Set for a feast

A stay at Banyan Tree Un­gasan is not quite com­plete with­out a visit to Tamarind Restau­rant.

Epicure - - INDONESIAN CUISINE SPECIAL -

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

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