Soft, Fragrant Curries!

Curry in Bali offers many wonderful dishes from India’s southern coastal city of Kerala, on the Malabar coast, they are so different to the curries from other regions in India. They use a whole different range of spices, the result is almost delicate. A great example of Kerala cuisine is to drop in to Curry […]

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Style in a Garden Courtyard!

Ubud is Bali’s cultural village. It has an ever increasing number of quality restaurants to complement the lifestyle. It also has one with air-conditioning. Lamak has done it smart! There is pleasant outdoor dining, both around the central water fountain, and upstairs on the breezy balcony. At the rear of the balcony is an air-conditioned […]

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Tasty Indonesian!

Warung Damar has replaced Batan Waru at the front of the Bali Garden Hotel on Kartika Plaza [BW has moved to the Lippo Centre 1km away]. Warung Damar is still serving Indonesian cuisine but now under the hotel’s F&B banner, and offering quite a range of traditional dishes [and a few creations] from across the […]

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Simple Japanese

Ryoshi Ubud has had a makeover! Closed for the month of April it has had its mandatory 5 year renovation and re-opened anew, but now with a Teppanyaki Bar included. More than 20 years in Ubud and now at its 3rd and biggest location this successful chain has come a long way since the young […]

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Mainly Vietnamese!

Bo & Bun offers a variety of Asian cuisines, but the main one is Vietnamese, although there are also many Thai dishes as well as some Korean, Indonesian, Chinese and a few of their own combos. Normally places with many different cuisines are those to be avoided but at Bo & Bun they do them […]

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Hamburgers!

The Nirvana Burger Bar is also a sports bar. Many screens cover all of the world’s major sporting events, as well as all the popular Australian ones. If sport bores you then the bar area and the front section of the restaurant is your escape. The Burger Bar is next door to the Nirvana restaurant, […]

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Innovative Mexican!

Aribar has followed the trend. Mexican cuisine was all the rage in Bali in the 1990’s but then almost disappeared [with the exception of good old TJ’s] over the past decade. Now they are re-appearing all over Bali, from Canggu to Ubud, and all points in between. Aribar is one of the better ones, operated […]

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Interesting Menu

Soul in a Bowl may have suffered from a few hiccups in its early days but that is not the case today. It is now firing on all cylinders. It is a small pleasant space with very professional management and a menu that makes me smile. What a change from my early look at this […]

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The Ubud Food Court

Food courts originated in Asia. They were a natural transition from the open areas of street food [such as the wonderful car park on Orchard Rd in Singapore, circa 70’s] when those open spaces became multi story shopping complexes. Only Thailand has retained pure street food in preference to food courts. They are usually sited […]

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Traditional Thai

DD is just that, simple traditional Thai. Not fusion, not Royal Thai and certainly not what is often passed off as Thai cuisine at so many restaurants all across Indonesia A few years back DD had a small warung, it was classified as our Best Cheap Eat of the year, then sadly it disappeared. Now […]

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