The Heart of Bali: Part Two

Continued from The Heart of Bali: Part One

At lunchtime, we stopped at the hilltop Puri Lumbung Cottages, in the Balinese jungle village of Munduk. 

Here, in a small stone room with a view of the rice paddies below, we took a private and deeply informal Balinese home-cooking class with a young man and his tiny great aunt.  There were no recipes:  just verbal instruction, small bowls of ingredients like ginger and chili, a mortar and pestle, and a single iron wok-like pot over a table-top, wood-fired flame.

True Balinese food is rarely found in restaurants, so this was a real treat.

[Read more…]