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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An Argentine Grillery!

Batu Bara is different! It qualifies to be referred to as a steakhouse but this small hard to find garden restaurant is like no other! No doubt it is the only restaurant in Bali where the owner serves on table, and even entertains, singing as he works. Whilst cutting his teeth on the Ubud food […]

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Sous Vide Coming to Candi!

I despair at the standard Bali International menu which I often refer to as a ‘tourist’ one, even though I know how necessary it is. Most tourists, whilst they may stray once or twice, prefer food just like home. Of course what is served in many local restaurants may sound like ‘at home’ but not […]

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Italian by the Beach!

Beachwalk is an amazing shopping centre. It faces Kuta beach and contains more than 50 eating houses of all levels, from food market to fine dining. As in all such centres throughout the world some places are busy others remain almost empty. Café Sardinia reeks of professionalism and that should not come as a surprise […]

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A Steakhouse in Bali!

Boy ‘N’ Cow is a steakhouse. A play on words, there may be many cowboys on the beef ranches of Texas but there are not many beef ranches in Miami where chef Danny comes from, but he sure knows how to grill a steak! I have been asked, many times, whether there was a steak […]

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