POPULAR BALINESE DISH for special occasions is called betutu bebek, duck stuffed with spices and vegetables, wrapped in banana leaf, and cooked in hot ashes or a rice steamer for three or four hours.
Most Balinese eat very simply at home. Rice is cooked early in the morning and left, covered, for anyone in the family to help himself when the spirit moves.
THE MOST ELABORATE BALINESE dishes are prepared only on special occasions: weddings, tooth filings, and cremations, where many guests must be fed.
Bali’s most popular dish is pig roasted on a spit. The Balinese call it be guling, or just guling, meaning “turned,” in the sense of a rotisserie. Bali’s most popular dish is pig roasted on a spit. The Balinese call it be guling,
A STANDARD spice MIXTURE is used in Bali in cooking a great many meat and vegetable dishes.