More than just Bali Cooking Class, it is a day to be a member of Balinese farmer family.
It is an honor for our family to invite you to our humble family compound to show you the uniqueness of Balinese traditional compound, as well as sharing the stories and philosophies behind it. On our walk to the rice field, you are welcome to help us feed our cows, pigs and chicken as well duck. Our beautiful rice terraces are located in a remote place that can be accessed only by foot after crossing small bamboo bridge. Depending on the rice growing stages, you may witness plowing, rice planting, weeded or harvesting. If you dare, you are more than welcome to help us farm the rice otherwise you can still enjoying the beautiful view and learn about sophisticated traditional irrigation system of Subak.
After the rice field, we would together picking some vegetables either wild fern, young jack fruit, young papaya, cassava leaves, spinach or others from our organic garden. From the same garden, we will also gathering spices like lemon grass, turmeric, chili, Salam leaves and others. We will cook whatever available directly from our garden. For the main dish, then we need to catch cat fish from our fish pond. As all ingredients ready, then we start our home cooking in our traditional kitchen located just next from our garden overlooking the beautiful view of Ayung River valley. Our mother, aunt or sister will show you how we cook our daily meals using our traditional wooden fire stove. And you will join the cooking.
After finish our dishes and before enjoying our Balinese home lunch, as our Bali custom, we first make our daily offering. We would show you how to make this intricate offering. Daily is our way to express thank to the God and hope the food is blessed.
The lunch table is set overlooking the beautiful valley of Ayung River. You can enjoy your Balinese lunch with fresh young coconut drink in a relaxing atmosphere with the lush green valley view beneath you