Balinese Traditional Culinary

Bali Visa Info – Balinese Culinary. Not only does it save the beautiful and exotic natural charm, Bali is known as the Island of Heaven with various forms of tourism and cultural diversity in it.

The diversity of forms of tourism has given rise to various sparkling hotels, resorts, art houses, restaurants, cafes, clubs and others. It doesn’t feel right if you don’t talk about Balinese Culinary.

Restaurants in Bali are now increasingly thriving while adding menu variants. Starting from the traditional menu to even a western menu.

What we will try to discuss this time is a variant of the traditional Balinese menu.


10 Traditional Balinese Food


  1. Bebek dan Ayam Betutu

Chicken or duck dishes cooked whole and the belly filled with various herbs and spices. The seasoned chicken is then wrapped in banana or areca leaves and baked.

The roasting process uses the hot coals of the husk fire, it can take a day and night to ripen. The taste of the chicken betutu is savory and spicy.

 2. Sate Lilit

The meat that is processed into satay wraps is attached to the skewers of the satay made of bamboo stalks or lemongrass stalks.

The type of meat for Balinese satay wraps itself uses animal meat ranging from chicken, beef, pork, and mackerel.

3. Bebek Timbungan

Duck timbungan is a typical Balinese culinary that is quite old, this culinary one is also getting rare in Bali itself. The duck is marinated with spices for at least 4 hours, then steamed for at least 8 hours. The length of the cooking process is due to using old duck, so it takes a long time for the meat to absorb the spices and become tender.

4. Lawar

Basically, this dish is made from pork, but there are also those who use entog duck meat (kuwir) as a halal lawar alternative. This Balinese food is a mixture of minced meat with various vegetables such as long beans seasoned with grated coconut and spices.

5. Sate Plecing

Sate plecing is a typical dish from Singaraja. Usually served when there is a family celebration. The satay dish is complemented by sambal plecing which tastes spicy, savory, and freshly sour.

6. Komoh

This dish is a soup filled with meat. The meat used can come from chicken, duck, squid, turtle or pork. Sometimes, these foods can also contain offal and animal skins.

7. Jukut Ares

This Balinese food is made from banana stems, then sliced ​​thin and cooked with a big base or special spices from the Island of the Gods, Bali. The filling is also added with other ingredients, namely chicken, entog or pork.

8. Tipat Cantok

Tipat means diamond and cantok means pulverized or mashed. This dish is like the usual gado-gado dish, there are sliced ​​​​ketupat seasoned with peanuts then complemented by long beans, kale, cucumber doused with peanut sauce.

9. Tipat blayag

Ketupat is served with a sauce made from processed rice flour and Balinese spices. This food is often served with vegetable urap, ayam Sisit, chicken feet, soybeans, and chicken skin crackers. The texture of the sauce looks like thick coconut milk.

10. Rujak Bulung and Kuah Pindang

Bulung or boni type of seaweed is the main ingredient of this Balinese food. The composition of the rujak filling consists of seaweed (bulung), young mango, yam, kedondong which is given a spicy sauce then doused with tuna fish sauce.

To complete a little information about culinary in Bali, so that later you are not confused about what culinary to try in Bali and where.

Here are some restaurants that serve Balinese specialties with Nusantara flavors including;

  • Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk

Address: Jalan Raya Tuban No. 2X, Tuban, Kuta.

Opening Hours: 08.00 – 22.00 WITA

Price: From IDR 25,000


  • Bebek Tepi Sawah Ubud

Address: Jalan Raya Goa Gajah, Ubud, Bali

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 22.00 WITA

Price: From IDR 50,000


  • Warung Pojok

Address: Jalan Nangka No.168, Dangin Puri Kaja, Kec. North Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali

Opening Hours: 07.00 – 17.00 WITA

Price: Around IDR 35,000


  • Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Bu Mangku

Address: Jalan Raya Kedewatan No.18, Kedewatan, Ubud , Bali

Opening Hours: 08.00 – 18.00 WITA

Price: Around IDR 35,000


  • Warung Liku

Address: Jalan Nakula No.19A, Seminyak, Bali

Opening Hours: 09.00 – 15.00 WITA

Price: Around IDR 15,000

Just adjust it to your vacation budget, because the restaurant information above is only part of what we can share. There are still many restaurants or cafes in Bali that are ready to await your arrival, let’s eat in Bali !

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