I visited Bali this year but I wasn’t new to Balinese/Indonesian cuisine. Fortunately, one of my good friends is from Indonesia and I’ve had the chance to taste some delicious homemade Indonesian style chicken cooked in coconut sauce with prawn crackers, chicken satay, nasi goreng and not to forget the flavorful tom yum soup.
Needless to say there’s plentiful of Warungs (small restaurants) pretty much everywhere in Bali so eating out is not a problem. I admit that I ended up eating at the hotel most of the time, that’s because the food was TASTY and you could eat lavishly for cheap.
I tried these foods in Bali:
They make good spaghetti! Overall the Italian food over there tastes heavenly and all restaurants offer a fair Italian dishes option. I was craving for spaghetti and this is the very first food I grabbed on arrival!
You can check out my review on Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar, Sanur.
Next I tried chicken satay. I went for the Satay night at Swiss Resort. I tried all of the different satays except for tofu and pork satay. My favorite was the normal chicken satay and the spicy chicken wing satay. I thought people only eat them with peanut sauce, but there were a variety of sauces to choose from. I’d say stick to peanut sauce!
Balinese chicken curry – Lunch at Terrace Padi Restaurant
This was a little too spicy for me but I did enjoy it anyway. Their chicken curry is cooked in coconut milk and lots of their traditional spices (you can get that unique smell of the spices everywhere in Bali) and it is eaten with rice. Balinese people love rice, some of them eat rice in the morning, for lunch and for dinner. This is a fact!!!
Mee (Noodle) and Nasi (Rice) goreng (fried)
A must try while in Bali.
I love fried rice and I love mild spicy food. Nasi goreng (fried rice) is one of the dishes that I could have everyday. Finely chopped chicken sauteed with egg, rice, sauces and veggies. That’s my favorite, so simple to make yet so delicious.
Sambal is a chili paste (main ingredient is shrimp) eaten with almost every dish in Bali.
With the little time spent in Bali, I missed Gelato natheless I did try some of the local desserts. The great selection of desserts will definitely appease your sweet tooth.
These assorted veg fritters were palatable! Do try them with some chili sauce.
Last but not least, the famous and very predominant in Bali, Rambutan (lychees for some). It has a unique taste. This spiky red fruits is similar to lychees except that lychees are sweeter and juicier. I prefer lychees but my parents loved Rambutan, 50-50 here.
Selamat Makan (Bon Appetit)!
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