8. Bali: ‘Eat Street’ Local Food Tour
Discover the nightly food markets where locals go when the sun goes down on a guided tour. Join a local guide as you explore the culinary the culture and atmosphere of Bali, with several tastings of local dishes included.
Start your foodie adventure at a local food market, where your guide will take you in and out of the small alleyways highlighting some of the foods you will taste later on Eat Street. Then, visit a warung (café) famous for its babi guling (rotisserie-cooked suckling pig). Your guide will order for you a shared dish for two people and explain all that appears on the plate.
From there, drive to "Eat Street", popular with locals in Bali and tucked just behind the major tourist area. Start at the top of the street, where your expert guide will escort you through the numerous small warungs and stalls, picking out things for you to eat as you go.
Your guide will explain to you the food and traditions of what is on offer. One must-try is the very yummy soto ayam (chicken noodle soup). This is one of Indonesia’s most famous national dishes. Walking along the main street, learn about all the different culinary influences on offer: Javanese, Sumatran, Sulawesi, Japanese, and Thai/Indonesian fusion.
If you need an energy boost, try an energy-filled dessert, Indonesian-style. You’ll see “Joss Milk” sold all over the country, which is an Indonesian energy powder you mix with milk.
Then, enjoy a dessert made from a crumpet-style batter cooked in an earthenware pot over hot coals. Choose from the top 10 list or design your own design. The prices are cheap all along Eat Street, so if you decide you want to buy some more treats, you can pick up some extras for about USD$1-2.
Your guide will assist you with finding a taxi for your trip back to your hotel (or to the next stop for your day out).