Hello, culinary friend. Indonesia is indeed known as one of the countries with diverse culinary wealth. From Sabang to Merauke, there are a variety of culinary delights that will spoil our tongue because of the uniqueness of the taste and the richness of spices that enrich the taste of archipelago cuisine, now for this time I will recommend Balinese specialties. Island of Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia. has a charming tourist destination and is very famous for its beauty and incomparable charm. Bali, also known as the Island of Gods, has its own culinary attraction for foodies because it is always formulated with spices that will shake your tongue and make you addictive and can thwart your diet program.
Let’s look at the 5 recommended culinary treats for friends and foodies.
1. Ayam Betutu
Foods that are spicy and savory are certainly a favorite of many people. If it’s one of them, you can try serving Ayam Betutu. The pervasive marinade and soft texture of the chicken make it delicious. This typical Balinese dish uses many spices, including galangal, turmeric, and kencur.
Besides free-range chicken, you can also use duck. Both have a tough and clayy texture, which when processed properly will be a deliciously textured dish. Also prepare sambal matah as a complement to the dish .
2. Sate Lilit
Of the many Balinese culinary delights, Sate Lilit is one of the mainstays that are worth trying. Sate lilit was originally a typical dish from the Klungkung area. However, this dish is now easily found in many locations around Bali, such as Denpasar, Badung, and Gianyar. Compared to sate-sate which can be found in various regions, Sate Lilit has its own uniqueness. Sate which is generally found in the form of pieces of meat that are inserted with a stick. Meanwhile, sate lilit is more like a lump of dough wrapped in skewers.
Sate wrap is made from meat crushed into a mixture. This mixture is then seasoned and burned until it emits a distinctive fragrant aroma. The dominant aroma of turmeric and lemongrass has become a charm to taste this culinary.
Another uniqueness, even though it is not served with peanut spices such as chicken or mutton sate, the spicy flavor of the spices that seep in the dough is guaranteed to make your tongue dance. Touch of spices that are familiar to the tongue of the Indonesian people.
3. Lawar Kebo
In Buleleng, Lawar and Rawon Kebo this is more often found during Galungan and Kuningan Holidays, because on holidays like this many people cultivate these dishes for the benefit of supplies and consumption. However, at this time in some places there have also begun to open a culinary business in Lawar and Buffalo Rawon. For Rawon Kebo, buffalo meat is finely chopped and then boiled in a few hours until cooked. The buffalo meat is chewy so it takes a long time to boil it.
Likewise with processed Lawar, the meat can be mixed with other ingredients such as coconut, klungah (young coconut meat) and others. But to process processed meat from buffalo meat, you really have to have a long experience in the field of buffalo meat processing. Because if it is wrong to process it, it will make the food taste less tasty.
“For ordinary seasoning ingredients like other Balinese lawar. We give spices, turmeric and other ingredients for Rawon kebo.
4. Rujak Kuah Pindang
Rujak Kuah Pindang is a combination of several fresh fruits that are almost similar to sweet rujak or sugar rujak. Examples of fruit used are similar to sugar salad such as bengkuang, papaya, kedondong, cucumber, starfruit, and others. These fruits are peeled and then cut into small pieces. What distinguishes it from ordinary salad is its complement, which is a broth made from fish, salt, shrimp paste, and chili. All the complementary ingredients are ground until soft, but no more water is given because mixed with pindang sauce (fish broth) is runny.
5 . Tipat Cantok
Tipat cantok is one of Balinese specialties made from boiled and ketupat vegetables and served with peanut sauce. In the Balinese language, typat has the meaning “ketupat” and cantok has the meaning “rolled / mashed with mortar”. Vegetables used in general are long beans, bean sprouts, and kale. This food plays a role in developing tourism and the economy in Bali Tipat Cantok (ketupat peanut sauce) is a typical food in Bali that has been populist. In all regions of Bali, it is not difficult to get a shop that sells tipat cantok. The price is relatively cheap, between Rp. 5,000 – Rp. 7,000. This prices can change according to restaurant or sidewalk food vending stalls .
Now for culinary lovers and visiting the island of God, you should try these unique culinary delights, it is incomplete if you just enjoy the beauty of Bali without tasting the island’s unique cuisine.