Get ready to step into a world of Balinese charm and gastronomic wonder with the all-new Ajengan experience at The Mulia. Every week, the enchanting Eden Garden transforms into a haven of cultural immersion and culinary delights, offering guests an evening full of Bali magic.

Derived from the Balinese word for ‘food’ – Ajengan invites you to embark on a sensory journey like no other. Immerse yourself in tradition and wonder as your night begins, greeted with the melodic sounds of gamelan music. Watch how traditional canang offerings are made, as well as the intricate carving of local fruits, which are used in the island’s many ceremonies. Enjoy a refreshing glass of jamu, a wholesome elixir renowned for its health benefits and used to treat everything from stomach aches to high blood pressure. Explore three tantalising flavours and uncover the secrets behind this remarkable concoction. Delve into the world of Balinese Sanskrit writing and have your name intricately carved onto dried palm leaf – a cherished keepsake of your evening!

Afterwards, a romantic candlelit entrance will guide you into the heart of the garden, where The Mulia’s attentive staff warmly welcome you to your table. We were overwhelmed by the wide selection of tempting Balinese and Indonesian food on offer. Served buffet-style, there is plenty to choose from, with helpful staff on hand to guide you through the different dishes and offer recommendations. 

Full of authentic flavour, this was truly a feast to behold! From classics like suckling pig (Babi Guling), freshly grilled satay and marinated pork ribs, to traditional dishes such as sticky rice cakes (lontong), flavoursome roasted chicken (Ayam Betutu) and a whole host of vegetable accompaniments. The flavours were sublime as we savoured delicacies from across the archipelago, such as the grilled king prawn and lobster, served alongside grilled marinated corn (Jagung Bakar) and Balinese vegetables cooked in shredded coconut (Sayur Urap).

And as if that wasn’t enough, there are plenty of traditional desserts, ready to tempt your sweet tooth! Indulge in sticky rice cakes, platters of fresh fruit, pancakes filled with desiccated coconut and palm sugar (Dadar Gulung) and Es Doger – Indonesian-style ice cream with authentic accompaniments. 

As you dine, an evening of entertainment awaits you. Enjoy five spellbinding performances of intricate Balinese dances, enhanced by a live gamelan orchestra which will transport you to the heart of Balinese culture. From awe-inspiring warrior celebrations to the graceful Legong movements, and dances inspired by the Birds of Paradise – the authentic costumes and mesmerising choreography are a true tribute to the island of Bali!

This unique experience unfolds every Friday night starting at 7 p.m. However, due to limited availability, it’s essential to secure your reservation and ensure that you don’t miss out on this unforgettable culinary journey that will forever hold a place in your holiday memories. Embrace Ajengan at The Mulia and let Bali’s magic unfold before you!

The Mulia Bali

Address: Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan Jl. Nusa Dua, Kawasan Sawangan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung

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