Timings : 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
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The primary seafood marketplace of Bali, Jimbaran fish market has rows upon rows of sea harvest - everything from tuna, sardines to shrimps, crabs and lobsters. Located at close proximity to the seafood dining restaurants in Jimbaran and Kedonganan, you can even get your choice of fish cleaned and grilled to perfection at the marketplace itself.
Many establishments offer cooking classes and tours that take visitors on guided tours around Jimbaran Fish Market and help you choose the freshest seafood, and then take you back to teach you how to cook it as well.
The fish market at Jimbaran Bay turns out to be a real treat for seafood lovers. One can buy a variety of seafood right from freshly caught fish, octopus, calamari to prawns, crabs and other shellfish at cheap rates. One could get the fish cooked on a traditional barbeque there at one of the kiosks or stalls by locals, right after purchasing it, for incredibly competitive rates.
Visitors also at times get complimentary steamed rice at the kiosk where they get their fish cooked and can enjoy a meal at the lovely Jimbaran beach. For photographers, the massive tiger prawns, crabs and the bustling market is a site worth capturing.
Shoppers can also buy their seafood and learn to cook it in traditional Indonesian style or in the best way possible at any of the nearest cooking classes or warung. Places like Rizort in Belmond Jimbaran Puri organise an early morning trip to the fish market and teach their guests regional recipes.
Dean's Bali cooking class in Seminyak is at a distance of 15 kilometres from Jimbaran fish market. The course is 5 hours long and worth 950,000 IDR which includes a trip to Jimbaran fish market, tradition seafood cooking and lunch.
Another cooking class Bumba Bali in Nusa Dua offers classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays which starts at 6 AM in the morning and ends at 3 PM after lunch. The cost is about 1,270,000 IDR for a full day course.