Warning: This post will make you seriously hungry.
Bali is a foodie’s paradise. The food in Bali is to die for.
Now, we are not culinary experts. Neither are we running a food blog here. Therefore this post won’t give you technical information about Balinese cuisine. But do note that all the Bali food photos in this post are clicked by us. Therefore you will get a perfect insight into the food treasure that awaits you on your trip to Bali.
The other reason why we are putting up this post is to bring to your attention that dieting in Bali is a major MAJOR faux pas.
So let’s get started, shall we?
1The Perfect Fruit Bowl
When we talk about Bali, let’s not forget that it is a tropical destination. Therefore, it goes without saying that the fruits available here are not only fresh but also supremely yummy.
This is the main local preparation called the Nasi Goreng. It is available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions. While the locals eat it with meat, even if you choose the veggie-only version, it is so full of flavour that you will end up eating it far too many times on your trip.
If rice is not for you, try this noodles-based dish. One word – YUMMY!
4Classic Egg White Omelette for breakfast
This omelette with the spinach and mushroom salad on the side was healthy, fluffy, filling. It was the perfect breakfast for a long-day out!
5The giant coconut
Yes, this is a meal in itself. Perfect for your time out on the beach. You would probably want to share it with your partner. The water is so sweet that you wouldn’t go a day without it.
6Value-for-money Instant Noodles
These instant noodles are available in every shack on every beach. They cost almost nothing but the taste is nothing short of heavenly, especially with an egg on top!
7Fish at Jimbaran
Lo and behold! Eating this could completely change your life. The seafood at Jimbaran Bay is so famous that a trip to Bali only to savour the local fish varieties would be entirely worth the cost!
You can read more about the many must-do things in Bali here.
8Rice with Balinese style Curry
They may call it by different names in different shacks. But the underlying truth that holds true no matter the name of this dish is that Balinese curries are the most delicious. You would be left licking your plates.
9Black Angus Burger
Okay, finding this supremely delicious burger (that to this day makes me get up with massive cravings in the middle of the night) may require you to go in some of the more fancy restaurants of Bali. But once you find the BLACK ANGUS BURGER, you would not remember what life looked like before you ate one of these fine beauties!
10Ayam Masak Merah
You simply can’t afford to miss this red chicken curry preparation. This coupled with the aromatic rice is a flavour-packed combination that you will remember forever!
The crispy duck in Bali is usually served fresh with some sambal. The duck marinated in Balinese local sauces will turn out to be one of the highlights of your trip to Bali!
Final Words –
Even though the above flavour-packed list will be enough to make Bali a strong contender for the title of ‘the food capital of Asia.’, this list is far from exhaustive. There are plenty of street food preparations that will give top-restaurants a run for their money.
In fact, Balinese cuisine is so rich and diverse that even if you are spending a good ten days in Bali, you will have options of delicacies to keep sampling. If you are a true foodie, you should also taste the classic Nasi Campur, Lawar, whole-roasted pig (Babi guling), Tempeh and Balinese satay!
By the way, we have written a super handy yet comprehensive guide for a ten day trip to Bali that you should totally not miss. Click here to read it now!
Over and above the traditional and local preparations, Bali being one of the biggest tourist destinations of the world has more than enough eateries serving global cuisine. So you can always treat yourself to pizzas, pastas and Thai dishes too!
So go eat to your heart’s content and come back and tell us which dish you fell in love with the most!