Balinese food is somewhat different to Indonesian food in that it often includes pork items (lawar, babi guling etc.) and tends to more pedas (spicy) and less manis (sweet) than Javanese cuisine, which has a wider range of sauces. However, authentic Balinese food is rarely enjoyed by the tourists as […]
It is said that to get to know a country one must immerse themselves in all aspects of the culture and that includes food. Unlike in the rest of Muslim Indonesia, the Balinese food is somewhat different to other Indonesian foods in that it often includes pork dishes such as […]
I would venture to say that a majority of tourists to Bali rarely imbibe in the authentic food available at the smaller warungs and road-side stalls. The answer to this is simple; westerners shun at the thought of eating this way and that’s understandable. Of course a lot of you […]
Lunch today was in Jegeg Bulan, the handy family restaurant that sits across from Mini Mart on Poppies II. My choice was good nasi campur (mixed rice). Nasi campur is pretty much the national dish, that and nasi goreng (fried rice). When you order nasi campur, you never exactly know […]
Nasi (rice) is the staple here in Indonesia. I joking ask the waitresses at Cafe Seminyak if they’ve already eaten in the morning and they gleefully say “Sudah” (already). I ask “Makan apa?” (eat what?) and they look at me incredulously, before uttering the obvious “Nasi“.