The traditional and delicious health tonic of Bali is called jamu, and it is a recipe that is passed down from generation to generation. There are many variations of this easy-to-make, anti-inflammatory tonic, but the five basic ingredients are fresh turmeric, ginger, lime, honey, and water. It is especially soothing when you have a cough or cold. Guests at the Four Seasons Bali can learn to make jamu and other traditional Indonesian recipes at the two culinary schools—Jala Academy at Jimbaran Bay, and Sokasi at Sayan.
“Jamu is a gift handed down by our ancestors to support our health and wellness, with traditional and easy-to-make recipes to use in our daily life,” shares Santi Martadi, Senior Spa Supervisor, The Healing Village Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.
“Jamu is a gift handed down by our ancestors to support our health and wellness, with traditional and easy-to-make recipes to use in our daily life.”
“My favorite jamu is Kunyit Asam (turmeric, ginger, and tamarind extract), which is believed to be beneficial for the liver and cleansing the blood.” We reached out to our friends at Four Seasons Bali for a simple jamu recipe you can make at home.