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Food
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in Bali

Culinary pleasure trip – food in Bali

The culinary scene in Bali is a true delight for the palate. The island offers an abundance of delicious food, ranging from traditional Balinese dishes to international delicacies. “Warungs”, small local restaurants, are perfect places to experience authentic Balinese cuisine. Here you can try dishes such as “Nasi Goreng” (fried rice), “Satay” (grilled meat on skewers) or “Mie Goreng” (fried noodles).

 

The local specialty “Babi Guling”, grilled suckling pig, is an absolute must. It is prepared with a variety of spices and herbs and offers an incredible taste. “Lawar”, a mixture of finely chopped meat, coconut and spices, is also an unforgettable dish of Balinese cuisine.

 

Apart from the traditional dishes, Bali also has many cozy cafés and restaurants serving international cuisine. From Italian pasta to Japanese sushi – you will find a wide range of dishes to tantalize your taste buds.

 

Another highlight are the street markets, where you can sample local delicacies and fresh fruit. The variety of exotic fruits such as mangosteen, durian and salak is impressive and a treat for the senses.

 

For those with a sweet tooth, the numerous “patisseries” and dessert stores offer tempting treats such as “Dadar Gulung” (green pancakes with coconut filling).

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It is important to note that alcohol in Bali can be more expensive than in other countries due to taxes and import duties. Therefore, you can be smart by taking appropriate drinks with you from the duty free store. However, be aware of the (customs) import limits. In addition, the consumption of alcohol in public is not always appropriate and is not welcomed in some culturally sensitive areas.

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Drinks in Bali

Tropical fruit juices: Freshly squeezed juices are extremely popular in Bali. From exotic fruits such as mango, pineapple and papaya to dragon fruit and watermelon, local juice stands offer a plethora of refreshing options to beat the tropical heat while enjoying the freshness of the island.

 

Coffee and tea specialties: Bali is known for its coffee, especially the world-famous “Kopi Luwak”. The island is also home to numerous coffee plantations where visitors can learn about coffee production. In addition to coffee, Bali offers a variety of teas, including the aromatic “jasmine tea” and the refreshing “lemongrass tea”.

 

Alcoholic beverages: Although Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country, Bali has a lively bar and club scene, especially in tourist areas such as Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud. Beer is widely available and local brands such as “Bintang” are popular among tourists. Cocktails with exotic ingredients such as coconut, pineapple or mango are also available in many bars.

 

Arak and spirits: Arak is a local spirit in Bali, distilled from rice or palm wine. Although it is available in some bars, it is often discouraged for safety reasons as the quality and purity of this drink can vary.

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Restaurant recommendations Bali

Warungs: These small local restaurants are perfect for sampling authentic Balinese dishes. “Warung Ibu Oka” in Ubud is known for its delicious “Babi Guling” (grilled suckling pig). Also in Ubud is the “Warung Pulau Kelapa”, which offers excellent and inexpensive Balinese cuisine.

 

Seafood on the beach: Visit the beach restaurants in Jimbaran for fresh, grilled fish and seafood right by the sea. “Jimbaran Bay Seafood” offers a wide selection of fresh seafood.

 

International cuisine: In Seminyak you will find many restaurants with international cuisine. “La Lucciola” offers stunning sea views and Mediterranean cuisine.

 

Vegetarian/vegan options: “Alchemy” in Ubud is a popular place for vegetarian and vegan food. The menu offers fresh and healthy dishes made from organic ingredients.

 

Coffee and breakfast: Try the many cafés and brunch spots in Canggu such as “The Loft” or “Crate Café” for delicious coffee and breakfast.

 

Fine Dining: If you are looking for an upscale culinary experience, restaurants like “Mozaic” in Ubud are perfect. They offer exquisite food and a first-class selection of wines.

 

Street food and local markets: The night markets like “Pasar Malam Sindhu” in Sanur are great places to try local delicacies and street food.

 

Balinese cooking classes: Some restaurants also offer cooking classes, such as the “Paon Bali Cooking Class” in Ubud, where you can learn how to prepare Balinese dishes.

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