Bali Eats

Gimmie Snax is Bali’s only New Zealand style burger and snack bar. Why is N.Z. style different? Well, for one thing the burgers are so big that they are two-handed only. It offers quite an enormous menu of burgers, they can be Basic, Double, Steamed Cheese, Veggie, Mini [sliders] etc, etc., and even a Bali Fusion [Sate Lilit and sambal matah with bacon, cheese and fried egg [soft]. A variety of Kiwi snacks include a Patty Melt [beef patty, onions and cheese], Toasted Sandwiches, Loaded Chips [covered with bacon and steamed cheese], Sausage in Bread, an Aussie sausage rolled in a bread slice topped with tomato sauce, mustard and onions, as well as their range of in-house made pies and sausage rolls. Where are they? Jln. Gunung Salak Utara, Kerobokan.

Mango Cafe is in Pejeng [Jln. Laplapan], just outside of Ubud. Open all day, they serve a range of healthy dishes at budget prices. Breakfast and snacks; Zuccini Omelette, Croque Madam, Smashed Avo & Watercress, Crispy Chicken Waffle and Sweet Corn Fritters. Many Salads [Prawn Mango, Pumpkin Quinoa, Avo & Halloumi, and Beef Cashew], Pizzas [White Mushroom, Beef Pepperoni], Burgers [Caramelized Chicken], Chicken onToast, Salmon on Rye, Steaks and Seafood.

Koi Canggu on Pantai Berawa offers the usual mix of local and western cuisines plus some Japanese ones as well. The soup is Miso, Tartare a mix of tuna ans salmon, as is the Sashimi. Sushi Rolls include Soft Shell Crab, Crunchy Shrimp, Chicken Teryaki, Unagi and a Vegan Special. There are many vegetarian options including a Nigiri Set and Veggie Tempura.

Umane Cafe is a large open space, with rice paddi views, on Jln. Pengubengan, Kerobokan [close to the plane]. They serve a mix of Asian and European dishes, many that they have created. Snacks can be Chicken Wings, Crostini or Krokets and Thai-style Salads [Beef, Green Papaya]. Asian specials are Thai Red Curry Beef, Green Curry Chicken, Prawn Laksa, Vietnamese Pho, Salmon Fried Rice, Beef Sambal Ijo and Chicken Cashew Nut stir-fry.

Alpha Agro is a steakhouse on Jln. Pantai Batu Mejan, Canggu open for both lunch and dinner. Alpha Agro Indonesia, specialist in Tajima Wagyu, US Angus & other fine beef cuts are in collaboration with Hotel Tugu / Ji Restaurant Bali to bring to your home the most delicious BBQ for your family & friends, fully prepared by them. Their experienced steak chef will grill your favourite cuts and prepare delicious side dishes in the comfort of your villa at the most attractive prices. Min. order: 8 people

The Shed Bali is located close to the most popular cycling and trekking Campuhan Ridge Walk [Bukit Campuhan]. In Ubud. It is a pPerfect place to enjoy the Bali countryside, It is a village dining scene mixed with talented chef creations, watching the passing parade of rural life, stopping along the way to chat with village woman and farmers amid their daily work routine. All day breakfasts can be Baked Spanish Egg or a Truffle Mushroom Egg. Snacks are Burgers [full size or minis], Pizzas, Croissant stuffed with salmon in a dill sauce or Wagyu beef. Mains of Duck, Chicken, Steak and Seafood are all local or general Asian style.

Reef Beach Club is at the Apurva Kempinsky Bali, Nusa Dua. It offers a relaxing seaside setting with casual dining featuring seafood. Kepiting Soka is soft shell crab with tamarind and tartar sauce, Udang Crispy is crisp battered shrimps with a mango sambal. Seafood from the charcoal grill include Tiger Prawns, Baby Red Snapper, Barramundi, Salmon and Lobster or Garlic Lime Tiger Prawns on a skewer. Meat options are also available as well as a variety of Seafood Platters.

By Gerry Williams

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