Traveling is awesome don’t you think? It has so many advantages. Though one of the things why I love it most is because you get to taste so many different flavours, meals and things in general. With this series of “The Taste of Traveling” I want to take you on a journey of tastes around the world. And today I am going to take you on vacation to Bali. Are you excited?

Okay, let’s get started.

nasi goreng - The Taste of Traveling: Bali - Homemade Nasi Goreng

Bali is my “food” country so far. There is nothing I don’t like eating in Bali. Everything just tastes amazing and fortunately most of it is absolutely healthy. In addition, there are so many great restaurants with different but always-delicious food. You’ll find everything from usual pizza, pasta and so on, to very exotic, typical Balinese food like Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng, Bacso or Indonesian prepared vegetables.

I got so impressed; I took part in a cooking class in Bali and I loved it. I’ve learned a few, but by far not all the best Indonesian dishes. That was the best I could have done and whenever I’m back there, I’ll do another one.

One of my most favourite and the one I want to share with you today is “Nasi Goreng”. It is very easy and I found good replacements for all ingredients you only get in Bali. While eating this you’ll feel like you’d actually be there. Isn’t that great! You don’t believe me? Try it and see it yourself.

Nasi Goreng

Prep: 15 minutes • Cooking: 15 minutes • Total: 30 minutes • Difficulty: easy • Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 250g cooked rice (as I eat healthy I use brown rice but white one will work too)
  • 300g of sliced chicken or seafood (vegetarians can just leave that out)
  • 4 carrots
  • 6 spring onions
  • 1 onion
  • 2 capsicums
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 4 tbs. soy sauce
  • 4 tbs. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 tsp. chilli (if you like it very hot, just take more)
  • 2 tsp. capsicum spices
  • Pepper
  • Oil

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Method

  1. Blend chilli, onions and garlic until it is a smooth paste.
  2. Wash and cut all the vegetables in small pieces.
  3. Put the chilli-garlic paste in a pan with some oil and roast for a couple minutes.
  4. Now add chicken or seafood and roast again.
  5. After another couple minutes add the vegetables and stir well.
  6. Let it cook for about 5 minutes. Make sure everything is golden brown and the meat is well done.
  7. If so, you can add the rice and stir well again.
  8. Add all spices and the soy sauce as well.
  9. Finally, make fried eggs in a separate pan.
  10. Put fried rice on some plates and top with one egg each. Sprinkle with pepper and it’s ready to serve.
  11. Enjoy!

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I miss the food in Bali a lot. I’ve got cravings nearly every week. I wish I could have it more often and I know I have by far not tried enough of those delicious things. Therefore, I promise to myself, I’ll go back there and eat all the things I miss and all the things I’ve not eaten yet.

Until then I just try to cook more of the meals myself, so I can feel the travel spirit every day at home. And of course, experience other counties, cultures and dishes too.

I hope you like this recipe and fell the Bali spirit. I’d love to see some pictures in case you try it. So if you want you can either send them to me via E-Mail or share with me on Instagram and Facebook.

Also, if you liked this recipe and want to share it with someone, feel free to do so.

In addition, stay tuned until the next “episode” of the “Taste of Travelling” and meanwhile check out my latest recipes.

Furthermore, I have a lot of information and advice on self-development and traveling as well.

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