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

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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

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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

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)

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Wayan’s quick and easy lumpia (spring rolls)

When we have friends over in the UK, there are a few things that people request for lunch over and over again. Crispy lumpia (spring rolls) is one of these things. We usually like to make a big batch of lumpia and keep it in the freezer. Once you’ve got the knack of rolling them […] → Continue Reading Wayan’s quick and easy lumpia (spring rolls)