The Food of Bali
The staple food of Bali is white,
polished rice. Nowadays cooked rice (nasi) is of the fast growing
"green-revolution" variety found everywhere in Asia. The traditional
Balinese rice (beras Bali) tastes better, but is restricted to a few
areas and is now mainly used as a ritual food.
Restaurant & Bars in Bali
Some tourist restaurants present special Bali nights, featuring dishes
such as suckling pig, a Balinese banquet favorite. Almost every restaurant
will serve nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice with a fried egg on
top) and mie goreng (fried noodles with egg). These basic dishes are
generally the favorites amongst tourists and travellers.
After last year's bombing incident, most mediocre restaurants are
fighting hard to survive at all. A number of hotels and better restaurants
have to do now without their foreign Chefs, and the food quality has
sometimes significantly deteriorated even here. On the positive side,
a number of foreign-owned but totally non-pretentious eateries with
good food and atmosphere in the lower price range have appeared and
become very popular.