As Bali's cultural centre, Ubud is full of traditional Balinese restaurants. Enjoy the creative interpretations of some of Bali's best Asian and Indonesian restaurants as they serve up many of the local delicacies and well known Bali favourites. Eating out in Ubud is as much about the setting as it is about the food. The natural ingredients found in the full flavoured dishes are all the more appetising as you gaze over the rice paddies and green forests in a beautiful open-air setting.
Balinese food has been widely influenced over the centuries by Chinese and other Southeast Asian cultures. Offering a delicious blend of char-grilled meats, spicy sauces and seafood as well as making a delicious use of coconut milk for sauces and marinades, the succulent flavours will keep you coming back for more.
Just a few of the 'must-try' dishes include Babi Buling (roast pig with spices of garlic, coriander, lemongrass and roasted over a wood and coconut husk fire), nasi panggang (white rice with vegetables, prawns and spices and wrapped in banana leaves) and Lawar (meat and vegetables mixed with coconut and spices and served with rice).