Wayan’s Balinese Ikan Bakar (Balinese Grilled Fish)

Eating ikan bakar (grilled fish) on a beach while watching the sun set in Bali is one of the greatest joys life has to offer. There are loads of ways of making ikan bakar but this simple Balinese recipe is one of our favourites and you can use it with almost any fish you like. […] → Continue Reading Wayan’s Balinese Ikan Bakar (Balinese Grilled Fish)

Jaje kukus Bali – A sweet treat for special days

Jaje kukus Bali is one of my favourite sweet treats from Bali. I have fond memories of being given it as a snack with coffee while taking a break from playing gamelan music at temple ceremonies. Jaje kukus is commonly served at weddings, temple ceremonies, and sometimes just as a special treat with a cup […] → Continue Reading Jaje kukus Bali – A sweet treat for special days

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Ayam sisit – Balinese shredded chicken

Ayam sisit is a great dish to make when you are having a lot of guests over because it’s really simple and easy for people to help themselves to as much of it as they want. For this reason, it’s popular food for celebrations in Bali and people will often make a huge bowl of […] → Continue Reading Ayam sisit – Balinese shredded chicken

Pulung-pulung ubi – stuffed cassava and coconut balls

Pulung-pulung ubi is one of our favourite coffee snacks. It’s also the single thing visitors to our house most often ask us to make. Pulung-pulung ubi is what is known in Bali as ‘jajanan pasar’ (market cakes/snacks) and is often eaten for breakfast accompanied by a cup of Balinese coffee. This recipe works really well […] → Continue Reading Pulung-pulung ubi – stuffed cassava and coconut balls

Jaje Dadar – Balinese rolled coconut pancakes

If there’s one thing better than a cup of coffee on a sunny Sunday afternoon, it’s a cup of kopi Bali (Balinese coffee). Balinese coffee is strong and sweet, and never complete without ‘jaje’. ‘Jaje’ is the Balinese word for ‘cake’ or ‘sweet’ and the Balinese use it to refer to a whole array of […] → Continue Reading Jaje Dadar – Balinese rolled coconut pancakes

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Sayur Urab – Balinese Mixed Vegetables

While Bali is most famous for its meat dishes such as babi guling, no Balinese meal would be complete without at least one vegetable dish. Sayur urab (Balinese mixed vegetables) is a really simple dish to make and provides a slightly cooler counterpart to the other spicier dishes that it might be served with. Sayur […] → Continue Reading Sayur Urab – Balinese Mixed Vegetables

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Bubur Bali – Balinese spinach risotto

Bubur bali is an easy-to-make meal and full of the right kind of spices to keep you warm on a cold or rainy day. People in Bali often crave bubur as a comfort food when they are feeling sick or under the weather because it’s so easy to eat and makes you feel warm inside. […] → Continue Reading Bubur Bali – Balinese spinach risotto