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5 Mouth-Watering Balinese Dishes – Tantalise your taste-buds in Bali

You can feast your eyes and your nose before you treat your taste-buds to the delightful treats that are available in Bali.


Salt Lilit

This is one of the most sought after street food in Bali. It is similar to skewers but the instead of barbequed mean they use grilled meat that has been marinated in sauce overnight so that the flavours are absorbed into the meat. The skewers are served with a spicy peanut sauce vegetables and coconut milk. There are various options you can find depending on the locations as some of the street food vendors offer combinations on one stick. Some of the most popular options are Beef, Chicken, Pork, Fish and sometimes a combination of vegetables. Most of the restaurants in Kuta,Bali also serve a delightful salt lilit


Nasi Ayam

Chicken rice is a popular meal in most of the Asian countries. This meal is meat rice so you can get various combinations in one meal, instead of just selecting one type of meat such as pork or chicken. The rice is delightful and it is cooked with vegetable broth. The meat that is going into the rice is minced and then mixed with different spices and then cooked with the rice so that the flavours are nicely balanced. You can also get potions of chicken, beef, pork, fish, egg or a vegetable curry to eat with the meat rice. There is a sambal that comes with the dish which makes the combination of the flavours absolutely perfect. Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is known to serve a delightful Nasi Ayam at their restaurant


Gado Gado

If you love salad then you will definitely like gado gado as well. It is a traditional Balinese dish which is a salad that they prepare on a daily basis at most households. A combination of vegetables are chopped into small pieces and them steamed in order to make them softer but carefully done so that the nutrients are not lost. The vegetables are then mixed with a spicy peanut sauce.


Tahu and Tempe

This is a very popular vegetarian street food. It is made with tofu and fermented soy cake. The main ingredients are cut into small pieces and then fried along with coconut water and some herbs and spices. It is then stuffed into the patty mixture and deep fried. It is eaten with various types of sauces varying from spicy peanut sauce, soy sauce or chilli sauce. With time there have been small changes to this dish and at most street food carts you can now find this available with chicken, beef or even vegetables in order to create variation.


Sambal Udang

Sambal udang is one the most favourite dishes in Bali as they love their seafood. This dish is a great accompaniment for noodles or even rice. This is similar to batter friend prawns but the batter that is used in Balinese cuisine is quite thin and it doesn't affect the taste when you much into the prawn.