”The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.”
~ Julia Child ~
When you are traveling to a foreign country, do you tend to eat what locals eat, or do you stick to the familiar? Even when you are inclined to the latter for reasons such as dietary restriction to avoiding having a Bali belly, it’s always exciting to ride on a journey to an “unknown land” in a kitchen realm. Especially more so, if the resort you are staying in offers such a program and complimentary!
In accordance with its tagline “Uncover the ancient secrets of Balinese culture,” Samabe Bali Resort & Villas offers a wide selection of Balinese cultural activities to its guests. One of those exciting ventures is Balinese cooking class every Wednesday and Friday at 11:15 in Wantilan, Samabe’s Balinese kitchen. 2 to 8 guests can join the 90-minute lesson lead by one of experienced Samabe chefs and can just start the joyful class without having to worry about anything. All necessities will be prepared by the kitchen team: utensils, apron, recipes, and ingredients.
What Balinese dishes to cook? Guests will not be taught to cook suckling pig – Bali’s most popular delicacy, of course. Some simple dishes familiar to most Balinese and have become daily courses are selected. Balinese style peanut sauce, sweet tamarind chili sauce, fried rice, minced fish satay, and some others. The chef will explain how Balinese cook and lead the guests to do every step of the way. Even if you are a starter, you will be able to create authentic Balinese dishes. And not only that. After the cooking process is done, take off the apron, and enjoy the special lunch you have prepared!
Other Balinese cultural activities offered include Balinese dance lesson, Balinese offering making lesson, Balinese religion and cultural lesson, Balinese wood carving lesson, and batik painting lesson. Note: Charge applies for private lessons.