With a wide range of things to do and places to see Bali is a great destination for everyone. For the adventurous a variety of hiking trails will take you to waterfalls, jungles, mountains and volcanoes. Bali is also known for its beautiful beaches where many choose to swim, surf or just linger and enjoy good food at one of the numerous cafes.
One of the best ways to get a feel for a culture is through its cuisine and luckily Bali’s food is very unique and delicious. Many local dishes have influences from Indonesia, India and China. One of the best ways to sample the cuisine is by eating at one of the many local warungs (family-owned restaurants) where you will be able to get a large meal for around $10.
For those who are looking for a more refined culinary experience Ginger Moon is the place to go for top quality dining in an elegant atmosphere. The creation of first class chef Dean Keddell the menu uses a combination of regional flavors and ingredients. A creative list of locally inspired alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, ice cold beers and a wide selection of bottled water are on offer to complement the cuisine.
A visit to Bali is not complete without trying the famous “babi guling”. This whole grilled pig dish is served with a spicy sauce of sambal matah, a paste made from shrimp, young grated coconut and spices that vary according to region. Another must-try is lawar, a crunch-tender mix of vegetables and minced meats (pork or chicken) with various heady herbs and spices – every village has its own version of this dish.