At BGF restaurants, we know good cooking is impossible to achieve without select ingredients.
Read on to learn a bit about our purveyors and our organic farm.
Seafood: BGF is currently working directly with fishermen on Bali's East Nusamba coast to acquire hard-to-find species. Twitter alerts inform our customer base what's the Catch of the Day. For big game fish not available from the small-scale fishermen, we turn to several reputable seafood suppliers who service not only the local market, but export as well. We also purchase some of our seafood live and hold it in our salt water tank in TeraZo. It's no wonder the Italian Fisherman's Stew is so fresh. Meanwhile, salmon, ocean trout, oysters, mussels, and other treats from cooler seas are air-flown from nearby Australia.
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Vegetables: At the turn of the millenium, we began patching together small pieces of land just south of the volcanic region of Kintamani. Today, our four hectares of unspoiled, rich organic soil nourish many of the tender herbs and some of the vegetables on our tables. Stay tuned as production increases. Unsprayed vegetables are increasingly available from our suppliers, thanks to the grassroots efforts of several small companies. BGF Restaurants are proud to offer a selection of fresh vegetables from these suppliers who have a commitment to great flavor that these sustainable farming practices promise.
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Teas: TeraZo proudly serves Darma Fine Teas, imported in bulk from around the globe and packaged here in Bali. The superior flavor of these teas and herbal brews is evident from the first sip. Siam Sally is now featuring not only its famous Real Deal Thai Iced Tea, but also brewed-to-order iced Darma teas in our signature Thai-style service.
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Coffee: All BGF Restaurants proudly brew coffee from beans that hail from a small roasting operation in Java that has been in business since the 1920's. What's their secret? German roasting equipment, decades of skill, and aging the beans in jute sacs for seven years prior to roasting!
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Staff Purveyors: We encourage staff to develop their own cottage industries and become suppliers at all our outlets. Pak Kacir, hot cook at Batan Waru, raises ducks to meet our size and quality standards. On any given day, you'll see the husband and adorable daughter of waitress Ibu Wayan Widniani delivering oranges. And our young coconuts come from Batan Waru hot cook, Wayan Suwira.
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Imported Products: As much as we like to rely on locally grown and raised ingredients, there are just some things for which there are no substitutes. Bali is fortunate to have many hard-working and reliable importers who bring in what we need. Chilled tender lamb, beef, and seafood you have to pay a serious premium for in the Northern hemispheres are also flown in from Australia several times a week. The list goes on, and it reflects our commitment to procuring the best ingredients possible. Chilled tender lamb, beef, and seafood you have to pay a serious premium for in the Northern hemispheres are also flown in from Australia several times a week. The list goes on, and it reflects our commitment to procuring the best ingredients possible.
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