Since almost 10 years now, our guests can savour in our Sinta lounge, the delicious teppanyaki cuisine from Japan. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan (鉄板), which is the metal plate on which it is cooked, and yaki (焼き), which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried. Imagine up to 6 guests seating together in front of the chef, who cooks various dishes of meat, fish, or both, grilled with vegetables on a hot steel plate forming the center of the dining table. For westerners, this way of dining is unusual, not to say completely new. On the picture our Chef Rudi in action. Don’t forget to try it next time you decide to visit us, you will not be disappointed!
One of our “Dajuma Experiences” particularly appreciated by our guests is a lunch in the pure Balinese tradition. We prepare this unique experience on the occasion of our farming and plantation tours. For the farming tour, the lunch takes place in the middle of the rice fields as shown on the picture, whereas, for the plantation one, the pique-nique is held in the mountain with a breathtaking view of the ocean. In both cases, the food is prepared and cooked by our local friends from the nearby villages. The various foods that are served are really like what the local people are serving at home for their family. In the rice farming tour the dishes are presented in the “Kubu” (small gazebo) and guest really enjoy a delicious lunch with beautiful scenery and fresh air of the rice terraces. When do you plan to come over?
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!
Caught just in front of Dajuma, this beautiful fish looks like barracuda but is not. It is called King Mackerel fish. It has been fished by these 2 skilled underwater fishermen. Well done guys and … “selamat makan”! (enjoy your meal in Bahasa Indonesia!)
Among the tens of delicious dishes part of Dajuma’s menu, there is one very specific from Indonesia in general and Bali in particular : it is called rijsttafel, a strange name which comes from the old times when Indonesia was still a Dutch colony. In the Dutch language, rijsttafel literally means « rice table ». The original idea was to create a festive and official type of banquet that would represent the multi-ethnic nature of the Indonesian archipelago. It consists of many side dishes served in small portions, accompanied by rice prepared in several different ways. Popular side dishes include egg rolls, sambals, satay, fish, fruit, vegetables, pickles, and nuts.
Next time you visit us, do not hesitate to order this unique dish: it is just delicious!
Who ever tasted our delicious home-made marmelade, will keep it for a long time as a reminiscence of his stay at Dajuma, a little bit like the Proust’s Madeleine! Regularly made from the papaya, mango, pineapple, strawberry and other seasonal fruit, the marmelade accompanies fresh bread and pastries, also home-made, making your breakfast a pleasant moment to start your day!
It’s also good for our environment by reducing the packaging waste, favoring the local production and by consequence, limiting our carbon footprint.
« Babi Guling » or « Suckling Pig » is a monument of the Balinese cuisine. Everywhere in Bali one can find these small « Babi Guling Warung », small sympathetic restaurants specialised in this delicious dish.
Imagine in your plate some freshly grilled pig meat with its crispy skin accompanied with a tasty soup, crackers and a bunch of vegetables all cooked in the same spicy sauce. A delice for the palate !
Recently, a family from Australia, staying at Dajuma for a few days, ordered a Babi Guling prepared by our staff. The pig was cooked in Rudi’s house, one of our kitchen supervisor and then brought to Dajuma garden for degustation. Everybody in the family enjoyed this special meal : they said « Sangat Enak ! » which means « Absolutely Delicious ! »
Among the numerous facets of Balinese culture, the food diversity and quality occupies a particular importance. Who never tried the famous Babi Guling (Grilled Pork) or the Ayam Betutu (Chicken stuffed with herbs and spices) probably missed something!
At Dajuma, our 7 cooks brigade is always happy to welcome guests willing to discover the secrets and spiced flavors of the Bali’s cuisine. Classes offer a fascinating introduction into the exotic ingredients and unique culinary heritage of Bali. They provide a valuable insight into the various techniques of food preparation and the cooking style used in our island homes.
On the picture our guest Markus learning how to prepare Beef Garlic Butter and Green Curry Chicken, taught by our cook supervisor Made Swadewi.