Since May 30 is Hari Galungan this year, our friend Gusti invited us to participate in his Lawar feast which is traditionally held on the evening before Galungan.
All houses were already decorated with long poles that the families had adorned with beautiful ornaments. Luckily the weather had changed, too and we had a beautiful blue sky!
Rio helped his dad with the preparation of the Lawar, a very traditional Balinese dish which is usually prepared especially for this occasion.
We all gathered around the supplies to see how the Lawar is made. Gusti prepared even two different types of it.
The secret is the mixture of all the different spice preparations and of course the quality of the meat and the coconut.
In addition to the Lawar, Gusti’s wife had also prepared delicious vegetables made from the stem of the banana tree and Tum, delicious balinese steamed pork.
We could hardly wait until our plated were filled and we could enjoy all the homemade delicacies!