BUAHAN, a Banyan Tree Escape, we are pleased to share the exceptional culinary journey at the resort which focuses on a wholly sustainable approach, using local ingredients from nearby farms and local suppliers to celebrate creative cultural experiences and preserve lost ancient Balinese recipes.

Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape is a result of a deep understanding of its vicinity, the resort’s naked experience through the ‘no walls, no doors’ design concept reflects the agriculture, religious, cultural and artisan craftsmanship of the local Balinese lifestyle.

Known as a fertile village in Bali, Buahan is surrounded by the Ayung River located 700 metres above sea level which makes this area rich with wild plants, fruits, and vegetables. Cocoa and coffee beans, wild berries, pepper, sugar palm, midrib mushrooms to stingless bees and sago caterpillars can easily be found here.

Guests at Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape can immerse in nature and forage in the wild and directly pick, smell and taste the natural produce including farm harvesting, guided by Buahan Hosts who will share the benefits and usage of each of the ingredients. Afterwards, bring the harvested produce back to the resort and indulge in the freshly prepared meals at the Open Kitchen.

The Botanist Bar located just above the Open Kitchen and Living Room is centred around the use of local-grown natural ingredients and botanicals infused into its beverages. House-made kombuchas, sodas, local “Jamu”, mocktails and cocktails are designed to excite the tastebuds utilising unique ingredients from Balinese traditions, such as Moringa and Bongkot.

The menu concept is curated with 70% plant-based and locally sourced within a one-hour drive from the property. This concept was developed through a collaboration with Agency X, a local consultant group that houses the acclaimed restaurant Locavore and runs a food laboratory and tasting kitchen, creatively enhancing a sense of place.

Celebrating local craftswoman, Buahan invites the local “Ibu” from the Buahan village to showcase the creation of home-made coconut oil with techniques that have been passed from generation to generation.

Guests will also be able to participate in the coconut oil making with “Ibu-Ibu” while learning about the hereditary recipe as well as many of the benefits of pure hand-made coconut oil and how they utilise coconut in their daily lives to make various produce without wasting any of the beneficial elements from the ingredients that they can find in their backyards. [ special]