Welcome to Badung Market, Denpasar, Bali. The market that never sleep as what the locals told me.
As most of you have read that my first day in Bali I ventured into Badung and Kumbasari Market in Bali with the Astro "MAS Saya Nak Cuti crew". As with any street market, the Badung market has a lot of fresh farm produce and of course street food to offer.
I then came across an interesting street delicacy, which looks like fried popiah (spring roll). I asked the vendor what is it called. Leong Peng was what I heard, sorry I don't know the correct spelling for this food.
You have to option to add in cili padi (bird-eye chili) if you like it hot. I of course asked for more.
The vendor cut the Leong Peng into a few pieces, cut some cili padi and pour some homemade sauce which tasted like a mixed of peanut and kicap. A bit like our pasembur rojak sauce with a slight different. It's good. Only cost me RP 2,000 per piece, that's why I like street food.
Walking down to a corner of a shop, I saw this Bakso Mie Ayam stall next to it. Who will miss out an authentic bakso in Bali huh.
A bowl of bakso mie ayam only cost RP 5,000, cheap by any standard. Look at the generous amount of bakso chicken meatballs that were given. With a dash of a few special sauce into the soup, mie, friend wantan and bakso meatballs, and it was ready. I sat on the plastic chair provided and consume the piping hot bakso mie ayam there.
The mie is not like our yellow noodle. It is more like a glass noodle in blue colour. Yes, before the mie was cooked it is in transparent blue colour.
The sky is almost dark when I finished my bakso mie ayam. Waking back towards my transport, I spotted the sate ayam stall. Already a bit full, so I decided to take away the sate ayam instead. I asked for lontong too (ketupat in cylinder form lol). Cost about RP 12,000 I think, 10 pieces of sate ayam (chicken satay) and a piece of lontong (quite a lot).
Very different from our Malaysian satay. The meat is not too marinated and the sauce is not kacang and sambal but a mix of dark soya sauce and sauce that I can't really make of. It goes very well with satay. To my surprise the lontong tasted better than the satay lol.
Here's the video showing you how the sate ayam was packed for take away.
If you ever visit Bali, be sure to visit Badung market where you can have a lot of street food. The three that I've had is only like 10% of the food there.