If you are visiting Bali for the first time and happen to be in Kuta, here are some must-try authentic local foods worthy of exploration.
1. Nasi Jenggo
Steamed rice, tempe, shredded chicken, noodles, shredded coconut and spicy sauce (sambal) covered with banana leaves
It’s easy to spot local sellers selling nasi jenggo along the Kuta Beach sidewalk and on every street corner in Kuta.
2. Sate Babi
Delicious pork satay with rice or rice cake.
One must try sate babi is the one on jalan Patih Djelantik, Legian, called “Sate Babi Bawah Pohon”
3. Babi Guling
Bali’s most famous suckling pig dish, crispy skin with tender meat. You can find this authentic Balinese dish anywhere in Bali. The legendary taste is easy to find on any Balinese restaurant menu and there are even a few suckling pig restaurants open 24 hours in the Kuta area.
4. Nasi Pedes
Rice served with a range of side dishes and a legendary spicy sauce.
You can find it along Jalan Raya Kuta, at places such as the infamous Nasi Pedes Bu Andika.
5. Ayam Betutu
Popular Balinese dish of steamed or roasted chicken in a rich betutu spice mix.
Places that serve this food can easily be found along Jalan Raya Kuta
6. Rujak Kuah Pindang
Balinese fruit salad with spicy fish sauce
Authentic Balinese fresh fruit salad, with a unique twist that makes this food a must for any interesting culinary journey.
7. Tipat Cantok
Rice cakes with vegetables and tofu, seasoned with ground peanut sauce.
Another Balinese authentic must try food. You can find it on pedestrian sidewalks, food corners or in any restaurant around Kuta that serves Balinese food.
8. Es Daluman
Green grass jelly served with coconut milk, ice and sweet syrup.
Very refreshing! Best on a hot sunny day or as a dessert.