Take Cooking Lesson to Dig up Balinese Tradition and Culture
Hunting Bali foods is very easy since there are a lot of restaurants or waroeng (small and traditional restaurant) along the road in Bali offer several kinds of Bali foods. However, enjoying Bali foods is not complete when the tourists don’t try to make the food by themselves in cooking lesson class. In Bali, Adjani opens up home cooking class. In this class, the tourists will be able to cook the most famous traditional Bali foods like Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce, Shredded Chicken with Chili and Lime, or Pork Sate. These are some favorite foods in Bali.
Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce might be the most delicious food in Bali especially for those who love pork. It has been noticed that pork has special fat which make the meat is very delicious to eat. To cook this traditional food, the tourists need to prepare some ingredients in cooking lesson. Some of them are coconut oil, shallots, garlic, ginger, dark soya sauce, sweet soya sauce, black peppercorns, and the pork itself. Since it contains garlic and ginger, this food is little bit spicy. Actually, the level of spicy is determined by how much ginger and garlic is given. This home cooking class might take an hour. So, they might take about two hours to take this course from the preparation, cooking process, and serve or eating.
Attending cooking lesson to cook Shredded Chicken with Chili and Lime might only take short time, shorter than cooking the Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce. From the name, it can be drawn such a conclusion that this food is spicy. The ingredients that make this food spicy are chili and garlic. So, when the tourists want to taste this food but they don’t like spicy, they can reduce the use of chili and garlic. Besides chili and garlic, they also use onion, greater galingale, salt, sugar and some others. During home cooking class, the instructors will show and explain all ingredients to the attendances. This food is usually served with rice or if the tourists want something more unique, they can serve it with yellow rice. It is rice whose color is yellow. During cooking lesson class, they can ask the instructors to teach them.
Pork sate is possibly the simplest Bali food to cook in the home cooking class. Actually, this sate resembles to other sate like chicken sate or goat sate. Nevertheless, there are some special ingredients for this sate like ginger plant, tamarind, and candlenut. In order to make the meat so tender, the meat should be kept in freezer for about an hour when spices have been poured. Like usual sate, this pork sate is served with skewer.
These are only three most favorite Bali foods which are usually haunted by the tourists especially those who like spicy foods. There is no wrong to attend the cooking lesson when the tourists visit Bali. Indeed, this island has many attractive places to go. But, it would be better if they relax for awhile by taking home cooking class.