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The food is chili hot and complexly seasoned with aromatic herbs and spices. "Bland" is not in an Indonesian chef's vocabulary. Freshness and taste are.
These four Indonesian cuisine dishes are widely popular, including in Bali.
Meat or prawns charcoal-grilled on mini-skewers.
A fried rice mixture with finely chopped vegetables and either meat or prawns.
Same as Nasi Goreng except noodles are substituted for riceSame as Nasi Goreng except noodles are substituted for rice.
Parboiled fresh vegetables flavored with a spicy peanut sauce.
Indonesia's finest regional cuisine
Balinese cooks prepare many dishes that are broadly categorized "Indonesian" because they were created and are prepared elsewhere in the country. This includes the foods listed above.
However, the true local Balinese fare is more sophisticated Indonesian cooking in general.
Bali (as in virtually all of Indonesia) has a wide variety of delicious tropical fruits, eaten raw or used as a cooking ingredient.