Balinese Specialties

Balinese Specialties

What comes to your mind when you read the word Bali? Its natural beauty, stunning beach atmosphere, and pampering villas? Bali, an island with diverse cultures, may also offer you a variety of foods. It is a popular tourist attraction and is home to various cooking schools. The most famous food in Bali relies heavily on regional herbs and spices. These special foods eventually attract tourists because Balinese food is not found in other areas. Here are some food options for you to try when visiting Bali.

Babi Guling

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Babi Guling has been registered as an intangible cultural heritage of Indonesia since 2011. Clean pork belly filled with young cassava leaves mixed with a complete seasoning (basa genep) consisting of appropriate spices such as garlic. This vegetable will also be served as a complement to the pork roll dish. Babi Guling is one part of the tradition that also strengthens the religious beliefs of the Balinese people. Babi guling is used as an offering in traditional celebrations.

Ayam Betutu

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For those of you who like food made from chicken, this food is the right choice to solve hunger. Betutu comes from "be," which means meat or fish. Then added the word "tutu" from the phrase tunu, which means burned or baked. Betutu is prepared using whole spices, also known as base genep/jangkep. All Balinese cuisine always has a unique flavor that comes from these spices. There are shallots, garlic, big red chilies, cayenne, candlenut, kencur, galangal, etc.

Nasi Campur Bali

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Nasi Campur (mixed rice) is the next Balinese dish you can try. As the name says, the major components of this dish include white rice, Balinese satay, chicken lawar, urap, chicken Genep Basa spices, sambal matah, and sambal embe. Usually, Nasi Campur Bali comes in three different varieties: Nasi Campur babi (pork), Nasi Campur Ayam (chicken), and nasi Campur Pedas (spicy).

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Sate Lilit

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Satay Lilit is one of the many Balinese cuisine specialties you should taste. In comparison to satay, available worldwide, satay lilt is a unique comparison. Despite not being served with peanut sauce like other chicken or goat satays, the spicy flavor seeps into the dough and is ready to fill your mouth. The meat of marine fish, such as tuna, is typically used as an ingredient in Sate Lilit.


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