Tour de Bali – Pre tour
My last trip overseas ended with a to-and-from in Bangkok. His desire in that tasty town was to have no less than 6 meals a day. He based this deceision on his previous experience of Thailand and it’s copious culinary delights. His basic premise was that there was so much to experience, and limited time, so the best way to achieve his aim was to eat less; more often.
Although this trip’s main aim is ultra extreme mountain biking, while driving from the airport to our first night’s accomodation (With a different travelling companion) discussion turned to the various dining choices we were faced with. Advertisements for delicious meat based Balinese & Indonesian dishes brought forth his comment from him “I’m going to eat every creature God put on this earth”. I countered with “A Noah’s ark of animals, all that crawleth upon the Earth, all that swimmeth beneath the sea, and all that flyeth in the sky”.
In a little over 24 hours we have sampled satay chicken, pork and beef (Satay Campur) at a touristy restaurant, and deep fried calamari on the beach, as we were gently caressed by the blood warm night sea breeze. For breakfast he gained sustenance from the mythical creature that provides ham, bacon and pork chops. Lunch saw us back with birds which flyrth of the sky; chicken with rice and green vegetables. Each meal so far – and correct me if you can – has been washed down with a cleansing ale.
Is it a coincedence that the amber fluid produced from the barley grain goes so well with meat in Bali?