When we first arrived to Gili T. all I wanted to eat was fresh fish fried whole. As we were in search of this, we asked endless locals where we can buy it and they all would point to this empty lot and say "market". We were frustrated and we didn't understand why this so called "market" had not a person or stall there. As the sun began to set the market started to come alive. It all made sense, we realized all the fresh fish had to be caught that morning, only allowing us to have it at night.
I chose a big red snapper for grilling. They would take the fish and either cut it on the floor on a wooden board or hand it over to the "fish gutter"... I tried not to watch that man too closely because fish is my most favorite thing and I didn't want to spoil anything :) They then would open the fish and place it into a cage and put it onto fire, hot coals. They had their teriyaki/bbq sauce they would slather all over and when it was ready, they would serve it with their spicy peppers and rice... yum! Without a second hesitation I could eat that fish for dinner every night. Gili T's night life was one of my favorite experiences there.
Gili Trawangan Island, east of Bali in Indonesia