Enhanced Culinary Delights in Kiadan – Pelaga

Enhanced Culinary Delights in Kiadan – Pelaga

Kiadan is a traditional banjar, as well as a traditional village, located in Pelaga Village, Petang District, Badung Regency, Bali. The ancestors of the Kiadan community came from Awan Village, Bangli. When the war broke out and they were defeated, twelve people fled to the Kiadan area. But then their whereabouts were discovered by the enemy, so they had to flee again, this time to Asah Village in Tabanan. Before fleeing, they left valuables in Kiadan by planting them in the ground.

While living in Asah Village, the twelve people were very loved by Anak Agung from Marga village, which caused jealousy and envy, even slander, until finally they were put in the royal prison. One night, the Titiran bird suddenly appeared and suddenly all the handcuffs and prison doors opened. This opportunity was used to escape from prison into the forest. The royal party discovered the escape, and while chasing them they reached a dead end because they encountered a deep river. Suddenly above the river a row of wood appeared that could be used to cross. After the twelve succeeded in crossing the river, the row of wood changed to be Julit, so they escaped the pursuit of the royal party.

They then decided to go to King Carang Sari, asking for a place to live. The king gave him the freedom to choose a place to live. The twelve agreed to return to Kiadan, where they left their valuables. The king approved this request, with regional boundaries in the form of pangkung (rivers) to the east and west of the region. They then received the arrival of other people who wanted to live and settle in Kiadan. Land in the Kiadan area is the property of each family head, depending on his diligence and ability to clear the forest, but not to the land above the ravine.

The Kiadan area has a number of natural vegetation in the form of trees, bushes or shrubs, and plants in agricultural or plantation areas. A small portion of the types of food crops grown are for family needs and the rest are for sale. The food crops planted are rice, corn, cassava, and vegetables such as long beans, green mustard greens, white mustard greens, tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and vegetables that grow by themselves. Meanwhile, there is also a type of food plant that grows wild, namely saba leaves which look similar to betel leaves.

On Monday, February 19, 2024, the Wisnu Foundation together with 10 young people and women from Kiadan Pelaga, collaborated with the Ezzyclass.id team from Elizabeth International to carry out Local Culinary Processing and Serving Training. This was done as an effort to increase the knowledge and skills of members of the Kiadan Pelaga Ecotourism Group in implementing ecotourism in their village. The implementation of this activity is supported by PT Langgeng Kreasi Jayaprima (Diageo Indonesia) as a form of corporate social responsibility.

The activity was guided by Chef Agung and Mr. Yuda, starting from preparing breakfast, main course and dessert made from Kiadan’s wealth.

  1. American breakfast: eggs (2 pieces), bread, grilled tomatoes, potatoes (wedges, half-fried-removed-fried again so that they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside). Eggs can be made in the form of sunny side up (eyes up, not turned), turn over (eyes turned upside down), scramble (you can add milk to make the eggs soft), omelette (plain and with onion filling).
  2. Main course (Kiadan mixed rice): empol satay, fried chicken, perkedel, gado-gado (bean sprouts, fern, chayote leaves) using peanut sauce.
  3. Dessert: fruit ice (arrange the colors to make it attractive), Japanese compote, Injin sticky rice.
  4. Kiadan herbal tea: 500 ml water, 150 gr sugar, ginger, lemongrass, star anis (2 pieces), cinnamon, cloves, and saba leaves (2-3 pieces).


  1. Straw can be made from papaya leaf stems: cut into straw-sized pieces, soak in salt, dry in the sun.
  2. How to boil vegetables: add water with a little salt (so that it boils quickly), boil the bean sprouts first and then other vegetables so that the color of the water remains clear, put the vegetables in cold water after boiling (so that the color remains fresh).
  3. Drinks are served before guests arrive, the glasses are placed upside down on the board.
  4. Take the plate after eating from the guest’s left side.
  5. Making a drink starts with simple syrup (boil sugar in water).

How to serve:

  • Pay attention to dangerous things: holding a knife, using a stove
  • Use a hairnet for women and a hat for men to prevent hair from falling out
  • Pay attention to the guest’s position before serving food, given from the guest’s right side.

Kiadan Pelaga’s wealth is not only coffee, but also various types of spices that can be processed into drinks to warm the body. It is very suitable to be served and enjoyed in areas at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level.

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