One of Bali’s most mouthwatering (and affordable) culinary opportunities can be found at the Gianyar Night Market. As the sun goes down, dozens of stalls set up shop in Gianyar, located on the outskirts of Ubud. Visitors to the market are bombarded with a staggering range of dishes—chicken satay, fried bananas, spit-roasted pig and sweet cakes—served beneath bright lights to the sounds of banging pots and scraping cooking utensils.
Foodies who want a more in-depth market experience can take a guided tour of the market with the local Casa Luna Cooking School before sitting down to feast on home-cooked versions of several market specialties.
If you need a break from the food, the market also sells clothing, shoes, toys and a variety of household items.
The Gianyar Night Market is at its busiest around 8pm. Bring small cash, and if possible, come in a group so you can sample a larger variety of dishes.