Pre-Galungan Lawar feast at our friends’ house

Every house is decorated with long poles

Every house is decorated with long poles

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.

We have wonderful weather!

We have wonderful weather!

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 helps his father with the preparation

Rio helps his father with the preparation

Rio helped his dad with the preparation of the Lawar, a very traditional Balinese dish which is usually prepared especially for this occasion.

Everybody is looking forward to tasting the Lawar

Everybody is looking forward to tasting the Lawar

We all gathered around the supplies to see how the Lawar is made. Gusti prepared even two different types of it.

Gusti's wife has prepared a lot of spices

Gusti’s wife has prepared a lot of spices

The secret is the mixture of all the different spice preparations and of course the quality of the meat and the coconut.

Dinner's almost ready!

Dinner’s almost ready!

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.

Selamat makan! Enjoy your meal!

Selamat makan! Enjoy your meal!

We could hardly wait until our plated were filled and we could enjoy all the homemade delicacies!

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