It has been a long overdue, since my last blog post… And it’s shameful actually… to call myself a Bali Travel & Food Blogger with this long hiatus. The year of 2015 is the year of the new opportunity, our business has been shifted to one field that everybody would want to hear about us : How do you hold on to youth, How to feel, live, and look young. I have to apologize to our readers, from any part of the globe, if you visit our blog and kept coming back and found nothing new on the post. I had been wanted to write about this subject that was initially requested by one of our Twitter Followers @VillaBaliCom. As Jimbaran is our home, our neighborhood, we think it would be lovely to recommend what we, as the locals are used to do as the fun activities with friends and family. There’s definitely a long list to do in Jimbaran when you came to the island as a visitor or tourist or traveler, we just want to share what our family and communities around this area love to do on the weekend or in our everyday activities..Read more »
I taste food for a living, I have to sample various dishes whether I like it or not and share my culinary experience to my readers from around the globe. Nasi (steamed white rice) is my daily staple because I am Indonesian, but to be honest my tummy alter ego is a middle-age western woman whose comfort food is : bread, cakes, salad, potato, and spaghetti. The Asian cuisines I adore are japanese and thai. It’s hard for me to really enjoy Indonesian food because as a native, again it’s your staple, your everyday dishes, your mom’s cookings, and there’s nothing appealing in the taste nor on the presentation when it comes to everyday dishes. And when we go for a food tasting to an Indonesian restaurant, we sometimes need to re-create the platting for presentation and for the food photography, and think a bit harder about what so special about the dish that will awaken our international readers with mouth-watering menus.Read more »
A dough to make a crispy roti, and a nice sweet sauce or jam to dip in, with a glass of hot creamy beverage – this looks like a ingredients trio needed for one rainy day in Bali, these days…
MALAYSIA, TARIK YOUR TEA HIGH!
I never thought I could meet these three Malaysian guys in my neighbourhood in Jimbaran owning an eatery offering authentic favourite cuisine from their country, with affordable prices and tasted real good, so delightful that the Malaysians themselves will nod and agree that this is what they are serving on their own tables. Roti Canai-Roti Prata-Teh Tarik-Curry Laksa-Hainan Chicken Rice, these are my limited food vocabularies when people ask about my knowledge of Malaysian Cuisine. I wasn’t wrong, right Hans, Karl, and Chee Hang?Read more »
Have you ever walked-in to a great restaurant, you were greeted and welcomed by the Executive Chef/Owner itself at the door? For us : never, until we met Kevin and Virginia from the newly launched Cuca, in Jimbaran, Bali, rushing to the front terrace, when we thought we were entering the restaurant from the wrong door. This humble couple gave us a warm welcome, as if we were a family member visiting a house warm party! I knew that this was going to be a special night for me, Benny, and Baby Geo.Read more »
It was one lazy Sunday morning, my (one & only) lovely neighbor, Jeff, asked me to join him walking his two dogs to the beach. Walk? To the beach? Where? yawning me as zapping this remote control seemed much easier and sweat-free. He promised it would be just a quick dog walking around the neighborhood and that I won’t regret when I see this hidden gem located behind our residential complex in Puri Gading, Jimbaran, Bali.Read more »
Living in Jimbaran has multiple advantages in terms of distance to famous and beautiful beaches. Five minutes from Jimbaran Bay and its seafood cafes, ten minutes to Dreamland that is now called ‘New Kuta’ Beach (a leisure complex investor has changed this legendary name of the beach that once was found by some western surfers back in 70’s), about 15 min to the famous Padang Padang Beach, known as Bali’s most fearsome and notorious wave, where Rip Curl usually hold its ISC surfing contest on this one & only perfect tube ride (and a long waiting period to get the perfect tube).
It’s my younger brother who got married with a sweet japanese girl. It took place in a beautiful by the beach villa – VH – in Jimbaran,Bali. Around 60 guests – all families and friends joined on this amazing sunset wedding.
Thank God for the perfect weather, on this rainy season!!..