Recommendation by Lemi
Veteran chef Iboe Soelastri only whips up Balinese and Javanese fare the old-fashioned way—and she’s intent on passing her secrets onto you. Grind herbs on stone; stir fry rice in a wok; and, grill poultry on charcoal! A full day here involves a trip to the famous Badung Market, familiarizing yourself with local ingredients, and studying age-old techniques. Iboe believes that doing everything by hand makes the best flavors and textures; forget the fancy food equipment, and pick up a mortar and pestle instead.