Indonesia has a variety of cultures, beliefs, customs, tours, to culinary varieties ranging from sweet, salty, savory, and spicy.
One of the provinces in Indonesia is Bali Province. Bali is famous for its tourist destinations to be called the paradise of Bali. Tourism which is always visited by tourists to foreign countries makes its culture and cuisine much sought after by tourists.
There are many Balinese cuisines, DEPOSTBALI will summarize 5 of the most famous Balinese specialties. Not a few tourists are curious about the taste of Balinese culinary.
Here are 5 of the most famous Balinese food to date.
1. Sate Lilit
This dish is usually served differently than other satays. As the name implies, this satay wrap is meat wrapped with a mixture of native Indonesian ingredients and spices.
Sate lilit has become one of the culinary sought after by tourists.
Sate lilit is a variant of satay from Bali. This satay is made from minced pork, chicken, and even turtle meat.
Bali is the majority island that embraces Hinduism, pork or fish is the right choice, even beef is rarely consumed in Bali. Betutu Duck
2. Betutu Duck
Bebek Betutu is a Balinese cuisine made from processed duck meat. One of the reasons this food is favored by the Balinese people to tourists with its tender meat and spices that are typical of the archipelago.
The recipe for making this food not many people know the cooking technique. If the cooking technique is not right it will affect the texture and taste of the duck betutu.
3. Timbungan Duck
Timbungan duck is not as popular as betutu duck because not everyone knows the recipe for making it. Processed duck is usually enjoyed by nobles who cook by the royal chef.
This culinary is one of the Balinese culinary that is starting to be difficult to find. With its existence that has existed since the royal era, this timbungan duck is the oldest food in Bali.
4. Jinggo Rice
One of the typical Balinese foods is jingo rice. Jingo rice has been around since the 1980s. The first time Jingo rice was sold on Jalan Gajah Mada, Denpasar. There is also a mention that the name of this food is taken from a movie title "Djanggo" which was popular at that time.
Usually, jingo rice is served in banana leaf packaging with a fistful of white rice stuffed with side dishes and chili sauce.
This culinary is quite special because it is often present in the celebration of Ngaben ceremonies, birthdays, or processions for ogoh-ogoh performances. Here's how to make it along with the ingredients that must be prepared.
5. Fried Rice
Besides jingo rice, there is also tepeng rice. Tepeng rice is a food from the Gianyar area. For those of you who visit Bali, it's not complete if you don't try Gianyar rice. Usually, this rice is served at breakfast on Nyepi Day.
Just as Eid al-Fitr is incomplete if there is no ketupat, so the Nyepi holiday is incomplete if there is no tepeng rice.
Nyepi day itself is held once a year like a religious day in general. When the Nyepi day arrives, the people in Bali are prohibited from doing any activities as a form of respect for their ancestors, including not being allowed to cook or eat (fasting). So, nasi tepeng is a complementary food for those who are not fasting.