Traveling to Bali wouldn’t feel complete without exploring its culinary delicacy. Balinese local foods are somewhat similar to other parts of Indonesia; rich with spices and influenced by Chinese and Indian foods.
For foreign tourists, Balinese genuine food might taste a little bit exotic for its generous use of spices. However for those who are interested in learning about the local foods, you can enroll into some courses and short tours that will introduce you to Balinese food.
Jambangan Bali Cooking Class
This cooking class offers a unique experience, even for those who know how to cook indonesian food before. It’s not only about processing the ingredients to become edible foods, but in this class, you would also hunt the ingredients yourself in local traditional market.
You can choose all the ingredients that you like, but of course it should be within the guidance that is given by your instructor. After you get all of the ingredients you need, you can start learning how to cook it into traditional Indonesian foods such as kari ayam, gado-gado, or lawar. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the food you cook with your instructor.
Pod Chocolate Bali
Even though bali is known as a Holiday Island and it’s tourism industry, police generally a very fertile tropical island, just like many other Islands in Indonesia. Cocoa is one of the special produce of Bali. Aside from that, bali also has many small-scale good chocolate processing factories. One of them is POD chocolate.
Here you can see firsthand how the chocolate are being processed. You will be created to understand each stage of the process, from cocoa bean to chocolate bar. The tour is held in a factory located in Carangsari village.
If you are interested to learn about the actual traditional Balinese foods then you need to go to Warung Djawa at Hotel Tugu Bali. You will be taken into the past as the cook show you the conventional way to cook. The chef s has decades of experience cooking Balinese foods in a fully traditional way.
With recipes given by their ancestors, you will see how ancient Balinese make the best foods. Even the cooking ware are traditional, with wooden stove, clay pottery, and wooden tools, this tour is an interesting gastronomy experience that you will not get anywhere else in the world.
This is another interesting culinary tour. Travelling Spoon is a comprehensive package because all the ingredients you will cook are grown locally. You can discuss and ask anything about the vegetables to grow in Bali what are you get there anything that you will need either cooking process later.
Apart from vegetables, you would also find animals like chicken, ducks, cows, fixed it freely roam this area. You can try to cook grilled fish, gado-gado, rendang, or urap. And you don’t need to worry because you will be guided by an experienced instructor.
Traveling to Bali can be much more than just enjoy the beautiful beaches or adore the rich culture and its temples. If you are into gastronomy, Bali can also be a lovely adventureland. Here, you can learn a lot about how everything was processed. Not only you can learn how to cook, you can also enjoy the process of gathering the ingredients in the Garden or in the market.