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Restaurants & Eating in Bali

You can eat cheaply in Bali. A good Nasi Campur (mixed rice) at a warung costs around the equivalent of two US Dollars. Or, you can wine and dine in Bali's best hotels for prices similar to home. Then there is the myriad of restaurants that offer a wide variety of fare from local, delicious dishes to food from far away places such as France or Mexico.

Recommended restaurants from villages around the island:

East Bali Jimbaran and Bukit Kuta and Legian North Bali
East Bali Jimbaran-Bukit Kuta-Legian North Bali
Nusa Dua Sanur Beach Seminyak - Canguu Ubud
Nusa Dua Sanur Beach Seminyak-Canggu Ubud

Generally, restaurant prices are a very good bargain. Dinner for two for $18.00 USD can be found in most of Bali's restaurants.

In Bali rice is a must at most meals. Nasi Campur (Champur) is rice with different accompaniments such as spicy, zesty vegetables called "lawar sayur" or finely chopped fish, chicken or beef with garlic, onions and chilies called "Lawar daging". This is the mainstay of the Bali diet. Give it a try!

On festive occasions, the islanders love "bebeck tutu" (Smoked duck). "Lawar" again is a favorite addition to the holiday menu and a favorite in Balinese compounds.

Bali Food BlogKITCHEN in SURGENCY - A Bali Food Blog
by Karen Waddell

Some of my favorite Indonesian dishes, which I highly recommend:

  • Gado Gado - A variety of parboiled vegetables and tofu covered with peanut sauce.
  • Sate - Chicken or Beef Kebabs served with peanut sauce.
  • Mei Goreng - Fried noodles with a choice of chicken, pork or beef and vegetables.
  • Nasi Goreng - Fried rice with a choice of chicken, pork, beef and vegetables.

Remember, in Bali, although standards have improved, always drink bottled water and never eat from a street food stall. Generally speaking you don't have to worry as all the restaurants have been serving tourists for years.

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