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  1. When I saw the picture through your RM Facebook, immediately I recognized the style. Ira’s photo style is very unique. Not to mention the props that I envy. Very Indonesian style! :)

    I’d like to have this with a plate of rice.

  2. Can’t wait to try this! The combination of spice paste and aromatic herbs looks so good…since I can’t eat chicken,, I’ll try this with fish. Thank you, thank you!

  3. Hi Bee, Thanks for the Balinese Chicken recipe. Being Aussies we travel to bali twice a year and LOVE the food there. Bali is almost an outer lying suburb of Australia!!! I will def. be cooking this for my family till our next trip to Indonesia in April. :) YUM xxx A

  4. Hi Ira / Bee, is the shrimp paste compulsory? I bought a block of dried shrimp paste from a local Asian supermarket labelled terasi/belachan (Malaysian made). How do I toast it? And my partner hates shrimp paste smell, any tips in cooking this without overwhelming the entire house with the smell?

  5. We have returned from Bali. we loved the place the friendly people . the food was awesome and so flavoursome I loved it in fact i loved every bit the country had to offer.

  6. I went to Bali to meet some friends who are both, like me, originally from Louisiana in the south portion of the USA.I had four days on my own and stayed at an beautiful old resort at the end of the old part of the city. It was wonderful, but I really got a work out because the Villas were all nestled into the side of a hill with huge stone steps. If I needed something to eat or drink, I went out on my balcony and rang a bell. In no time at all there would be a young man politely waiting at my door to take my order.

    I was walking down to the beach area to send a wire to my friends and peeked into a humble restaurant. What I saw inside was a beautifully decorated group of rooms with chocked fully gorgeous native plants. While I was deciding whether I would dine there for my midday meal, the owner came up to me. He wanted to chat. Since I was obviously American d\or a Kiwi or an Aussie he spoke English to me. Not perfect English by an means, but I could understand what he was saying, We talked about Bali for a while and then to my amazement he asked me to come to his kitchen and prepare Teriyaki Fish. He explained that many of his tourist guests and world-wide expatriates living on Bali had asked if he could prepare a Teriyaki meal.

    I thought, “Well why not? I am in an exotic village on the island of Bali, so this could be an exciting opportunity, and something I would naturally remember forever”!

    The kitchen was small but well organized so I set out to see what vegetables.fruits. condiments and sauces I might use to create a Balinese version of Teriyaki sauce. They did have fresh ginger, lemon grass, several different kinds of Ketchups, spices and the largest papaya I had seen anywhere. Everyone in the kitchen helped me. and the fish just caught an hour ago was perfectly firm and fresh; so I left it whole and slathered it with a variety of sauces, chopped fruits and the basic vegetables they suggested. It definitely was NOT the traditional Japanese or Hawaiian version of Teriyaki “anything”, but oh my lord,it was scrumptious. The owner and I ate in the dining room at the prettiest table of all, and he was so grateful for the recipe I had written out in English that he insisted on naming it” Teriyaki Fish Bebe”. I did try to tell him it was NOT Teriyaki, but soon saw that it was hopeless.He actually sent me a Christmas post card to thank me again!

    What a nice man!

    I met up with my friends,at last,and we continued our adventures a few days later with a trip to Lombok and The Gillies Islands. Believe me, that entire trip was an adventure that is another long story!

    Thanks for listening…reading…sharing?

    Chef BeBe

  7. Thanks for the recipe! Could you tell me what the green bean/sprout dish in the photo is? I had something similar in Bali several times but didn’t catch the name or a good recipe.

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