Ubud Shopping for Balinese Ingredients

by Mar 18, 2015

What’s Balinese cuisine?

It’s a good thing you asked…

Shopping for Paon Bali Cooking Class tl;dr

  • Class About Balinese Cooking
  • Tour of the Market Place
  • Glimpse of Local Life

Nadia and I figured since we were in Bali, that was should maybe learn something about the culture in the form of a cooking class. It was nice since it was not only a class about cooking, but it also involved a tour of Ubud Market. In very non-typical tourist fashion, we were able to get a glimpse at Balinese cooking culture.

Wet markets are usually seen throughout the world, and commonly associated with South East Asia. The term “wet” in wet market is coined from the wet floors that occurs when the ice that keeps the produce fresh melts. 

Flowers Market Paon Cooking Bali

Where Is It

The marketplace for ingredients is at the Art Market in central Ubud.

bananas Market Paon Cooking Bali

How Is It

Walking around the market, our guide showed us the many different sections:

  • Poultry
  • Meat
  • Vegetables
  • Flowers
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Spice and etc

Spices Market Paon Cooking Bali

Activity Market Paon Cooking Bali

Sellers Market Paon Cooking Bali

Guide Market Paon Cooking Bali

Chicken Market Paon Cooking Bali

Market Market

It was a great moment learning about how locals traditionally shopped for their cooking needs. There’s a lot to see, smell and taste, assaulting the sense with overwhelming sensory overload. Come prepared!

Good and bad, there’s a lot of unprocessed foods, which I have oddly grown accustomed to seeing. My only gripe with such settings is that they typically close later in the day, usually the time when I actually do some grocery shopping. But I imagine I would adapt if ever we moved near a wet market.

Saffron Market Paon Cooking Bali

You're going to eat, you might as well eat something tasty.
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