Crispy Duck cooking of Bali has been well known world wide, a unique cuisine made of mainy duck or chicken which was only cooked during special occasion such as religious rituals in the temple of family of the haves or those looking after ducks or chicken. Most families of Bali in the villages always looking after some ducks and some chicken, especially local chicken for the personal needs which was mostly for religious rituals bigger then personal consumption. Duck mostly grown for its eggs and young ducks for the needs of rituals. Only not previously or not further back then 1980s that such animals were grown for the purpose of business.
In the course of time Balinese created unique traditional cooking from duck and chicken as both duck and local chicken meat is very hard. To make the meat is soft and more tasty a creation of betutu was invented, but it is not clear who and where it was for the first time it was tried, many people think it must have been in Gianyar regency, especially in Ubud. Today almost all Bali know this specific cooking and its methode of cooking. Cooked betutu itself is not dry or crispy, but still soft and contain small percentage of water. One must have been experimented further and cooked betutu again fried with oil or baked to dry out the water. The result is a new and extreme tastes of cooking, crispy, soft, and rich of tastes. This cooking then it is called crispy duck from local word betutu renyah.
Crispy duck, that is people know, but there are als many crispy chicken fried or dried from chicken betutu. One can find easily the cuisine in Ubud area or other areas also some restaurant serve this special cuisines. To mention a few of them such as Bebek Bengil restaurant, and Tepi Sawah restaurants are the most known names to serve this cuisines, as they are the first to publish and offer the cuisine to public with daily serving. The fact is that so many restaurants that serve this cuisines which are not easy to find as they are still selling traditionally, no promotion or self introduction to the public.
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description