candid dining tips
They are distinct from dishes prepared elsewhere in Indonesia - and are considered by most international gourmets to be a cut above them.
Be sure to try these famous specialties:
Spit-roasted, crispy skinned suckling pig
Spiced duck slowly cooked in palm or banana leaves
Minced innards mixed with chopped vegetables
Black rice pudding (served with sweetened coconut cream)
In Bali, most home cooks use quality meats, fresh seafood and newly harvested fruits & vegetables seasoned with an intricate blend of herbs and spices. Hot chilies are liberally used (though visitors can easily request "mild" in eateries).
Sweet palm wine with low potency
Sweet non-distilled rice based drink with modest potency
Distilled rice based drink with strong potency
Imported spirits, wines, beers and soft drinks are expensive in Bali due to a hefty import tax. More affordable are the Indonesian made beers, soft drinks, wines (top seller is the Hatten brand rose).