I can’t say this is very Balinese, or Indonesian food, if anything it is probably more English and picked up by the Aussies. Since Bali is a big Aussie holiday destination, many restaurants cater to their tastes. I still can’t understand flying around the world, or even going to another culturally rich place and eating your nationality’s local food. Generally this is just asking for disappointment. With all that said. This was a pretty great meal, which is why I added it to the blog.
This was course one of like a 38 course meal that I had in Java with the Pow crew and the managers from the factory they do their production in. The food just kept coming out. By the end they basically had to roll me out. This was only lunch.
After a great tour of Dustin’s brothers plywood mill, we went out for a great dinner.
This is at Dustin’s Brothers house. We had a pancake breakfast with Indonesian coffee which is amazing, and fresh fruit. As I sat after eating, and sipping coffee, I noticed this fruit in the bowl on the table. I grabbed it and asked what it was. The response was snake fruit on account of the skin looking like snake scales. I peeled it and took a bite. It kinda tastes like a combination between a chestnut and an apple. The taste is very subtle and fragrant. Really nice!
If your a surfer, even if you have never been to Indo, you have seen and heard of Bintang. It is funny how so many regions are known for their beers, even when the locals don’t really drink beer. Hooray for westerners……
Coconuts are the life fruit of the tropics.
This is another massive factory sponsored dinner in Jakarta. I have never been part of something this crazy. Even over 5 tables we still didn’t have enough room for all the plates. This restaurant was like Disney World took over a seafood restaurant……..in Jakarta
Bamboo clams are named this because they live in a shell that looks like bamboo and they poke out the end to feed. Very weird and very weird to eat.
This was eaten at a Chinese restaurant in Jakarta, so not really Indonesian. I liked it because not only was it tasty (like chicken soup) it was served in a bamboo segment.
Don’t know what these are….I think they are hard boiled eggs soaked in soy sauce. Pretty good.
Classic Indo food. Grilled meat, usually chicken or beef and smothered in a peanut sauce. Excellent!
This became one of my favorites. Its oxtail soup. You get to add the rice and goodies into the broth. The oxtail ends up being super tender.