Are you planning to visit Indonesia anytime soon? Well, even if you aren't, you can't deny that Bali will be one of your destination ideas! Beaches, sunsets, volcanic mountains - these three words are usually most associated with Bali. But did you know Bali is also famous for its food?
So scroll down as we show you the top 3 most scrumptious Indonesian cuisines that you can easily find in Bali. Not to worry, they're all Halal dishes and have very affordable prices too - perfect for a dine in with family and friends!
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This one-of-a-kind Balinese cuisine is known as Nasi Tekor. Nasi Tekor is a dish which constitutes rice, chicken serapah, lawar, fried beans, Balinese condiments, young banana trunk soup, and all wrapped in traditional banana leaves.
You can find this dish at Warung Nasi Tekor, which is located at Kertalangu Village, East Denpasar. There, you can enjoy the atmosphere of eating in an ancient Bali house made up of wood and bamboo! The stall owners I met there are very nice too, so that's definitely a plus.
Their menu item is also pretty simple as it consists of various versions of Balinese mixed rice, namely Tekot Jukut Gonde Rice, Lawar Biu Batu Rice, Sere Lemo Grilled Chicken. Besides the food, this stall also sells a variety of drinks such as banana juice ice and coffee.
The prices of their menu items range from a low cost of IDR 10,000 to IDR 20,000 only! How can you not resist? So why not pay Warung Nasi Tekor a visit the next time you go to Bali - you really have no reason not to!
Address: Kertalangu Village, By Pass Ngurah Rai Tohpati number 28, Denpasar
Phone number: +62 821-4785-7858
Opening hours: 8AM - 9PM (everyday)
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Nasi Tempong is a dish derived from Java, Indonesia. This delicacy is served with many side dishes such as salted fish, tofu, tempeh, boiled spinach and not forgetting, super-spicy sambal - Yum! As for the main component in this dish, you are free to decide whether you want to have catfish, chicken, duck - the list is endless!
Nasi Tempong is sold at a food place called Nasi Tempong Pink, which is located at Jalan Teuku Umar, Denpasar. They also have another stall located at Jalan Raya Kuta. What makes this stall so special is that their entire dining room is coloured in pink - perfect for an Instagrammable shot!
Interestingly, their stall goes by this slogan: “Monyor Monyor”. When translated to English, this means that you will be guaranteed to feel a spicy sensation that makes your lips swollen when you eat their food. So if you can take the heat, why not give this a shot!
Fret not, their menu items are very affordably-priced at IDR 26,000 to IDR 45,000 only. So if you love spicy food or are up for a challenge, be sure to stop by Nasi Tempong Pink!
Address: Jalan Teuku Umar number 176, Denpasar, Bali
Phone number: +62 8174700003
Opening hours: 10AM to 11PM (Everyday)
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I've saved the best for last! Presenting to you one of my favourite Indonesian cuisines: Fish Soup from Warung Mak Beng restaurant. This fish soup tastes so fresh and is full of flavour, unlike any kind of fish soup I've ever tasted. Even on your first scoop, you can already taste the galangal, turmeric, chili sauce and squeezed lime in the soup - how could you resist?
Warung Mak Beng restaurant has opened since 1941 and has never been empty of visitors. This stall only has one primary menu, consisting of white rice, fried fish, fish soup and also super spicy sambal. What's more, while dining in, you can watch the sunsest at Sanur beach - perfect for a date with your partner.
As for its menu prices, you can get one whole portion of fish soup for just IDR 45,000, so it's totally worth it! Hurry, the seats are limited here so make your way to Warung Mak Beng Restaurant as soon as possible!
Address: Jalan Hang Tuah number 45, Sanur, Bali
Phone number: +62 361 282633
Opening hours: 8AM to 10PM (Everyday)