During my trips on the island of Bali I visited the Twin waterfalls in Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan. I came into contact with an old lady who wanted to tell me more about the vegetarian cuisines of this beautiful island.
While being served the amazing dishes at the end of the evening, I looked out over these two beautiful waterfalls. A trip I can highly recommend!
“That’s what makes it so special!” Jo said. ‘In the Netherlands we call it a rice table and use a lot of different dishes to fill the table, but in Indonesia this is not the case at all. There they have one or two different dishes on the table to fill their stomachs with. So you can imagine my embarrassment when I asked where the rest of the food was! We completely understand that you can’t get enough of the delicious meals, so that’s why we also fully filled the table for you!
Jo saw my eyes wandering as if I was trying to tell her with my eyes that something was missing on the rice table. I actually didn’t quite know what it was until I leafed through our photo books. “This is it!” I said.
‘Ooh Aad..’ I heard Jo sigh. “You really are the sweet tooth of the two of us.”
She might say it like this, she herself is no stranger to desserts. Sitting at that waterfall, I actually saw her eat four pieces of layered cake!
The discount is calculated over the price of the boat rent and the drinks. The price can vary per package. You don’t get a discount on the food.
Layered cake, or Indonesian; lapis legit is a cake consisting of at least 18 thin layers. A dessert is indispensable at the beautiful rice tables.
It originated in the Dutch East Indies from colonial times. There are many different stories about its origin. Examples of this are the German spicy and layered Baumkuchen, which was adapted to the raw materials available in the Dutch East Indies. To bring the feeling of home to the Dutch East Indies, they mixed the Indian lapis legit with gingerbread spices. This is how the Layered cake was born.
There are still many stories to be found everywhere, but there is one thing we know for sure. Layered cake is an piece of history not to forget.