Food, as we all know is a very important part of our life and if we are travelling to Bali and not tried their food It will be an incomplete vacation trip.

so here we have created a list of 15 best food in Bali that you should try

what’s in it for me?

  1. Gado Gado
  2. Nasi Goreng
  3. Rujak
  4. Nasi Padang
  5. Grilled fish with basil and tomato sambal
  6. Kepiting saus Padang
  7. Arisk
  8. Sate lilit
  9. Mie Goreng
  10. Betutu
  11. Bubur Mengguh
  12. Nasi Jinggo
  13. Laklak
  14. Bakso
  15. Terang Bulan
  16. Conclusion 
  17. FAQ

                 Vegetarian food.

1. Gado Gado

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Gado Gado is considered as one of the best vegetarian foods in Bali. This dish is a combination of yellow curry and tofu with cauliflower, potato, carrot and coconut milk.

2. Nasi Goreng

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Nasi Goreng is simply a plate of fried rice which is served with some vegetable like carrot and topped with a fried egg. A fried egg is additional if you ask if they will serve you without egg and it will be safe for vegetarians to eat.

3. Rujak

If you are not used to it then this rujak concept is very strange or awkward for you. This is a mixture of fruit and vegetable salad which is served with a very thick sauce made of chillies and peanuts. 

Each part of Indonesia represents rujak differently in their own style.

4. Nasi Padang

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Nasi Padang means ‘Padang rice’ as it originated in the Padang area of West Sumatra.

This dish is serve with white rice and a large choice of smaller dishes. You just have to choose what you want to eat and ignore the rest. this is the best veg food in Bali that you can have.

                           Seafood 

5. Grilled fish with basil and tomato sambal.

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This is one of the best seafood in Bali. This dish is very famous in eastern Indonesia. A grilled fish wrapped in a banana leaf served with tomato sambal. This dish has an exotic taste of Indonesian flavours.

6. Kepiting saus Padang

Kepiting saus Padang is a traditional Indonesian seafood dish. They, serve craps with padang sauce.

Mud crabs or blue crabs are generally used for preparing this dish. Craps are boiled in hot water until cooked then shortly simmered in the sauce. This food in Bali loved by locals alot

7. Arisk

Arisk is also one of the best available seafood in Bali. The dish is usually prepare with common carp, which is stewed with various spices and herbs. Torch ginger and Szechuan pepper are the key spices used in the dish.

Traditional food

8. Sate lilit

Sate Lilit is a kind of grilled meat and it is very famous in Bali. It is serve with coconut milk and spicy sauce and Taurus love this combination of milk with meat.
Ingredients – meat (chicken /fish/goat or beef) vegetables, milk, coconut and spices.
Presentation – meat is wrapped around the bamboo stick and spicy sauce come as aside.

9. Mie Goreng


Mie Goreng is a classic Indonesian dish in which fried noodles are served with a choice of chicken and vegetables. 

The unique thing about Mie Goreng is the sweet sticky sauce and there is no fixed recipe for this dish, you can make it according to your taste and flavours.source

10. Betutu

This dish has a very unique style of preparation.

So, the whole chicken or duck is chosen as the main ingredient which will be later stuffed with an intricate mixture of spices that includes garlic, ginger, chilli, and peanuts.

11. Bubur Mengguh

Bubur Mengguh is a very important meal in Indonesian culture and it is consider as one of the most loved foods in Bali. 

It is also compulsory to serve bubur mengguh on any cultural occasion and traditional festivals. 

This dish has a very unique style to be garnished with a liquid mixture made from spices, shredded chicken, roasted peanuts, and celery.

                          Street food 

12. Nasi Jinggo

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It is a perfect dish present on a banana leaf with rice, side dish, vegetables, and condiments.

This is a perfect meal you can have on street food in Bali. This dish is also very affordable without missing any nutrient in it.

13. Laklak

Here is delicious food for you Lak Lak. Laklak is a traditional style cake in Bali made with rice and coconut milk. Suji leaves and panda leaves create a texture of green colour, greeneries that can almost exclusively be found in Asia.

So, Laklak is generally consumed in the evening or with the morning coffee.

 14. Bakso

Bakso is very similar to dumplings(momos). It is meatballs to serve with noodles and fried dumplings.

The best part about this food is that vendors sell this bakso on a portable cart or modified bikes.

It is also consider as the best snack dish available in the Bali street market.

15. Terang Bulan

Terang Bulan is one of the best foods in Bali, also Asia’s classic dessert. It is a pancake in texture and kind of like crepes in mixture and taste.

It is a kind of pancake sandwich and tourists have the choice to select the stuffing, chocolate, cheese, nuts, condensed milk or everything in one terang Bulan.

Conclusion 

If you are going to visit bali and worry about food available there. Bali has all kinds of food available. It doesn’t matter which food lover your it has large variety of veg food, seafood, street food, traditional food and many more. 

Bali food is also safe to have you don’t need to worry about anything just go and eat. 

FAQ

Q1. How much food cost in Bali?

Ans- Every food has its price but on an average, a single person whole day food cost around Rp 2,58,400 which is around 1,335 rupees in India.

Q2. whats famous in Bali food?

Ans- Bali is famous for its traditional, street food and seafood. Bali is also known for its spicey and cultural food.

Q3. How we get veg food in Bali?

Ans- Bali also serves a large variety of veg food. It has a lot of veg dishes and restaurant is available on any corner of Bali. you will easily get veg food.

Q4. Is bali street food safe?

Ans-Yes, food which is available in streets of is fresh and safe vendor sell high volume of food daily in the street you can have street food.

Q5. What is famous food in bali?

Ans – There are lot of famous food in bali, Indonesia. They have so many tasty and mouthwatering dishes that you must try there. Some of them mensioned above

Q6. Why do Indonesia eat rice

Ans – According to the locals of Indonesia if they don’t have rice in their meal then their meal is incomplete and it is primary source of carbohydrates.

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