To coincide with the launch of the new farm-to-table concept at Segaran Dining Terrace, Jumeirah Bali is inviting guests to discover the traditional way of Balinese dining with a set Megibung menu for two. Available daily from 6pm to 11pm, the new experience invites guests to explore a fascinating legacy from the ancestors that is still preserved in some isolated villages in Bali, as well as showing the team’s dedication to preserving traditional Balinese culture.
“Megibung is a traditional Balinese way of dining that symbolises community and solidarity by bringing people together to share the food from one big plate or, more traditionally, off of a big piece of banana leaf,” said Executive Chef, Vincent Leroux. “The word “megibung” comes from the Balinese word gibung, which means “share with each other”, and we wanted to celebrate this spirit of togetherness with this complementary set menu.”
Segaran’s Megibung menu offers a delicious throwback to another era when all produce was sourced locally and seasons informed daily life. Guests can choose from a variety of sharing protein-based dishes such as Samsam Kriuk, crispy pork belly cooked in cassava leaf and coated in rich basa genep sauce. Seafood and fish options are plentiful and house-made sambals with chilli, kaffir lime leaf, ginger and shrimp paste add depth to such dishes as Sate Languan, fish kebab on lemongrass skewers; fish ball Soup Ikan made from local marlin simmered in Balinese spices and coconut broth; and Tum Ikan – steamed marinated coral fish in banana leaf.
The island’s seasonal produce gets its moment in the sun too with such vegetarian dishes as yellow festival rice and Nasi Sela – aromatic steamed Jatiluwih rice with sweet potato. Desserts are an ode to coconut’s versatility and come in the form of Sumping Waluh cake made of steamed butternut pumpkin and grated coconut wrapped in banana leaf; Klepon pandan rice flour ball with jaggery and steamed desiccated coconut; and rice flour Laklak pancakes served with grated coconut and dusted with palm sugar.
The Megibung set menu at Segaran Dining Terrace is priced at IDR 800.000++ based on two people sharing.