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Best Balinese Dishes You Must Try - Mouthwatering dishes to try in Bali

Bali is a popular tourist destination for the stunning beaches, paddy fields, pagodas and food. If you are travelling to Bali here are some Balinese dishes that you should not miss out on.


Pisang Goreng

Pisang Goreng is a mouthwatering dessert. Even though it is mostly considered a dessert as it is sweet, it makes a perfect snack for when you are exploring Bali as it is a sweet delight for the warm weather. Bali has many different types of Bananas and this fried banana dish is one way of them coming up with innovative ways to cook and prepare bananas.


Mie Goreng

All the restaurants in Seminyak will have Mie Goreng on their menu. Bali is a country that relies on rice as their main staple. They grow rice all year round and there is no shortage of this grain, hence rice is used in many different ways in Balinese cooking. Mie Goreng is a rice noodle dish which can also be known as a certain type of mixed fried noodles. The noodles are mixed with a variety of vegetables, peanuts or peanut sauce and served with a meat of your choice which can be either chicken, pork, duck, shrimp or a combination of everything.


Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng is a popular dish in South East Asia and there is no doubt why it is so because this dish is full of flavours and consists of a healthy meal as it has, rice, eggs, vegetables and papadam. If you liked Mie Goreng you will definitely like Nasi Goreng as the flavours are somewhat similar but it is made with rice instead of noodles. Nasi Goreng is a dish that people in Bali absolutely love so it can be found being served for breakfast, lunch and even dinner.



If you are exploring Bali on foot you are bound to come across many street food stalls that sell Sates. There are different types of sates, chicken, duck, pork and even vegetables for those who do not eat meat. The peanut sauce that is served with the sate is the most delightful part as it adds so much flavour to the meat.


Nasi Campur

Nasi Campur is one of the most common dishes you can find in Bali and is a local favourite Not only at restaurants, but you can also easily come across this dish being made in many households. This dish is eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and that explains how tasty Nasi Campur is.


Bebek Betutu

Bebek Batutu is a dish that is closely translated to smocked duck. While this dish is delightful and is bound to give your taste buds an experience to remember you need to inform the restaurants ahead of time as it takes about 12 hours to prepare the dish. Famous hotel chains such as Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa that have many properties scattered across the world will most like sever their own rendition of this dish.


Gado Gado

Gado Gado is a cold vegetable salad that is topped with a spicy peanut sauce that is absolutely delicious. While you can find this as a side dish as many restaurants you can also find this as a snack at street food carts.