Nasi Campur

Ok, let’s talk about one of Buddy’s favourite topics about Bali – FOOD! It’s not just a tropical paradise, it’s food heaven! Not just local food – Indonesian, and specifically Balinsese, but Western and Asian food of all persuasions! Not only is the quality high in the land of the gods, as it attracts world class talented cooks and chefs – but the prices are so very reasonable, making fine dining affordable, and local foods just crazy cheap for most foreigners! This month, we showcase Nasi Campur!

Over the next few months we will showcase some of the best of all types in Bali – just to get you drooling and missing Bali some more!

Let’s start with Indonesian food – and the most favourite example – Nasi Campur. Nasi means rice, and campur means mixed – so you will get to pick and choose firstly your rice type (white, yellow or red) and then you get to point from an array of dishes, meat, fish and vegetables, and you pay based on what you selected. You can also ‘bunkus’ or takeaway, and it will all be neatly wrapped and packaged for you!

You may have heard of Nasi Padang as well – so what’s the difference – well Nasi Padang is a style of Nasi Campur – same concept – just different types of food – originating from Padang in Sumatera – Buddy’s favourite Padang dish is Rendang! You can usually tell the difference, as Padang style is usually the ones you see stacked up cleverly on plates in the window like this.

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