The organic dining scene in Ubud, Bali is flourishing. Health food restaurant Sari Organik is one of the pioneers that every foodie traveller should make a point to dine at. It is, undeniably, our favourite eatery among the gorgeous paddy fields in Bali.
The humble eatery first opened about 12 years ago with a focus on organic and sustainable produce. The family-run business is located right in the remote rice paddies where cars are prohibited to traverse through. You have to arrive either via a motorbike or by foot – which is quite a walk, but well worth it.
Despite its obscure location, the green restaurant sees no lack of patrons on a daily basis.
Updated on 12 Feb 2016
Naughty Nuri’s - famous for its wicked pork ribs and cocktails – is opening its first restaurant in Singapore at Capitol Piazza in January 2016.
For so many years now, we have been hooked to their smokey ribs, and now, we need not travel to Bali for it.
Nasi Campur is technically a mixed rice dish filled with multiple small dishes and we, like many other tourists, find ourselves drawn to it whenever we visit Bali. This dish is simply a showcase of all the best kind of food you can find in Indonesia.
It is similar to our Singaporean Cai Fan or mixed vegetables rice, and it consists of a number of dishes surrounding steamed white rice. Some of the more popular small dishes include tempeh, stir-fried eggplant or green beans, curried meats and fried eggs.
Bali is one of the most beautiful resort destinations in the world, with world-class resorts and breathtaking sunsets. The Balinese are also one of the most hospitable people around. It is little wonder Bali is such a popular holiday spot and honeymoon choice.
There will always be lovely villas and resorts to stay at when in Bali. But we came up with a bucket list of luxurious villas – what we’d like to think of as #vacationgoals – and they will most definitely blow you away. Unbeatable views, private pools, decors and interiors that boast unrivalled splendours; some of the many reasons why we dream of having a holiday in these luxurious villas in Bali.
When you are feeling indulgent, here’s a round-up of 14 Luxurious Villas in Bali That You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life - to unwind and relax, because you deserve it!
If we were running away from the world, you’d probably find us at W Retreat & Spa Bali. It is one of our all-time favourites in the Island of Gods, and there is no reason to not swing by for a resort getaway.
Well, if we really need to dig out one to justify our recent trip back to the property, it is because Starfish Bloo – a gorgeous restaurant and seaside beach club that serves Pan-Asian cuisine in a classy and stylish setting – has a new chef leading the team. That only means more yums for the tums, right?
Having worked in Beijing for two years, Chef Matthew McCool is no stranger to Asian food. That aside, he has an admirable resume working under world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay at his three-star Michelin restaurant in London, Tom Aikens and two-star Michelin restaurant Chez Bruce, and Altitude Restaurant at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel which earned three hats from the prestigious Gault&Millau Australia and won Restaurant of the Year at the Tourism Accommodation Awards in 2014.
Traveling to Bali is actually a lot cheaper than you think! It is not difficult to travel to Bali on a budget because you can get cheap air tickets via budget airlines, as well as plenty of options for affordable home stays listed on AirBnb.
We traveled to Ubud and spent less than S$280 in three days two nights per person. The amount includes round-trip plane tickets, return airport transfer, accommodation, activities and daily meals.
From riding a motorbike to dining at Anthony Bourdain’s favourite restaurant, we conquered 15 fun activities that you can do in Ubud during a long weekend. Here’s how you can travel to Ubud, Bali for a 3D2N Getaway with S$280 (all-inclusive).
It was a gloomy morning. Intermittent drizzles, dark skies and dampen spirits. But we were to rekindle our excitement to be in Bali with our first breakfast at Sisterfields Cafe.
Among the many new names to Seminyak’s dining scene, Sisterfields Cafe ranks the most popular and we knew it would be a cafe that we’d love.
Despite the rain, nothing and no one seemed bothered. The cafe was packed at 10am; the breakfast crowd was alive. Of salads, eggs, burgers and green juices, Sisterfields Cafe is the it place to be at for breakfast when in Seminyak, Bali.
Bali is one happening island to take a holiday at. We love that Indonesian island so much that we visit it at least thrice a year! It is a popular destination for nomads too, and we know of many who make Bali their base because it makes such a relaxing office – with good food and coffee on top of free wifi, of course.
So what is it like over at the Island of Gods? You might think they are pretty undeveloped, but the cafe scene is a booming one and there is always so much fanfare about the wondrous themes and incredible menus. A cup of quality flat white can be as cheap as S$2, and a generous stack of pancakes would surprise you with a S$4 price tag.
Let’s just say cafe-hopping at Bali is for all, because it is impossible to not fall in love with chic spaces, good food and coffee – all at unbeatable prices. In this guide, we let you in to our regular haunts and picks of the year, as well as some thematic restaurants that serves eclectic menus at cafe prices.
Here are 16 cafes in Bali that offer you unique dining experiences without breaking the bank.