Bali is home to 1,000 year-old traditions and sacred temples, like the Puri Uluwatu and the Puri Tanah Lot. But the meat and potatoes of this beautiful destination are in the cuisine. Here, you will taste locally produced teas and coffees, and dine in some of the most coveted eateries in the world.
International culinary tours are popular among tourists of Bali as well, and cooking classes are where the fun begins. Indonesian cooking incorporates the use of heavy spices, fresh fruits and vegetables, like green coconut, and brown sugars.
Learn how to make Sate Languan, which is a sea fish meat mixture with coconut milk, onion, ginger, garlic, and sometimes, shrimp paste. The mixture is wrapped on sticks and then grilled on a ceramic grill over shell coals. The dish is served immediately while piping hot, along with rice and other sides. Sate Languan is a traditional Balinese food that originated from the Klungkung Regency and has a deep history in being a signature offering to Gods and Spirits before being consumed by the people. The Paon-Bali Cooking Class will show you how to make this delicious staple and is one of the top picks for cooking classes in Bali overall.
Walk off some of the culinary delights at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, located in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The Sacred Monkey Forest is also a sacred temple complex, and holds much historical and religious value, along with the monkeys, of course! There are over 100 species of trees within the forest, with some that are considered holy. The monkeys that live in the forest are called the Balinese long-tailed monkey, also known as the macaque. Almost 600 of these monkeys swing through the trees of the forest, and are fed sweet potatoes and local fruits.