Category Archives: Balinese Food

Ayam Betutu Khas Gilimanuk

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Sudah bukan rahasia lagi kalau Bali menjadi destinasi turis asing maupun local. Dari pantai, budaya dan lokasi spa-nya yang menakjubkan membuat nama Bali masyur di mancanegara. Bahkan pulau dewata ini lebih tersohor namanya dibanding Indonesia. Banyak org asing yang tidak tahu kalau Bali ini terletak di Indonesia. Wew!

Selain hal-hal di atas, yang bikin hati ini kangen sama Bali adalah kulinernya. Yup, dengan campuran bumbunya yang khas benar-benar membuat masakan Bali ini sangat special. Bahkan untuk beberapa lidah mungkin terasa agak ‘strong’, nyaris seperti rasa jamu begitu deh!

Salah satu hidangan yang populer adalah ayam betutu. Betutu ini biasanya berupa ayam atau bebek utuh yang berisi bumbu, kemudian dipanggang dalam api sekam. Betutu biasanya disajikan pada upacara keagamaan atau adat.

Untuk bumbunya sangat rumit. Dari cabai merah, rawit, kemiri, bawang merah, terasi,bawang putih, ketumbar, serai, merica, lengkuas, pala, kunyit, daun jeruk purut, jahe, kencur, garam dan gula; semuanya diolah dan tada…jadilah hidangan betutu ini. Susaaahhh ya….makanya kalau mau buat sendiri juga ribet, dan belum tentu juga jadinya bakal sama seperti yang di Bali.

Di Jakarta sendiri, langka banget resto yang khusus menjual hidangan khas Bali ini. Salah satu yang selalu saya kunjungi yaitu yang berada di daerah Selatan.

Di sini saya biasanya wajib order Ayam Betutu ½ ekor (IDR 55k). Ayam yang telah diungkep dengan bumbu khas Bali ini disajikan agak nyemek, ada kuahnya sedikit dan dilumuri dengan topping bumbunya. Rasanya gurih asin pedas. Very delicious! Bumbunya meresap sampai ked aging bagian dalam. Klop banget kalau disantap dengan nasi putih hangat, dijamin bakal nambah terus,haha….

Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk

Karena saya spicy lover, saya juga membeli tambahan Sambal Matah (IDR 15k). Sambal ini terbuat dari bawang merah, cabai rawit, serai, terasi bakar, garam kemudian ditambahkan minyak kelapa asli dan diberi air perasan jeruk limau. Glek! Langsung nelan ludah. Selain itu juga memesan Plecing Kangkung (IDR 10k). Masakan ini terbuat dari kangkung yang direbus dan disajikan dalam keadaan dingin dan segar dengan sambal tomat yang terbuat dari cabai rawit, garam, terasi dan tomat. Sluuurrrp! Padukan saja ketiga hidangan itu, pasti celana bagian perut kita akan jadi sempit seketika setelah habis menyantapnya.

plecing kangkung & sambal matah gilimanuk

Gak komplit rasanya kalau di sini saya tidak pesan Nasi Campur Bali (IDR 40k). Seporsi nasi putih lengkap dengan sate lilit, urap, tum ayam, pepes ikan, ayam sisit, telur, udang bumbu bali, ares, kacang goreng dan sambal matah benar-benar mengundang selera. Paduan lauknya sempurna banget untuk perut yang sedang lapar. Cocok buat penggemar masakan dengan cita rasa asin dan pedas.

nasi campur bali gilimanuk

Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 63 A

Kebayoran Baru

Jakarta Selatan

Ph: 021-7233245

 

Balai Pustaka Timur No. 25

Rawamangun

Jakarta Timur

Ph: 0813-38597455

 

Jl. Pluit Indah No. 25

Jakarta Utara

Ph: 021-66606388

 

Jl. Merdeka No. 88

Renon – Denpasar Bali

Ph: 0361-263464

 

Jl. Raya Tuban No. 2 X

Tuban – Kuta Bali

Ph: 0361-757535

 

Jl. Buluh Indah No. 51

Denpasar – Bali

Ph: 0361-7407509

 

 

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Warung Makan Sederhana

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This is the last dish I ate before my flight back to Jakarta. I never try it before, so it will be a gambling for me. Hopefully, this dish is became the perfect closure for my Bali’s culinary trip.

The small place, accommodate for only 20 persons, but it’s always crowded by their loyal customer. They opened their stall until 3 AM. Warung Makan Sederhana (in English translation means: simple food stall) was established its business since 20 years ago. Today this stall is managed by Mrs. Dayu Sri, the second generation. She inherit it from her father in law.

Warung Sederhana

Soto Balung Babi (pig’s bone soup) is become the specialty dish in here. Price 17 K. A delish big bowl of pig’s bone soup! The pig’s broth soup is so tasty. It mixed together with coriander, galangal, garlic & pepper. The soup color is clear and not too fatty. The pig’s meat is tender. Scrumptious!

Soto Balung Babi

You can also order the pig’s bone soup with veggies. Eat it with spicy chili and squeeze of lemon or lime. Super yummy!

Soto Balung Babi dg Sayur

I’m very satisfied with my Bali’s culinary trip this time. In 4 days, I’ve tasted 17 incredible dishes in Bali (You can read it all on my previous articles. Find it all on  Bali’s folder). All dishes reflected the richness of our Indonesian cuisine. From fancy restaurant to street food, they are all magnificent. Bali, the Goddess Island, also the Heaven of Good Food! Arrivederci!

 

 

Warung Makan Sederhana

 

Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 208

Sanur Kaja

Denpasar – Bali

Phone: 0361-7932391

 

Rujak Kuah Pindang Depot VIP

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I found this small stall on the corner of street accidentally. When I’m on my way to Kuta Beachwalk (a mall), my driver suddenly showed me a place. So I decided to try it.

Depot VIP

Rujak Kuah Pindang is the most original & famous dessert in Bali. In another area, rujak is made from assorted shredded of fruit and they pour it with sweet & spicy peanut sauce. But in here, the fruits are combined with Kuah Pindang (fish soup). It made from fish boiled with water, salt, bay leaves, lemon grass, shrimp paste, sugar and chili. You can boiled it for approximately 15-30 minutes, then strain the broth.

Rujak Kuah PIndang

Shredded of pineapple, rose water, kedondong, young mango and young papaya that tastes sour and sweet, blended well with the salty and savory of fish broth soup. Very nice! You can eat it with crispy crackers or crispy tempeh. The price is very cheap, only 8 K. You can find this dish along the Kuta or Denpasar street area.

 

Depot VIP

Denpasar – Bali

 

 

 

Babi Guling Candra

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Today is the last day of my Bali’s vacation. So I wanna close it with eat a good food. Because Babi Guling (suckling pig) is the most famous dish beside Lawar, so I decide it to try this dish on another place. I’ve already try Ibu Oka’s version on my first day (you can read it on my past article in this blog).

Candra place

I came here before lunch time, but it’s already crowded. I took my seat and asked the waitress what the specialty dish in here. So I order their Nasi Campur Babi Guling (suckling pig mixed rice). A big portion of suckling pig’s meat, lawar with shredded pig’s meat, spices cassava leaves, crispy lungs, pig’s meat cooked with spicy Balinese herbs, fatty pork sausage, pork skewer, fish skewer and crispy pig’s skin. OMG, I can tell you, it’s the best version of suckling pig mixed rice. The pig’s meat is so tender and the Balinese spices are soaked in it. All dishes is so incredible tasty and become so perfect if you eat it with their green chili. Very delicious!

Nasi Campur Candra

For price 30 K, you can get a portion of rice, all of the above dishes, pig soup and their special sambal (chayenne chili sautéed with onion & oil). You can asked for more chili for free.

Sup Babi & Sambal Candra

You know what the most yummy part in this dish? Their Crispy Pig’s Skin. I asked for an additional portion for this. The skin is so crispy and fatty at the same time. When you bite it, it will sound like this: “Crack!”. You chew it slowly to taste their nom nom fat, it will melt in your mouth. Super Duper Succulent! Price 60 K.

Kulit Babi

All that I can say is: Two Thumbs Up! Period!

 

 

Babi Guling Candra

 

Jl. Teuku Umar No. 140

Kerobokan – Denpasar

Bali

Phone: 0361-9940098 / 225559

 

 

 

 

Warung Made

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Warung Made was established in 1969 and has become a social eating and meeting venue for locals, expats and tourists alike. It has grown from a traditional roadside stall into a cosmopolitan restaurant serving a variety of local and international food in Bali.

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Tonight I choose their Nasi Campur Special (special mixed rice). Price 65 K. One portion rice came with many side dishes, for about 12 kinds. Well, I will mention them one by one. Please be patient, haha….

 

–         Sayur Nangka ditumis dg wortel-buncis-terong (young jackfruit sautéed with carrot-green bean-eggplant)

–         Opor Ayam (chicken cooked with coconut milk until the sauce became thick)

–         Lawar Ayam (assorted veggies-young coconut & shredded of chicken meat mixed with Balinese spices & chili)

–         Balado Terong (spicy eggplant)

–         Semur Daging Sapi (beef cooked with sweet ketchup)

–         Urap (assorted boiled veggies with grated of coconut on top)

–         Ikan Kari (fish cooked with coconut milk)

–         Udang Balado (red chili shrimp)

–         Crispy Tempeh (it made from soy bean)

–         Salt Fish Crackers

–         Spicy Tuna

–         Sate Lilit Ikan (fish skewer)

–         Acar Ketimun (pickled cucumber)

–         And finally, they sprinled it with Serundeng on top (sweet fried grated coconut).

Nasi Campur Special Made

Incredible, isn’t it? The dish is very rich of taste and will give you a chance to taste assorted of Indonesian food’s flavor. The beef meat, chicken even their shrimp is so tender. They cooked so perfect & very delicious. All side dishes are not too spicy. Don’t forget to order their fresh Pineapple Juice (Price 17 K) or Orange Juice (Price 15 K) to accompany this awesome dish! So… if you still can’t sleep in the night, just walk around Kuta and get chill in this place with your friends & family.

You can also order their top 20 dishes, such as: Fried Rice, Gado-Gado, Mixed Rice, Curries, Spare Ribs, Spring Rolls, Beef or Pork Skewer, Grilled Snapper, Thai Salad, Sandwiches, Rujak/Fruit Salad, Pasta Putanesca, Fried Noodles, Maybelle Special (fish or chicken cooked in aluminium foil), Sashimi, Steaks, Prawns, Suckling Pig and Pancakes. Bon Appetit!

 

Warung Made

 

Branch Pande Mas

Kuta – Bali

Phone: 0361-755297

 

Branch Seminyak

Kuta – Bali

Phone: -361-732130

 

 

Sate Plecing Arjuna

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Sate Plecing is located at the corner of Yudisthira and Arjuna Street. Small tavern only suit for 20 persons. This place is recommended by our driver. He said on the lunch time, this place is very crowded.

Arjuna

Their specialty dish in here is Sate Babi (pork skewer). You can choose between the sweet sauce or the spicy one, called plecing. Because I’m a spicy food lover, I definitely want to try their Sate Plecing. Price 16 K. The satay came in the small pieces. Its taste very nom nom! I love the fatty part. The smoked seasoning of its spicy sauces soaked all over the meat. It’s very good!

Sate Plecing

They also served Sop Bakso (meatball soup) and Bakut (pork ribs soup). But I don’t give a try this time, because my stomach has already full. Perhaps another time!

 

 

Sate Plecing Arjuna

 

Jl. Arjuna No. 49

Denpasar – Bali

 

 

 

Warung Siobak Khe Lok

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Warung Siobak Khe Lok is opened the first time since 1963. Now its maintained by Khe Lok’s son, Ketut Antara or Yu An. Siobak is the icon dish of Singaraja area.

Actually I want to dine in its origin area, Singaraja. But it turns out, that area is too far from Denpasar and I have limited vacation time in Bali. Thanks God, they’ve already opened the branch at Denpasar. The place is quite small, only accommodate for about 25 persons.

Khe Lok

Siobak ingredients are pork meat, pig’s ear, pig’s liver, pig’s skin crackers & dried fatty pig. All ingredients are boiled with sweet-salty ketchup and special Chinese herbs spices ngo hyang. They boiled it for approximately 2 hours on the small fire in order to all spices soaked in the meat.

They cut all ingredients about the size of thumb and served it with their special tauco sauce (it made from tauco, chili & salt). You can also add the sauce with their special vinegar (it made from vinegar, garlic, sugar, salt & chili). It will create the rich taste (sweet, sour and salty). Eat it all with steamed rice. Two thumbs up! Price 22 K.

Siobak

Warung Siobak Khe Lok

Jl. Surapati No. 66

Kampung Tinggi – Singaraja

Phone: 0362-22760

Jl. Gatot Subroto Timur

Denpasar

 

Warung Lawar Cumi Ibu Jani

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It’s not far from Warung Krishna location, for about 30 meters, there’s a stall selling Lawar Cumi (squid lawar), belong to Mrs. Jani. Even my stomach is half full after having Tipat Kuah this morning, I’m still curious to try Lawar Cumi.

Bu Jani

The stall is very simple, like the most other street food. Without asking further question, I directly order their specialty: Nasi Campur Lawar Cumi (squid lawar mixed rice). Price 20 K.

Bu Jani2

One portion of rice accompanied with lawar, fried fish, shrimp, squid and sambal matah. The fish is quite dry at outside but the meat is soft. The shrimp is spicy and crispy, nice! Lawar taste is delish if you mixed it with sambal matah. How about their primadona? The squid! I think it’s very succulent, the meat is very tender. You don’t need an extra power to chew it. Yummy!

Lawar Cumi

They also give me a bowl of fish soup. Like Mak Beng’s version, it’s also use the cucumber too. Spicy soup and it’s tasty! Over all, this dish is delicious!

Fish Soup Jani
Warung Lawar Cumi Ibu Jani

 

Jl. Kutat Lestari No. 1

Sanur – Bali

Phone: 0361-283616

Warung Krishna

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This place is recommended by Mr. Arie from Kelana Rasa Culinary. So I think this is the must try place at Bali. He said that this place is served the delish Balinese food.

Krishna

Warung Krishna area is so large. It accommodate for 80-100 person. I choose to sit on the outside area.

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The specialty dish in here is Tipat Kuah. Price for about 20 K. Tipat or Ketupat is made from rice that has been wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch and boiled. As the rice cooks, the grains expand to fill the pouch and the rice becomes compressed. This method of cooking gives the ketupat its characteristic form and texture of a rice dumpling. It came with Lawar (assorted shredded veggies such as string bean, bean sprout, young coconut meat w/ spicy herbs Balinese seasoning), strong spices soup with chayote-bitter melon-cabbage-shredded of chicken, sate lilit ikan (fish skewer), boiled egg, crispy wings and sambal matah (Balinese sambal).

Tipat Kuah

This dish is so savory and very delish! I like it so much. I’ve never seen this kind of dish at other places. Usually they eat it for breakfast. And don’t forget to grab one pack of crispy chicken feet or pig fat crackers on the cashier table. Sprinkled it on top of your Tipat Kuah! OMG, it’s so yummy! If you don’t like Tipat, you can substitute it with rice or porridge.

 

Warung Krishna

Jl. Tipat Lestari No. 4

Sanur Kauh – Denpasar

Bali

Phone: 0361-281661

Sop Ikan Mak Beng

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Based on my Bali culinary friend’s information, Mr. Bayu, I have to come to this place before lunch time or I will queue for 30 minutes to1 hour, wow! I think, it must be a good food in there because everybody willing to wait for such a long time. This place is quite small, only suit for 30-40 persons.

Mak Beng 

Since 1941, Ni Ketut Tjuki or more recognized with Mak Beng, has established her business. It is located 20 meters from Sanur beach. If you incidentally walking or swimming on Sanur area, you better stop by in here.

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That day, I arrived at 10.30 AM, and it’s already full. I’ve waited for 10 minutes. When I have my seat, the waitress directly asked my order. Good service! After 5-7 minutes of waiting, here it come a package of fish dishes (fish soup & fried fish). Price 30 K (including rice).

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A bowl of spicy red snapper soup with shredded of cucumbers. The soup has an aromatic Balinese spices. I think it’s quite similar with Balinese Mixed Rice. Very savory soup and it has not a fishy smelly. I like it so much. The fish head meat is so tender and the cucumbers bring a fresh flavor to this dish. Two thumbs up!

Fish Head Soup

If you’re not much like spicy food, you can just order their fried fish. It’s crispy outside, but tender inside. The sambal/chili is very good. You can add the lemon/lime squeeze to the soup or sambal. Nom nom! Don’t forget to order Orange Juice, it will give you a great sensation. Hot soup and sour cold ice! Perfect combination!

Fried Fish

Sop Ikan Mak Beng

 

Jl. Hang Tuah No. 45

Sanur – Bali

Phone: 0361-282633