Food, Wine & Travel in Style

Food & Dining

The Aussie company helping Bali get back on its feet, one curry at a time

With travel restrictions still prominent across the nation, one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations, Bali, has been left in dire straits as families – who heavily rely on tourism – struggle to purchase everyday essentials, including food, baby formula, nappies and medicine. 

Aiming to alleviate this hardship and help the much-loved holiday hotspot get back on its feet, Australian owned, family-run company Passage Foods has launched Curry for a Cause – an initiative supporting the people of Bali through a substantial donation to Yayasan Solemen Indonesia Foundation. 

Saucy and aromatic, the aptly named Curry for a Cause Balinese simmer sauce offers everyday Aussie’s the opportunity to enjoy the authentic flavours of Bali at home, while playing their part in providing much-needed support to those in Bali doing it tough. 

General Manager of Passage Foods, Simon Bartram, said the business is proud to offer their support in this difficult global situation, with fond memories of their travels to Bali the inspiration for the cause. 

“As frequent travellers to the region, we’ve experienced firsthand both the significant contribution Australian tourism has on the Balinese economy, and the harrowing burden on communities when this is threatened. 

“We felt compelled to make a positive difference to a country and destination that is heavily reliant on tourism,” Simon said. 

While Government data has revealed that unemployment rates currently sit at 7.5 per cent, not-for-profit organisations suggest the reality is much higher, with an estimated 80 per cent of the island's economy relying directly or indirectly on tourism, which is now facing the catastrophic and ongoing impacts of the global pandemic. 

According to the Indonesian Statistics Agency, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an 89 per cent drop in the number of tourists travelling to Bali, resulting in hotels, tourist drivers and restaurants ceasing to operate and Balinese staff losing their jobs subsequently. 

“It’s important that we don’t forget about the people of Bali after years of it being one of Australia's most loved tourist destinations.

“Their economy, built on the dollars of visiting tourists - many from Australia - has been all but wiped out so this initiative is our way of offering our support, while encouraging everyday Aussies to also get on board and play their part,” said Simon. 

Created with love for the disadvantaged people of Bali, 100 per cent of the proceeds from each sale of the deliciously mild and tangy Balinese curry go directly to the people of Bali, via the Yayasan Solemen Indonesia Foundation – a local Indonesian organisation whose goal is to alleviate the misery of extreme poverty by bringing hope and sustainable solutions to those in need. 

Sold online exclusively through, Curry for a Cause can be purchased online and delivered Australia-wide. 

About Passage Foods 

Flavour Makers are a complete end-to-end food development and manufacturing business. They also happen to be the only Australian business that creates brands and products for the international food category. One of Flavour Makers brands in this category is Passage Foods, who create authentic cooking sauces for delicious meals made at home.

Introducing limited edition Baileys Cinnamon Churros Flavoured Liqueur

Globally award-winning Baileys Cinnamon Churros Flavoured Liqueur has landed in Australia, fusing the iconic dessert with its classic Irish whiske...

What's open this Easter

IshizukaBasement, 139 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000Good Friday, CLOSEDEaster Saturday, CLOSEDEaster Sunday, CLOSEDEaster Monday, CLOSEDAnzac Day...

Rock Salt: The Essential Seasoning And The King Of Ingredients

In the winter, rock salt is often used to de-ice roads and driveways, but it may also be used in the kitchen. Using water, rock salt is extracted ...

6 Portable Cooking Equipment Pieces You Can Use for Outdoor Cooking

By leaving all your personal possessions behind and taking only what’s necessary, camping can be quite a liberating experience. However, there’s o...

7 Easy Meals to Make with Flatbread

Flatbread is an incredibly versatile type of bread, perfect for both savory meals and sweet desserts. Not only can you use flatbread as a tasty re...


Are you seeking to improve your overall fitness level and performance? A healthy, well-balanced diet is equally as essential as frequent high-inte...

Brisbane’s Top 5 Bars for NRL Viewing

Brisbane has a long and decorated association with the NRL, and the city’s sole team in the nation’s top league also happens to be one of the most...


SkyFeast at Sydney Tower is reverting to buffet with unlimited seafood and more  If your family has ever starved before an all-you-can-eat buffet...

Celebrate all things cocktails and bars with Australian Cocktail Month this May

Prepare to immerse yourself in a celebration of cocktails from 1 – 31 May with the launch of Australian Cocktail Month. Held across Brisbane, Sydney...


Iconic premium gin will be first major brand made with 100% sustainably-sourced botanicals After decades spent carefully building sustainable par...

Captain Morgan Tropical

Feeling the winter blues slowly setting in? Summer might be officially over, but Captain Morgan is still turning up the heat with the launch of Ca...

Porters Williamstown

From it’s days as an neglected industrial area, Williamstown is now a modern, fashionable suburb known as a scenic, sea-side sanctuary and for the pr...

Writers Wanted

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion