Originally Posted by Moikel
Balinese "babi guling" starting to look more like the next adventure.I will woodfire oven it not spit roast but keep the rest of the formula the same.
Mick, if you're doing Babi Guling, which seems to be the National dish of Bali, I'm all in. I've never attempted to make it, but I've eaten several times in years past at the roadside shacks/stalls known as warungs in and around Ubud including Ibu Oka where the Bourdain video was shot. Also in the Jimbaran Bay area. I love pork, and it's easily the pork dish I've ever eaten.
It's interesting watching them make it with one guy slowly and constantly rotating the turmeric coated and seasoned pig on a spit and another guy constantly basting it with coconut water. A typical plate consists of a mix of meat from the pig plus some skin. The meat is outstanding but the skin is the star of the show. It's like crispy spiced pork flatbread. Another great thing was that the full meal, which also included a pork broth, rice, beans, raw vegetables, plus a cold Heineken or local beer, had an average price of around $3USD.
I'm looking forward to following your journey