Balinese Cooking School
We invite you to take part in a true Balinese culinary experience. Our diving resort in Padangbai works with Bali’s one of a kind cooking school where you will be able to get a taste of authentic Balinese cooking. You will learn how to prepare your very own lunch cooked on a fire, without the use of electricity, discovering centuries-old cooking techniques while working with the traditional equipment such as volcano stone.
On this original day tour, you will first accompany the chefs to the local market to gather the fresh products for the day’s menu. After the return, you will enjoy a morning tea with an unforgettable view of the holy Mount Agung. Then it will be the time to roll up your sleeves and learn hpw to prepare a traditional Balinese meal composed out of a complex combination of local ingredients and various spices.
After completing this mission, you will acquire the recipe and a certificate. On top of that, you will learn how to make the traditional Hindu offering in form of little flower basked called “canang” that you might have seen at temples all around Bali as well as find out more about Hindu ways of praying.
Learn to cook like a Bali Grandmother
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- The main difference between western and Balinese cuisine is that people here do not eat one course at a time but instead, soup is eaten at the same time as the main course
- Typically, Balinese have three meals a day and each of them consists out of rice.
- Traditional Balinese spice Garam Masala is a mixture of 8 different kinds of seeds – cloves, nutmeg, sesame seed, cumin, candlenut, coriander seed, white peppercorn, black. peppercorn.
- In comparison to the rest of Indonesia, Balinese food is more lively and complex, containing multiple layers that create the complete dish.
- The dominant ingredients of Balinese cuisine are ginger, coconut, candlenut, and chili.
- Most of the dishes consist of six main flavors – sweet, spicy, sour, bitter, salty and astringent.
- Since cows are perceived as sacred in Balinese cuisine, you find beef here only seldom.
- As most Asian nations, also Indonesians like spicy food. The meals are usually consumed with sambal – a spicy paste made from chili peppers, salt, shallots or garlic.
- Locals eat at small street restaurants called warungs that you can find in every town and village.
- Balinese people usually eat with right their right hand, meant to receive all the blessings and good things.