Sunday, April 30, 2006

Grilled Seafood off Jimbaran Beach

Grillin seafood by the seashore

There are a number of stalls selling grilled seafood into the evening at the Jimbaran Fish Market in Bali. We stopped by to check it out tonight. It turned out to be a bit touristy with the candlelit tables on the beach and the mariachi band, but nonetheless they were grilling fish on a fire and it smelled pretty decent, so we picked out a fish, some clams, and some shrimp. We probably got the tourist prices too, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been at just 103,000 Rupiah (US$11.30) for a light meal for two.

Choose your seafoodSuprisingly, the food turned out all right. They basted most of it with some mildly sweet red sauce, but I ended up liking it, especially with the very smoky aroma from the fire pervading the shrimp and the fish. Interestingly, the clams were also grilled on the fire and still turned out moist and tender. Throw in some veggies, rice, and hot sauces together with a young coconut to wash it all down, and you have a complete meal.

A grilled butterflied fish on Jimbaran BeachIf you decide to come, try to come earlier as it's obvious that they positioned these tables in the sand to capture the sunset. Sure, it was a bit touristy, but the food turned out all right, all things considered.


Anonymous said...

mmmm, lovely! i miss jimbaran's seafood :) somehow it tastes more delicious ;p said...

I have a different view on Jimbaran's seafood. I think it is a rip-off on tourists. I ordered a red snapper weighted 1.2kg according to the stall's weight machine, but somewhat it looks like only 850g. The bill came out to be SGD160 equivalent for 1 fish, 5 medium-sized prawns, 1 squid and some drinks (coconut/soft drinks/2 small bottles of Bintang) for 4 persons! Anytime, I can get better and cheaper seafood in S'pore.