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Top 7 Food to Try on Your Next Visit to Bali – a burst of spicy & sweet flavours

The beautiful land of Bali offers delightful thrills to all who visit it. The article below provides information about the top 7 dishes that you certainly should try out while holidaying here.


Pisang Goreng

Pisang Goreng or fried banana is one of the most popular and favourite type of dessert in Bali. There is a variety of different types of bananas in Bali so you will essentially get a variety of different types of Pisang Goreng in Bali too! The fried banana is served with vanilla ice cream, coconut and honey. You can even opt to have a plain Pisang Goreng if you desire.


Mie Goreng

Mie Goreng is a very popular dish in Bali that you will not be able to escape during your trip! It is a dish that is served in almost all the traditional restaurants on the island. Mie Goreng is fried noodles. The noodles are served with a choice of chicken, pork or shrimp. You can opt to have pickled vegetables, fried egg, chicken sate sticks or prawn crackers with your steaming plate of Mie Goreng.


Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is Balinese fried rice. You will find locals relishing Nasi Goreng for breakfast, lunch and dinner! This is an incredibly flavoursome dish that captures the true heart and soul of Balinese food culture. You will find incredible renditions of this dish at places like Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, which is a popular Bali family resort.



The sate of Bali is quite addictive! This delicacy combines mashed chicken and a variety of spices. The concoction is wrapped on a stick and barbequed. You will find fish sate in Bali too.


Babi Guling

Babi Guling, also known as the 'suckling pig', is one of Bali's most popular delicacies. First rubbed with turmeric, the pork is then stuffed with spices like lemongrass, coriander seeds, salam leaves, lime leaves, black pepper, garlic, lesser galangal, red shallots and ginger. It is then roasted until tender.


Nasi Campur

Nasi Campur means 'mixed rice' and that is exactly what you get when you order this dish! A variety of accompaniments are offered along with steaming white rice in Nasi Campur. The combination of different flavours in this dish makes it quite unique for sure. You will never know what you are going to get when you order Nasi Campur! One thing is for sure: Nasi Campur will rarely disappoint you with its superior taste!


Bebek Betutu

Bebek Betutu is an incredibly popular dish in Bali. The method of preparation of this dish is quite complicated. To make Bebek Betutu, you have to rub a piece of duck with a mixture of delicious spices. It is then wrapped in an areca palm leaf or a betel nut bark and then smoked with the embers of rice husks. The end result is a succulent delicacy that is truly fit for royalty. Most restaurants would require a day's notice if you want to order Bebek Betutu for yourself. The cooking process can take up to 12 hours so you will have to inform well in advance.

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