REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BALI
We had some proper Real Housewives Of Bali training recently – trying to become a little bit more of Ibu-Ibu then crazy girls we actually are.
For that we’ve joined Hotel Tugu, Canggu ‘s famous cooking class and spent more then 2 hours chopping shallots, manually grinding fragrant but very stubborn ginger, galangal and other roots into fine paste (blenders are for pussies!) folding banana leaf envelopes for steaming fish and stirring banana stem soup. Hell of a lot of work! Women of Bali are champions in housekeeping business, doing 100 tasks at the same time, which includes delicious cooking, and after almost hurting our wrists while grinding with a stone mortar we are bowing in respect.
For desert we’ve cooked some traditional sweets called koloke, the green balls made of glutinous rice flour with the liquid palm sugar centre. As they won a Most Ugly Dessert Ever Cooked award, we don’t have them pictured, apologizing for the inconvenience.
The aftermath: this class is a great way to get closer to the local ‘domestic’ culture if you’re on holiday, or take your mom here when she’s visiting you, or throw a girls party – getting your hands dirty in orange turmeric and picking a couple of kitchen tricks from the lovely ladies who are teaching you. We loved our busy morning, and even more we loved our delicious, classical Balinese lunch – cooked with our own [clumsy] hands!
By Canggu Chronicles (https://www.facebook.com/CangguChronicles/posts/688836877916675)