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hellobali Guide to Bali - - A-Z OF BALINESE TRADITIONAL CULTURE -

THE MOST DIS­TINCTLY BA­LI­NESE

dish is this mix­ture of finely chopped meat – most com­monly pork – co­conut, vegetables, herbs and spices. Some­times the an­i­mal’s

blood is also mixed in to give flavour and colour. No im­por­tant cer­e­mony is with­out it and on the eve of Galun­gan, for ex­am­ple, men will stay up through the night and into the cool early hours of the morn­ing to pre­pare it then eat it shortly af­ter­wards: it doesn’t keep.

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