Lawar is one of Bali’s most famous local dishes. Made from pig’s blood and spices, together with an assortment of other goodies, lawar can be found in every village in Bali.
How the times have changed in Bali. Go back 15 years and there were 2-3 places to hang out in Legian, if you were an expat. Now we are awash in places and the expat scene is scattered. Longtime Legian restaurant, Glory, has seen it all, and Neil van Alkemade, […]
In Bali children are considered holy and the smaller the child the closer he or she is to heaven. Seldom disciplined, a child is never beaten as it is believed it will damage the soul.
Sunday afternoon Ika, Jevon and I went down to Glory Restaurant on Jl. Legian in Legian, for some authentic Balinese food. The funny thing about Bali is that there are not many Balinese restaurants. There are a ton of roadside snack place out in the country, selling the cold mixture […]
Galungan means ceremonies honoring ones ancestors. It also means food and this morning a Balinese lady came over with a package of Galungan food. Wayan was the pembantu who was cleaning my house on the day I found it in 2004. She is married with 2 young kids, doesn’t speak […]
Turtle meat has been a part of Bainese cultural tradition for a long time. A hundred years ago when Bali’s population wasn’t 3 million, and the natural habitats weren’t damaged, it wasn’t such a problem. Nowaways catchnig turtles is banned, though is allowed for cultural purposes.