22 Jul 2020
Top 10 Must try Dishes in Bali
Posted by: Aniket Agarwal

Are you one of those people who plan their meals before their trip? Are you planning to go to Bali for your honeymoon? Great, this blog will help you find the best food in Bali. Bali is a picturesque location and is perhaps the best place to go for your special trip. To be honest, you must visit this place at least once in your lifetime or you’ll miss out on one of the most splendid places on earth. After exploring Bali the whole day, you are bound to feel tired and must be starving too. Along with adventure sports, you can have fun with your food too. You can try many new things here. Are you quirky, chirpy, somber, composed, or angry? Bali offers food for all kinds of moods. We bring to you a list of 10 must try dishes in Bali on your honeymoon. Bali is the ultimate food lover’s paradise. We’ll also let you in on ineedtrip’s best honeymoon packages to Bali at the end of this blog.

1. Babi Guling Ibu Oka

Though the name sounds more complicated than the mantras that the priest chanted at your wedding, Babi Guling Ibu Oka is the best succulent pig dish available in Bali. Balinese people love their pork very much. If you are one of those people who hate wasting food, I assure you not even one rind will be left on your plate. It is perhaps the most delicious platter of meat that you will ever taste in your life. Babi Guling is a combination of crispy pork skin, pork blood, and pork sausages. It also has pork roll and fried pork meat and is Bali’s national dish. Now if you don’t try this, we must say, the foodie in you will be missing out on the best part of the trip. Go to the eateries as soon as you can, because nothing can be as bad as the food finishing off before you reach there. 

2. Bebek Bengil

Bebek Bengil is the tastiest and most crispy duck available in Bali. You really shouldn’t brag about visiting Bali to your relatives if you have not tried this local dish. It translates to Dirty Duck but is the perfect food, just like you and your partner’s perfect chemistry. As it’s commonly said, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, similarly don’t judge this dish by its name. Each plate comes with a side salad, potatoes, and rice topped with Balinese Vegetables. It is dipped in Indonesian sauce and fried to make it extremely crispy. Don’t think about your calories, just dig into the food. If you want your chemistry to stay sizzling, you need to try out this dish, it’s thrilling.

3. Tempe Goreng

Believe it or not, this food is the Grande Dame of Balinese cuisine. It is a cheap method of adding protein to the body. Tempeh is basically soyabean pressed into bars, cut into strips and deep-fried. It is accompanied with traditional sauces. It is also fried with chili sauce to give it the zing and is as good as the lip-smacking Kebabs in Dubai. You should definitely try it out. You can try this by the pool with your partner beside you. It’ll be the perfect setting to enjoy this sizzling food. It is one of the very few vegetarian dishes available in a country where people love their seafood and sea fish. You should try it out because it’s one of the most exceptional dishes in Bali.

4. Nasi Padang

Nasi Padang is basically rice. It is white rice served with 20 or more dishes. When in a restaurant, you’ll be served all of them. When you enter a restaurant and order a dish of this kind, you’ll feel like royalty. Restaurants all across the Island offer this dish, and it has to be on your list of the must try dishes in Bali. You can choose what to eat and what to ignore. It is just like the decisions which you take in your lives. Do try this dish, because if you don’t, you’ll regret it later.

5. The Fat Turtle

It is basically a red velvet cake. Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you must be having sweet chemistry. To fuel your chemistry, you should definitely try this one out. It is a great dessert and a great way to end your meals. Three stacks of pancakes come with a single scoop of ice cream and believe us, you’ll feel like gobbling it all down in an instant. Your plate wouldn’t even have a stain of this dish once you try it, even if you are a choosy eater.  You’ll regret it if you leave Bali without trying this dish. Do try it out.

6. Sayur Lodeh

A big favorite in Indonesia is sayur lodeh, a coconut milk-based soup that uses gourd and carrot to add some heartiness. It is served with rice. There are many varieties of this food item just like you and your partner’s taste and personalities. This comes on the top of the list of the must-try dishes in Bali. In some varieties of this dish, small shrimps are usually used to enhance the flavor, but the Japanese and Balinese version usually make it without any sort of fish or meat. For everyone who is a vegan, this dish must be on your list to the must try dishes in Bali. It doesn’t have any animal meat or animal products. We must say, you should try the original one because authentic is authentic.

7. Mie Goreng

Mie Goreng is basically fried noodles served with vegetables and chicken or pork. It is extremely delicious food. It is also a local favorite. Sometimes it is served with a fried egg on top. Also with prawn crackers and peanut sauce. And how can we forget the pickled vegetables? Altogether it is a delightful meal that people generally enjoy at lunch.

8. Sate

Unlike its Malaysian counterpart, the Balinese sate is not satay. It is mashed chicken blended with various spices and put on sticks. The sticks are usually made up of lemongrass. This gives the food an additional flavor. It does not usually have peanut sauce but if it is mentioned on the menu it will be served. You should definitely try this dish once you are in Bali, make sure you add it to your list of must try dishes in Bali. This is one of those few items that one can never forget. 

9. Gado Gado

Gado translates to Mix. Mix-mix or Gado Gado is one of Indonesia’s best-known dishes. Essentially it is a vegetable salad bathed in peanut sauce. While it’s a cold salad, we’re sure your chemistry would warm up after eating this. At its base are boiled long beans, spinach, potato, corn, egg, and bean sprouts coupled with few other things. This is also extremely popular locally and it should be tried for all vegetarians out there. For non-vegetarians, a meat version is also available. Please do try it out. We recommend the vegetarian version because authentic is authentic, right?

10. Mini Rijstaffle

Though the name sounds odd, it is a food that tastes heavenly. It contains a mixture of Balinese and Indonesian delicacies on one plate. You are bound to enjoy the Bebek betutu with sambal, prawns, pork & chicken sates, sayur urap/mixed Bali vegetables, potato croquettes, tempeh, tofu, and yellow nasi tumpeng or rice cone. All this can be very heavy. We recommend sharing a plate. As they say, Sharing is Caring. So here’s your chance to show your love to your better half. This is one of the most popular dishes in Balinese cuisine. So if you don’t try this, you’ll be disappointed with the foodie in you as well as your partner’s expectations. 

This is a summation of all the delicacies that you can try in Bali. Do pack your bags and keep Bali on your bucket list. We assure you that people who are not foodies will also fall in love with the food here. Love to an extent that will surprise you. Also, Bali is an island full of historical significance. The cuisine is one of the oldest in the world. Through many evolutions, it has come to its present form. For anyone who likes to taste authentic Balinese, you can try the shacks at the beach. They serve authentic Balinese cuisine. You can also try eating at homestays and roadside eateries. Moreover, it will be a very fulfilling experience for each and every person who visits the place. Every nook and corner has stories to offer, every dish has its own history, so don’t forget to explore it all. Also be prepared to go to Bali for your honeymoon, because there is no better place. 

Coming to the part of the package.

We at ineedtrip offer Bali honeymoon packages with the longest list of inclusions. Our aim to get Indian couples on international honeymoon trips at the cheapest prices has helped us design these blockbuster packages. Here’s a sneak-peek into our list of inclusions in Bali honeymoon packages.

1. Uluwatu Temple Tour with Kecak Dance

2. Tanah Lot Temple Tour

3. 4 Star Hotel with Breakfast

5. Romantic dinner on the beach

6. Gili Island Excursion Tour

7. 1 Lunch

8. Daily Breakfast

9. Dinner on a cruise

10. Water Sports activities Parasailing, Banana boat ride, and more.

This and a lot more is waiting for you. Check out our packages now and get yourself an unmatchable deal! Bon Voyage and Happy Eating! Enjoy the adventures to the fullest.