Sunday, August 6, 2017

Balinese Betutu

Betutu is an iconic Balinese favorite, traditionally a ceremonial dish, consisting of a whole chicken or duck stuffed with local herbs and spices, wrapped in banana leaves (baking paper and foil make a good substitute), smothered in spice paste, then wrapped in bark and baked or buried in a coal fire (6-7 hours) until it's perfectly succulent.

Betutu is the Balinese slow-cooked luscious equivalent of babi guling for non-pork eaters.