22 October 2012
Bali - Rujak
Among the various favorite afternoon snacks for Balinese people is rujak, or fresh fruit salad — Bali style.
Besides the notorious rujak buah kuah pindang, or fruit salad with salted-fish dressing, another variety of the dish is rujak gula, which is dressed with a sauce made of brown sugar mixed with chili.
A plate of rujak consists of slices of various fruits: papaya, mango, pineapple and bengkoang also known as jicama. All the fruit is sliced onto a plate and generously bathed in the superhot and sweet brown-sugar dressing. The rujak is priced for Rp 5,000 a plate.
Besides the brown sugar dressing you can also ask for a different kind of rujak dressing made with terasi (dried shrimp paste). A plate of sliced fresh fruit is also available for purchase if you're not in the mood for rujak.