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You’ll find plenty of shoestring options at the Ubud Food Festival. From our in-depth Think, Talk, Taste series to night markets, live music, film screenings, children’s events, masterclasses and more, just bring yourself (and your appetite, of course!).


Think, Talk, Taste: Every Flavor is a Story

12 May 2017 9:00 /

Infused with the theme ‘Every flavor is a story’, the third Ubud Food Festival compels us to consider not just the stories food tells us, but the stories we tell …

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Markets: Pasar Kuliner: Friday

12 May 2017 9:00 /

Snack, slurp and sift through the best of Ubud’s restaurants, bars, cafés and crafts at the Festival Hub @ Taman Kuliner, the perfect base to soak up the Festival vibe. …

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Children’s Event: Petite Picasso Edible Art

12 May 2017 10:00 /

Do greens on the dinner table make your little ones recoil in fright? Turn everyday vegetables into masterful works of art in this free hands-on workshop for the petite Picassos …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Bali’s Waste Warriors

12 May 2017 10:30 /

Last year, Indonesia produced 2.36 billion kilograms of plastic waste, making it the world’s second biggest contributor after China. Home to a host of organizations offering various solutions, Bali is …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Eating the Seasons

12 May 2017 12:00 /

Traditional markets may be attuned to nature’s flux – mango season ends, rambutan season begins – but those who shop in air-conditioned comfort too often demand year-round supply. In this …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Food Fad Frenzies

12 May 2017 13:30 /

Gourmet mi goreng whipped Indonesian cities into a food fad frenzy last year; this year it was martabak modification and salted egg sauce. What fuels the nation’s insatiable appetite for …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Bali’s Warung Wonder Women

12 May 2017 15:00 /

The home cooking and comfort offered by Bali’s iconic eateries and eating houses are often the terrain of women. Join UFF Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe in conversation with Ayu …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Generational Health

12 May 2017 16:30 /

In a culinary landscape often dominated by unhealthy options, choosing the right path can be challenging – particularly for the ibu (mothers) of Indonesia who are held responsible for their …

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Markets: Pasar Senggol: Friday

12 May 2017 17:00 /

Heating up as the sun goes down, the Festival’s Night Market, Pasar Senggol, is a sizzling frenzy of Indonesian street food, from sate ayam to bakso ikan. Grab a banana …

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Markets: Pasar Kuliner: Saturday

13 May 2017 9:00 /

Snack, slurp and sift through the best of Ubud’s restaurants, bars, cafés and crafts at the Festival Hub @ Taman Kuliner, the perfect base to soak up the Festival vibe. …

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Children’s Event: Pint-sized Pastry with Monsieur Spoon

13 May 2017 9:30 /

Are there some junior masterchefs in your kitchen? Let your little ones get up to their elbows in flour, pastry, sugar and sweets in this fun-filled bakery workshop, Led by …

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Think, Talk, Taste: The Coconut Craze

13 May 2017 10:00 /

The West has gone crazy for coconuts, which have been consumed and utilized in countless ways across equatorial regions for millennia. Join these coconut connoisseurs as they crack open the …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Transforming Traditions

13 May 2017 11:30 /

When chefs breathe life into traditional flavors and cooking techniques they revitalize culinary legacies and patriotic pride. Join chefs hailing from Canada, Spain and France as they carve up the …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Coffee Country

13 May 2017 13:00 /

In 1699, a coffee seedling grew for the first time in East Indies soil. Today, Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest producer of the supreme bean, which is deeply woven …

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Masterclass: The Plate is Your Canvas

13 May 2017 13:00 /

Stylish ceramics, check. Natural lighting, check. Elegant garnish and subtle drizzle of sauce, check. Host of Asian Food Channel’s Urban Cook Yuda Bustara, and commercial food photographer Togi Panjaitan, hold …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Indonesia’s Gift to the World

13 May 2017 14:30 /

Hailed as ‘Indonesia’s gift to the world’, tempe now stars in gourmet burgers and salads from Melbourne to Manhattan. Join the world’s foremost tempe expert Professor Winarno, Founder of the …

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Book Launch: 100 Best Foods of Joglosemar (Jogja-Solo-Semarang)

13 May 2017 15:00 /

Bondan Winarno’s publication, 100 Best Street Foods in Indonesia, earned the title of Best in the World at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2016. In the fourth installment of …

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Think, Talk, Taste: Indonesian Startup Superstars

13 May 2017 16:00 /

With Indonesia’s expanding middle-income bracket the startup scene is burgeoning, and one industry that thrives on this like no other is food and beverage. Join culinary trendsetters Adhika Maki and …

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Markets: Pasar Senggol: Saturday

13 May 2017 17:00 /

Heating up when the sun goes down, the Festival’s Night Market, Pasar Senggol, is a sizzling frenzy of Indonesian street food, from sate ayam to bakso ikan. Grab a banana …

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Markets: Pasar Kuliner: Sunday

14 May 2017 9:00 /

Snack, slurp and sift through the best of Ubud’s restaurants, bars, cafés and crafts at the Festival Hub @ Taman Kuliner, the perfect base to soak up the Festival vibe. …

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