If you are looking for an Indonesian restaurant in Bali that has high quality service, food and wine with a calming and relaxed but beautiful atmosphere to treat yourself for an evening – then look no further than Bambu on Jl. Petitenget in Seminyak.
Although it is quite a high end restaurant, it is still very authentic. There are gorgeous wood carvings and the set up is similar to that of a Balinese home or villa. The waitresses and waiters wear Balinese style uniforms and the menu is full of very traditional style foods.
We started with some soft shell crab to share which was so crisp on the outside and soft and meaty on the inside. Surrounded by sweet chilli sauce to dip in.
Jack ordered the Tuna Steak for his main and it was cooked perfectly seared on the outside and still very pink on the inside. I ordered the slow cooked duck curry and the sauce was full of punchy flavours and spices. Our food came with rice on the side.
For dessert we shared the pandan pancakes and the fried banana with coconut ice cream. It was all surprisingly light and such a refreshing way to end the meal.
Absolutely gorgeous food, gorgeous wine, gorgeous restaurant and awesome service!
Warung Sobat is one of my favourite no-frills restaurants in Bali. It has a relaxed atmosphere, price and menu. With a mixture of local Indonesian and Western dishes, everyone will be able to find something that they fancy.
It is quite an authentic little spot and very well known.
I had the nasi campur, which when translated means mixed rice. It is a traditional dish that is essentially rice with lots of different little things to accompany it. This one came with satay, stir fried vegetables, chilli sauce, fried tofu, fried chicken, and a potato cake. It was absolutely lush and I love it when there are lots of different little bits to taste. Jack had the chicken curry which came with some vegetables and rice and we drank Bintang (the famous Indonesian beer).
Potato Head Beach Club is a restaurant and bar with a pool and day beds. Jack and I went after a day of surfing for a bit of a lounge around, drinks and ended up staying on for dinner as well.
It is such a nice atmosphere with music playing and a pool to jump into when you are hot and the restaurant faces the sunset which is beautiful.The cocktails are out of this world amazing! They manage to put a special touch to every single one of their drinks which I absolutely adored about the place. For example, my Bloody Mary came with chopstick, wasabi and soya sauce, a sugar cane stick with the Mojito and they would put fresh fruit out with the fruity cocktails. We started with the Krupuk crusted Pacific Ocean squid, squid ink aioli and sweet chili (Rp90,000) and the Papua mangrove soft shell crab, steam buns, cucumber, wasbi, spring onion, coridander (Rp140,000). Both of which were served with amazing presentation and absolutely gorgeous flavours.
We shared a main of Slipper lobster roll, thousand island dressing, blue swimmer crab claws, butter lettuce, avocado (RP220,000) and some Rustic fries (Rp40,000). It was the perfect amount of picky finger food to go with all our cocktails. The lobster roll was so fresh and tasted like the sea!
A little pricey for Indonesia, but worth the cost. If you are ever in Bali, I definitely recommend going.
Once upon a time in a far far away land, there lived a man and his wife who worked, everyday without fail, at their own magical noodle soup street stall which cures all hangovers of all the village people. All the people from the village would travel from far and wide to come and try his magical noodle soup after their village parades and fetes…
Is what would be a great start to a wonderful fairy tale. Instead I will tell you about the real noodle soup stall that I am absolutely in love with.
On a beach called Double-Six Beach in Bali, Indonesia there is a street stall which call themselves Bakso Gerobak Biru, which makes such a great Indonesian meatball noodle soup. Eating this, while sitting on the beach and looking out at the waves, in the sunshine, seriously is the best hangover cure. The meatballs are the bouncy oriental type and the noodles are a mixture of egg noodles and rice noodles which comes in a broth soup. He has the best homemade chili sauce that I love to pour all over it for a bit of spice. Costs just 50p (Rp10,000).
While sitting on on Double-Six Beach you will definitely have a coconut seller come up to you. My advice – GET ONE! It costs a mere 50p (Rp10,000)A fresh young coconut that someone has cut open right in front of you is definitely better than any of those packaged drinks from the supermarket. This refreshing thing, partnered along with that gorgeous bowl of noodle soup, is the answer to all your hang over questions… best cure ever!