Balinese food is somewhat different to Indonesian food in that it often includes pork items (lawar, babi guling etc.) and tends to more pedas (spicy) and less manis (sweet) than Javanese cuisine, which has a wider range of sauces. However, authentic Balinese food is rarely enjoyed by the tourists as […]
Travellers to Bali are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to food. There are a multitude of international restaurants serving all manner of scrumptious food. In reality, tourists never have to veer too far away from relatively safe eating, that is, unless they wish to immerse their palate in […]
A lot of people don’t like Denpasar but I find it a fascinating and historical place to walk around, wander through the traditional markets, chat with the locals and imbibe in some food at one of the hundreds of warungs that can be found in this amazing city.
Every time I visit Bali there are always new places opened for business and of course there are those that have closed down for some reason or another. We were out looking around the local markets on Jalan Melasti the other day and whilst Candika was perusing the clothes available looking for a bargain I decided to take a walk.
Quite accidentally I read about this new eatery in a local magazine a few months ago. Dapur Alam opened in February and has been steadily increasing its clientele mainly due to the high quality of food and, I consider this to be the reason why it has become so popular […]
It is an irrefutable fact that Indonesians love their kerupuk — just ask Supardi, the owner of a successful kerupuk business. Kerupuk – crunchy fried or baked crackers made from flour – are everybody’s favorite snack and can be found at most sidewalk food stalls. Supardi, 55, is not an […]
Indonesian cooking and methodology combine, in a popular local warung in Kuta. Warung Nikmat serves Javanese style food, which includes beef rendang, in thick brown coconut sauce, light curry sauces and plates of vegetables, meats and types of fish. Warung Nikmat is located close to Hotel Bakung Sari (along Jl. […]
A ketupat is a pyramidal packet of compacted rice, wrapped in banana leaves. In Legian Bali, Ketupat is also the name of a restaurant. Ketupat is located on Jl. Legian, behind Jonathan’s Gallery. You will be able to spot it, by the 2 Balinese ladies standing outside, guarding 2 bantens, […]
Looking around for Indonesian food this afternoon (Ocha’s Warung in closed for 2 weeks), I strolled down Jl. Legian to Ibu Ayu (mother Ayu). Ibu Ayu is a simple place that serves a selction of items including tempe, tahu (tofu), sapi rendang (beef in sauce), and other favourites.
Vegetarians visiting Bali will have no problem at all, finding delicious food. The selection of international restaurants is amazing. You might go for a spinach lasagna at Warung Italia, a vegetarian Indian dish at Gateway to India, or a vegetarian Meditereanean plate at Zula, on Jl. Dhyana Pura. But how […]