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7th April
2011
written by Nibblish

Sate Bali is a popular traditional Balinese Warung in Seminyak, offering not only great food throughout the day but also an awesome authentic cooking class in the morning. The class takes place in the open air dining room of the restaurant with chef, Nyoman Sudiyasa, from 9am to 12pm. It may be a group demonstration as opposed to a “hands on” cooking class, but it’s quite informal so all participants are welcome to help with some of the small jobs. It’s also very practical and actionable, with clear instructions and suggestions of substitutes for local ingredients expected to be harder to find back home.

Indonesian Cuisine, Bali cooking Class, Seminyak cooking class, Balinese cuisine, Balinese recipes, Spice Paste, Base Gede, Steam Marinated Mahi Mahi, Minced Chicken in banana leaf, Nasi Goreng, Pork in Sweet Soya Sauce, Assorted Vegetables in Peanut Sauce, Green Salad of winged beans and paco ferns, Tomato Sambal, Shallot and Lemon Grass Sambal.

An impressive ten recipes were showcased that morning, most of which were savoury dishes featuring an exciting combination of fish, chicken, pork, salads and condiments. The first recipe of the day was an authentic Balinese Spice Paste (Base Gede), a blend of spices, herbs and roots, commonly used in Balinese cuisine. Base Gede was then used in the three delicious dishes that followed: Steam Marinated Mahi Mahi, Minced Chicken in banana leaf, and Nasi Goreng. Next we made my personal favourite, the Pork in Sweet Soya Sauce, a delicious mix of pork cuts slowly cooked away in sweet soya sauce, garlic, chillies, ginger and stock for 90 minutes. Then we started preparing the sides and sauces, including Assorted Vegetables in Peanut Sauce, Green Salad of winged beans and paco ferns; Tomato Sambal, and Shallot and Lemon Grass Sambal. Both sambals can be used as condiment, sauce or dressing. The class was finally completed with a sweet treat – Coconut Pandan Pancakes, bringing a nice local tweak to an international classic!

The cost is US$40 per person, which is great value as all dishes are also sampled at the end of the session! You also get a recipe handout and drinks. Make sure you book your class a few days in advance as it’s a popular restaurant and the only cooking school in the Seminyak area!

Sate Bali
Jl Laskmana 22A (opposite Samaya resort)
Seminyak
Bali, Indonesia
+62 361 736734

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2 Comments

  1. karen
    26/05/2011

    Hi
    I will be comming to Bali on the 2nd of June and am interested in doing a cooking class. I will be staying @ Bali Ayu Hotel in Seminak. What days do you do the classes and do you have any available and are you near where I will staying?
    many thanks
    karen

  2. Nibblish
    26/05/2011

    Hi Karen

    Thanks for your note. While I highly recommend the Sate Bali cooking class, I don’t actually organise it.
    I only just attended one during my holiday in Bali and decided to write a post about it!
    I suggest you contact them directly:

    Sate Bali
    Jl Laskmana 22A (opposite Samaya resort)
    Seminyak
    Bali, Indonesia
    +62 361 736734
    I believe they’re also contactable at the following email address: satebali@yahoo.com

    I hope this helps!

    Isy

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