Set for a feast
A stay at Banyan Tree Ungasan is not quite complete without a visit to Tamarind Restaurant.
Perched on top of Bali’s southernmost peninsula, the all-villas Banyan Tree Ungasan is well-known as an idyllic getaway. What’s perhaps a best-kept secret is the resort’s Tamarind Restaurant, which specialises in Balinese cuisine.
Led by the experienced Banyan Tree Ungasan’s executive chef Agus Wiryawan, Tamarind Restaurant offers a spacious indoor and al fresco seating. Diners can choose from an à la carte, tasting or rijstaffel menu for a flavourful feast.
For first-time visitors to Tamarind, what’s highly recommended is The Signature, a tasting menu suitable for two persons which includes locally produced wines. You can enjoy tasty starters like Sate Lilit, Tuna Sambal Mangga and Urab Gedang. Main courses include a refined Wagyu Beef Lawar, Ayam Sambal Bawang, Sate Babi Lalah Manis, Kenus Isi Salmon, and Udang Suna Cekuh; the latter consists of sautéed prawn with garlic and Balinese galangal sauce. The Rijstaffel is a feast for the senses. Small portions of meat and vegetable dishes are presented beautifully in carved wooden plates, from a banana leaf wrapped Pepes Mushroom to Ayam Mekalas (chicken stew in spiced coconut sauce), to the sweet Talam Labu (yellow pumpkin pudding with coconut sauce and palm sugar syrup). To expand your knowledge of Balinese cuisine, sign up for a cooking class at Tamarind Restaurant and let the chefs take you through a wonderful culinary journey.
Banyan Tree Ungasan Jalan Melasti, Banjar Kelod, Ungasan, Bali 80364 Tel: +62 361 300 7000 https://www.banyantree.com/en/indonesia/ungasan-bali