You know you need food chock-full of nutrients before you go on adventuring scuba diving Bali. If you’re someone who takes your sports seriously, then you know that nutrients are something that you absolutely require. Here are some of the authentic Balinese delicacies that you must try to fulfill your nutritional needs for sporting.
Have a feast on the famed babi gulling
Eating a savory babi guling dish after an energy-consuming Scuba diving in Bali Indonesia is certainly a delightful way to experience Bali. Suckling pig is probably the most iconic Balinese dish, well-loved by locals, tourists both domestics and international. If you’re on a scuba diving Bali cruise and the chefs prepare this for you, then you’re super lucky! But this dish is easiest to find sold in the local warungs—that you can find with the best prices as well, especially if you’re traveling on a budget.
Get full and taste the authentic Balinese spices in ayam & bebek betutu
The chicken and duck betutu is a daily favorite of the Balinese, and it’s perfect to eat at any time of day. Betutu is a name of the Balinese yellow-colored spice mix thanks to the use of turmeric. The Balinese betutu spice consists of garlic, shallots, chili, galangal, shrimp paste, ginger, and turmeric, creating a rich taste that complements the soft chicken or duck meat. It’s almost always eaten with a serving of rice (like most Indonesian dishes). It’s a great choice to taste when you do scuba diving Bali as it’s not just delicious, but very filling and highly nutritious.
Sate lilit: fish satay rich in taste and pleasant fragrance
If you’re someone who’s often put off by the smell of fish, then trying out the sate lilit dish may just be a great way to enjoy the sea morsel. It’s a must-try Balinese seafood. Some of the natural spices used in Balinese sate lilit includes turmeric and lesser galangal, both of which are notable for their antibacterial abilities.
Telur bumbu: the delicious hard-boiled eggs
Although eggs are delicious and filled with goodness to help give you the needed nutrition for your scuba diving Bali activity, eating it alone can bore you. However, you won’t have to worry when there’s telur bumbu. Hard-boiled eggs served with the traditional Indonesian spices adds a vibrant flavor, stark from the texture and taste of eggs, that surprisingly compliments it so well. The bumbu in Telur Bumbu is often combined with anchovies—which is a solid source of protein as well as rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It’s a delicious and highly nutritious dish for scuba divers to maintain good stamina for a long dive session.
Spiced tahu and tempe for a vegetarian option
Both dishes are made of soy; tahu is better known as tofu and tempe is a type of fermented Indonesian soy cake eaten everyday by people of all ages here. While tahu and tempe are not exactly dishes originated from Bali, those dishes well-loved nonetheless. Not to mention eating these alone prove to be very filling, which is a good choice to savor before or even after scuba diving Bali. The locals love to use their sweet soy sauce (kecap) with or without added spices. For a more authentic taste, help yourself with cuttings of chili and shallots, put them into the soy sauce and heat it briefly. You’re going to be addicted to your tempe and tahu—it’s that good.