BALI, INDONESIA: Sanur Night Market, also known as Sindhu Market, may be smaller than other night markets in Bali, but it is a hidden gem worth exploring. It offers an authentic and enchanting experience for food enthusiasts looking to sample local cuisine at affordable prices. As you stroll through the maze of makeshift stalls, skilled chefs prepare mouthwatering dishes right before your eyes, immersing you in the vibrant atmosphere of Balinese street food.
Under a starry sky, surrounded by friendly locals and fellow travellers, you can savour the diverse flavours of Balinese cuisine at Sanur Night Market. From traditional satays to Nasi Campur and Mie Ayam, there's something to satisfy every palate. Don't miss the chance to savour some street food in this charming Balinese Night Market during your stay in Sanur.
Here are some of our favourite Food Stalls in Sanur Night Market
Sates (Meat on a stick) from Warung Sate Bu Aji
When visiting Sanur Night Market, if you can only try one dish during your limited time there, make sure it's the mouthwatering sates from Warung Sate Bu Aji. These sates not only deliver exceptional flavour but also come at an incredibly affordable price. For just IDR 15k, you can enjoy 10 delectable chicken sates, while 10 mutton sates are available for IDR 25k. These sates are coated with kecap manis before being expertly grilled.
The result is a delightful blend of tender meat and fat with a caramelized sugar glaze. Before serving, the sates are generously coated in a luscious peanut sauce and more kecap manis, creating an explosion of flavours in every bite. To complete this dish, pair your sates with a side order of lontong. This rice dish is rice bundled in banana leaves and boiled. It is just like a rice dumpling but in a different shape and with no filling. Its harmonious combination with the rich peanut sauce leaves you craving more.
When you have the chance to visit Sanur Night Market, prioritize the sates from Warung Sate Bu Aji. Judging from the crowd, it is one of the most popular stalls in the market.
Bakso (Meat Ball) from Bakso Suprt Purwoharjo (BWI)
Bakso, a beloved Indonesian street food, is a traditional meatball soup made with chicken or beef. Served with noodles, bean sprouts, fried shallots, and sweet soy sauce, it's a flavorful delight. Some variations even feature fillings like whole eggs or beef tendon. It's a must-try if you want to try Indonesian street food.
Chicken Noodles from Mie Ayam Arema P Banjir
At Mie Ayam Arema P Banjir, located within the night market, you can indulge in Chicken Noodles. The noodles are cooked to perfection, coated in their homemade sauce, and topped with savoury gingery shredded chicken, crispy wonton skin, and optional additions like a hard-boiled egg and chicken meatball. Every noodles-loving Asian will find this comforting dish familiar.
Roti Bakar (Grilled Bread) from Roponggi
Roti Bakar, a delightful grilled bread dish, is enjoyed by locals throughout the day. At Roponggi, it has a generous slathering of butter and choices of sweet or savoury toppings, it satisfies cravings whether as a light meal, an afternoon snack, or a post-dinner dessert. Roti Bakar is a popular street food sold by vendors usually in charming small carts, adding to its authentic appeal.
Considered Indonesia's equivalent to Singaporean kaya toast, Roti Bakar offers a wide range of delectable toppings. The topping possibilities are endless, from jams, nuts, and chocolate to the indulgent addition of cheese or even the beloved Oreo cookies. We opted for a classic combination of peanut butter and cheese, which proven to be a delightful choice. Don't miss the chance to experience the joy of Roti Bakar and discover your favourite combination of toppings in this bustling street food scene.
Martabak Ayam from Marsengdu
Martabak, a popular pancake found throughout Southeast Asia, exhibits slight variations and distinct sauce pairings across different regions. However, what sets Marsengdu's Martabak apart is the option to indulge in Martabak Ayam made with duck eggs. This unique twist results in an exceptionally rich and flavorful pancake. There is no way I can resist anything with duck eggs.