1. Bali Kedewatan Chicken Rice
The first Balinese food is kedawetan chicken rice. One of the tourist destinations for local and foreign tourists when visiting Bali is Ubud which has the natural beauty of rice fields and of course, it's culinary. One of them is kedewatan chicken rice sold by one of the restaurants in the Gianyar region under the name "Ibu Mangku Kedewatan Chicken Rice". It is located on Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali with its typical restaurant is of Balinese original architecture. From the address of the place to sell it, surely you already know the name of the food in the culinary is obtained from the address where the sale is.
Ubud special rice is almost similar to mixed rice circulating throughout the archipelago, for example, Sundanese special food famous for lead rice, the difference is the side dishes there are chicken meat, fried beans, offal, satay, boiled eggs, and long beans. Given the people who love the spicy taste, also provided chilli sauce made from slices of small chillies added with onions and salt. As one of the delicious culinary delights, it is not uncommon for foreign tourists to come there to enjoy a portion of chicken rice for breakfast or lunch. Moreover, one plate is only valued at 10 thousand rupiah, so it is very affordable for residents and foreigners to enjoy Balinese specialities on this one.
2. Satay Lilit Bali
The culinary most synonymous with Bali is satay wrapped, which is famous for Balinese specialities from the way they are made. Unlike other types of satay, satay wrap is indeed made by wrapping the meat mixture into a skewer. While most satay preparations pierce one by one the meat that has been cut into small pieces before finally being roasted. Besides being different in terms of putting meat, it is also different in terms of the presence or absence of peanut sauce that has been attached to processed satay. In satay wrap, you will not find the use of peanut sauce, because the satay spices have been mixed with meat before baking.
Usually, to make satay wrap, the ingredients used are tuna meat, but some are using chicken meat. Making it only needs to smooth the meat by grinding it then give seasonings from shallots, lemongrass, orange leaves, and garlic. Furthermore, the dough that has been evenly distributed will be wrapped around a skewer before it is burned until cooked. Sweet and spicy taste with lemongrass scent will immediately appear when enjoying typical Balinese food that is almost all over Bali.
3. Rujak Buleleng Bali
The third typical Balinese food is rujak buleleng. The most appropriate culinary to enjoy the hot sun of Bali during the daytime is a salad of a buleleng which has a fresh and spicy taste. Various fruits will be cut in one container and then later it will be smeared with the salad seasoning evenly, that is the salad. At first glance it is similar to other salad in Indonesia, but because the spices or chilli sauce mixed with fruit makes it different. We know for yourself that the normal salad that is often marketed will separate the spices from the fruit which will be eaten by dipping the fruit with the seasoning earlier.
This Balinese food is indeed an idol when enjoying the beauty of tourism in Bali. Rujak Buleleng Bali Although some mixed fruit with herbs, but most are separated, and another difference is the ingredients for seasoning. The ingredients used to make the seasoning are palm sugar, vinegar, shrimp paste, salt, cayenne pepper, and what is different is the presence of banana stones. The purpose of adding these types of bananas is to give a sense of sepat after all the ingredients are united by diuleg. As for the fruits of making rujak from Buleleng, it is the same as most, namely, there are mangoes, kedondong, pineapple, yam, red yam, papaya, and cucumber thinly sliced. When you taste it you will immediately feel spicy from the seasoning and the young fruits will give a fresh taste in the mouth, so it feels so delicious.
4. Balinese Sambal Matah Smoked Fish
The island by the name of Serangan Island may not be too well known, but it's signature processed fish chilli sauce is one of the best foods. Made from fish caught by island people who are still fresh, such as tuna, tuna and grouper smoked with spicy taste, that's the smoked fish of Serangan Island. The uniqueness of this halal Balinese food is the use of coconut fibre which is used to smoke it, giving rise to the distinctive scent of coir. In addition to causing aroma, cooking with coir also makes the texture soft and the spices penetrate in because it is cooked longer.
To make it does require quite a time because when cooking it, it is necessary to flip through the fish several times while smearing seasoning on the fish. Especially when the process of turning over the fish, it takes 5 to 8 minutes and each reversal must also replace the coconut fibre. To season the fish, it needs a fine spice of chilli, turmeric, garlic, and shallots. After it is cooked, the smoked fish will be served with rice and accompanied by spicy chilli sauce. Making chilli sauce that makes the taste spicy is made with cayenne pepper, onions, and chopped lemongrass mixed with paste and salt.
5. Balinese Kuah Pindang Soup
As an area with a fairly wide sea area, making Bali a producer of seaweed with very abundant yields, so there is a Balinese special food called bulung pindang sauce. The manufacturer requires seaweed with Kappaphycus alvarezii which has green colour characteristics but is rather dark and slightly reddish.
Uniquely, boiled broth bulung has two colours after cooking, which is green obtained from soaking in lime water and will be white if the seaweed goes through the drying process. The seaweed will be boiled and given boiled gravy and sprinkled with special spices that make it taste spicy savoury. To enjoy it enough to eat it with rice that is still warm or can be eaten with salad.
To make the broth, what is needed is fresh fish such as tuna or tuna which is boiled with bay leaves, salt and lemongrass. This stock will then be poured with boiled seaweed and in the end process will also be given seasoning salt, lime juice, and grated coconut. Also, there are additional ingredients such as ginger, grilled shrimp paste, cayenne pepper, and salt in the container containing the boiled broth. There is also a sprinkling of tolo beans, soybeans, and dried fried peanuts. To get it is very easy because in Denpasar some many food stalls and restaurants provide it for this particular Balinese food.