Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Secret to Balinese Cooking Skills

So many ingredients, so many flavors, and so much time... but in the end it's worth it, because you'll get to eat what you learned to make.

One of the many things I love about traveling to Bali is the Balinese food.  It is tasty without being too spicey, although tender mouths should exercise caution. 

On our tours, one of the favorite experiences is learning how to make some of the exotic dishes which are normal on any Bali menu. At the Casa Luna Cooking School, visitors learn about food, cultural myths that have to do with cooking, and exotic herbs and spices. Then they help in the intricate preparations - many hands do indeed make light work, and then at the end of it, a delicious meal with a glass of local rice wine or homemade hibiscus tea.

You also get to take the recipes home with you with helpful suggestions for how to prepare the meals back home where you'll need to make some ingredient substitutes.

A typical class includes:

  • Introduction To Ingredients
  • Spiced Fish In Banana Leaves
  • Asian Spinach With A Tomato-Lime Chilli Seasoning
  • Fragrant Fish Curry
  • Refreshing Carrot And Cucumber Pickles
  • Black Rice Pudding
If cooking in Bali is on your interest list, contact us so we can help your make the right choice about schools and options.

1 comment:

  1. hi jim! my favourite food was from the Rendezvous Restaurant in a little hotel called the Alam Asmara Dive Resort in Candidasa. They did the best breakfast ever! the pepes ikan was heaven! their urab ideal, esp since I don't eat dairy or wheat, this food is sublime! the coconut oil is essential & I find it much healthier than the sugary thai food.