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The Balinese Spice Journey

The Balinese Spice Journey

FoodieS Team
06 August 2021


Tabia Restaurant at The Westin Ubud collaborates with Chef Yudi from Dapur Bali Mula, Les Village Buleleng.


In celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day, The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali invites you to experience the indigenous flavor of North Bali regional cuisine. The one-night only event will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the resort’s signature authentic Indonesian restaurant, Tabia. Chef Mangku Gede Yudiawan from Dapur Bali Mula, Les Village, Buleleng will take over the restaurant for the special evening. Chef Yudiawan is known for his passion in preserving the food of Bali Mula or indigenous cuisine of Bali. Since moving back to his village five years ago, he has been working to revitalize indigenous cooking methods, spices and ingredients of North Bali. For the event, he will bring freshly-caught seafood as well as locally grown and produced ingredients from Les Village. 

Armed with traditional herbs and spices such as tabia bun, sea salt and juruhor palm sugar; Yudiawan will regale the guest with not just nourishing seafood but precious tales of Balinese kitchen, traditional recipe and secrets of the spices. Starting at 6.30pm, Tabia’s indoor and outdoor seating areas will be transformed by the wafting fragrant aroma from dishes such as Lawar Gurita, Lawar Don Tabia Bun, Sate Lilit, Serapah Gurita, Cumi Suna Cekuh, Pepes Ikan, Tuna Plalah, and Sambal Matah. Served on a generous ngiu bamboo platter with rice and a bowl of Sup Ikan, taste eight tasty and nutritious dishes made from scratch and end your Balinese Spice Journey with a refreshing Daluman with Santan. 

“Chef Yudiawan believes in the nourishing quality of Balinese cuisine. Rich in spices and vibrant in flavor, it is the embodiment of Westin Hotels & Resorts’ Eat Well approach. Through Dapur Bali Mula, he celebrates his heritage by cooking with fresh local produce and collaborates with Les Village’s fishermen, farmers, sea salt and palm sugar artisans. This holistic approach matches well with Tabia and our focus on serving sustainable and authentic Indonesian cuisine,” says director of culinary Robert Murray of The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali. 

The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud

Br. Kengetan, Jl. Raya Lod Tunduh Desa, Singakerta, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali


Indonesian, Balinese

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