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Balinese Cuisine and Recipes

Balinese Cuisine is one of the most complex cuisines in the world. Using an incredible variety of spices, blended with the fresh vegetables, meat and fish. Part of Indonesian cuisine, it demonstrates indigenous traditions, as well as influences from other Indonesian regional cuisine, Chinese and Indian.

Balinese Cuisine

Balinese Cuisine

Balinese cuisine is a cuisine tradition of Balinese people from the volcanic island of Bali. Part of Indonesian cuisine, it demonstrates indigenous traditions, as well as influences from other Indonesian regional cuisine, Chinese and Indian.

Bumbu Pecel - Indonesian Peanut Sauce

Bumbu Pecel – Balinese Peanut Sauce

A Balinese sauce based on chillies, peanuts, tamarind and coconut sugar. Liquid is added to the paste to make a sauce consistency when ready to use. It is commonly served over boiled vegetables, similar to the sauce used in Gado-gado.

Lawar Ayam - Green Bean Salad with Chicken

Lawar Ayam – Green Bean Salad with Chicken

No big religious or private celebration would be held without serving this ritual dish. Only the eldest, and most experienced men are allowed to mix the many ingredients. Many versions incorporate raw pounded meat and fresh blood in the dressing.…