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05 Must-Try Dishes in Bali For the Foodies!

List Indonesian cuisine is influenced by many cultures, and thus, their food has become very diverse and flavourful. So, when in Bali it is a must to taste their local food. Here is a list of food items you shouldn't miss out on.


Sate (Satay)

Sate, also known as Satay, is one of the most beloved Asian dishes. If that's the case trying it is an absolute must. So, what is the Satay? Well, it's a meat that is marinated with tasteful ingredients, skewered and then grilled. Satay also comes with dipping sauces, which adds more flavour to the already tender and juicy meat. The meat can be of any variety, and you get to choose. There is chicken, mutton, pork, beef, goat, tofu, fish, and eggs. Whatever you like, you order. All of it is cooked perfectly to blow your mind.


Bebek and Ayam

The Betutu Betutu is a signature dish here, and a favourite among the Balinese people. This dish comprises of a whole duck of chicken which is marinated with traditional herbs and spices. Afterwards, the meat gets wrapped in a set of banana leaves and then stuffed in a banana trunk and baked. Sometimes, it gets buried for six to seven hours on a fire. So, what do you get? Well, everything that boasts of exquisite flavours, of course! The meat is juicy, rich and tender, all of which you need in a plate serving animal protein. Besides, if you are looking for a hotel in Bali, Seminyak for accommodation, you can start by checking out properties like Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort for a cosy stay.


Babi Guling

Babi guling is a dish made out of roast pig. The pig is enveloped in traditional herbs and spices and also some vegetables like the cassava leaves. The meat is then rolled on a fire to be cooked. What you end up with is a crispy brown coloured skin, that cracks at every bite that you take. The flavours are on point and will tantalise your taste sensors.


Jimbaran Seafood

When travelling to a tropical paradise island, you have to give yourself the best food experience by tasting the local seafood. When it comes to seafood in Bali, nothing beats the Jimbaran Seafood, which is seafood varieties sold in cafes in the Jimbaran Bay area. They usually serve freshly caught seafood that is marinated and grilled. This can be from crabs, clams, shrimp, lobsters, calamari and some special fish varieties. So the most popular place for seafood is Jimbaran, as you can get your hands on any type of seafood that you crave.


Nasi Ayam and Nasi Campur

Who can deny a deliciously cooked pot of rice, right? Well then, when in Bali, you must try the Nasi Ayam and Nasi Campur which is Bali's own version of the popular chicken rice dish. These can be easily bought and enjoyed in many of the small restaurants and eateries around town. The dish comprises of white rice that gets served with many of the key elements boasting of Balinese culture.