Archive for the 'Food' Category

Sep 05 2011

Gaya Gelato

Published by under Food,Ubud

A friend recently mentioned offhand Gaya’s Gelato and my ears pricked up as I often take the Sayan ridge route to get to Ubud from Sanur. This takes you past the large Gaya Fusion, an art space with an attached restaurant and villas, but I hadn’t noticed any ice creamery … What was I missing?! … read the full post

Jul 19 2011

Ubud Writers Festival venues: Bar Luna

Published by under Food,Ubud

The Ubud Writers Festival takes place at an array of venues across Ubud, several of them overseen by Festival organiser Janet De Neefe: Indus, Casa Luna and Bar Luna, for instance. Being restaurants, however, these are venues that you can visit even when an author isn’t holding court. And at Bar Luna on Tuesdays and … read the full post

Jun 30 2011

Cheap places to eat in Nusa Dua

Published by under Food,Nusa Dua

That headline is a touch misleading. When I say cheap, I mean not a meal at a five-star hotel; and when I say Nusa Dua, I mean up the road in Tanjung Benoa, the finger of land stretching toward Benoa harbour away from that government-created ghetto — because Tanjung Benoa is where you’ll want to … read the full post

Jun 25 2011

Kopi Bali — the Denpasar original

Published by under Food

Kopi Bali House is a bit of an institution in Sanur, even though its location on Ngurah Rai bypass puts it out of the way of normal tourist foot traffic. The double-storey cafe, which has a completely separate section for smokers (rare!) serves excellent coffee, and has an array of coffee machines and paraphernalia (expensive!) … read the full post

Apr 23 2011

Naughty Nuri’s Ubud

Published by under Food,Ubud

Update Monday August 27, 2012 We were deeply saddened to hear this morning that Brian has passed away. Many ribs and way too many martini with martini chasers were enjoyed alongside his wit and fine humour. Our deepest condolences to his family. RIP Brian. Roadside shack Naughty Nuri’s is an Ubud institution, open since 1995 … read the full post

Apr 12 2011

One of Bali’s best coffees: Caswell’s

Published by under Food,Seminyak

It won’t win any awards for its decor, atmosphere, or location, but if you’re heading past Simpang Siur from the airport and onto Sunset Road and need a caffeine boost, Caswell’s is the place to make a quick stop. There’s another outlet inside Gourmet Garage in Jimbaran, but I haven’t made it there yet, and … read the full post

Apr 07 2011

Where is Bali’s best babi guling? Part 1

Published by under Food

Babi guling, or suckling pig, is one of Bali’s most famed dishes. The pig is stuffed and infused with a spicy concoction typically involving turmeric, coriander seeds, lemongrass, black pepper and garlic, and traditionally spit-roasted. It’s also available at a range of warungs where locals flock for a quick lunch or dinner. Ibu Oka’s in … read the full post

Mar 17 2011

Eating at Sanur night market

Published by under Food,Sanur

Sanur’s night market recently underwent a refurbishment of sorts, and the outcome is a much more spacious and even organised affair. But the same old warungs in the food section continue to plate their specialties from around the Indonesian archipelago. This is a good market to eat at as a tourist. Firstly, it’s “authentic” (freshly … read the full post

Mar 16 2011

Finding a good croissant in Bali: Cafe Moka

Published by under Food,Sanur,Seminyak

It’s a difficult pursuit, finding a flaky, fresh croissant in Bali. It makes sense: croissants are not exactly indigenous cuisine and the foreign influence in Indonesia, where there’s any at all, is Dutch, not French. Yet some of us, usually with futile results, persist in trying… And I succeeded at Cafe Moka. The island is … read the full post

Feb 16 2011

Cafe Bali on Laksmana, Seminyak

Published by under Food,Seminyak

If I ever had a little wooden seaside cottage, I’d be asking Cafe Bali who did their decorating and getting their number. I love this place: it’s cute but not sickly sweet, a breezy blend of sophisticated and serene right bang in the middle of the disaster-construction zone that is Jalan Laksmana in Seminyak. Think … read the full post

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