10 Bali Typical Foods that You Must Try : 

When you are visiting Bali for a holiday, it will not complete without tasting the Bali culinary. Bali food has its own charm to the food lovers because it uses a lot of strong and spicy spices. This time, we are collecting 10 Bali typical foods that you must try and where you can find these foods. Ready to culinary in Bali? Then, let’s start reading this article.

1. Betutu Chicken

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Who had never heard about the Betutu Chicken? This typical menu cannot be missed from your culinary tour list in Bali. This food has been the icon of typical food of Bali. If you like spicy food, then you better get ready to fall in love with the Betutu Chicken that full of spices with spicy texture that will make you addicted! The unique is the spices are put inside the free run chicken stomach. Then, they wrapped the whole chicken using banana leaves and then roasted using chaff coals for 24 hours in order to get an authentic crispy, soft, and spicy taste.

By the way, the Betutu food is not always using chicken meat, but some restaurant in Bali also served Betutu food using duck meat.

Recommendations of places to eat:
* Ayam Betutu Men Tempeh, Gilimanuk
* Ayam Betutu khas Gilimanuk
* Ayam Betutu Liku

2. Sate Lilit

Sate Lilit

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Different from the general satay that skewered the meat, sate lilit was made with wrapping way. Before the wrapping, the meat will finely chop and mixed with Bali spices. The mixture will then wound around lemongrass sticks or bamboo sticks. The taste is tender and juicy, especially; sate lilit is using the lemongrass sticks that will make you smell a delicious aroma. Usually, they use meat such as chicken, pork, or even mackerel. However, sate lilit that use the mackerel meat is the one that is the most popular in Bali. Recommendations of places to eat:

Sate lilit can easily found in many Balinese typical restaurants, restaurants, traditional market, and even the food merchant in the street. Even a famous restaurant such as Bebek Tepi Sawah also provides this menu.

3. Lawar Kuwir

Lawar Kuwir

Lawar is a mix of vegetables and minced meats that’s formulated specifically using Bali spices.
Even though lawar usually made using pork meat, but it turn out that entog duck (kuwir) is also the most favorite alternative meat in Bali. Usually, the entog meat that had been minced and mixed with chopped long beans and grated coconut will be covered with the Bali spices. The lawar kuwir will be more delicious when eaten with arm white rice, sate lilit, peanuts, betutu chicken, and a bowl of jukut
ares (banana stems vegetables).

Recommendations of places to eat:
* Pan Sinar food stall, Denpasar
* Lawar Kuwir Men Koko food stall, Tabanan
Lawar Kuwir Bu Wit food stall, Tabanan

4. Bali Suckling Pig

Bali Suckling Pig

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You need to underline and bold that this food is 100% not kosher. Even so, this food has become one of the main culinary for Bali people or even the local tourists. The brownish color of the roll pork skin is very crunchy in our tongue. Not to mention the tender and juicy meat that rich with spices. The unique is that basa genep Bali spices and cassava leaves are stuffed into the pork stomach and roll above live coals. The suckling pig menu usually served with warm white rice along with lawar, sate lilit, and small bowl of jukut ares.

Recommendations of places to eat:
* Ibu Oka food stall, Ubud
* Babi Guling Candra food stall, Denpasar
* Babi Guling Pak Dobiel food stall, Nusa Dua

5. Bali Mixed Chicken Rice

Nasi Ayam Bali

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If you don’t have time to taste all of the menus above, you can enjoy different Bali typical culinary in one plate! sate lilit, sisit shredded chicken with Basa genep Bali spices, urab vegetables, and chicken lawar are ready to be eaten with warm white rice. Enjoy the delights of Bali Mixed Chicken rice especially if you mixed it with Bali typical sambel matah and sambel embe. What makes it more interesting is that this menu always appears with vary dishes in every restaurant in Bali. For example, some will serves this food with betutu chicken, tomato chilly eggs, fried chicken skin, spicy cassava leaves, ikan pindang, or even a sprinkling of fried peanuts.

Recommendations of places to eat:
* Men Weti food stall, Sanur
* NAsi Ayam kedewatan Bu Mangku, Ubud
* Nasi Ayam Bu Oki, Jimbaran

6. Rujak Kuah Pindang and Rujak Bulung

Rujak Kuah Pindang

Have you ever taste rujak with tuna fish kuah marinade? In Bali, you can try this unique culinary that are sold in little food stall at the roadside. Taste the spicy and fresh sensation in your tongue when you eat the mangoes slices with the mixed of Kuah Pindang and also super spicy chilly. Not only mangoes, you can even replace the stuffing with the mixture of various fruits or even seaweeds.
In Bali, seaweed rujak that use kuah pindang marinade is known as Rujak Bulung. Well, enjoy the fresh sensation that comes up from the combination of seaweed and kuah pindang!

Recommendations of places to eat:
* Warung Rujak Kuah Pindang Bo Hwa, Denpasar
* Warung Rujak Glogor, Denpasar

7. Serombotan

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If in the western country is well known with the salad and in Java is very identical with the urab vegetable, Bali also has identical vegetables culinary known as Serombotan. This Klungkung typical culinary served a mixture of vegetables such as long beans, spinach, bean, rounded eggplants, bean sprouts, and also bitter melon.

Meanwhile, the marinade is known as Kalas, which is some kind of coconut milk mixed with turmeric powder, galangal, shallots, garlic, coriander, and kencur.

Recommendations of places to eat:
Even though the center of Serombotan is in Klungkug area but this culinary has been easily found everywhere in Bali, especially in traditional markets or even Bali typical restaurants.

8.Tipat Blayag

Blayag

You might have familiar with Tipat Cantok culinary in Bali. But how about Buleleng typical Tipat Blayag? The tipat bayag form is not made like square ketupat, but more like lontong that wrapped with young coconut leaves or young palm leaves. Unlike tipat cantok that use peanut marinade, blayag has marinade made from processed rice flour and mixture of Bali spices. The marinade textures is so thick just like coconut milk that’s very delicious when meet with chunks of tipat blayag, urab vegetables, ayam sisit, fried chicken foot, chicken skin crackers, and also soybeans.

Recommendations of places to eat:
This culinary can be found easily in Singaraja. Even so, some restaurant with Singaraja label around Denpasar and Kuta also serves this menu.

9. Nasi Jinggo

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For those who want to enjoy cheap food in Bali, then we will recommend Nasi Jinggo. The typical of Nasi Jinggo Bali is the package made of banana leaves and the super spicy chilly. The rice served only as big as an adult fist, while the side dishes usually consists of shred chicken meat, fried noodles, and fried tempe. You will not feel full with just one pack of Nasi Jinggo.
No one know exactly what is the meaning of Jinggo (jenggo), However, it is said that it can from a Hokkien language “jeng go” which mean one thousand and five hundreds. As we all know that this rice become popular in the year of 1997 with the price of Rp. 1500, but now, the merchant sold this food with the range price between Rp 3.000 to Rp. 5.000.

Recommendations of places to eat:
Nasi Jinggo classified as street food in Bali, so you can easily find it on the roadsides. The Nasi Jinggo merchant will open a small stand on the roadside.

10. Nasi Tepeng

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Nasi Tepeng is a typical food from Gianyar that served mushy enough that looks almost like porridge. The mixture of Bali spices marinade that doused on top of tepeng is the main attraction. It is no wonder that the spicy taste will rock your tongue. Long bean, red bean, young jackfruit, eggplant, moringa leaves and grated coconut are some of the vegetables that usually complete this Nasi Tepeng. While for the side dishes usually you can find eggs and fried chicken shred. Even the presentation is unique which is using the banana leaves.

Recommendations of places to eat:
* Pasar Senggol, Gianyar

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