Organic-Gardens
Foraging-Forest

included in your DayPass.

Fresh daily from our organic gardens, which are more than organic. We call them:

  • SSSSS (Super Strong Self Sustaining Seedlings) evolved and self propagated.
  • FFF (Freshly Foraged Foods), plucked from our jungle 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 Cooking 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 Executive chef and creator of the Bumi Baru philosophy and New Earth Cooking, (www.newearthcooking.com), which is  an approach to food that’s accountable to health & wholeness from soil to stomach with respect for all sentient beings involved, with a positive, regenerative impact on our environment, as well as, the health and well-being of our guests. During these discussions, we jump into the mode of perma-culture maniacs and dive deeper into the aspects of  growing organically with the love and affection of the planet and personal satisfaction. Sharing your viewpoints and learning from each other is highly valued.

Check the calendar on the programs page. https://www.balisilentretreat.com/programs/

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.

Self Sustaining Veggies & 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. Since we prepare everything from scratch, we meet most special needs, including gluten free & dairy free and vegan.  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 ‘Balinese Cultural Discussion ’ event with our Balinese cultural and medicinal herbs advisor. . . usually on Thurs nights. Foraged Foods from our jungle gardens and Super Strong Self Sustaining Veggies, evolve to be strong  with very little help from humans:  Check out our short video on dozens of natural Balinese foods, we use everyday, directly from our semi-wild nature to you.