Ubud Shopping for Balinese Ingredients
What’s Balinese cuisine?
It’s a good thing you asked…
Shopping for Paon Bali Cooking Class tl;dr
- Class About Balinese Cooking
- Tour of the Market Place
- Glimpse of Local Life
Nadia and I figured since we were in Bali, that was should maybe learn something about the culture in the form of a cooking class. It was nice since it was not only a class about cooking, but it also involved a tour of Ubud Market. In very non-typical tourist fashion, we were able to get a glimpse at Balinese cooking culture.
Wet markets are usually seen throughout the world, and commonly associated with South East Asia. The term “wet” in wet market is coined from the wet floors that occurs when the ice that keeps the produce fresh melts.
Where Is It
The marketplace for ingredients is at the Art Market in central Ubud.
How Is It
Walking around the market, our guide showed us the many different sections:
- Arts and Crafts
- Spice and etc
It was a great moment learning about how locals traditionally shopped for their cooking needs. There’s a lot to see, smell and taste, assaulting the sense with overwhelming sensory overload. Come prepared!
Good and bad, there’s a lot of unprocessed foods, which I have oddly grown accustomed to seeing. My only gripe with such settings is that they typically close later in the day, usually the time when I actually do some grocery shopping. But I imagine I would adapt if ever we moved near a wet market.