1. Street eats
If the locals eat there, it must be good. The same applies in Bali. Local restaurants are called ‘warungs’, and the island’s unique flavours are a must try. The Balinese love chili but if you’re not a huge fan, request they go light on the ‘panas’ (heat). Warungs are almost every few metres. The best in and around Ubud, Sanur (Warung Mak Beng), and in Denpasar.
2. Local fare
Must try’s include nasi goreng (fried rice), mie goreng (noodles), babi guling (spit roasted pig), lawar (combination of vegetables, coconut and minced meat mixed with rich herbs and spices). Sate lilit is a mixed seafood satay combining fish fillets, prawns and minced pork, wrapped around sugar cane sticks and barbecued over a fire made from coconut husks.