Local Food Delights of Bali
Delightful food from spicy to sweet treats
For many visitors, Bali, Indonesia is a tropical vacation paradise. Bali is one of the 17,000+ islands that constitute the Indonesian archipelago.
The Island of Gods, as it’s called by Balinese, is a refreshing mix of black, brown and white sand beaches, lush mountainsides, volcanoes, two main cities (Denpasar and Ubud), and many village communities. It also has a predominantly Hindu population in a majority Islamic nation. Bali is an island that has a mixture of delicious local foods. Many Balinese prefer their meals on the spicy side with chopped chili included or sambal.
As an expat in Southeast Asia, I enjoyed traveling to explore the region. Bali has been my “go-to” spot while I lived in Singapore with at least eight (8) visits and still going even now. Now, this island ranks as one of my second homes and I love the foods here. The terrain, fruits, some flavors, and beaches remind me of my time in the Caribbean.
This being said, several uniquely Balinese foods will entice your palate on each visit. So, I will introduce a handful of the most typical and traditional foods and dishes on the island: fried rice, satay, a local fruit, salad, a vegetable, and soup, and fruit cocktail.
If you are looking for a tasty dish with a variety of flavors, you must try the fried rice. There is traditional Indonesian fried rice called Nasi Goreng. Bali has its own version of this traditional dish. The dish is made with shredded chicken, rice, various Balinese aromatics, and spices.
And it is served with satay sticks, fried egg, a piece of fried chicken, and sambal. The traditional version contains oyster sauce (saus tiram) and shrimp paste (terasi), two things which I am allergic to. So many restaurants can make an adaptation.
Awaken your taste buds to the tantalizing flavors of Sate Lilit! This satay variant in Southeast Asia…