Nothing beats a delicious homemade Christmas feast shared with family, friends and loved ones, especially if you’re in Bali on holiday or living the good life on the island. However, finding all the ingredients you need to prepare your Christmas lunch or dinner is no easy feat here, as turkeys tend to be rather thin on the ground. Fortunately, there are a few places around the island where you can stock up on everything you need to prepare the ultimate gourmet festive fare.
Since 1999, Dijon has been offering a wide range of products that you just won’t find in your local toko or warung. Goods on offer include fresh and frozen meats that come sliced or whole, pastas, sauces, jams, olives, pickles, breads, herbs, spices, cookies, cakes…. and the list goes on. They offer delivery services to south Bali and Ubud on minimum orders of 300,000 Rp and up, and they can even arrange gift wrapping, dry ice delivery and service to yachts with delivery to mooring points by appointment. Dijon also offers a catering service for those who prefer to sit back and let someone else prepare and serve up all those divine dishes. Their catering menus include 3-4 course sit-down dinners, Western and Indonesian buffets, canapes and cocktails, BBQs and special kid’s menus. Whether you’re having a Christmas lunch, brunch, dinner or party, Dijon will hook you up with fine fare.
Expats in the know have been heading to Bali Deli since 2003 for gourmet supermarket food items that are difficult to find in Indonesia. This is the spot in Seminyak to get delicatessen products from Europe, Australia and the US, including meats and cheeses, vegetables, sauces, cereal, pastries, coffee and wines. With over 12,000 items in stock, you can be sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Plus, the supermarket is kid friendly with special trolleys for little ones and kid’s toys, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and can advise you on all of their products. In addition, Bali Deli offers delivery to south Bali on minimum orders of 100,000 Rp and up, and they can cater all types of meals and parties.
If you’re in the Ubud area and have a hankering for some Haloumi cheese, butterfish steaks, Milano salami, Serrano ham, homemade sourdough bread or a bottle of white zinfandel wine, Ubud Deli is the place to go. Hard to find meats, dairy products, dry goods, spirits and wines are the focus here, and the professional and friendly staff are happy to guide you through their extensive inventory so that you go home with a feast fit for a king. Get in touch with them around any holiday throughout the year to check and see what is on offer or make a request, as they always try to accommodate the wants and needs of their wide range of expat, visiting and local clientele. They can also prepare a special catering menu based on your specific tastes.
Home chefs will also want to check out the larger supermarkets around Bali for local and international goods, including Bintang Supermarket, Delta and Lotte Mart. In addition, Bali Buda often stocks special festive goods around the holidays.