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What and Where To Eat In Bali

What and Where To Eat In Bali

Located on the tropical island of Indonesia archipelago, Bali ownsa sublime beautywith miles of stunning sandy beaches, looming volcanoes and lush rice paddies. This exotic island also offers one of the most vibrant and unique cuisines in the world, full of intense flavor. You can find amazing local dishes everywhere, from small footstalls to high-standard restaurants.
Here’resome must-eatsyou should try when visiting this dream island of Indonesia.

Bebek or Ayam Betutu

Betutu is an iconic Balinese dish, consisting of a whole duck (bebek) or chicken (ayam)marinated with traditional spices, wrapped in banana leaves, then enveloped tightly in banana trunk bark before baked or buried in a coal fire for 6 to 7 hours. You can expect the meat to be tender and juicy, easily separated from the bones, with deliciously crispyskin. It is often served with rice, sambal and local vegetable.

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Where to eat:

Warung Liku(Jl. Bedahulu, Bali 80233)

Babi Guling

Also known as Balinese Suckling Pig, babi gulingis one of most famous local dishes in the island. To make babi guling, awhole pig is seasoned with herbs and spices (usually coriander seeds, lemon grass, lime leaves, salam leaves, chilies, black peppers, garlic, red shallots, and ginger), and then roasted. The tender meat is served on rice with stewed vegetables, pork sausage, and most importantly, the crunchy skin!

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Where to eat:

  • Ibu Oka 3(Jalan Tegal Sari No. 2, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali)
  • Opening hours: 11am – 6pm
  • Pak Malen:(Jalan Sunset Road No. 5, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361)
  • Opening hours: 8am – 6pm

Nasi Ayam

Basically the dish of ‘chicken rice’, nasi ayam can be found fromsmalleateries to fancy restaurants throughout the island. It is mainly white rice served with many different Balinese ingredients, such asbetutu orbabi bulingas the main meat, mixed together with vegetables and a dab of the iconic spicy – hot sambal matah, and sometimes served with a bowl of soup.
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Where to eat:

  • Ibu Mangku(Jalan Raya Kedewatan No.18, Ubud, Bali 80571)
  • Opening hours: 7.30am – 6pm

Nasi Goreng

Having been voted as the second most delicious dish in the world by a 2011 CNN poll, nasi goreng is a favourite throughout Indonesia. It is also one of the main dishes that define Balinese cuisine, very simple but incredibly tasty.

Nasi goreng is basically just stir-fried rice mixed with a variety of different spices, such as garlic, tamarind, chili and sweet soy sauce, making it amazingly flavorful. It is often served with egg, as well as meat, vegetables or salted dried fish.

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Where to eat:

  • Warung Yogya(Jalan Padma Utara no.79,Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali)


Usually served with steamed rice and babi guling, lawar is a mix of vegetables (such as shallots, green beans, green papaya and jackfruit), coconut and minced meat drowned in rich herbs and spices (including shrimp paste, ground pepper).

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It is a very common dish in Bali and you’ll find it almost everywhere. All kinds of lawar, frompork lawar and jackfruit lawar toeven dragonfly lawar can also be found.

Where to eat:

  • Warung Eny(Jl. Petitenget No. 97, Seminyak, Bali 11111)
  • Opening hours: 8am – 11pm


Bakso is, in its simplest form,soup and Indonesian meatballs. Meatballs are usually made from ground beef and tapioca flour. You mayalso find some noodles, tofu, and herbs in this dish.
It is quite a simple dish, but worth trying.

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Where to eat:

  • Bakso Garasi Bali(Jl. Siligita, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali)
  • Opening hours: 12pm – 10.30pm

Tuna Sambal Matah

Fresh tuna is covered with basa gede (Bumbu Bali) and seared in a hot pan. The raw sambal topping includes chopped shallots, lemongrass, chili peppers, and ginger, all soaked in limejuice. The taste is as fabulous as it sounds.

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Where to eat:

  • Merah Putih Restaurant(Jalan Petitenget No. 100x, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361)
  • Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 12am

And now, enjoy your meal, or should I say ‘Selamat makan!’

Source : Bunny Choco


My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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