Best Bali food to complement the holiday experience in Bali.
When you first time visit Bali, thousands different cultures make up. And its introduce you the thing that you cannot imagine. In addition of the culture Bali has many kind of traditional cuisine. It’s will explore you with various flavors from herbs. To complement the holiday experience on Bali, you would not want to miss out on its assortment of dishes. These include interesting and exotic selections such as ‘lawar’, ‘bebek betutu’, the Balinese satay version known as ‘sate lilit’, and the island’s famed ‘babi guling’ whole spit-roast pig.
Below are the top 5 best Bali food to complement the holiday experience in Bali :
1. Bebek and Ayam Betutu
Betutu is an iconic Balinese favorite. It is consisting of a whole chicken or duck stuffed with traditional spices, wrapped in banana leaves, then enveloped tight in banana trunk bark before it’s baked or buried in a coal fire for 6 to 7 hours. You will taste a rich and juicy flavors once your first bite , succulent feast with all meat easily separated from bones. In some restaurant they will show you how to cooked this succulent food. Betutu is the Balinese slow-cooked luscious equivalent of babi guling for ‘non-pork eaters’.
2. Babi Guling
Babi guling is an all-time favorite. As a Balinese we are very love this food. you will be regret once you in Bali you do not try this popular food. Some people call this food is Suckling pig. Bali Guling or Suckling fig consisting of spit-roast pig stuffed with rich traditional spices and vegetable mixes such as cassava leaves. Slowly ‘rolled’ over (hence its name, guling means ‘to roll’) a coal fire. The crisp brown skins are prized, while the meat is a tender and juicy treat.
At first the dish was a communal treat only during special festivities and ceremonies. But now babi guling can be found widely served at warungs and restaurants specializing in this dish. Which is call Warung Babi Guling.
3. Sate (Satay) Varieties
Sate/Satay is the most favored food in the world and that also in Bali . But Bali has many unique looks of this food. Once you in Bali, you must visit traditional restaurant ( we called warung ). you will find many kind of Satay. Sate (or “satay”) are marinated, skewered and grilled meats. It served with spicy sauce, and may consist of diced or sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef, pork, fish, tofu, eggs or minced blends.
Bali’s own variant is sate lilit, made from minced beef, chicken, fish, pork, or even turtle meat. Which is then mixed with coconut, coconut milk, and a rich blend of vegetables and spices. Wrapped rather than skewered around bamboo, sugar cane or lemongrass sticks then grilled.
You can enjoy sate lilit with or without sauce.
4. Nasi Ayam dan Nasi Campur
Bali’s own take on ‘chicken rice’, nasi ayam and nasi campur can be found served at many warungs (small eateries) and restaurants throughout the island. I like this food because of simple choice for us and easy to get it. Your must to try this too as this is has many variant of food. So many taste on it.
The dish is mainly white rice served with many different elements of Balinese delights. It’s from a bit of babi buling or betutu as the main meats, together with mixed vegetables and a dab of the iconic spicy hot sambal matah. Sometimes served with a bowl of soup. For those who do not want it too spicy, simply ask for it without the sambal.
Lawar is a traditional mix containing fine chopped meat, vegetables, grated coconut and spices. we enjoyed lawar as an appetizer. This food has unique taste, but you must to try this food as your experience while you in Bali. I like this food as well. Every ceremony in Bali Lawar is the most food that must to serve.
Sometimes, and in some areas, lawar is prepared using fresh blood mixed with the meat and spices to strengthen the flavour. Lawar are usually served immediately after preparation as it cannot be kept long. Because it made from fresh ingredient so cannot be kept long There are two main types of lawar, white and red. The white version usually does not contain any meats or blood.
I am very confident introduce you about Bali, I will story you how the unique of Bali that you cannot imagine it. as a Balinese and i was born in Bali, I will explore my experience to you. Above are just a few thing that i introduce you about Bali food. But that the most popular. We still have many kind of Bali cuisine that you must to know too. If you the first time visit Bali, do not hesitate to contact me.
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