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An assortment of Balinese dishes to accompany the steamed rice (not shown). The dishes are Sate Lilit (minced meat satay) and Sate Babi (pork satay), Gedang Mekuah (green papaya soup), Tum Ayam (minced chicken parcel), Udang Goreng (pan-fried prawns), Rempeyek (peanut crackers), Ayam Klungkung (chicken with crushed chili pepper), Lawar Ayam (long bean and chicken salad), Babi Goreng (seasoned pork crisps), and three chili condiments of Sambal Plecing (red chili sauce), Sambal Embe (fried red chili and shallots), Sambal Matah (shallots and lemongrass salsa). A bouquet of Frangipani is used as table decoration.

Nasi Campur Bali, a popular traditional Balinese rice dish of steamed rice served with variety side dishes. Some of the side dishes are served together with the rice on the plate; while there are several more as optional extras. The complete rice meal is plated on a woven plate (basket) lined with banana leaf. These pre-plated meals are arranged on the table among the optional extra side dishes. Several frangipani flowers are used as table decoration.

Classical Legong enacts several traditional stories. The most common is the tale of the King of Lasem from the Malat, a collection of heroic romances. He is at war with another king, the father (or brother) of Princess Ranjasari. Lasem wants to marry the girl, but she detests him and tries to run away. Becoming lost in the forest, she is captured by Lasem, who imprisons her and goes out for a final assault against her family. He is attacked by a monstrous raven, which foretells his death.

Nasi Campur Bali, the Balinese popular rice dish. Steamed turmeric rice served with side dishes such as Jukut Urap (vegetable salad with grated coconut dressing), Ayam Pelalah (shredded chicken in red chili paste), Telur Dadar (egg omelet), Kacang Teri (fried peanuts and anchovies), Sate Lilit (minced seafood satay), Kerupuk Udang (prawn crackers), Jukut Gedang Mekuah (green papaya curry) and condiments of Sambal Tomat (red chili and tomato paste) and Sambal Matah (chili and lemongrass salsa). The dishes are arranged on a table lined with traditional Balinese woven textile called Seseh cloth.

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