Eating my way through Bali

July 28, 2016

Hello beautiful people!

Well to set the scene for you, I’ve been back for 3 days, I’m wearing 3 jumpers and the minimum temperature today was 3 degrees, now who the hell said good things come in threes?!

So aside from seeing the people I love, I’m not overly excited to be back in Melbourne, but I guess one of us has to hold down the fort.

Being in Indonesia for the last month was such a wonderful and rejuvenating experience.

The first half of the trip was spent with my boyfriend Rob, we covered some miles and had the best damn time together, as we always do!

Eating is one of the passions Rob and I share and take very seriously,  (‘cause hey is he really your boyfriend if he doesn’t whole heartedly support adding a side of macaroni and cheese balls to your Bossman Burger order?)

I know you can look anywhere on le interwebs for the best food and restaurants in Bali, but I was so bloody impressed by this food I had to put my two cents in.

The beauty of eating in Bali is that it’s world class and it’s bloody affordable. I believe that EVERYONE should be able to experience the joys of food, and this place allows your average Joe and Josephines like us a taste of the high life.

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BREKKIE/BRUNCH –

BEST

Restaurant/Cafe –  Sacred Ground, Legian

Dish – Smashed Avo

Court will back me up, I was bloody impressed and obsessed with this and  I ate it 4 mornings in a row. Avocado mashed with mint, coriander, feta and lemon juice all piled high on fresh pumpkin bread with an (extra) poached egg on the side. Day – YUM.

WORTHY MENTIONS

Cafe One-O (Legian)

Crate Cafe (Canggu)

Cafe Organic (Seminyak)

 

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LUNCH –

BEST

Restaurant/Cafe – Sea Circus (Seminyak)

Dish – Calamari with soy and red chilli

We raved about this soooo hard, I may have even dreamt about it. Fresh, perfectly cooked calamari in a light crispy batter with sweet soy, mmmhmmm drool-worthy. Wash it down with a Mumma’s Mojito (and add in a cheeky shot of voddy or rum cause it’s technically on the mocktail list) The quesadillas were also fab.

WORTHY MENTIONS

Pizza place on the Gili’s  (I can’t remember the name, sorry! it’s on the beach and it has some sick lounges out the front, just try every seafood pizza on the island till you find the holy grail.)

Any club sanga on from any beach front bar!

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DINNER –

Ok I can’t decide the best so I’ll tell you them all –

Kilo – (Seminyak) I was lucky enough to be taken here by my Dad who happened to be in Bali for a week of my trip! Such amazing food and the flavour combinations are so unique. I highly recommend the Squid Ink Rice and the Watermelon & Chicken dish (weird and wonderful).

Motel Mexicola – (Seminyak)  Get the 20 dollar banquet (but watch for the taxes, more exxy than we thought!) The Esquites entree and the Pork Belly main are a gift from the gods!

Petitenget – (Petitenget) So beautiful! Five star, fine dining on a budget. We had the seafood platter with baby potatoes and coconut rice (the complimentary bread rolls are also divine).

WORTHY MENTIONS

La Favela – (Seminyak) Great, but small serves and a little bit expensive by Bali standards, go there for a drink though! Such an amazing place to see!

Fat Bowl – (Legian) We had the scallops and they blew my mind, we also had the Tandoori Naan dish and the Vietnamese sliders.

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MIDNIGHT SNACKS

Bossman Burgers (Seminyak) – Greasy, cheesy goodness and bad-ass vibes! I had the Original Gangster and Rob had the Kim-Chi burger SO bloody good, AND they deliver AND they’re open til 1am, drunk burg anyone?

Circle K Goodies – (Every 50 metres, anywhere in Bali) Pringles, Pocari Sweat, Hazelnut Tim Tams and Cookies and Cashew chocolate. You know you want it.

AND ALLLLLLL THE NASI & MI GORENG YOU CAN EAT FOR A FEW BUX A POP!!!!!!!

Yes, I ate a lot and no, I have no regrets.

Mim xxx

 

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