Megibung : A Traditional Balinese Feast

Megibung: A Traditional Balinese Feast

When in Bali, do as the islanders do and immerse yourself in an exotic dining occasion with a Balinese “Megibung” experience; an act eating from the same large plate to foster the spirit of togetherness. According to various sources, this unique sharing concept emerged from East Bali in the 17th century and the word “Megibung” comes from the Balinese word “Gibung” which means, to share with others.

An authentic Balinese Megibung would mean a group of 4 to 7 people eating with their hands off one large plate, or a large leaf. There is white rice, and various dishes to complete the meal. Now, you can try this unique Balinese tradition at Hotel Santika Seminyak’s Merah Saga Rooftop Restaurant & Bar with a modern take of the Megibung. Priced at only IDR 200,000++ tax service for two persons or IDR 400,000++ tax service for four persons, Megibung at Hotel Santika Seminyak is a beautiful presentation of some of Bali’s most tantalizing selections; eight succulent dishes in delicious Balinese spices come together on one large tray featuring the ever tasty Balinese Chicken Soup for a  fantastic start and great when poured over steaming White Rice and in between the Sate Lilit or Balinese Tuna Satay, Chicken Satay, Grilled Prawns, Pepes Ikan Tuna that comes sizzling hot over a smoking charcoal grill. If you think this sounds a lot, you’re not even halfway through! The Kacang Kalasan or Long Beans in Balinese Spices and Coconut Milk will go well with the classic favourite Ayam Betutu, Braised Tender Chicken in Balinese Spices. Bringing all of these dishes together is the signature touch of Balinese cuisines; the Sambal Matah for a refreshingly spicy and zesty flavour to your meal or the Sambal Embe; Balinese Fried Shallot that is delightfully crunchy, salty and spicy. Feel free to choose the spiciness level – just let the staff know and the food, as well as the sambal, will be adjusted according to your preferences.

Merah Saga Restaurant & Bar is no ordinary restaurant – you can be sure that the food and drinks here are exceptional and many would flock to this rooftop venue to enjoy breathtaking sky views from this spectacularly elevated space, high above all the hustle and the bustle. The swimming pool is located right next to the restaurant and is the perfect space for Romantic Dinners, cocktails and sunset sessions with 360 degrees unimpeded views of Seminyak and beyond. Giving you a sense of light and space, this is one of the best spaces in Seminyak to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing meal, swim or a drink. Don’t forget your camera – we’ve enjoyed the most mesmerizing sunrise and sunsets from here as well as the most immortal views of the mighty Mount Agung on an exceptionally clear day.

Santika Seminyak

Jl. Sunset Road No. 17, Seminyak, Kuta – Bali

Ph: +62 361 472 7111

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