Whenever you tell anyway you are going to Bali, they always recommend that you have a seafood dinner at Jimbaran (more posts in the future on this), but not many people will tell you about the sambal butter corn. Personally this is my favorite thing about dining in Jimbaran! I am not a sambal fan, but even people who are not fond of spicy food, will love this! Our friends are proof of it. The corn is juicy and sweet mixed with the flavors of butter, salt and sambal – POW! (As my friend E would say, who originally introduced me to this treat!)
Once we are seated in a seafood restaurant at Jimbaran (I recommend Radja Cafe or Warung Menega in Jl. Four Seasons and beware of recommendations from drivers for Ganesha – it is double the price and not very good) we start scanning the shores for sambal butter corn vendors and order our corn.
The vendor grills it fresh when you buy and it takes some time. By the time we finish selecting/ordering our seafood at the restaurant, our sambal butter corn is ready. We happily eat the corn while waiting for our ikan bakar (grilled seafood). This really is a must when you are in Jimbaran. One piece should cost you about Rp 10,000 or 1 USD est. If you are not used to the spice level in Indonesia, don’t forget to tell them to not make it too spicy. Mildly spicy in Indonesia is plenty spicy for a Filipino like me!