THE KING OF BALI STREET FOOD: BABI GULING
Babi Guling is the Balinese style Pork Roast, served family style in numerous ceremonies as a feast and togetherness. Luckily, we don’t need to have a ceremony to sample one of
finest cuisines. Many street vendors sell Babi Guling by portion usually for
lunch, price ranges from 10.000 to 25.000.
A good Babi Guling vendor would display a whole roasted pig with shiny crackling behind a glass showcase. This means that they most likely roast their own pork with their signature spices; there are vendors that outsource their suckling pig and resell for a profit.
A typical Babi Guling plate would consist of steamed rice, shredded roast pork, crackling, pork blood sausage, coconut and green beans, fried shallot and chilies and deep fried pork rind. A small bowl of radish soup is usually served on the side to cool the palate down from the spices.
Everything that tastes good takes time to make; a whole pig weighing from 8 - 20 kg is used as suckling pig. The pig’s skin is cleaned and the inside cavity is emptied and replaced with traditional spices such as ginger, turmeric, garlic and cassava leaves to name a few. A metal roasting rod is pushed through the front side to the back side of the pig; the pig then will be slowly roasting on an open fire for 2 – 5 hours.
For an authentic Balinese culinary experience with international standard service and the best view of Kuta beach, Boardwalk offers a Babi Guling Package perfect for a family celebration.
Boardwalks opens daily from 11.00 – 23.00. For booking and reservation please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook page.