Last week we were pleased to welcome our long-time friend Alex who is behind several initiatives in favor of sustainable development in Bali. Among the most notable are sustainability-leaders.com, breathingcoldbali.com and refillmybottle.com. This time he brought some friends and kids and asked us to find a teacher to teach Bahasa Indonesia to the kids. Last Friday, our Bendega restaurant was hence transformed in a nice classroom with direct view of the ocean and fishermen boats. Alex with Mia, Mira, Oskar, Kyle, Sarah, and Lili enjoyed a lot the Bahasa Indonesia class conducted by Mrs. Yuli from Bunut Bolong Village!
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Since a long time, Bali is famous for the quality of its cuisine. It is easy to check when you are visiting the island where beautifully decorated or more modest warungs (restaurants ) invite you to taste the delicious local specialties such as Babi Guling (Roasted pork), Bebek Betutu (Stuffed duck), Nasi Campur (Mixed fried rice) and the famous Rijsttafel (Combination of the most popular Balinese dishes). But it is also true in the daily life of Balinese families. On the picture, some kids of Dajuma staff are sharing a lunch composed of black beans soup, tumbali (meat cooked in banana leaf), rice crackers and tofu.
There are two main reasons why the Balinese cuisine is so well appreciated: Because of its location in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago, the island has been influenced through the centuries by many different cultures, each of them having brought its contribution to the cuisine. The second reason is definitively linked to the infinite variety of spices we can find in the island. Just a few of them are shown on the picture: torch ginger, star aniss, cardamon, white pepper, white ginger, cinamon, turmeric, nutmeg. Selamat makan! (Enjoy your meal!)
Due to the richness of its terroir and its history, Balinese cuisine is renowned for its extreme variety and tasty specialties.
In Dajuma our chefs are used to sharing their know-how… and their cooking secrets… with our customers. Just make an appointment, put on the apron and work with them for a while. You will learn how to make these flavorful sauces from the spices of the island and cook some of the local specialties that have made Bali’s culinary reputation. You will be really surprised by the inventiveness of this cuisine!
There is a simple way to experience the incredible wealth of Indonesian cuisine. It’s by ordering a Rijsttafel! This strange word comes from the Dutch and litterally means “the rice table”. It consists of many dishes giving a good idea of the wealth of the Indonesian cuisine. Although the dishes served are undoubtedly Indonesian, the rijsttafel’s origins were colonial. During their presence in Indonesia, the Dutch introduced the rice table not only so they could enjoy a wide array of dishes at a single setting but also to impress visitors with the exotic abundance of their colony.
Our cooks prepare a special Rijsttafel composed of the best Balinese specialties served on an offering plate usually used in the temples.
The picture was taken by our guest Roger and his spouse from Germany who particularly appreciated the dish and were asking for the recipes because “they would love to get some of their memories alive in Germany”! Selamat makan!
With the growth of our 3 restaurants, it became necessary to choose a digital and friendly solution to take the orders with the objective to accelerate both the ordering and the cooking processes, diminish the waiting time for our guests and facilitate the work of our staff. This has been done last month with the Waiterio application: with a few clicks on a tablet, our waiters are now able to take an order in a few seconds which is then directly transmitted to the kitchen. Same increase of speed for the issuance of the invoice. On the picture our staff during the training session. Good luck guys!
Every dusk is a delight at Dajuma with breathtaking sunsets ! The resort being on a cape oriented full west, one can see stunning sunsets from almost any area with different angles. What a show to see the local fishermen pushing their prahos to the sea and preparing themselves to spend the night fishing offshore!
On the picture, the view we have from our brand new Bendega restaurant. Just beautiful!
When we opened our new Bendega Restaurant last May, our idea was to create a different atmosphere from our other two restaurants Rama and Shinta.
The menu in particular was supposed to be different, more « beach oriented » with grilled fish and sea-food. Then came the idea « why not offering also these delicious tapas » but not the ones we are used to have in Europe, something revisited in the Balinese way.
After several discussions and attempts with our first Chef Surianta and his team, based on 3 main criteria – taste, texture and presentation- we selected around 20 of them, all really exceptional. Why exceptional? Because they are the perfect blend of two exceptional culinary cultures.
When do you decide to come over? Just waiting for your visit!