Bali’s Must Eat Dishes
1. Sate Lilit – Sate or Satay, are grilled meats (beef, fish, pork, or turtle) mixed with coconut, coconut milk, and a delicious combination of vegetables and spices. Unlike other satay dishes, the meat of Satay Lilit is wrapped around a flat wide stick instead of getting skewered with a normal stick.
2. Babi Guling – a roasted suckling pig that’s often served with various accompanying dishes such as Satay Lilit. Babi Guling is an oddity of a dish when you consider Indonesia’s Muslim beliefs. Fortunately, Bali has a Hindu population that would be more than happy to feast on all parts of the suckling pig. The pig is covered in a paste made up of a mix of spices and herbs called bumbu then put on a spit and hand-turned over an open fire.
3. Bebek Betutu – another roasted dish, this time a duck covered in bumbu and wrapped in a banana leaf. Bebek Betutu packs a flavorful punch, a combination of shrimp paste, garlic, turmeric, ginger, and shallots to name a few. It sounds overwhelming but these tastes work together with the succulent duck meat in order to create a unique gastronomic experience.
4. Nasi Goreng – rice is a huge part of Asian cuisine. Whatever country you go to, you can be sure to encounter a unique rice dish among their staple dishes. For Indonesia there’s Nasi Goreng, their take on fried rice (the name itself literally means fried rice). The steamed rice is cooked in a mix of spices, herbs, and meats; after which it is served with various toppings. The great thing about this dish is that you can even make it when you get back to your Theanna villa to cap off a day of adventuring.
These are just some of the amazing dishes that make Bali what it is. Whether it’s for your wedding, honeymoon, or just a vacation to unwind and experience something new, having a great meal in addition to staying at the villas of Theanna will truly make it an authentic Balinese experience.