If you’re the sort of person who likes to eat and drink their way through a holiday then Bali will not disappoint. From street food to alternative cafes to high-end restaurants complete with celebrity chefs, Bali is one of Asia’s most exciting dining destinations.
If you’re keen to live it up like a local then check out the warungs (small family-owned businesses) that sell traditional Indonesian food such as gado-gado, nasi goreng and the highly coveted satay chicken. If you think these dishes sound about as clichéd as getting cornrows, then perhaps you will be more enticed by the new health food scene that has emerged in Bali. Where once there was mee goreng and Bintang beer, now there is quinoa and liquid chlorophyll. You will never be too far from a fresh coconut, and vegetarians, vegans, organic addicts and intolerants alike will delight in the many choices on offer. For serious gourmands there are a bunch of world-class restaurants that will feel more like a Parisienne restaurant than downtown Seminyak. There are beachside seafood feasts, cliff top cocktails hours, mountainside tea houses, hedonistic beach clubs, gourmet ice-cream shops, boutique patisseries, raw restaurants, beach bars, cold drip coffee, single origin coffee, and even coffee colonics. Yep, Bali is a gastronomical paradise.