Balinese Roast Pork

Babi Guling

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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Spiced roasted pig—babi guling—is the most famous dish in Bali. Traditionally, babi guling is made with a whole suckling pig that has been stuffed with a fragrant bumbu (spice paste) and spit roasted over a charcoal fire. Turmeric, galangal, lemongrass, and coriander give it an explosive, unforgettable flavor.

The following recipe comes from Iingah Kepidana, a Balinese pit master extraordinaire, who showed me how to pound the ingredients for the spice paste in a