5 Bali Food List that Everyone Should TryBlog
Often called as paradise on earth, Bali is blessed with beautiful nature. The fertile soil has made Bali grow the finest quality of ingredients, ranging from vegetables, fruits, and healthy livestock. No wonder Bali food is so diverse and packed with intense flavors. If this is your first time in Bali, here are 5 Bali food list that you must try. Let’s eat!
Bali Food List
1. Babi Guling
Babi Guling or the suckling pig made number one spot in our Bali food list. The pork is rubbed with turmeric, stuffed with spice paste blends (usually chilis, garlic, shallot, coriander seeds, and any more) then roasted on open-fire for hours. Since the roasting process takes a long time, the meat becomes super tender and has aromatic smokey flavor. Babi Guling is usually served as a whole, from head to tail. It looks scary at first, but once you have a try, you will love it very much!
2. Bebek Betutu
Bebek Betutu is Balinese version of smoked duck. The duck is seasoned with Betutu spice mix which consists of shallots, garlic, turmeric, ginger, wild ginger, galangal, candlenuts, chili peppers, shrimp paste, and peanuts. The ingredients are finely grounded with a mortar and then spread around the meat. There are two versions to cook Bebek Betutu, depend on the places. In Klungkung, the meat is wrapped with leaf and then smoked. Meanwhile, in Gilimanuk, Bebek Betutu is hot and spicy because they add more chili peppers to the meat. To order Bebek Betutu, customers should tell the restaurant one day before since it takes 12 hours to prepare the dish.
3. Sate Lilit
Sate Lilit is a Bali’s version of satay. This satay is different from common Indonesia satay since it doesn’t use peanut sauce and big chunks of meat. Sate Lilit uses mashed chicken or fish for the main ingredient. The mashed meat is mixed with spices, molded onto a stick (usually lemongrass) and grilled until it gets brown. Sate Lilit is perfect when it is paired with Babi Guling and steamed rice. Therefore, if you want to eat a Balinese dish, don’t forget to order Sate Lilit.
Lawar is a mix of green beans, shredded coconuts, and minced meats. It has a unique taste since the vegetables are seasoned with various spice blends. Some type of Lawar is added with blood for a richer taste. Others use jackfruit as the main ingredient besides green beans. Lawar is often served as a side dish when eating Babi Guling. A Balinese meal won’t be complete without Lawar on the plate.
5. Sambal Matah
Sambal Matah is very popular sauce in Bali. Hot and spicy, Sambal Matah will leave you in tears after you eat it. The sauce is made from raw onions, chili, lime juice, and mixed with hot oil. The oil binds all flavors and creates a refreshing sensation. Use this sauce for Sate Lilit, Babi Guling, or anything else. Eating the sauce with steamed rice is also delicious. Since it is a sauce, Sambal Matah does not spoil easily and can last for months. So don’t worry to bring Sambal Matah for souvenirs as you come back home.
Very Interesting, right? Bali food is always full of surprise. So let’s take the chance to have a taste of these foods within the Bali food list above. Tourfrombali is ready to help you to start the trip with various bali vacation packages and bali events. Because memories can only be created once, so make it worthy. For more information, contact us below.
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