Top 3 Must Try Balinese Cuisine

1. Sate Bali Bawah Pohon (Literal translation: Satay Bali under the tree)
Location: Jl. Patih Jelantik No. 57, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
When you're in Bali, do drop by the big "tree" along Jalan Patih Jelantik and check out this world-renowed Bali Pork Satay. This road side stall would have one person grilling the satay at a time despite the non-stop flow of local and international tourists coming to eat. A standard plate of 10 sticks of satay costs 25,000 IDR (~S$2.50), incredibly affordable considering the quality of the satay. It definitely tastes uniquely different from the usual satay, and also served without the usual sweet soya sauce / peanut sauce. A must try for satay and pork lovers!

2. Bebek Tepi Sawah (Literal translation: Duck by the side of the Field)
Location: Jl. Raya Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Bebek Tepi Sawah is a balinese specialty deep fried duck served with Balinese vegetable. If you are a meat / chicken / duck "lover", this has to be in your top 3 must-eat bali food. Although the price of this dish a tad high, it is still worth the try. Cooked and served in local balinese style, the duck is crispy on the outside and yet not oily. The meat is tender and emanates an aromatic taste once it hits the tongue. Bebek Tepi Sawah Crispy or Grilled Duck 115,000 IDR (~ S$11.50). 
3. Babi Guling Bu Oka (Literal translation: Ms Oka's Roasted Suckling Pig)
Location: Jl. Suweta, Ubud (+62 0361 2077 490)
Location: Jl. Raya Teges, Peliatan, Ubud (+62 082 897 005 063)
Location: Jl. Tegal Sari, Ubud (+62 0361 976 345)
Babi Guling is a traditional balinese food consisting of roasted pork meat, fried pork skin and some vegetables on the side. It will also come with a bowl of vegetable soup. Although it's located quite a distance from the main town of Kuta / Legian, many have made the trip to one of these Ubud outlets to taste the legendary roasted pork meat. Although there are countless restaurants all over Bali selling roasted pork meat, many would attest to Bu Oka's superiority. Wherever you stay in Bali, if you are a foodie and have half a day to spare in Bali, do make the effort to give this a try. You won't regret it!

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