A visit to Bali should not be complete without sampling some of the local street food! These Balinese street foods are staples of the local cuisine and are popular with tourists as well as locals! Find out about these delicious Balinese street foods you need to try right now. A visit to Bali should not be complete without sampling some of the local street food! These Balinese street foods are staples of the local cuisine and are popular with tourists as well as locals! Find out about these delicious Balinese street foods you need to try right now.Lumpia
When it comes to street food in Bali, lumpia is one of the dishes you can’t miss. This delicious treat is perfect for sharing, and its mix of savory and sweet flavors will have you coming back for more. Trust us, once you try lumpia, you’ll be hooked! The dish is made up of rice noodles, egg, bean sprouts, onion and carrot that are then wrapped in a thin dough (similar to egg roll wrappers) before being deep fried. They’re often served with a side of peanut sauce or sugar sauce- either way they’re finger-licking good! Find them at roadside stalls all over Bali, as well as at larger restaurants. Sate: Get your hands on some sate while you’re in Indonesia, especially if you want something spicy. It’s typically a skewer of chicken or beef that’s marinated in spices like cumin and coriander before being grilled over an open flame. For those who prefer things less spicy, there are also vegetarian options available. Sambal Matah: If you’re looking for a traditional Indonesian meal, look no further than sambal matah. It’s usually made from shredded vegetables like carrots and cucumbers tossed in chili peppers, garlic and tamarind pulp. There are many variations of this dish depending on what region you’re visiting so don’t hesitate to ask the locals about their favorite version. Be sure not to miss out on this local favorite!Nasi Goreng
This is the most popular dish in Indonesia, and it’s no wonder why. Nasi goreng is a rice dish that’s been fried in oil and then seasoned with a variety of different spices. It’s usually served with a fried egg on top, and you can find it just about anywhere in Bali. Another street food worth trying is Javanese Tempeh which is one of the many different ways to prepare tempeh. The cooking process for this dish starts by slicing up tempeh into thin strips, dipping them in soy sauce, frying them and then finally cooking them in an Indonesian coconut milk gravy until they’re golden brown. If you’re looking for something sweet to snack on, try these kue putu! These are basically shredded sheets of crepes that are filled with grated coconut or pandan jelly which has been colored green using pandan leaves (a plant from Southeast Asia). The filling might be sugar or sesame seeds if it’s not made from coconuts or pandan jellies. And of course, there’s always satay! Satay is skewered pieces of meat that have been grilled over hot coals. They come with a variety of sauces like peanut sauce or spicy peanut sauce so make sure to ask before ordering.Sate
No trip to Bali is complete without trying sate, or grilled meat skewers. The most popular type of sate is made with chicken, but you can also find pork, lamb, and beef sate. The key to good sate is the sauce, which is usually a sweet and spicy peanut sauce. If you want to try this delicious street food, go to Warung Satria in Ubud for some of the best sate on the island. Their traditional Indonesian fare will make your mouth water and their friendly service will make you feel right at home. It’s easy to see why Warung Satria has been serving up sate since 1988. They have many different types of meats and sauces, so there’s something for everyone. They have one of the best beef rendang I’ve ever had! Plus they are open late every night so you can get your fix after dinner. You might not be able to get these dishes anywhere else, but Warung Satria is worth the trek into town for authentic Indonesian cuisine. And if you don’t know what you’re craving before going, just ask! The staff is always happy to help and it won’t break the bank either: meals range from 10-30k rupiah ($1-$3).Onde-Onde
Gado-Gado (eight sentences): Gado-gado is a popular Indonesian salad made of blanched vegetables, boiled eggs, fried tofu, tempeh, and lontong (rice cakes), all served with a peanut sauce dressing. The dish itself is vegetarian but usually contains some seafood products like shrimp paste. It’s usually eaten with rice or used as an accompaniment to other dishes like nasi goreng or sate ayam. The original recipe also calls for small pieces of deep-fried dough called onde-onde, which can be found in the shape of little spheres in various sizes; these are not to be confused with Western desserts by the same name. In Indonesia, they’re often cooked in palm oil, while modern interpretations might use butter instead. In this sense, they’re more similar to a donut than anything else. Onde-onde typically have a light sweet taste with crispy edges. They can be consumed at any time of day – even breakfast!Martabak
A favorite street food in Indonesia, martabak is a thick pancake filled with chocolate, cheese, or other sweet toppings. The pancake is then fried and served hot. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the martabak manis, which is a dessert version of the dish that’s coated in sugar and sprinkled with nuts. But really, any type of martabak will be delicious – it all depends on your preference! When I’m traveling to Bali, I make sure to stop by one of the many hawkers who specialize in this treat. Be warned: these can take awhile to prepare, so plan accordingly! Mangoes are also popular among locals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They can be eaten fresh off the tree or cooked into dishes like mango curry. Mangoes are also popular among locals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They can be eaten fresh off the tree or cooked into dishes like mango curry. (Continued)Es Teler
A refreshing mix of avocado, young coconut, jackfruit, and palm sugar syrup, es teler is a must-try for any visitor to Bali. Sold at most warungs (local eateries) and street stalls, this dish is best enjoyed on a hot day. Be sure to also try es jeruk, an iced version of the dish with fresh lime juice that can be found in every small shop across the island. If you want something more savory, consider trying an ayam goreng kuning: a fried chicken thigh served with rice and crispy shallots on the side that will leave you feeling full but not sluggish after lunch. Also don’t forget to pick up some fresh fruit for dessert! While mangosteens are one of the most popular options, it’s worth stopping by one of the many local markets just to experience everything else Bali has to offer. The pisang raja (king banana) is known as the queen of fruits due to its sweet flavor and hearty texture. Similarly, carambola may be green when ripe but they have a tangy citrus taste that pairs well with other tropical fruits such as lychees or mangoes. The durian, meanwhile, might seem intimidating given its size and spiky exterior; however it tastes like cream cheese when mashed into a dip or even raw when simply sliced open for snacking on the go.Kue Lapis Legit
A steamed cake that’s popular in Indonesia, kue lapis legit is made with layers of batter that are each dyed a different color. The cake is often served with cheese or chocolate on top, and it’s definitely a must-try for anyone visiting Indonesia. One of the best places to find this street food is at Makasari Market. Another interesting dish you should try is Tempeh Goreng: Fried tempeh which is actually quite delicious when dipped in kecap manis sauce. Kek Lapis: Another baked dish you can find here that looks like layered dough and is traditionally eaten during Eid ul Fitr, although it can be found year round. It has a chewy texture from being deep fried and then soaked in water. It’s typically topped with caramelized sugar syrup, coconut milk and grated coconut, making it one of the most popular desserts around Jakarta. Here you’ll also find famous dishes such as telur pindang (a type of omelette) or nasi goreng ikan asin (fried rice mixed with dried anchovies). If you’re up for trying something completely new, why not sample salak? Salak is a fruit that grows in Southeast Asia and India. When salak is ripe, it turns black and needs to be harvested quickly before its toxins go into effect! And if you need something sweet after all these savory treats, there’s always es cendol (a drink with shaved ice and palm sugar syrup) available at any time of day!Kue Pia
A popular Balinese street food, kue pia is a type of flaky pastry that’s filled with a sweet or savory filling. The most common fillings are mung bean, coconut, and peanut, but you can also find kue pia with chocolate, cheese, or even jam. The pastries are fried until they’re golden brown and served hot with a drizzle of syrup or sugar. They are often sold from carts on the side of the road. One thing to be aware of is that if you see someone selling kue pia by the roadside, then it may not be fresh and might be a bit stale. To avoid this problem, buy them directly from market stalls where there’s no chance they’ve been sitting out for hours in the sun. Another tip: when buying kue pia, look for ones with an egg-shaped base because these will have a nice crispy crust on top. If they’re larger than your palm, then they’ll probably be too doughy inside. But don’t worry – just ask to taste before you buy! Apart from being enjoyed as street food, many people like to eat kue pia at home as a dessert after meals. In Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries, most households will keep boxes of ready-made kue pia in their fridge. Kue pia packs usually come with 8 packets per box so they’re perfect for one person to snack on. To make them at home, all you need is flour, water, butter or margarine (butter tastes better), milk powder (a little salt enhances the flavor), vanilla extract (optional), condensed milk (or any other sweetened milk) and oil for frying.Ice Kacang
A popular Malaysian dessert, Ice Kacang is a shaved ice dish that’s usually served with red bean paste, condensed milk, and syrups. In Bali, you can find Ice Kacang vendors on almost every street corner. The best part about this sweet treat is that it’s incredibly cheap – only around IDR 10,000 (less than $1 USD)!
Gado-gado (six sentences): Gado-gado is a Balinese salad made with blanched vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, tempeh, and peanuts. The veggies are usually served with a peanut sauce dressing. It might sound weird at first, but trust me – gado-gado is delicious! If you’re feeling adventurous, ask for some sambal to mix in with the peanut sauce. Sambal is spicy chili pepper condiment. Sometimes people even add it to their steamed rice or fried noodles. And if you like seafood, don’t forget to try ikan asin (salted fish) which is also found all over Bali. Salted fish might not be appealing at first glance, but I promise it’ll be worth your while. Often times these dishes will cost less than IDR 20,000 ($2 USD). For example, the average price of a plate of ikan asin is IDR 5,000 (~$.50 USD). For those who are new to Indonesia and want to sample traditional Indonesian cuisine, head down to Mangga Dua Square in South Jakarta where you’ll find a wide variety of food stalls and carts. Vendors offer items such as bakso (meatballs), krupuk udang (shrimp crackers), cawan mangkok (soup bowls), and more. From there, just walk up to any vendor who looks interesting and order whatever strikes your fancy! Another great spot for tasty Indonesian food would be Warung Mak Bengon in Surabaya which specializes in Batak cuisine.

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