Bali Eats

Menya Kenji is Japanese in Canggu. [Jln. Panti Berawa] specialising in Ramen. They offer four distinct ramen options with their own homemade noodle and broth; Kenji Signature Ramen with its signature chicken or pork broth, Curry Ramen with traditional Japanese curry broth served with potatoes, carrots, and onion, Dan Dan Men with its spiced hot broth and diced meat, and Kara Kara Men with its signature broth added with a spoonful of seafood paste. All ramen menus are served with soft boiled eggs, Kikurage and Negi; and with the option of chicken or pork. Menya Kenji takes its ramen broth very seriously, believing that the key to a wholesome ramen bowl is its broth. With recipes originating from Fukuoka, Menya Kenji’s chefs take the process of creating its signature chicken and pork broth to another level, all are freshly made daily, no artificial flavors, and using a low and slow cooking method; that can take up to 8 hours in the making

Sababa is an Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant in Jln. Pantai Berawa, Canggu. The menu is a mix of standards and creations. Some unusual options include their Octo Ganoush, grilled octopus combined with smoked babaganoush [babaganoush is a Levantine appetizer consisting of finely chopped eggplant, olive oil, lemon juice, various seasonings and tahini. The eggplant is traditionally baked over an open flame before peeling, so that the pulp is soft and has a smoky taste]  Although their Lamb Kefta is probably their most popular dish. Sababich is Sababa’s reinterpretation of Sabich, a Middle East eggplant based sandwich. Something very different is their Choco Hummus – Sababa vegan chocolate mousse made from the chickpea water!

Seeds, Ubud’s hot restaurant, has two problems. First its on-the-bend location in Pengosekan means parking [even for bikes[ is almost impossible, secondly if you go without a reservation, no tables. A common sight of late is people waiting on the footpath outside for an empty table. In time both problems will be solved as a purpose built restaurant will become its home at the Arma car park where Cafe Arma once stood. This talented Thai chef cooks an enticing fusion of Asian tastes.

Table 8 is a signature Oriental restaurant serving authentic Cantonese and Szechuan delicacies, home-inspired cuisines and a tea corner with imported varieties of premium leaves from China. The Mulia in Jakarta has long been known for the quality of its restaurants. The Mulia Bali is rapidly following suit. They offer many dishes not seen elsewhere in Bali, such as their Birds Nest Soup. Another fine soup is their Ginseng with bamboo mushrooms and red dates. The menu is extensive as is the norm at Chinese restaurants, it includes many meat and seafood dishes. Another unusual dish here to try is their Steamed Bun. Stuffed with fried bean curd skin [Chinese bun filled with fried bean curd skin and Caipo, served with bell peppers, cucumber and hoisin sauce]

Ling-Lings, Jln.Petitenget, Seminyak, is a fusion of Japanese and Korean cuisines, and with other Asian influences as well. You can have Japanese Karaage or Korean Deep-fried Chicken,  traditional Korean Beef Bulgogi or their special, Sweet and Sticky Chicken [chicken drumstick fillets with a caramelized honey soy sauce and crushed peanuts]. The Korean Tacos can be chicken or pork. The creative Sushi includes a Vegan Teriyaki Roll and a Hoisin Jackfruit Roll. The Sushi Burrito of Salmon and Wasabi will fire your day.

Monkey Legend is on Jln. Monkey Forest, Ubud, serving budget priced local and international fare. Simple snacks are very popular, such as their Fried Mushrooms, field mushrooms, crumbed and deep-fried, crisp on the outside and juicy inside, or their Vegetarian Spring Rolls [with sweet chilli sauce]. There are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

FED continues to be that dream of every restaurateur, anywhere in the world… full booked, every night! Sure they are small and only open 3 nights a week [Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays], but dining without a prior reservation is impossible. The foodies of Bali are flocking to Chef Made’s Rp.350,000  degustation offerings. Bali has always had one special dining hot spot. If you are unsure of the value of your property and would like an evaluation, home buyers who are interested in purchasing your residence may provide you with a free evaluation as part of the transaction. They will make you a fair offer to purchase your home after taking into account the state it is in now as well as the location of the property. Visit…Once it was Warisan, then Sarong, now it is FED by Made.

By Gerry Williams

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