Bali has the most wonderful choices of food from very upmarket fine dining to small local warungs . The local warungs will give you an authentic taste of Balinese food. Rice is most important item in every Balinese meal and accompanying side dishes are secondary to the staple part of the meal which is the rice. Roast suckling pig is another very important dish in the Balinese diet, eaten only on the most important ceremonial days it is prepared with traditional spices and rubbed with turmeric and coconut oil to ensure a crisp skin. The local markets in the village are the place to be in the mornings, local women gather to shop for fresh food for the family and talk with neighbours and friends. Huge baskets of fresh chillies, snake beans, white egg plant,fresh ginger, turmeric, galangal the choice of fresh fruits, vegetables and spices is endless.The aroma that fills the air is mixture of these wonderful spices, fresh flowers , peanuts and coconut being roasted at the small stalls selling sweet and savoury rice porridge’s and nasi campur for breakfast. Fresh fruits are everywhere even the busy city areas all Balinese gardens are a combination of flowers,fruit and vegetables as you walk down pathways look up and see trees loaded with fresh mango’s, mangosteens, bananas, papaya even the famous durian fruit which is described as “tasting like heaven but smelling like hell”
For up to date restaurant reviews in all area’s of Bali log on to www.balieats.com Gerry reviews restaurants every month and his online guide is excellent and a very useful in helping to select dining experiences that suit both your palate and budget.