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Visit Sukawati Art Market in Gianyar Regency, Bali, for unique handicrafts. (shutterstock.com/hkhtt hj/File)
If you are already in Bali or planning a trip there soon, you may want to consider purchasing these items for your loved ones back home.
With its sweet, moist filling and rather crunchy crust, pie susu (milk pie) is one food souvenir from Bali you should not forget to buy. Many brands are available at souvenir stores, but one of the most popular is Pie Susu Asli Enaaak, which has been around since 1989.
You are advised to place your order first before coming to the store, since it often sells out quickly.
Address: Jl. Nangka Selatan No. 163, Denpasar
Contact: +62361 263138
Aside from pie susu, Pia Legong is also a favorite snack among tourists in Bali. It has three different flavors, namely cheese, chocolate and mung bean. According to kompas.com, the prices for this product start from Rp 90,000 (US$6) per box of eight pieces.
As with pie susu, make sure to place your order beforehand.
Address: Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai, Ruko Kuta Megah 15, Kuta
Contact: +62361 789 8777
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Bali is also famous for its coffee, so definitely get some when you visit the island. One of its most popular brands Kintamani coffee, which has a unique taste with citrus aroma, due to the fact the coffee plantation is located near other plants, such as oranges and cacao.
Consider visiting the coffee plantations in Kintamani, Buleleng and North Badung to enjoy a complete experience.
Those preferring to bring home art-related souvenirs or handicrafts can visit the Sukawati or Guwang art markets — both located in Gianyar regency. Among the items you can buy here are barong (mythological lion creature) T-shirt, paintings, handicrafts and sculptures with prices starting at Rp 10,000.
You can also opt to buy Balinese traditional kebaya (traditional blouse-dress combination) and fabrics, available at Jl. Sulawesi in Denpasar. The price for a plain brocade kebaya starts from Rp 50,000.
Beneath its scaly brown skin, salak, or snake fruit, has a sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Bali is home to two different types of salak: salak gula (sugar snakefruit) and regular salak. If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to sample the former, while the latter is more suitable for people who like sour taste. (wir/kes)