Food

included in your DayPass.

Fresh daily from our organic gardens. Three daily organic vegetarian buffets and all-day-grazing-table are fresh with living and loving energy. Flavor combinations to raise the bar on your taste buds.

Food at Bali Silent Retreat is an energetic awakening experience. The human diet has changed drastically during our life time. You are invited to reconnect to your body’s true wants and needs and encouraged to savour each bite in silent mindful eating, overlooking the surrounding rice fields and holy mountains, transforming your relationship with food, clean air and clean water.

We offer food straight from the earth; our organic gardens and forests and locally sourced in Bali.  Fresh and lovingly prepared by a team of chefs, trained to the high standards of our ‘Bumi Baru-New Earth food philosophy’, our food is famous for its unique flavour combinations and nourishing qualities. Healthy and yummy, organic and sustainable, Bumi Baru also aligns us to the entire web of life.

The food – OMG!!! I’ve dined in Michelin starred restaurants that were a joke compared to this culinary taste sensation, LOVED it!!!

— Barbara, Switzerland

Best food I’ve ever had . . . ever – dangerously delicious!

— Marieke, Holland

My pallet is inspired and my eyes have opened to what can be done in the kitchen.

— Patrick from the USA

I did NOT miss meat for 1 minute. Food is fantastic!

— Helka from Croatia

This food is the best vegetarian food I’ve ever had. Usually my body and mind crave meat after not having it for a couple of days. But now, when I’m about to leave, I only want more of this delicious food I’ve been eating.

— Amir, Sweden

A typical day menu sampling of our ‘living food’

Breakfast

  • Eggs – local rice field ducks
  • Rice porridge- raisins, vanilla, mint
  • Homegrown banana pancakes
  • Fruit & nut bread
  • Spanish Potato Omelet
  • Grilled vine tomatoes
  • Sourdough bread
  • Fresh picked fruits
  • Homemade coconut yogurt

Lunch Salad Buffet

A light midday feast to nourish your body. We offer a wide range of super fresh, chopped, un-dressed ingredients for you to create your own perfect salad.

Grab a salad shaker and fill it with foraged wild herbs and greens, grated root vegetables, chopped shoots, leaves and sprouts.

Add a dressing of choice & shake!

Add protein options: pulled young jack fruit, soft boiled duck egg, mung bean fritters.

Top with crunchy goodies like our coconut sprinkle, local nut and seed mix of cassava chips.

Dinner Buffet

  • Veggie garden minestrone
  • Moroccan tomato and pumpkin swirls
  • Local long beans & potato salad
  • Homemade duck egg noodles with spinach and coconut sauce
  • Eggplant chips with babaganoush dip
  • Nasi Kuning. Yellow turmeric and lime infused heritage rice
  • Young Papaya salad with kaffir lime dressing
  • Beetroot and turmeric sorbet slice

ALL DAY – Tea, Snacks & Drinking Water

  • Fresh mint, lemon balm and tarragon infusions.
  • Fresh fruits.
  • Health tonics such as turmeric and tamarind juice lightly sweetened with palm honey.
  • Different medicinal teas such as soursop leaves, toasted red rice and ginger.
  • An array of cookies and snacks, always made with healthy natural ingredients.

Water choices:
reverse osmosis, deep well water (50meters) – UV & charcoal-silver-filtered, or solar distilled

Bali Silent Retreat - Sauce with Chili

New Earth Cooking

Once a week there’s the opportunity to converge with our consulting chef and creator of New Earth cooking, diving deeper into the subject of food, sharing your viewpoints and learning from each other. Check the calendar on the programs page. The harvests of fruits and vegetables are grown organically with the love and affection of gardening and permaculture maniacs.

Bali Silent Retreat - Snail of Approval - Slow Food Bali

Slow Food

Yep, we’re certified by the Slow food folks. Slow Food is a network of 100,000+ members in 153 countries who share a passion for an unhurried life starting at the dinner table. Slow food supports small scale farmers, artisans and restaurateurs who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.

Slow food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. Slow food awards their snail stamp of approval to those who contribute to the authenticity, sustainability and quality of our food supply. At Bali Silent Retreat we are proud to carry their stamp of approval. We are committed to exceed the requirements and continue to expand our support towards healthy, clean and delicious food for all.

Fresh Foraged Foods

Depending on what’s fresh in the garden, the talented kitchen crew performs their culinary magical version of ‘Be Here Now’, foraging for the freshest and tastiest delights of the day’s harvest. Vegan bacon is a regular treat from coconut that’s smoked in a real smoker, not treated with ‘liquid smoke’. Recipes available with an open heart and are shared and often discussed at Sunday night chat about the BumiBaru (New Earth) cooking philosophy and the Future of Food. Indonesian food is usually featured mid week, so we don’t forget we are in the midst of the spice islands – Indonesia! It corresponds with a ‘Tea Circle’ event with our Balinese cultural and medicinal herbs advisor. . . usually on Thurs nights.

Check out our short video on dozens of natural Balinese foods, we use everyday, directly from our semi-wild nature to you.

Our menus are balanced with the seasons, our gardens and the community. Balance is the key:

  • Studying the trail from soil to stomach to health.
  • Adapting the environment.
  • Opening for questions and improvement.

Crunchy and raw vibrancy followed by steamy creamy bowls of comfort, finished with a moment of sweetness. There’s something satisfying to the taste buds any time of day. Since we prepare everything from scratch, we meet most special needs, including gluten free & dairy free and vegan.