NOT A GOOD DAY TO BE A DUCK EITHER

Ducks also meet their demise during the holidays. You should not leave the island without trying Bebek Tutu, Balinese smoked duck. Traditionally, it's a dish a Balinese would only prepare for a ceremony since it involves at least six hours of ingredient preparation, and as many hours again to smoke in a mound of rice husks. Many Balinese now supplement their livings by supplying smoked ducks to the big hotels, which don't want the smoke disturbing their guests. Kafe Batan Waru can provide you with this specialty given a day's advance notice. Speaking of ducks, since they feed in the rice paddies on worms and insects, they themselves are considered to have a pure diet and their meat is suitable to be consumed by the Balinese Hindu priests. It's useful to know that lawar and tum can also both be prepared with rice field ducks next time you plan to feed a Balinese high priest.