Foodie's Notes

  • Musubi - Modern Japanese Kitchen

    Musubi is unquestionably a new flair of Asian bistro, offering fun and inventive interpretations of Japanese-Pan Asian-fusion cuisine. With an urban decor of Japanese and European influence, the interior is very bright with minimalist furniture, for a warm and cosy style. Authentically inauthentic dishes - twisted by the young, extremely gifted and innovative Chef Rui Yamagishi - are displaying a new culinary world in Bali and more especially in Canggu-Berawa. Fresh and artfully presented...

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  • La Dolce Vita in Petitenget!

    Drawing on Capri’s heritage, Da Maria turns out as an elegant Italian-inspired 60’s classic courtyard restaurant of The Amalfi Coast with a modern touch. Located at the top of Jalan Petitenget, the latest creation of Australian Restaurateur Maurice Terzini, in collaboration with Adrian Reed from Motel Mexicola, is the new kid on the block to the busy street, helping the area to become a top food destination and a neighborhood hit for cocktails.No need to consult with a wardrobe stylist when prepping for a classy date night at Da Maria. Just come as you are - neat tough, as always! -, slide into an orange leather banquette and let the undulating lighting, the sound of the...

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  • A Culinary Escape to Tahiti!

    It is now notorious that Batu Bolong is the new hip quarter in Bali. In the last few months, plenty of new eateries opened up, to the enchantment of food lovers. From vegan paradise to burger joint, one can find something in line with their culture, philosophy and diet. A recent addition to the international gastronomy features Mai Tai, offering genuine Polynesian specialities. The cuisine of Tahiti is universally renowned for its raw fish and exotic fruits & vegetables which are prepared with a Polynesian influence, a touch of French flair, and a hint of Chinese inspiration. Located in Jalan Batu Mejan, the street leading to Echo Beach, Mai Tai has indoor and outdoor...

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  • Rainy or Not, Here I Come!

    For foodies, long distance for a taste buds’ treat isn’t an obstacle but more like a pilgrim. We could travel miles to visit a new restaurant or taste the latest creations of a Chef. So we went! Direction Ubud, for the day, to (re)discover, the now classic, but lately revamped, Hujan Locale. All gastronomes in Bali know very well the man behind this venture. The very first Chef to attack Asian street food delicacies with a modern and creative approach. Will Meyrick, the man behind Sarong Group, passion for Asian cuisine is well known and highly appreciated. At Hujan Locale, Chef Will reinterprets some of the Archipelago classics and local favourites, to...

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  • Ay Caramba! – Full of Flavours!

    Those who obsessively follow the travails of Bali chefs know the story of Steve Skelly by heart. The toque, who built a reputation as one of the island’s most repu’table eatery, flipped from avant-garde cuisine to Mexican street food, sending shock waves through the Gotham food scene when moving to Motel Mexicola. The place, well-known for its extreme party on any given night, is now a serious contender on the dining panorama of Bali. This venture with walls covered with paintings, old style photography’s and a trippy entrance altar, wrought out of some flamboyant melted candles, is a Mexican extravaganza at its sunniest. Steve Skelly, quick studies...

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