With Bali’s population comprising predominantly of Hindus, local beef-based dishes are rarely found on the Island of the Gods. This reason makes pork-based meals becoming easily available throughout the island. Therefore, if pork is your cup of tea, then Bali will be the perfect destination for you. Forget about your cholesterol level and let’s try these five pork dishes.
Located in Gelora Tri Sakti’s parking area in Legian, this humble stall is still our favourite pork satay vendor up to date. Served dry and sauce-less, Sate Babi Bawah Pohon’s pork satay features a combination of sweet and spicy flavours that will pamper your taste buds.
Jl. Patih Jelantik,
Parkir Gelora Tri Sakti, Legian, Bali
Although we don’t usually try out franchise restaurants, this one right here is definitely a place that you really shouldn’t forget to visit every time you come to Bali. Breaking the prejudgements of franchise restaurants, Naughty Nuri’s never fails to keep up the quality of their food with their signature dish, the sweet and spicy barbeque ribs. Amongst all of its branches, its flagship outlet in Ubud still reigns supreme.
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
T: 0361 977 547
The youngest in this list, Warung Cahaya’s Babi Goreng Sambal Matah stole our hearts and tummies. It delivers a great balance between the traditional and the contemporary in terms of its method of preparation. The Sambal Matah (Balinese raw chilli made from shallots, lime juice, and bird’s eye chillies) lends a refreshing flavour to the deep-fried pork meat.
Jl. Dewi Ratih, No. 1,
The Balinese dish that is Be Guling would surely be an unfamiliar one for visitors to the island, and it can be easily found across Bali. Among the myriads of Babi Guling sellers, we find Babi Guling Candra suits our taste buds best. We’ve visited the place countless of times, and it never ceased to amaze us. Here, the Babi Guling is meticulously prepared every day. It represents the true flavour of Balinese cuisine: savoury, spicy, and rich in seasoning.
Jl. Teuku Umar No. 140,
T: 0361 221 278/994 0098
During the World Street Food Congress (WSFC) 2016, Warung Sunset held the record of selling 2,000 portions per day. The eatery takes pride in its signature Iga Bakar (barbeque pork ribs). A serving of pork ribs available in three different sauces. Prepared via a meticolous process, the dish is characterised by its sweet and sour tangs, topped with hints of spiciness.
Jl. Sunset Road, No.234,
T: 0822 4796 6000