March 28, 2018

Golden Monkey, on Jln. Dewi Sita, is still Ubud’s only complete Chinese restaurant. That it offers mainly Cantonese cuisine is obvious by that world recognised trademark of Cantonese style Roasted Ducks [pictured] hanging for all to see. They are prepared on the premises, every day, along with a range of other roasted meats such as […]

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February 28, 2018

DD Warung, as reported in a previous column, has re-opened, It is now larger and far more presentable, on Jln.Danau Poso, Sanur. Its original location was in an unattractive old style warung. It was a tribute to the quality and value of the excellent Thai food served there that it was so popular. In a […]

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December 20, 2017

Pekandelan Warung, at the entrance to The Tegenungan Waterfalls at Kemenuh, continues to amaze with the quality of food served at such surprisingly cheap prices. All the key staff are ex the fine dining restaurant, CasCades @ The Viceroy, so maybe that is the reason for their quality even if they do just call it […]

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December 6, 2017

Reef is an amazing seafood restaurant. It is located at the beach, in front of the Maya Sanur. Their French F&B Manager, Emmanuel Baroiller is a perfectionist and goes to great lengths to produce quality product at very reasonable prices. For a 5 star hotel their prices are more those of a good restaurant and […]

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November 8, 2017

Golden Monkey re-opened on Jln. Dewi Sita with small banquettes at the windows, overlooking the passing parade. It is Ubud’s only complete Chinese restaurant. Now they have added a special Dim Sum Sunday. At a cost of Rp.175,000++ [children under 12 half price] and it is completely free flow. A seemingly endless supply of dim sum […]

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October 25, 2017

Ryoshi is the first choice when it comes to basic Japanese cuisine. Think Japanese and you almost certainly think of Sushi and Sashimi, even though there are many other dishes in this unique cuisine, The critical factor with both of these dishes is that the fish must be FRESH, and the dish prepared ‘to order’ not […]

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October 11, 2017

Bebek Bengil put the Ubud village dish of Crispy Duck on the world stage. This Padang Tegal restaurant, with its small bales and large wantilans, all with rice paddy views, was an instant hit with both domestic and international tourists to Bali. So much so that many other local restaurants added ‘Bebek’ to their name. Crispy […]

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September 27, 2017

Biku Jln. Raya Petitenget, Kerobokan, made High Teas available to everyone. Most 5 star hotels do them but mainly for their house guests. Biku does them all day and in many forms, for all. Traditional, of course, is the original English version, cucumber sandwiches and all. Being in Bali they also added an Asian version and now have a […]

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September 13, 2017

Maya Ubud offers a breakfast buffet every day, from 7.00 a.m. Most 5 star hotels do but there are few in the Ubud area and there are fewer still that welcome outsiders to the breakfast as Maya does [children under 12 are half price]. It has become quite popular with many local expats regularly bring their house […]

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August 30, 2017

Cosmic Diners are American-style diners and are found in Sanur [Jln. ByPass Ngurrah Rai, southern end], Tuban [Lippo Mall, Jl. Kartika Plaza] and at the original site on Sunset Road. They have many interesting dishes that are unique to them, some of which have a touch of Asian added to the base American diner menu. The latest is […]

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