One of the biggest attractions that Bali has to offer is it’s incredibly diverse selection of international cuisines. The island of the Gods attracts millions of visitors, all of whom have different tastes – and many of whom enjoy luxury.
The world’s most famed restaurateurs and chefs flock to Bali – so it’s a perfect place to spend those well-earned pennies indulging in the best of world food.
In Seminyak Mamasan is a name many will be familiar with – a restaurant for anyone who appreciates to lounge in style and eat quality food without it being too expensive. The fusion cuisine is known by many who visit Bali.
But it’s not just world food that is on offer – with Balinese cuisine being highly sought after by tourists too.
The latest offering for fine Indonesian dining is in Seminyak, in the increasingly popular Petitenget area, is Merah Putih, named after the colours of the Indonesian flag.
A good place for Balinese food in the heart of Ubud is Bumbu Bali. The menu features dishes such as lawar (green bean salad), ayam pelalah (spicy shredded chicken salad) and sambal goreng udang (prawns in a tangy coconut-milk sauce).
With a predominantly Hindu population, Bali’s local dishes do not follow the halal Islamic principles favored by the rest of Indonesia, and the best place to try them are at any of the island’s thousands of warungs – small shops that are often hyper-specialized eateries serving just a handful of dishes.
Ubud’s Ibu Oka is the best-known warung in Bali, and possibly the world.
But there are many, many other places to eat – with Potatohead Beach in Bali on Jalan Petitenget also being a popular destination. The Life & Style section on Jakarta Globe regularly features food news from Bali, so be sure to look for updates.
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