Bali itself has a pretty good attraction in the world of tourism, both domestically and internationally. Even the stereotype that Bali is not in Indonesia is a phrase that is quite well known to foreign tourists. Many people think that Bali is a country that is not included in the Republic of Indonesia.
One nickname that is quite famous to call the island of Bali is the nickname “Island of the Gods”.
Here are some recommendations for Balinese foods that you must try.
This particular Balinese food uses duck meat as its main ingredient, and is often the target of tourists visiting Bali.
Spices used in cooking betutu ducks include garlic, onion, hazelnut, ginger and various other seasonings.
Betutu duck has a good taste and soft because of the use of strong herbs. What is unique about Betutu duck is its cooking process which takes up to 7 hours which makes the duck meat really tender and the marinade absorbs perfectly.
Betutu Duck which is famous in Bali is Betutu duck which is located around Gilimanuk and Gianyar. The price per portion of betutu duck is starting from IDR 35,000 to IDR 50,000
Tepeng rice is a typical Balinese food in the form of white rice which is cooked for a long time so that the rice becomes mushy.
Tepeng rice is similar to pecel rice on the island of Java, which is mixed with various other menus such as vegetables, fried chicken, young jackfruit, kidney beans, and eggs. What is unique about tepeng rice is that it is served using banana leaves so that the aroma and flavor of the tetepa rice is well preserved.
Tepeng rice is widely available in various regions in Bali because this rice is a favorite breakfast menu in Bali.
The price per portion of tepeng rice varies, but in general starts from IDR 5,000 depending on the additional menu chosen.
Pork bolsters become one of the non-halal Balinese specialties most sought after by tourists when visiting Bali.
Babi Guling Bali is a special food because it is made with the basic ingredients of whole pork whose stomach is filled with various kinds of basic spices such as turmeric, garlic, onion, chili and other spices that add flavor.
What makes a typical Balinese pork roll is the taste of the tender meat and the crusty skin of the grill. Babi Guling Bali which is quite famous is Babi Guling Bu Oka which is located in Ubud.
Prices per serving of Mrs. Oka’s bolsters start from IDR 30,000 to IDR 75,000 per serving.
In addition to satay wrap, there is also a special Balinese food in the form of other satay called satay plecing. Satay plecing is usually made with chicken or pork.
What is unique from satay plecing is the seasoning. Spices used in satay plecing include chili, salt, sugar, tomatoes, limes, and shrimp paste.
Terasi makes satay seasoning has its own distinctive taste that makes this satay much sought after. One of the famous satay plecing in Bali is Arjuna satay plecing, located in North Denpasar.
Prices per serving of satay here start from IDR 25,000 per serving.
Lawar is a typical Balinese food in the form of a mixture of minced meat and vegetables given a special spice.
Spices used include red chili, cayenne pepper, onion, and garlic. What makes lawar unique is the presence of a mixture of grated coconut which adds a savory taste.
Lawar is widely presented by the Balinese as a daily home menu and also as an alternative to enjoying vegetables but can also be mixed with meat.
Lawar is widely sold around Bali with prices per serving starting from Rp. 6,000.
Satay wrap is a typical Balinese food that is quite unique because, if we usually meet satay with meat skewered on bamboo sticks. This satay is quite unique because the meat is wrapped around a flat skewer.
The main ingredient of satay wrap is usually using mackerel fish and chicken meat. Spices used in satay wrap include ginger, turmeric, garlic, onion and various other seasonings.
Meat for satay is usually ground until smooth and then mixed with spices as above. After being wrapped around a bamboo stick. The satay is then baked until done. Delicate satay served with rice or rice cake.
Twisted satay is widely available throughout Bali with prices starting at Rp. 15,000 per serving.