Bali Foodcation: What to eat in Bali

Gosh, it’s been ages since I last updated this page! *ashamed*

Well, that’s what happens when you have a baby who keeps you busy all day! I have soooo many places I want to write about, but I’ll just keep them on the list.

For now, I’m excited to share about where to eat in Bali!

As you know, Bali is one of the most popular holiday destinations, especially during summer. Lucky me, I grew up in Indonesia and my parents have brought me to Bali for vacation many times when I was younger. We traveled by land, my Dad drove all the way from Jakarta to Bali which took us a few days. It’s tiring of course, but we had a chance to visit other interesting places along the way, too! Road-tripping to Bali was like a norm every holiday back then, that was before they invented low-cost airlines.

Anyway, I was in Bali last weekend to attend my best friend’s wedding. We had a chance to explore Bali—thanks to my love here, Priska and JP for making it all possible—We went to feed ourselves, shopped and of course, chilled at the beach.

The weather was just perfect!

All right, enough with the chit chat. Here’s where you should go to eat in Bali:

Biku

High tea in Bali? Why not?

If you’re a big fan of high tea, make sure you drop by! Their cakes are to die for! Not to mention, the pretty interiors which are perfect to flood your instagram feeds!

Expect to pay approx. 100,000 – 200,000 IDR per person.

Chiringuito Bar, Seminyak

Ah, perfect place to chill while listening to the waves. Of course, it can be even more perfect with a refreshing drinks and a snack to munch on.

Sip your fresh coconut water and munch on the pizza while watching the sun goes down. They also have live music and it’s not as crowded as other bars, which I like about this place.

The view from Chiringuito Bar
The amazing view from Chiringuito Bar

Expect to pay approx. 50,000 – 100,000 IDR per person.

EatWell

We went here for one reason and one reason only, crispy pork.

Gosh, writing about it right now makes me crave for it all over again. Someone please take me back to Bali!

Need I say more?

The pork was so crispy and tasty. It went very well together with the sauce, which I’m not sure what kind of sauce it is, but I’m quite certain that it’s their own recipe!

Expect to pay approx. 100,000 – 200,000 IDR per person.

Nasi Babi Guling Bu Dayu

Suckling pig, anyone?

When in Bali, babi guling or suckling pig is a must! We didn’t go for dine in, as little one was sleeping and Bali has drained all her energy. It was also crazy crowded at the time, so we just parked and decided to go for take out.

It did not disappoint! It may not look appetizing in this picture, but don’t judge the food by its look!

Just a little bit of warning though, if you can’t or don’t eat spicy food, this one might be a little hot for you.

Nasi Ayam Bu Oki

Nasi ayam means chicken rice, but this chicken rice is not the usual chicken rice we have in Malaysia and Singapore.

This small eatery is located on the side of the road and it’s so crazy crowded! Good thing we were able to get a table when we arrived.

It took only a few minutes for the food to arrive, they’re pretty fast actually.

Okay, now I’m craving for it again!

Again, it can be too spicy for you to handle if you don’t normally eat spicy food. But no worries! You can order for the non-spicy one, but according to my hubby who doesn’t eat spicy food, the non-spicy was still a little bit spicy, although manageable.

Expect to pay approx. 30,000 – 50,000 IDR per person.

Intan Sari, Jimbaran Seafood

Seafood by the beach? Yes please!

How can you not have seafood when you’re at the beach? It’s a must!

This place is one among many other seafood restaurants in the area. Some restaurants may disappoint, so you better be careful and don’t eat crappy seafood and then end up having stomachache. My friend’s sister lives in Bali, and she’s an amazing tour guide. According to her, this restaurant is one of the best in the area so we just got to try.

They will ask you to order before entering the restaurant, as you can choose your fish, prawns, squids or anything you want, and ask them to grill, fry or whatever you like.

Their seafood is so fresh! You can see it when ordering, fresh seafood means delicious seafood.

When you order seafood, rice with veggies (sautéed kangkong) and soup are already included.

Take a seat or walk along the beach while your delicious seafood is cooking.

Expect to pay approx. 100,000 – 200,000 IDR per person.

Chicken Run

Yessss, roasted chicken!

When we arrived, my friend JP was greeted by another customer who seemed very satisfied with the food as he said, “Oh my God, the chicken here is so good, I’m gonna eat it everyday.”

When someone says something like that to you, you know you just gotta eat it too.

Too bad I didn’t take a picture, but believe me, this is worth a try. The roasted chicken was soooo juicy! Don’t forget to ask the guy for some gravy fresh from the oven! And when I say gravy, it means the delicious juice that drips from the chicken while it’s roasting in the oven. Dip the chicken in it or just pour it all over the chicken, voilà! Best dinner ever!

Expect to pay approx. 70,000 – 200,000 IDR per person.

Gusto Gelato

Of course, we just had to eat ice cream in this crazy heat! It was sooo hot that day and a cup of gelato was just perfect.

 

The amazing view from Chiringuito Bar

First, go to the cashier to place your order. Second, give your receipt to the ice cream ladies in the gelato counter then pick the flavors you like and you’re good to go!

Just one quick recommendation, the mascarpone and rum raisins are to die for! The rum flavor is strong, though, I could only eat a spoonful as I’m breastfeeding, I don’t want my little one to go tipsy later on LOL. So be advised before you dig in!

Expect to pay approx. 30,000 – 50,000 IDR per person.

All right, that’s the end of the list, folks. If you think finding these places in Bali might be hard, try using Waze on your iPhone. I recommend renting a car or motorbike as it would be expensive to go around Bali with a taxi. Also take note that parking can be horrendous and expensive in some areas in Bali. Enjoy the sun!

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