Local Food

Update June 2018Please note that this information might be out of date as we haven’t had time to check and rewrite it. To get the latest and best tourism information, please consider staying at Sari Inn where our manager Hamy would be happy to take care of you. Hamy worked for the Lombok Tourism commission for twenty years and drove for the former presidential family. He speaks good English and remains one of the top experts on the area.

When you are visiting Kuta, Lombok enjoy all of the fresh veggies, fruits and baked goods. There are open air markets in Kuta on Sunday which are a great way to kick off the week. From chilies to coconuts to fresh roasted coffee beans you will be able to stock up on great items for your trip. If there is something that you have forgotten the Sengkol market is open Monday and Tuesday.

The types of food that you will find in Lombok include:

  • Asian Curries
  • Seafood
  • Gullae
  • Gorang: Fried Rice and Fried Noodles
  • Godogado
  • Ayam Taliwang: Spicy Chicken
  • Urap-Urap: Veggies with Coconut and Chili
  • Pasta
  • Pizza: Try the Lombok with beans, chili and oregano
  • Cantonese Sauces
  • Strong Coffee

There is little refrigeration in Kuta, leading to much of the food being prepared fresh. The local farmers are known for:

  • Prawns
  • Crayfish
  • Green and Red Lombok Chilies
  • Coffee
  • Spices
  • Rice

Satay Sticks Kuta, Lombok