In most of the countries you travel with, food becomes one of the most wanted things to try there. Just like other countries, when you visit Indonesia to the Bali island, you will wonder what you should eat there.
Visiting Bali Island is not complete without trying their local food. Most of them are kind of Bali traditional dishes that bring the most authentic of Indonesian herbs and spices. Most of them come from the local recipes that already exist many decades ago.
As one of the most wanted islands to visit year by year, Bali is popular with its traditional food that is worth trying. This time, we have some of them below that you may need to take a bite of them.
Let’s check some of them below!
1. Nasi Campur
Nasi Campur becomes one of the most popular traditional food that you have to try in Bali. It contains steamed rice that mixes properly with some vegetables, grilled chicken, or beef. It also contains juicy hot chili pepper sauce that makes it spicier than you thought.
Nasi Campur becomes a perfect dish that can be consumed all the time. Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these types of dishes always become one of the most food that you have to try in Bali.
You can find Nasi Campur in a most local restaurants in Bali from the regular restaurant to the five-star restaurant. It spreads in the most visit of popular Balinese tourist spots.
2. Sate Lilit
Sate Lilit becomes one of the most popular traditional food that you have to try in Bali. It looks similar to the common satay in Indonesia but uses lemongrass for the skewers rather than the bamboo skewers.
Sate Lilit is made by minced fish that is grilled properly over the hot charcoal. It has a combination taste of sweet, spicy, and a bit salt. The lemongrass makes it more tasteful moreover with a combination of turmeric inside.
You can find some Sate Lilit in most of Bali’s restaurants, which are available in most of every corner of Bali. It is so easy to find with some different ranges of the price that offers by the restaurant.
3. Bebek Betutu
Bebek Betutu becomes one of the most popular traditional food in Bali Indonesia that you have to try. It’s a kind of dish that uses the duck as the main ingredient which is cooked properly for hours. Commonly it needs about 24 hours to cook traditionally using Indonesian traditional kitchen tools.
Bebek Betutu has a great taste with a melted duck that can be chewed smoothly on your mouth. It has a combination taste of sweet and spicy from the traditional Balinese mixed spices.
Bebek Betutu can be easily found in most Balinese Duck restaurants. Common restaurant in Bali does not always offer the Bebek Betutu menu, which needs some effort to cook.
4. Babi Guling
Babi Guling becomes one of the most popular traditional food you have to try in Bali. It uses a pig that is suckling properly over the charcoal fire for more than three hours to get a tender and juicy texture of the pork meat.
Babi Guling is commonly served with vegetables and warm rice. It is perfect to consume whether for lunch or dinner. You can easily find it in most of the Balinese restaurants in most tourist spots. Moreover when some special events such as Bali traditional festivals and celebrations are held there.
Gado-Gado becomes one of the most popular traditional food you have to try in Bali. People usually call it the Indonesian salad, which contains some vegetables that are poured properly with the juicy peanut sauce.
Gado-Gado contains lettuce, cabbages, boiled egg and potato wedges, sprouts, tofu, types of Krupuk in Indonesia, and Bala-Bala. All of them are poured with the juicy peanut sauce that makes it perfect to consume for lunch.
Pepes becomes one of the most popular traditional food that you have to try in Bali. It become one of the most popular Indonesian dishes wrapped in banana leaves. Pepes’ main ingredients are commonly used fish but can be substituted with tofu, tempeh, chicken, and many more.
Pepes is a kind of traditional food in Indonesia that steamed properly using a mix of Indonesian spices such as turmeric, galangal, chili, onion, and shallot. It is wrapped properly using the banana leaves so that the taste is so delicious.
Tum becomes one of the most popular traditional food that you have to try in Bali. It looks similar to Pepes but it uses minces pork as the main ingredient. The way the Balinese wrapped the Tum using banana leaves is also different from Pepes.
Tum commonly has a spicier taste compared to Pepes. It uses a lot of Indonesian chili peppers that making it perfect to consume with warm steam rice. The spicy taste of it is perfect to consume for lunch with some traditional Indonesian soup.
8. Sambal Matah
Sambal Matah becomes one of the most popular juicy hot chili peppers that can consume with any food in Bali. Any Indonesian staple food of rice in Bali can consume with Sambal Matah, such as fried chicken, fish, noodles, Nasi Goreng, and many more.
Sambal Matah is a kind of Balinese traditional sauce that is made by chopping raw shallot, lime leaves, hot chili pepper, lemongrass, oil, salt, sugar, and onion. The taste is so delicious, which leads you to eat more and more.
So, there are some of the most popular traditional food in Bali that you have to try when visiting the island. Most of them come from the local recipes that bring the most authentic taste of Balinese culinary. Have you ever tried them all? Which one is your favorite?