Balinese Food Menu Selections for Event Catering Bali

Whether you’re holding a corporate event or an exotic destination wedding, if you’re already on the island, why not try to go all out by ordering a Balinese catering menu as well? Here are some ideas before you approach your Catering Bali to discuss you event’s menu. 

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Catering Bali: have Sate Lilit for a mouthwatering plate 

Sate Lilit is a favorite for many—proved to be popular both with locals and tourists alike. This satay does not “stab” the meat through the skewer. The meat (fish is a very popular choice); is finely minced and then wound onto a lemongrass or bamboo stick. This dish has a distinct, pleasant scent thanks to the mix of spices used; shallots, pepper, lemon juice, grated coconut, as well as santan (a type of thick coconut milk). Having this menu among the list of your catering Bali is sure to be popular with your guests. The Sate Lilit menu is a perfect addition to your buffet catering Bali. 

Favorite Balinese food menu: the famed Babi Guling 

Some say you haven’t been to Bali if you haven’t eaten Babi Guling. That’s how much the Balinese and even the visitors, loved their suckling pig dish. Pig roasting is a social event in Bali, and is synonymous to celebrations. The Babi Guling dish is aways a favorite to order from wedding catering in Bali, especially for traditional processions of said events. 

Featuring Balinese menu? Always have several sambal options available!

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It’s no secret that the Balinese absolutely love their spices. This is why in many Warungs, you’ll find more than just one type of condiments or sauces ready for you to pick. Have your catering provide it in your menu; several types of sambal as to spice up your event. Here are some of the most well-known sambal in Bali:

  • Sambal matah (“raw” sambal with shallots, lemongrasss, shrimp paste, garlic, and lime). 
  • Sambal terasi. Local variation of the shrimp paste. Has a distinct smell and taste. 
  • Sambal bajak. Well-loved in both Bali and Java, this sambal has a sweet taste among the rich spices.
  • Sambal ijo. The green sambal, using big green chili (instead of the green tiny ones). 

Have chicken or duck “Betutu” that brings a homey feel to your event 

The Betutu dish, most commonly using chicken or duck as its main ingredient, and it’s not loved by only the Balinese, but people all over the world, if its appearance on five star and international hotels and restaurants were any indications. Having a chicken betutu in your Catering menu is like, a must. 

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The Betutu dish is a traditional Balinese “bumbu genep” so if you’d like to feature this catering menu, make sure that you pick a reputable Bali catering company with chefs who’s experienced in Balinese cuisines. Try to look up catering Denpasar and consult with them the needs for your events. 

Martabak Terang Bulan: a dash of sweet in your catering menu 

This dessert is a type of pancake crepes extremely popular in Southeast Asia, believed to be originated in China. While not Balinese in origin, this dish is so widespread in Indonesia and especially Bali—you couldn’t find a Balinese local who have yet to eat (and loved) Terang Bulan. If you can’t have your catering Bali ready in your menu, hire a local martabak stall and have them cook the dessert in front of your guests. The cooking process of these martabak itself is a bit like a show—quite fascinating to watch. It makes for a good entertainment for the guests present in your event. 

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Other Balinese cuisine ideas before booking your Bali catering

  • Soto Babi Bali. The delicious Balinese pork soto.
  • Jajan Bantal. This is a type of Balinese traditional sweet made of sticky rice and they usually have fruits inside. The most commonly used fruits are bananas. Sometimes, you can find small slices of mangoes as well, if you’re lucky. 
  • Iga Babi. A delicious Balinese pork ribs. Have a taste for yourself. 

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