tum babi

Simple Tum Babi Recipe (Balinese steamed pork)

These little packets of spiced meat steamed or baked in banana leaves are one of Balinese cuisine’s real treats. ‘Tum’ can contain any kind of meat and are usually served with rice and vegetables, often as part of the selection of side orders served with lawar Bali. This tum babi recipe will make about 15 […] → Continue Reading Simple Tum Babi Recipe (Balinese steamed pork)

sate babi

Simple Balinese sate Babi

Sate Babi is a popular dish in Bali. We cook sate when we have a ceremony such as an odalan (temple birthday), wedding ceremony or other special day. In Bali we have a lots of different types of sate. We can make sate with whatever meat we are fancy. Sate babi is a great dish […] → Continue Reading Simple Balinese sate Babi

Really quick Balinese sambal matah

Sambal matah (Balinese raw sambal) is a spice mix that can take any piece of meat or fish from ordinary to wow in 5 minutes. It’s one of my absolute favourites and this recipe will make enough for 4-6 people. I like making it with a mix of red and green chillies (the hotter the […] → Continue Reading Really quick Balinese sambal matah

sate lilit

Wayan’s easy Balinese sate lilit seafood

Sate lilit holds a special place in my heart. It’s one of the things we cook most often in Bali for parties with friends. Sitting around a small barbecue with a cold beer and some good friends grilling sate is always a recipe for a great evening. Sate lilit is different from other types of […] → Continue Reading Wayan’s easy Balinese sate lilit seafood

Bé Balung – Pork and Jackfruit Soup

Along with lawar and sayur urab, bé balung is a staple food for Balinese ceremonies. It’s possible to make balung with other meat or vegetables but this Balung recipe using pork and young jackfruit is the most common and a real Balinese classic. Balung needs to be cooked for a really long time for the […] → Continue Reading Bé Balung – Pork and Jackfruit Soup

Wayan’s Easy Balinese Lawar Recipe

In Bali, we have a word, ‘mebat’, which means something like ‘chopping’ but implies that the chopping is done with friends. What could be fun about chopping? you may ask. Well, ‘mebat’ is more than just chopping – it’s chopping and chatting… and often drinking, too. Groups of guys will get together to finely chop […] → Continue Reading Wayan’s Easy Balinese Lawar Recipe

ayam-betutu

Balinese Ayam Betutu Recipe- Betutu Chicken

Ayam betutu is one of my all-time favourite dishes. It’s a surprisingly easy recipe but really impressive to make for friends or at a dinner party – especially if you open the banana-leaf-wrapped chicken at the table. Because the vegetables are stuffed inside the cavity of the chicken, there’s not much washing up either! In […] → Continue Reading Balinese Ayam Betutu Recipe- Betutu Chicken