Our Shopping Haul
Our Shopping Haul

It's not easy to avoid bringing home plastic bags every time we go to the market. We always bring our own containers --- woven baskets, cloth bags, and other containers. Yet that plastic flour bag still somehow make it to our home --- apparently we still need to be more prepared on our next shopping trip!

Local Artisans' Arenga Palm Sugar
Local Artisans' Arenga Palm Sugar

We are ever grateful for the support of local artisans who produced the Arenga Palm sugar for our Kitchen

Blayag Rice Cakes
Blayag Rice Cakes

In Balinese traditions, Blayag represents the male as Tipat symbolizes the female. In North Bali, Blayag is usually served with Serobsob Chicken Curry, Urab veggies, and the spicy Sambal Embe. At Pengalaman Rasa, we have our own secret trick to make sure these rice cakes are cooked evenly throughout!

Tabiya Bun
Tabiya Bun

Tabiya Bun (Balinese) Cabai Jamu (Indonesia) Long Pepper (English) Piper retrofractum (Latin)

Local market colours
Local market colours

Just look at those amazing colours! Our traditional markets are filled with such treasures - we are passionate about choosing the best quality ingredients!

Our Spice Box
Our Spice Box

Here at Pengalaman Rasa, we call it our Quality Box. Everytime we came across quality ingredients at the market or at the farm, we put a sample of it in one of the boxes and find out its name, where it came from, and its uses and benefits.

Rattan-spikes Grater
Rattan-spikes Grater

Before metal graters were invented, there was a time where graters were made only from natural materials. No metals at all. Not many of these can be found in traditional markets nowadays. At Pengalaman Rasa's kitchen, we count ourselves lucky to be able to still continue using this traditional grater today.

Our Dinner Guests
Our Dinner Guests

It was a great pleasure to host dinner for our guests from Departemen Luar Negeri (Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Bali Tourism Board, Badan Promosi Pariwisata Daerah Bali, also Journalists from Panama, Costa Rica, Cuba and Argentina. Thank you for coming to visit us all the way to North Bali.

Palem
Palem

This is Palem, a finger-food which is made of a mix of grated coconut, spicy minced shrimps and wrapped with Dagdag leaves (usually used as cattlefeed by farmers). At Pengalaman Rasa, I recreated it using minced pork. I also swap the Dagdag leaves with Long Pepper's leaves. It became smaller in size, but easier to bite into.