Is the food clean and safe?
Generally yes! The demand for authentic Indonesian food is high, thus many warungs and street vendors sell a high volume and food is usually safe and fresh.
Yet sometimes, hygiene is indeed an issue. Freshwater is not always used in the old plastic buckets where the dirty plates are cleaned. There might be no fridge to store meat.
If you are new to Street food, it is recommended to take a closer look at the place you choose, before you venture into the delicious delights of street food on Bali. If you are blessed with a strong stomach, then be adventurous, try something new and spicy. If not, take it easy and slow. You might want to go to a busy place with a high turnover and start with a vegetarian dish.
Some warung owners have expanded and opened more comfortable venues, where seating is plentiful, kitchens are clean, and food is always available.
Authentic dishes from around the archipelago are available at fixed prices, giving the traveller a cheaper alternative to the prices charged in restaurants and hotels, and making him feel more at home in Indonesia. Try it out.