Balinese Cultural Traditions of Dance and Dining

Ubud is known as the cultural center of Bali. It is only fitting, then, that The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud, one of the best luxury hotels in the heart of Ubud, presents the famous Kecak Fire Dance featuring a dance group of local villagers followed by an epic Royal Balinese Dinner.

Setting the stage. The amphitheater of The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud. Guests sit on cushion seats along the steps while enjoying the fire dance and chanting from the local villagers


Kecak Fire Dance

As opposed to the crowded venue of Uluwatu, this exclusive performance in the comfort and luxury of The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud allows you front row seats to capture every moment of the chanting and choreography from the 50 to 70 performers on the hotel’s outdoor amphitheater.

Watch the video below of the Kecak Dance & Dinner. And subscribe to my YouTube channel for all my latest travel vlogs!


Royal Balinese Dinner

Immediately following the conclusion of the dance, guests are invited to transfer to The Restaurant for a Royal Balinese Dinner feast. From the video above, you can see how the main course dishes are ceremoniously served on the heads of the servers adding to the feel of a “royal” dinner.

Along with the Indonesian flavors, the whole evening is capped with the perfect ambiance by the rice terraces and Bali’s evening air making this dance and dinner one of the highlights of your stay in Ubud.

Menu of the Night

Soup Sayur – Vegetable soup with Balinese spices
Tum Bebek – Minced duck wrapped in banana leaf
Sambal Udang – River prawns in spicy tomato sauce
Bergedel Tagung – Corn fritter
Babi Kecap – Balinese black pig in sweet soy sauce
Sate Lilit – Marinated minced fish sate
Buah Kacang Mekuah – Long bean in coconut dressing
Serombotan – Vegetable salad in peanut chili dressing
Lawar Nangka – Jackfruit salad with chicken and Balinese spices served with yellow rice
Dessert of Sticky Rice and Organic Egg Custard, Red Bean Coconut Shot, and Jackfruit Ice Cream in a Crispy Wonton Shell

Sate Lilit (marinated minced fish sate) and Bergedel Tagung (corn fritters). Similar to the Rijsttafel feast in that a variety of plates are served together; however, in this case, it is all local Balinese dishes
Babi Kecap (Balinese black pig in sweet soy sauce). Stewed tender pork belly is always a winning dish. If you want to have more of any of the plates, you can easily ask for second and third servings
Plated from the family-style dining. The dishes are laid out in front of you on your table with a beautiful and colorful balance of meats, seafood, and vegetables along with generous servings of rice
Red Bean Coconut Shot, Jackfruit Ice Cream in a Crispy Wonton Shell, and Sticky Rice and Organic Egg Custard. Light, refreshing local sweet flavors which balance the hearty meal to conclude the night


Address & Book Your Stay

The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud
Jalan Goa Gajah, Tengkulak Kaja
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Performances every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm
785,000 rupiah ($60 USD) per person with dinner
400,000 rupiah ($30 USD) per person for show only
Reservations highly recommended

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Disclaimer: This Kecak Dance & Dinner were graciously hosted by The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah. All opinions, as always, are my own.

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