Hello traveler! Hope you have a wonderful day. Today I would like to talk about one of cuisine from Bali. Before that let me tell a little bit about Bali. Bali has so many unique and interesting things, beautiful panorama of the nature and the unique culture and tradition. Not only for the beauty of nature such as the beaches, mountains, lakes, and many other. Bali also has many typical foods which has a good taste too. Many tourists have not explored yet about Balinese typical foods. Well, here is it!
Lawar is typical cuisine from Bali that generally made of grated coconut mixed with minced meat and the vegetables, Balinese typical seasoning, and of course half-cooked blood. The Meat that added to the Lawar usually pork or chicken. Lawar is required blood that must be existing in every Bali’s culture ceremony. Because without Lawar, foods that have been served become incomplete. Besides the good taste of Lawar, as Bali traditional food Lawar also has its own philosophy. Lawar had meanings harmonization and balance.
It is looked from its ingredients: grated coconut (white, as a symbol of Iswara God at eastern), blood (red, as a symbol of Brahma God at southern), seasonings (yellow, as a symbol of Mahadewa God at western), and shrim paste (black, as a symbol of Wisnu God at northern). Those forth point of compass symbolized a balance. Beside of that, the taste of the ingredients which are sweet (coconut), salty (salt), bitter (lime), spicy (seasoning), sour, and stinky (shrimp paste) if they are mixed perfectly, it will make a delicious taste. This is a philosophy of a leader in optimize the potential of their different citizens so that it can make a harmonization.
Well, here in Bali today there are much of food stall with serve the Balinese food and has the Lawar. So if you’re the person who loves the cuisine travel, I suggest to you to taste this typical food from Bali and it’s will be tasty and make you want to taste it again!