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Fried Rice Variation in Bali

Fried rice in Bali has so many variations since it is a popular component of East Asian, Southeast Asian and certain South Asian cuisines. Apart as delicious and popular food, fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, we all know this from the history and we can see from digital source. But there’s no reason you can’t use a batch of freshly cooked white rice instead. The dishes, which is mainly composed of white rice has a different name and form all over the world. Once you are in Bali, you will be lucky enough to taste a lot of variant as the island blessed with many restaurants with its fried rice. Here are kind of fried rice you will see while in Bali. But keep in mind that several places sometimes offer a different variations of legendary fried rice. Check this out! 


Chinese Fried Rice

The first fried rice in Bali is Cantonese style fried rice, typically served with a thick gravy poured on it. The food has a thick sauce poured and mixed over it which can include mushrooms, meat, vegetables,  chili sauce with garlic, green onions, and red onion. In some places they will offer you generous portions of shrimp and scrambled egg, along with barbecued pork. This is the most popular fried rice served in Chinese restaurants, commonly referred to simply as “special fried rice” or “house fried rice”.

Chinese fried rice in Bali

Indonesian Fried Rice / Nasi Goreng 

Indonesia’s version of fried rice gets a sweet-savory profile from kecap manis and a big hit of umami from shrimp paste. The sweetness of kecap manis balances out the dish’s many salty and savory elements. Nasi goreng is essentially Indonesia’s take on fried rice. In addition to kecap manis, the country’s ubiquitous sweet soy sauce, terasi (Indonesian shrimp paste) is what sets nasi goreng apart from other fried-rice variations you’ll see in other countries. Terasi is an umami bomb that pervades both your kitchen and your senses. If you can’t find it easily, feel free to substitute another Southeast Asian shrimp paste.

Chinese fried rice in Bali

Thai-Style Crab Fried Rice

Southeast Asia is a great place for crab lovers, and there aren’t many better ways to eat it than fried rice with crab, made with fragrant jasmine rice that’s gently seasoned with garlic and chilies, then tossed with scrambled egg, picked crab meat, and scallions, finished with a little fish sauce, and served with cilantro and cucumbers.

Fried Rice in Bali with variations

Kimchi / Spam Fried Rice

The rice mixed with the kimchi spices with and spam-centric recipes. To start making the food, the chef will drain away as much of the kimchi juice as possible into a bowl, pressing on the cabbage to really force it out. The reason is that they want to sauté the kimchi and gives it a little flavor, and any excess moisture will inhibit that. Next is stir-frying, beginning with diced Spam. Even though Spam is packed with fat, you need a little oil in the pan to get it started. stir-frying it all together will make the kimchi is just starting to brown a bit around the edges.

Best nasi goreng in Bali

List of Nasi Goreng in our restaurant here and here

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