Monday, August 31, 2009

Cooking @ Bumbu Bali (Bali-Day 5)

For our last day in Bali we signed up for Bumbu Bali's Cooking School to learn more about Balinese Food.

Bumbu Bali Compound

We were picked up from our Hotel at 9am and were given a tour of their restaurant. The design of the restaurant was very unique as the kitchen and dining areas were all housed in different Balinese Huts within one big compound. There were several small gardens where they were growing some vegetables, herbs and spices.

Fresh Herbs and Vegetables grown within the premises
Herbs and Vegetable Garden

Our Dining Area
Dining Area

Our Kitchen
Bumbu Bali Kitchen: This is where we had our cooking class

Our cooking class included a nice breakfast of assorted Balinese Desserts and Fruits. Everything was bought fresh from the local market and prepared on the morning itself.

Breakfast before our class

After breakfast our cooking class began with our teacher Pak Bagus introducing us to the basic ingredients of Balinese Cuisine. There was a total of 20 different recipes that needed to be prepared and each of us took turns preparing 1 dish while the others helped by telling how much of what ingredients to put in.

Our Cooking Guru: Pak Bagus
Colorful Local Ingredients

Dishes prepared included Ayam Betutu, Satay Ayam, Urub Jagung and Lawar Ledang. May cooked Be Celeng Base Manis while I prepared some of the Satay Lilit and Satay Ayam.

May Cooking Be Celeng Base Manis (Pork in Sweet Soya Sauce)

Be Celeng Base Manis (Pork in Sweet Soya Sauce)

Assorted Satay
Chicken, Beef and Minced Seafood Satay

Pecelan (Vegetable Salad in Peanut Dressing)
Pecelan (Vegetable Salad in Peanut Dressing)

Lawar Gedang (Green Papaya Salad with Prawns)
Lawar Gedang (Green Papaya Salad with Prawns)

Urub Jagung (Sweet Corn and Coconut Snack)
Urub Jagung (Sweet Corn and Coconut Snack

After all the cooking, the team at Bumbu Bali plated all our meals and served it to us for lunch. Haha surprisingly most of the dishes were not only edible but pretty good. Maybe I'm being bias since we made it =P

Eating our Day's Cooking

Overall this was good way to end our trip in Bali. The only thing we wished for was to have cooked a little more since it was one stove to be shared by 12 people. The price per person with market visit is USD 75 and without is USD 67.5.

Contact Information:
Address: Jl. Pratama, Tanjung Benoa - PO Box 132 Nusa Dua, 80363, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62-361-771256


leong hau said...
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Jade Graham said...

wantah asapunika sane prasida atur titiang, Bali Huts