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Important To Know: Balinese Dishes You Should Not Miss

6 Traditional Balinese Dishes 

Only 1 hour and 50 minutes of flight away from the capital city, Jakarta, Bali is one of Indonesia’s top international tourist destinations. Known as “the Island of God,” Bali offers more than beautiful views to adorn your social media gallery. Its hospitality and delightful Balines dishes are ready to take a special part in your heart.

Ready to make your holiday exceptional? Bali has numerous dishes that can enrich your culinary experience. No trip to Bali is complete without trying these 6 iconic dishes:

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Ayam Betutu

Let’s start with Ayam Betutu (Chicken “Betutu”), the most famous Balinese dish you shouldn’t miss. Betutu is the name of spices served with steamed or roasted poultry. Imagine the aroma of herbs consisting of uncooked online slices, red chili peppers, and coconut oil. Make this dish taste perfect by enjoying it with rice.

Sate Lilit

Satay will never fail to make you drool, especially this Balinese satay called Sate Lilit. Various types of meat are served in this dish, from minced pork, beef, and even turtle meat. The grated coconut, thick coconut milk, lemon juice, shallots, and pepper are mixed in this dish. Open your heart for Sate Lilit; this specialty will become a dish you can’t resist.


Up for a mouthwatering dish rich in herbs, spices, and vegetables? Pick Lawar as your dish. This food shows the perfect blend of vegetables, coconut, and minced meat. Ready to delight you to the palate? Have your first “Lawar experience” in the nearby restaurant!

Jinggo Rice

Your holiday in Indonesia isn’t complete if you don’t eat rice. Bali has its rice specialty that you should never miss. Let Nasi Jinggo or Jinggo Rice be served on your table! As one of the ready-to-eat Balinese street foods, Nasi Jinggo is packed in banana leaves and has various side dishes that you can pick.

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Another satay in the queue and ready to amuse you. It’s Plecing, a unique-tasted dish served as grilled meat with a chili condiment called Plecing. This satay tastes spicy, sour, and slightly savory. Pick Plecing as one of your three courses, giving you an unforgettable taste of Bali.

Rujak Kuah Pindang

Last but not least, this dish is made for you who love salad. Up for something fresh that will spoil your tongue? Then, open your heart for Rujak Kuah Pindang. This dish is a fruit salad mixed with fish gravy. The good news is you can easily find this kind of food salad in any street vendor. Don’t be surprised when you see these fruits combined with abundant brown sugar sauce.

Looking back at the six Balinese dishes we recommend above, Bali has many cuisine options you might pick, from rice-based main courses rich in spices to a fresh fruit salad that will surprise you with its taste.

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Make your holiday in Bali memorable by letting this island introduce you to its culinary heritage. Are you expecting a fantastic gastronomic adventure? Let Bali surprise you!

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