Yes, it's a thing alright. It is in fact the most iconic sweet that you'll find in Bali. These pies have been around since 1989 and a complete favourite one of the locals. Pie Susu Enaaak, the original maker and distributor of this sweet dish still sell the best ones though you will come across many other brands that sell their rendition of the pie. Remember, always go for the original. You probably will have to work a bit for it, meaning, place orders in advance. These freshly made pies get sold out as soon as the shop open for business and also because they come in limited stock. Find them in Jl. Nangka Selatan No.163, Denpasar, Bali. Call them to place your order +62 878 630 18641
Would you ride with a skull helmet on or maybe one with horns? Find the idea weird? These aren't so strange for Balinese roads. These helmets may get you a double glance or ten or they make awesome souvenir nonetheless. From looking like a ghostly skull or a goblin, these helmets are fun and quirky. They are available throughout the city's busy tourist hubs of Seminyak, Kuta and Legian for approx Rupiah 300,000 (₹1500 approx)
Ikat and Batik Fabric
Support the local Balinese women by purchasing local handwoven goodies like the traditional ikat and Batik fabrics. These handwoven beauties are culturally important for Balinese people because the skill and the craft that goes into this has been passed down many generations. And not just that, these fabrics have unique designs that definitely deserve the attention. Whether as a clothing item or even a cushion cover, these fabrics will definitely be a stunning addition to your collection.
Shadow Puppets (Wayang Kulit)
The traditional form of puppet-shadow play, also known locally as Wayang Kulit, is an important part of Balinese culture. The puppeeter or dalang brings the stories of gods, kings and animals to life, at least in the form of puppet shows. A traditional puppet is made of cow hide with a wooden handle and intricately painted characters. So colourful and vibrant, these puppets are nothing but creativity at best. Sukawati Village in Bali is home to such traditional theatre performances. Here they have workshops too from where you can get these puppets.