A Conscious Dining in Ubud

A Conscious Dining in Ubud

Slow Baked Jicama, Lime Peanut Oil & Pickled Chilli

Located along the rugged paths in northern Ubud, Open Kitchen at Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape offers more than your ordinary house of culinary. As part of the brand’s commitment to creating immersive experiences for its guests, the resort’s main restaurant follows the same ethos by fusing nature and sustainability.

by Rizky Adityo

Nestled in the verdant jungle of Ubud, Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape is spearheading a novel lifestyle that adheres to the no walls, no doors philosophy. The resort encourages guests to reimagine a new way of being with its 16 bales that are open to the outdoors and in sync with the natural rhythms of the living world. Since opening a few years ago, the resort has been regarded as one of the best in the world. In addition to inviting guests to experience nature up close, this five-star resort offers an array of first-rate amenities and facilities.

At the heart of the resort are the Open Kitchen and Living Room, both open dining and lounge spaces that are created to evoke a sense of community. It is where guests are invited to learn how the resort reinvents the basics of food and drink through its unique zero-waste farm-to-table concept, local sourcing philosophy and heritage techniques. Guests can also observe the chefs cooking and preparing the meals and be part of the cooking experience.

Open Kitchen is open from early breakfast until late dinner and is located on the same level as the gorgeous infinity pool of the resort. The menu is 70 percent plant-based and features ingredients from the resort’s organic farm or the surrounding area to further highlight the farm-to-table concept. To make the idea a reality, the resort is partnering with farmers and growers located within an hour’s drive from the property.

Into The Wild

Guests are served an à la carte breakfast menu with a focal point of an artisan table, showcasing flavours from both Indonesia and beyond. As the day progresses, diners with a penchant for curiosity can try the Megibung offering. This is a local way of sharing food, with choices of five to seven Balinese dishes. Meanwhile, the culinary team at Open Kitchen rotates four different menus every day during dinner service. The menus are designed based on landscape research to add a more exciting dining experience. For instance, the menu offers an appetiser dish called Into The Wild, which consists of miso chilli vinaigrette-dressed leaves, flowers, sprouts, seeds, nuts and roots.


Apart from the Open Kitchen, Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape extends an invitation to its patrons to savour an exceptional eco-friendly bar experience at The Botanist Bar. Located directly above the restaurant, the bar uses ingredients that are sourced locally and includes botanicals in its drinks. A wide range of locally sourced ingredients is used to create a delectable assortment of homemade kombuchas, sodas, jamu elixirs, mocktails and cocktails that enhance taste buds. Imagine sipping your Baligroni in the tranquil atmosphere that envelops the resort, with a view of Bali’s renowned Seven Peaks.  

Open Kitchen menus are designed based on landscape research to add a more exciting dining experience.

Exquisite Taste Volume 43

Open Kitchen at Buahan, a Banyan Tree Escape

Jalan Banjar Selat, Payangan

Bali 80572, Indonesia

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