Bali is blessed with a consistent supply of fresh tuna inhabiting its coastal waters. This versatile fish can be cooked many different ways to retain its succulent flavour. Chef Oka from Kayumanis Jimbaran is sharing his favourite Balinese recipe for fresh tuna dish tossed in spices that can easily be created at home. All of the ingredients should be readily available from any reputable Asian grocery store.
Trekking is another healthy activity that enables guests to venture into rural Bali for a glimpse at the island’s natural landscape. Kayumanis Ubud offers in-house guests a choice of two free trekking excursions that can be enjoyed either in the morning or late afternoon. Prior reservation at least one day in advance is essential.
Risjtaffel is a shared dining experience that dates back to the times when Indonesia came under Dutch colonial rule. The name literally translates as “rice table” and this custom includes many different sampler dishes that can be enjoyed in a single sitting. Risjtaffel was often used during social situations to impress visiting dignitaries with an abundance of exotic food varieties. This type of banquet stood to represent the multi-ethnic character of the Indonesian archipelago.
Bali’s Hindu community believe that existence is a continuous cycle of birth, life and death. Therefore, elaborate rituals are performed at various stages of life to help one navigate this process. These rites of passage commence when a newborn baby is just 42 days old as each child is thought to embody the soul of a reincarnated ancestor.