Culture. Eat it
11 October 2018
eat, travel, laugh
Eat like a local: Bali’s street food
In Bali, the warungs – typical and essential kiosks – are located everywhere and each of them is able to bring out a unique cuisine.
Balinese cuisine is tasty and spicy. A dish must have six basic flavors to be complete: sweet, sour, spicy, salty, bitter and astringent. All of this should promote health and vitality, along with predominant flavors such as ginger, chili and coconut.
The menu always varies according to the importance of the occasion. The most popular dish is by far the babi guling (suckling pig).
At Ibu OKA (warung from the hustle and bustle of Ubud overlooking the jungle next to the Royal palace) we could have tasted in our opinion the best pig on the island. It is filled with a filling made from chili, turmeric, pepper, shallot, garlic, aromatic leaves and coconut and cooked on a spit for many hours. This makes the meat extremely soft and the skin very crispy.
Vegetarians do not despair! Bali is a dream especially for you. Tofu and tempeh are the main foods of the local diet and the care for details and fresh vegetables is unparalleled.
Seeing is believing! Bali is not a simple place, it is a state of mind. And this rule also applies to the palate!
Photos: Sara Cartelli
Lawyer and brand manager. Friends and sisters. Husband and wife, or maybe wife and wife. Both share same interests: food, wine (a lot), travels. Adventurous, crazy, funny, affected by wanderlust syndrome. Paris made it happen, now they love getting lost in the world and laugh. For Federica the motto is: “the highest you go, the farthest you see; the farthest you see, the longest you’ll dream” (W. Bonatti) For Margherita the motto is: “the sky is my only limit”