Bali is the home of romance, with scores of places that boast magnificent views, candlelit ambiances, and idyllic vibes for the enamored. And also, Bali is a heaven for honeymooners and happy couples.
Bali also has amazing restaurants. You can find many restaurants there, from Japanese cuisine to healthy food, from rustic to refined restaurants, there are some that just really set the mood.
One of them is Bali Asih, a restaurant and cooking school that strives to create authentic Balinese food.
Bali Asli hides among the rice fields away from crowded resorts, with unobstructed, picture-perfect views of Mount Agung.
Dining here is somewhat of an adventure, albeit the quiet kind, with a menu that changes almost daily depending on what’s on offer in the market and ingredients harvested from the garden.
But what you can expect is traditional Balinese cuisine cooked in wood-fired mud-brick stoves and a pleasant time between you and your partner.
Bali Asli creates real culinary experiences through Balinese cooking classes, Cultural adventures, authentic food.
Bali Asli restaurant is located in The east of Bali about a 2 hours drive from the airport.
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, there is not a building to be seen.
The menu offers authentic Balinese food cooked on wood-fired mud-brick stoves.
The cooking school runs unique classes themed on “a day in the life of…” every class includes an adventure into local areas off the beaten track. Whether it is learning how to plant rice or plow with a cow, fishing in a jukung canoe and cooking on an open fire, or making cocktails from cashew nut wine
Penelope Williams, the Bali Asli owner, represents the plural case of Australians who are bewitched by the beauty of the Island of the Gods.
The woman with the Billy Idol hairstyle has experience working at Alila Manggis for three years. But now, she is in touch with local kitchen traditions in Bali.
Dapur Bali Asli elevates the culinary treasures of Bali. You can find a typical menu such as Megibung Rice. This menu is usually served at special moments.
In past, Megibung Rice started as a treat in a ceremony initiated by the King of Karangasem.
This historic menu consists of white rice, three kinds of vegetables, Balinese satay lilit, grilled fish in banana leaves, and three types of chili sauce. Apart from Megibung Rice, there is Jukut Kelor Meliklik, a soup filled with moringa leaves and coconut milk sauce.
Some of the cooking ingredients are grown by the restaurant staff. Dependence on the surrounding supplies made the menu list revised frequently. Even so, the restaurant, which closes at dusk, has a number of fixed menus.
BALI ASLI is located in Gelumpang village, near the town of Amlapura, Karangasem regency, in the northeast of Bali. It is about 2 hours drive from the airport, and 30 minutes from both Candidasa village and Amed village. BALI ASLI is nestled in the foothills of Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, surrounded by rice fields, there is not a building to be seen.
Bali Asli has reopened for lunch and culinary adventures, 5 days a week (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays). Bali Asli’s team has all finished their COVID-19 protocol training to keep everyone safe and happy and the restaurant has a few interesting adjustments!
Reservations are highly recommended in order not to disappoint as places in the restaurant are limited.