Are you missing your Balinese food? Well this is not going to help! This update is going to remind you of Babi Guling! Have you tried it yet? Either at our in-villa dining https://villabugis.com/villa-dining or are you adventurous enough to try it at a Babi Guling Warung?
Babi guling is the Indonesian version of a roast suckling pig. Although not common to other Indonesian regions, in Bali, where the predominant religion is Hinduism, it is one of the most popular dishes. Before roasting, the pig’s skin is usually rubbed with turmeric, and the animal is stuffed with a spice mixture, which usually includes turmeric, coriander, lemongrass, shallots, galangal, chili, shrimp paste, and garlic.
Pork is then placed on a spit and roasted over an open fire. This Balinese delicacy is usually served during special occasions and formal gatherings, but can often be found in babi guling specific warungs – as the dish is so popular in Bali that babi guling warungs only sell it as their signature dish.
After the pig is roasted, the crisp amber-colored skin is carefully removed, and the meat is cut into chunks. Each serving of babi guling is supposed to have a chunk of juicy meat, a piece of crispy skin, and a tablespoon of the flavorful stuffing. Often it will come with a peppery soup too, that is Buddy’s favourite! Babi guling is often served with steamed rice, fresh vegetables, and of course no meal is complete without sambal.