Cuisine styles in Bali – get the cutlery ready!

Bali, a wondrous city and an amazing location for all things culture, food, and experiences. Let’s look at some of the best cuisines to try here.

Nasi Gooreng

Nasi Gooreng | Image Credit : Lord Mountbatten, Nasi goreng-1, CC BY-SA 3.0

Nasi Goreng

One of the most iconic dishes found in all of Indonesia, Nasi Goreng is a stir-fried rice dish that is complemented with various spices such as garlic, tamarind, and sweet or chilli soy sauce.


Found in most Hotels in Kuta, Satay consists of spiced meat that is barbecued or grilled and served on a skewer. Chicken, mutton, and pork are the most popular amongst both locals and tourists.

Gado Gado

A dish that works both as a main dish as well as a side, Gado Gado is a vegetable salad that is covered in a mouthwatering peanut sauce. You’ll come across two variations, one with raw vegetables and one with cooked vegetables.

Bubur Sumsum

When you’re staying at a resort like Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, don’t forget to explore the city and seek out Bubur Sumsum. This delicious sweet delicacy is often eaten as a snack or a breakfast option. Served hot, this dish is made with black and white glutinous rice that is then flavoured with coconut cream and slices of banana.

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Top authentic Balinese dishes to try – A delightful gastronomical adventure

You cannot visit Bali and not try out the delicious street food, the authentic traditional recipes and homemade goodies that are available.

The insane Babi Guling

If you are in Bali and looking for the best food there, the Babi Guling is an absolute must. It’s pretty much the “IT” food that everyone raves about. Babi Guling is basically a whole pig spit roasted over a charcoal fire for hours to attain the perfection of crispy outer layers concealing moist and succulent pork within.


A dish that is traditionally cooked by men which involves strips of turtle, coconut and mango mixed with various spices and blood. Lawar is a traditional Balinese delicacy and carries the signature blood red. If planning to enjoy a culinary experience in restaurants in Kuta Bali, an option such as Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali would be ideal

Bebek Betutu

Bebek Betutu is a duck, stuffed with vegetables and spices and then wrapped with a banana leaf and cooked for several hours. This is a dish served on special occasions.


Rujak is a healthy and refreshing salad that is made with unripe papaya and mango mixed with salt, sugar and chilli. Other popular dishes include black rice pudding, bean curd and fried cakes made with crunchy shelled soybeans mixed with a special type of yeast.

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Traditional dishes to try out in Bali -Island Living

We know where to go and what to see when in Bali; now let’s take a look at what to eat and the traditional dishes to try out when in Bali.

Restaurants in Kuta Bali serve some of the best authentic Indonesian food and at a place like Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, you can find the best dishes made with local spices too.


Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice)

Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) | Img. By: Gunawan KartapranataCC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons


The most known dish of the Balinese cuisine, this is a favourite throughout the world and was voted the second most delicious dish in the world by a CNN poll back in 2011. Stir fried rice mixed with spices like garlic, tamarind, chilli and sweet soy sauce, this rice dish comes with a variety of meat of your choice.



Satay Chicken

Satay Chicken | Img. By: BrokenSphere [GFDL], CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 via Wikimedia Commons

This is a favourite in Southeast Asia and is similar to the Turkish shish kebab and the South African sosatie. A satay is skewers of meat doused in aromatic spices, grilled or barbecued and served with accompaniments like spicy sauces. Street vendors also sell satays in Bali and you don’t have to walk into a restaurant to try out this amazing local food.


Gado Gado

Gado Gado

Gado Gado | Img. By: Ocdp (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

A Gado gado can work as both the main and the side dish during a meal and is, therefore, highly popular. Basically, a vegetable salad covered in peanut sauce, this dish comes in various forms.



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