Bali: Pasar Senggol Gianyar

Warungs (Food Hawkers) at Pasar Senggol Gianyar

Warungs (Food Hawkers) at Pasar Senggol Gianyar

On the way to Pasar Senggol Gianyar, my eyes were seeing that make me happy, a place to get food props.  I saw a sign “Pipin’s Lombok Traditional Art Shop”.  Hmm Lombok island has many pretty crafts too. So, I asked Bli Yudi to stop.  Since he is in a restaurant business, he enjoys browsing the props as much as I do.  We ended up buying some props as well.

Artshop

Pipin's Lombok Art Shop

Pipin’s Lombok Art Shop

Continuing our journey to Pasar Senggol Gianyar from Ubud wasn’t smooth.  First I got distracted by Lombok Art Shop which I enjoyed.  Secondly after the stop we made, I saw some ceremonial was happening surround the area which I don’t remember what exactly that was. By saying no I won’t get off from the car while bli Yudi offered to stop if I wanted to have some shots, I did regret it. I ended up taking a shot from inside the car.

Bali Ceremonial
When we finally arrived at Pasar Senggol Gianyar, I couldn’t decide what I should get.  There are so many food hawkers such as hawkers who sell variants of Balinese sate (satay), traditional sausages, jajan pasar (traditional snack) and many more.  I know I won’t try the sausages.  Thou Indonesia has the highest Muslim population in the world but Bali is a hindu island with high population of Hinduism in Indonesia. As far as I know, Balinese hinduism isn’t the same as Indian hinduism, so they consume many different animals including pork and the sausages have utilized pork.  I also didn’t have a bite of Jajan Pasar (Traditional Snack) since there are some similarities in Java where I grew up.

Sate Sellers
Bali Traditional Sausages

Many things in this Pasar Senggol Gianyar that you can see including many beautiful flowers for offerings. These offerings are part of Balinese daily ritual prayer.  
Sesaji (Offering)

This Pasar Senggol Gianyar is a like an amusement park for foodies.  For those who are foodies, you know what I’m talking about.  Seeing the hawkers, interaction between customers and hawkers, plenty and plenty foods to be enjoyed. After walking around the Pasar, we went for ordering Nasi Campur Bali at Warung Makan Lawar Bebek “Pitik Bali”.  
Nasi Campur Bali

We had Nasi Campur Bali.  The most enjoyable items  in that Nasi Campur wasn’t the chicken but the sambal, Sambal Matah.  This Sambal Matah is really memorable during my munching time in Bali which I have adapted on making and posted in here.

Look This Sambal Matah!!!

Look This Sambal Matah!!!

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An Indonesian born who lives on the Prairie land of Canada. Indonesia Eats is a memoir of her homeland.