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Bali Food Holidays

If you love to travel and you love to eat, Bali food holidays won’t disappoint the professional (and non-professional) gastronome. Bali food holidays are a brilliant way to find out more about the culture and way of the Balinese people.

One of the many aspects that makes Bali one of the most extraordinary places to travel to is the accessibility of inexpensive and appetising food. Warungs are perhaps the easiest and most commonly found eating outlets throughout Bali – and for those that don’t know what a warung is – this is a small eatery or local type of café that serves traditional Balinese food, often accommodating foreign palates.

Eating out in Bali is a wonderful experience:

In Bali visitors will soon discover the overabundance of tasty dishes sold at the multitude of warungs: food ranges from the humblest Balinese stalls where offerings of longtong (compacted rolled rice) served with bean sprouts, ground peanuts, lime juice, salt and hot chili are enjoyed.

These snacks are typically served cold and you can find them all over the island and although many warangs seem at first to be ramshackle local snack shops – they are well worth a try.

Padang food:
Padang food places, are also known as rumah makan (house eat), originated from Sumatra. Padang food places are typically Muslim-run food outlets that operate for 24 hours a day where you will never find a drop of alcohol.

Plated nasi putih (white rice) is served accompanied by stacks of delicious accompaniments, which include everything from humble locally-grown vegetables, freshly-caught fish, meat, potato cakes and more.

When in Bali you simply have to try the ayam bakar which offers diners well-priced grilled chicken and fish – extremely popular with the locals, these are perfect places where you can catch up on the latest gossip over a plate of delicious local fare, often on the floor as is the local custom.

Why you should choose a Javanese warung – (Warung Nasi Campur) to discover unforgettable Balinese dishes:

A commonly-asked question when eating at a warung nasi campur, is whether you would prefer to have white rice or yellow rice – the main difference is that one contains coconut milk and the other is cooked with spices; simply choose your favourite accompaniment thereafter from the mounds of items on display.

Most Balinese are farmers today and after the bombings that crushed the island’s tourism industry almost ten years ago, visitors have started to trickle back to the island in a steady stream; furthermore tourism has overtaken agriculture as Bali’s largest income-producing industry.

Rice is the staple diet of the Balinese people:

Rice grows easily in Bali and takes a meagre 100 days from the time of planting to harvesting; therefore it should not come as a surprise that this is the staple diet of the Balinese people, and most meals are based around a serving of rice, plated with either lovely green freshly-grown vegetables, meat or fish.

Don’t be afraid to try out the variety of delectable delights from the Balinese street stalls offering delicious satays, Nasi Goreng, Bakso Soup or Babi Guling – all fantastic treats.

Bali Food Holidays offer visitors an open-minded dining experience, taking you on a voyage through some of the most extraordinary and finest warangs and restaurants where you will discover some of the most delectable delights Bali has to offer.