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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Street Food in Badung Market, Denpasar, Bali

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.

Vendor selling something like a bun covered in sugar.

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.

Don't look like much but is very tasty.

A lot of variety of fruits can be found in Badung market.

Bali dessert?

The famous Bali sausage.

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).

The stall is so old school.

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.

This is where the sate ayam is mixed.

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.


FeeQ said...

simon..u ni kan...always make me hungry ^^..
love all ur post XD

Simon Seow said...

FeeQ: Made you hungry means I did a good job lol. Thanks ;)

J2Kfm said...

Leong Peng? Hahaha, so thats what they're called? I asked, but I forgot. They resembled more of fried tofu though, than spring rolls.
But not bad.

Simon Seow said...

James: That's what I heard when the vendor replied. Yeah, it's very nice.

jfook said...

Is the food hygienic?

Dewi Batrishya said...

The sausage looks.. ehem.. :P
Interesting travel!
Hope to reach there soon! ^^
Thanks for the info!

Simon Seow said...

jfook: well, I didn't get diarrhea after eating the food, so I will say it's safe.

Batrishya: Oh, you're going to Bali huh? Enjoy the trip, and u're welcome.

sheryl said...

Wahhh the bakso looks so good! I wanna go to Indonesia again.

eiling lim said...

wah so much food. don't you think the bali sausage looks disgusting. reminds me of something... oh nevermind.

Simon Seow said...

sheryl: yeah the bakso is very nice, u should be able to visit often if ur company still have project there

eiling: yeah, look not so good but taste not bad. I know what it reminds you off lol

cynthialisu said...

make me wanna go to bali ..always wanted to go there!..probably this year..thankx for sharing!

Simon Seow said...

cynthia: yeah, Bali is very nice place to visit. I think I'll make another trip if I have the money lol. There's still a lot of places I haven't go in Bali.