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|Place of origin||Indonesia|
|Region or state||Bali and Lombok|
|Serving temperature||hot or room temperature|
|Main ingredients||roasted chicken or duck in spices|
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Betutu is a Balinese dish of steamed or roasted chicken or duck. This highly seasoned and spiced dish is a popular dish in Bali and Lombok. An even spicier version is available using extra-spicy sauce made from uncooked (raw) onion slices mixed with red chili peppers and coconut oil.
This traditional dish is very popular nowadays. It can be found in the menu of luxury hotels or restaurants in Bali. It takes at least 24 hours to cook. Many travelers from other regions of Indonesia brought Betutu dishes as Balinese-gift for their families. This dish is also popular among tourists who travel to Bali.
In Bali, betutu's tastes and ways of cooking are different according to regions;
- Klungkung’s betutu chicken is stuffed with cooking-spices.
- Gianyar’s betutu is cooked with plantain leaf wrapping.
- Gilimanuk’s betutu is also very popular with its hot and spicy flavors such as garlic, onion, red chili peppers, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, and coconut oil.
Translated from KOMPAS with some edits, Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk, “Nak Seken Nee…” January 21, 2007, Sunday. Retrieved on May 2, 2007.
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