The Art of Balinese Cooking – Indulge in your Culinary Passions!

A passionate foodie with a zest for whipping up some delicious food? Then maybe enrolling yourself in a cooking class, the next time you’re in Bali would be a great must-do activity!

 

The Cuisine

Using an aromatic blend of spices, fresh vegetables, meat and seafood, the Balinese cuisine steadfastly demonstrates various indigenous traditions and other influences from the Indonesian region.

 

The Spices

Spices and seasoning play a major role in the cuisine. Basa Gede or Basa Rajang happens to be the cornerstone of many Balinese dishes. The paste includes spices such as garlic, cumin, salam leaves and shrimp paste among others. Bumbu is another seasoning used while sambal matah are popular condiments.

Cooking Schools to Check out

Many cooking schools of repute have sprung up over the recent years in Bali, given the huge number of travellers and tourists, the hub draws in. Several places to check out would include ” Taste of Bali and ”Anika Cooking Class”, both of which can be easily reached from many a Bali resort hotel including the likes of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort.

 

Popular Dishes

Dishes which have gained fame throughout the world include the Balinese sate or Sate Lilit made from spiced mincemeat pressed on to lemongrass sticks. The Bebek Betutu is duck stuffed with various spices, wrapped in banana leaves and left to roast in a pit of embers.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+