Eat in the Streets in Bali

Events, What's New — By Zanni Davis on May 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm

There are many restaurants in Bali and they all serve a variety of food but one rarely found is Balinese. To try the local dishes venture to the streets where the snack vendors, kaki lima carts, wander during the afternoon selling select dishes. Don’t be scared to eat at these meandering street carts, if the locals are lining up then you can trust the food will be well prepared. The vendors usually sell one specialty but its never a long wait till the next cart comes rolling by. Nothing hits the spot like these afternoon snacks.

  • Bakmie: rice flour noodle soup
  • Sate: various meats skewered and served with a peanut sauce, you can generally find this in other Asian cuisine too.
  • Bakso: meatball soup
  • Lemper: sticky rice
  • Lumpia: fried spring rolls filled with vegetables and meats.
  • Sop: clear soup
  • Soto: meat and vegetable broth over rice
  • Nasi Goreng: spicy fried rice with a fried egg over the top
  • Mie Goreng: same as Nasi Goreng but made with noodles instead of rice

Other sweet treats are sold this way as well; like fried bananas, ice cream and peanuts roasted in palm sugar.

The perfect treat for you and you’re family after a day of shopping in Ubud, surfing at Legian Beach or zip-lining through the trees at the Bedugul Botanical Gardens.

Images: WikiMedia Commons, hellochris/Flickr

Tags: Sate, Street Food