Saturday, 12 November 2011

Eating and drinking in Bali, Indonesia

Mr. Sprinkle and I have been travelling a fair bit these past months hence the silence on the blog front, but I am back.

We went to beautiful Ubud in Bali which is known as the cultural centre of Bali.  Lots of pretty temples, very friendly people, rice paddies, wood and stone craft, new smells, new sounds and, of course, new taste experiences!  During our trip we enjoyed some incredibly delicious (and cheap!) food.

Main ingredients in most of the local dishes are peanuts, rice, eggs, all sorts of vegetables, lime, chicken, seafood, chilli, bananas, palm sugar, and other fruits I'd never seen or heard of before.  

It was fun and exciting to try out new foods.  

Below are photos of some of the dishes we had; I ate a lot of Nasi Goreng (fried rice with a fried egg, fried crackers and shredded chicken in an amazing sauce). 

Nasi Campur was another favourite(rice with a number of small sides like chicken satay, curry, prawn crackers) as I am terribly indecisive when it comes to ordering food.  This dish allowed me to try lots of different foods at once.

We drank lots of cold Bintang beer and fresh fruit juices.  If only I had been introduced to water melon juice earlier - what a wonderfully refreshing drink, especially when it's humid.

 Nasi Goreng

 Nasi Goreng 

 Enjoying the local Bintang beer

 Nasi Campur 

 Yummy fried bananas with ice cream

 Pancakes with palm sugar and coconut filling

Freshly squeezed water melon 

 Chicken satay

More Nasi Goreng 

More fried bananas 

 Fried duck

Can't remember the name, but it was good

 Where some of the fried bananas may have come from

I would warmly recommend visiting Ubud if you are planning a trip to Bali.  Meanwhile stay away from Nusa Dua; it is basically a long strip of giant resorts packed with tourists. 

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