What to eat in Bali – 6 must-eat’s during your Bali holiday
Worldwide and Indonesian Culinary Experience for the Entire Family in Bali
Eating is a necessity but, believe it or not, it is a special criterion that affects our travel choices. It is not the most important one of course, but it still plays a little role in the whole venture. This certainly doesn’t mean that if we don’t like ouzo & “mezethes” we don’t go to Greece for the wonderful Acropolis and the beaches; or, if we hate rice and sweet & sour flavors we will never visit China for instance.
There are actually two kinds of “eaters”:
The gourmets – who are extremely picky in their choice of a dish and who are ready to try out everything that is new and unconventional. They will do everything possible to travel to the places of origin of their favorite foods.
The traditional eaters – in this category we can find the vegetarians who have a more restrained palette of choices –those who love BBQ, the Wiener Schnitzel and the chicken & pork filet done in hundreds of different ways with hundreds of different garnishes and sauces to choose from.
The question is which is the place where all the tastes of the world meet?
Destination: Bali, Indonesia.
When you come to Bali with your family, not only is it a ton of adventures and a myriad of colorful landscapes to enjoy, but you will be part of a special culinary experience too.
It doesn’t matter if your vacation costs $800 or $8,000; in Bali you can be sure that you are going to eat well. A worldwide cuisine awaits everybody, even on a tighter budget: here you can taste everything from Greek Souvlaki, to Indian Chicken Tandoori. The local cuisine also offers you a great diversity of choices: from the traditional Sate to the ever so delicious duck dishes. Eat well with less, have a taste from every corner of the world, and enjoy your stay in Bali.
Certainly, there are also the luxury restaurants available for the more demanding visitors of the island. Gorgeous restaurants placed on hilltops with panoramic views of temples in the sunset, with French and Indonesian flavors fusing harmoniously and offering you the best of the best. A few selected restaurants include Massimo’s in the Sanur area, Kura Kura in Denpasar or Nelayan in the Jimbaran area.
Traditional tastes that will charm all your senses
You will definitely be confused by the numerous culinary choices here in Bali; therefore here are a few things you should definitely try:
1. Jus Alpukat – traditional savory Indonesian style avocado shake with ice and chocolate flavor. Tasty and refreshing!
2. Gado – Gado – a vegetable salad with a heavenly tasting peanut dressing
3. Bebek Betutu – juicy roast duck dish done in banana leafs (this food is considered a ceremonial dish in Bali, so you must try it!)
4. Babi Guling – roast pork (suckling) a delicatessen the entire family will enjoy.
5. Nasi Goreng – fried rice with chili & tamarind spicing. It does serve as a side dish to many Balinese main courses.
6. Pisang Goreng – delicious fried bananas seasoned with cinnamon- children will love it!