Exploration on the island of Bali is still incomplete if you only go to its tourist attractions and shopping paradise without tasting its local dishes. Bali is famous for being a favorite tourist destination while also known for possessing a variety of delicious cuisines. From local-full-of-spices cuisines to foreign-five-star-cuisines, you can find them here. However, while you are spending your holidays here, you might as well want to try out the foods that you can not find back at home nor have you tasted before. With so many places to eat and considerations of wanting to go to restaurants that are good in price, food serving, scenery, ambience and so on, finding the right one for your culinary tour can be not easy and sometimes troublesome. So, if you are looking for such restaurants which are serving authentic Balinese foods, we are definitely here to help you! Below are the references you can refer to find the best local cuisines in Bali, please do check them out!
- Ayam Betutu Men Tempeh
Ayam Betutu Men Tempeh is an icon of culinary tourism in Bali, open from 7.00 A.M to 10.00 P.M. Just like the restaurant implies, the main menu here is Ayam Betutu or Betutu Chicken. Betutu is steamed Balinese-style chicken that tastes spicy with special Balinese-spices, sambal matah, and vegetable plecing. You can choose to order a whole chicken, half or only a quarter. For the price, one portion is priced from 30,000 to 100,000, depending on the size of the chicken ordered.
- Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Bu Mangku
Are you looking for local cuisine that can be enjoyed with your partner? Try out the chicken rice at Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Bu Mangku. The chicken rice here is priced at IDR 100,000 for two servings. The side dishes are filling enough, there are shredded chicken, chili sauce, dry-fried chicken, fried peanuts, urap or steamed vegetable salad, pindang eggs or hard-boiled-spiced eggs, minced-meat satay, and fried chicken skin.
This place is open every day from 8.00 A.M to 9.00 P.M. You can enjoy eating a portion of chicken rice in a traditional Balinese pavilion with green grass fields. Other than chicken rice, you can also choose other menus such as Balinese mixed rice, Balinese shredded-chicken, Tum Ayam, and also Betutu chicken.
● Bebek Bengil Ubud
Bebek Bengil Ubud serves a crispy fried duck menu with rice, chili sauce, and vegetable urap which is certainly distinct in taste than others’. This is a restaurant that not only serves you good food but also a nice view of the beautiful expanse of rice fields. The menu, which is priced at IDR 125,000. This restaurant is open from 10.00 A.M to 10.00 P.M. AThe affordable foods, drinks and its refreshing atmosphere and scenery, making Bebek Bengil Ubud a must-visit when you are on a culinary tour in Bali.
- Babi Guling Pak Dobiel
If you are traveling to Bali, it is incomplete without enjoying the typical Babi Guling or a spit roast pig culinary in Bali. This restaurant is open from 9.00 A.M to 4.00 P.M and is never empty of shoppers. Babi guling dish at Pak Dobiel’s stall has a delicious taste that makes customers addicted. You also need to know that the price of babi guling is 30,000, isn’t that saving-accounts friendly?
- Sate Babi Bawah Pohon
Pork satay is one of the favorite culinary delights sought most by travelers. You can add a bowl of rice or increase the spiciness level of the satay ordered. Only by paying Rp. 30.000, you can already eat one serving of pork satay. The pok Satay at Bawah Pohon restaurant sells from 8.00 A.M to 9.00 P.M every day. You will be surprised to see many foreign tourists who stop by to taste the pork satay there since it is only popular among local tourists.
- Waterfall Breeze Eco Café
Feel the sensation of a light mist from the waterfall while eating the dishes sold at Waterfall Breeze Eco Café. With an eco-friendly concept, the sounds of the forest — the chirping of birds, the roar of the waterfall, and the gurgling of water in the river that sounds boisterous yet calming at the heart. Open every day from 9.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M. The food price offered is also very affordable, starting from 30,000 rupiah, you can taste Indonesian specialties while enjoying the fresh air of the forest.
- Kubu and Sawah Terrace
This restaurant uses environmentally friendly bamboo structures as interior and exterior designs. There are private bamboo cocoons that are located opposite to the clear Ayung River. You are also going to be spoiled by its panoramic views of the forest and rice fields. The restaurant is open from 6.00 A.M to 11.00 P.M. Here provides not only Indonesian and Balinese specialties but also the Mediterranean, European, and many more.
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