What Kind of Food is Bali Famous for? Eat like local in Bali. Share to you some local authentic food you should try if you travelling to Bali.
Mostly people come to Bali for enjoying the nature like beaches, waterfalls and rice fields. But it would be another adventure in culinary if you know where to look and what to eat. I came to Bali many times and one of the reasons is because of their local dishes. From the fancy dining to small street food stall, from quality local coffee, patisseries, meats and fresh seafood! Many delicious places to eat Indonesian authentic food you must try while visit Bali.
1. Babi Guling (Suckling Pig)
Babi guling, or suckling pig, is one of Bali’s most famous dish. The whole pig will be roasted and served to eat. It can be found anywhere in Bali from warungs and restaurants specializing in this dish. Usually it is served with lawar and steamed rice. Lawar is a Balinese dish created from a mixture of vegetables, coconut and minced meat mixed with rich herbs and spices. The skin of the pig looks crisp brown and the meat has a tender and juicy taste.
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Satay or sate are skewers of meat flavored with spices usually use chicken, beef or pork. The meat is wrapped around bamboo stick or lemongrass sticks ( special Balinese satay ). The satay will be grilled and can be enjoyed with or without (peanut) sauce and sweet soya sauce. During the day and night, you can find a lot of food stands on the street, local warung or restaurant that sell this dish.
3. Nasi Campur
Nasi campur or mixed dishes with rice is a locals Balinese favorite who typically like to choose a little spoon of many dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The dishes combine with any kind of meats, vegetables and spicy sambal that you choose by yourself.
For the sambal, try Balinese special sambal which is Sambal Matah It is made by finely chopping raw shallots, lemongrass, garlic, chili and lime. Mix it all together then put hot oil, salt, sugar and a little bit of shrimp paste. You can enjoy it with any kind of dishes.
4. Fresh Seafood
If you looking for fresh seafood and affordable price, you should come to Jimbaran Bay Seafood. You can find many seafood stalls in there from the cheap one until expensive one. The best time to eat here is in the afternoon while you can enjoy your sunset dinner on ocean views because most seafood restaurant here have open air table directly on the sand beach. After you enjoy the sunset you will be pampered by Balinese traditional dance while enjoying your food.
5. Betutu Dish ( Chicken or Duck )
Betutu is a richly spiced Balinese poultry dish. It can be steamed or roasted using chicken or duck. It is often called according to its main ingredients; ayam betutu is chicken betutu, while bebek betutu is the duck version.
6. Ice Creams, Gelatos, Sherbets
Going to Bali and looking for refreshment dish then you should go to Bali gelateria. Many cafes produce their own ice creams, gelatos and sherbets. Be prepared to be spoiled by the range of flavor choices, from the common flavor like chocolate and vanilla to local fruit flavor such as red dragon fruit, lemongrass, lychee and soursop are also available. Various coffee, alcohol, chocolate and candy flavors are easily found too.