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Host: Debbie

Bali, Indonesia

USD
$32-$100 per person

Balinese and Manadonese cooking in a luxurious family home

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

Meet Debbie

Meet Debbie, a passionate educator and home cook who loves to prepare local Balinese cuisine as well as Manadonese dishes from her husband’s home island of Sulawesi. She delights in sharing Indonesia’s vast culinary heritage with her guests. Debbie says, "cooking for my family is a way for me to express my love."

Debbie’s family lives in a large compound which houses, among other things, a school dedicated to educating disadvantaged and disabled young people from the community. They offer a variety of year-long programs that teach the students job skills like cooking, graphic design, or hospitality skills. Debbie’s cooking students will help prepare the food that you will enjoy at her table.

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: (1-5 guests) Your meal will include dishes from various regions of Indonesia. The menu feature include dishes like fish satay, nasi goreng (fried rice, Indonesia’s national dish), bregedel (corn fritters), succulent battered shrimp, a variety of fresh, tropical salads and seasonal fruits and traditional Balinese sweets for dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join Debbie, and possibly some of her students, in the kitchen to learn to prepare an authentic Indonesian meal.

Market visit: (2-5 guests) Explore the local market with Debbie where she will introduce you to fresh, seasonal local produce. She’ll teach you how to pick the ripest fruits and show you some of her favorite vendors.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

Debbie was an extremely friendly and welcoming host. She speaks fluent English and is very open to sharing her stories and culinary background. We tasted a variety of delicious traditional Balinese cuisine. Our favourites were the battered shrimp, fish satay and corn fritters. Desserts were delicious!
- Christa, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

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Debbie

$32-$100 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
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$40 $36 $32
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $56 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $100 $100
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$40 $36 $32
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $56 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $100 $100
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm 5:30pm-8:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Debbie

Meet Debbie, a passionate educator and home cook who loves to prepare local Balinese cuisine as well as Manadonese dishes from her husband’s home island of Sulawesi. She delights in sharing Indonesia’s vast culinary heritage with her guests. Debbie says, "cooking for my family is a way for me to express my love."

Debbie’s family lives in a large compound which houses, among other things, a school dedicated to educating disadvantaged and disabled young people from the community. They offer a variety of year-long programs that teach the students job skills like cooking, graphic design, or hospitality skills. Debbie’s cooking students will help prepare the food that you will enjoy at her table.

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: (1-5 guests) Your meal will include dishes from various regions of Indonesia. The menu feature include dishes like fish satay, nasi goreng (fried rice, Indonesia’s national dish), bregedel (corn fritters), succulent battered shrimp, a variety of fresh, tropical salads and seasonal fruits and traditional Balinese sweets for dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join Debbie, and possibly some of her students, in the kitchen to learn to prepare an authentic Indonesian meal.

Market visit: (2-5 guests) Explore the local market with Debbie where she will introduce you to fresh, seasonal local produce. She’ll teach you how to pick the ripest fruits and show you some of her favorite vendors.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

Debbie was an extremely friendly and welcoming host. She speaks fluent English and is very open to sharing her stories and culinary background. We tasted a variety of delicious traditional Balinese cuisine. Our favourites were the battered shrimp, fish satay and corn fritters. Desserts were delicious!
- Christa, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$40 $36 $32
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $56 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $100 $100
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$40 $36 $32
Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $56 $50
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $100 $100
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm 5:30pm-8:30pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm
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