Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Reptilian Repast
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Reptilian Repast

Small Art Shop Near Simpang Siur Offers Culinary Specialties Comprised of Poisonous Snakes, Crocodiles, Lizards and Bats


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Art Shop, Simpang Siur, Snakes, cobra, crocodile, monitor lizards, bats, fresh blood, Anita Tambunan, Dewa Ruci
Click Image to Enlarge

(9/28/2012)

Those stuck in the perpetual traffic jam at the Simpang Siur intersection in Bali at the Dewa Ruci underpass project may have seen an “Art Shop” on the south side of the Jalan Bypass, roughly opposite the BIMC Hospital.

The Art Shop is a small ruko shop offering a truly unique range of products. Step inside the store and be greeted by row after row of special cages housing hundreds of live snakes, largely poisonous, that once selected will be fried, roasted or turned into soup at the customer's pleasure.

Quoted by Beritabali.com, Anita Tambunan who works as an attendant in the shop said: “The most popular item ordered by foreign visitors is fried python, the meat of which is thick and tasty. The taste is not much different from chicken meat. Meanwhile, local tourists prefer the special medicinal powers of this snake.”

The spices used in frying a python are very similar to those used in fried chicken. The basic ingredient call for garlic, shallots, sweet soy sauce and ginger.

Those preferring their snake served as sate marinate the meat in sesame oil, sweet soy sauce and then cooked over coals.

Snake soup uses a wide range of herbs and spices, depending on the specific type of soup ordered.

Other exotic meats served from the shop include monitor lizards, monkeys, bats and crocodiles. Presentation is also important,  each serving is decorated by tomatoes or other decorative vegetables. The average prices ranges from US$10 for Cobra Soup to US$30 for Crocodile Sate. The above prices do not include 10% tax and service.

The shop also stocks a range of traditional medicines available for sale to the public.

While a chef is in charge of the kitchen, the majority of the staff are women accustomed to handling poisonous snakes, bats and other exotic species in the course of their day’s work.

In slaughtering the reptiles and animals, special care is taken to reserve the fresh blood, a substance much sought by customers for its perceived medicinal and healing powers.

Anita said handling snakes is second nature and all a matter of knowing how to do one’s job in what would be a highly dangerous job for someone unfamiliar with the reptiles.

The Art Shop is open daily from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm.
 


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Stranger, Now Gardening in Paradise
Made Wijaya – Australian Who Adopted an Island that Also Adopted Him – has Died in Sydney Australia
(8/28/2016)
Mass Insanity
Bali Put on Guard Following Failed Bombing Attack on North Sumatra Catholic Church
(8/28/2016)
The Risk of Lending Your Name
'Tax Amnesty' Complicates the Position of Nominee Property Owners in Bali
(8/28/2016)
Hog Heaven?
Island Life: East Bali Farmer Spends His Days Going Door-to-Door with his Pig on a Leash
(8/28/2016)
Bring Your own Plane to Indonesia
Indonesia Declares Intent to Ease Application Process for Private Aircraft visits
(8/28/2016)
Can Ya Run Faster than a Kenyan?
Kenyan Julias Kangethe Mbugua Overall Winner of 5th Maybank Bali Marathon. More Race Results
(8/28/2016)
Spice and Everything Nice
Bali Restaurateur to Open Second Spice by Chris Salans in Sanur in September 2016
(8/28/2016)
Classical Elegance Comes to Bali
Pascal and Ami Rogé to Perform Classical Piano Pieces at Ubud and Kuta Padma Resort on September 10-11, 2016
(8/28/2016)
Passage from India
Indonesia Tourism Ministry Says Indian Arrivals will Increase with Direct Flight Connections
(8/28/2016)
Trial for Errors
Evidence Files for Foreign Couple Charged with Killing a Bali Policeman Set to be Handed to State Prosecutor
(8/28/2016)
See Indonesia by Sea
PT Pelni Promoting Cruise Programs on its Fleet of Vessels to Selected Indonesian Destinations
(8/28/2016)
Ships Ahoy!
Tourism Minister: Urgent Need to Deregulate Marine Tourism
(8/28/2016)
All [News]!