

Traveler reviews

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-$48 USD

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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $20 $20
Cooking Experience + Meal
$38 $32 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $46 $42
Transportation
$36 per car
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $20 $20
Cooking Experience + Meal
$38 $32 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $46 $42
Transportation
$36 per car
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
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 roundtrip transportation at an additional cost only from Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu.

Traveler reviews

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

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $20 $20
Cooking Experience + Meal
$38 $32 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $46 $42
Transportation
$36 per car
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $20 $20
Cooking Experience + Meal
$38 $32 $32
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $46 $42
Transportation
$36 per car
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 6:30pm-9:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-2:00pm
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