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.