Unbelievable Bali Part 2

Here is the first part, just in case if you have missed.

Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Happy Farmer
Rice Terraces
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
The classic view of the terrace
Tegallalang Rice Terraces  irrigation
Its ‘sow’ time 😀
Tourists…more tourists 🙁

No visit to Ubud is complete without visiting the rice terraces. This was the main part of the itinerary. The family decided to chill in the car, while I went on my own to have a quick peep of the terrace.

Bumped into a friendly farmer who was glad to talk to me. As my Bahasha was not up to scratch it was mostly non-verbal communication with lots of laughter. He also introduced me to his friend.

The Art capital

I guess Ubud must be the art capital of Indonesia. Haven’t seen so many art displays and artists at work in one place. I could easily spend days strolling around these shops. I saw artists carving away in every medium possible from stones to scraps, to watch them at work was so satisfying 🙂

Food… Glorious foooood

When you are in the Far East -inexpensive yet quality and flavoursome food is something in abundance.

If that’s the burning question in your head right now then let’s proceed.

Yes! The guy’s head is on fire!. A man waiting for his pizza smiles as a helmet made of bread dough is set on fire. One could have it on the plate, or opt to keep it on their head. They call it the volcano pizza.

As the day came to an end, my seafood dinner was still pending. This is one of those moments, where you leave the decision to the locals and take that leap of faith. The friendly neighbourhood Kadex took us to the seafood capital of Bali- Jimbaran Bay.

The Ganesh Cafe

This was the busiest restaurant in the whole street which was filled with hundreds of seafood restaurants. It was busy for one obvious reason. “QUALITY”

Is there any better way to enjoy sunset? I seriously doubt it.

As we got down, we were facing massive tanks with live seafood. The concept was simple. You simply point out to them what you wish to eat, they weigh and would then cook right in front of your eyes as per your choice (grilled/fried) and serve it. Could it get any fresher? I don’t think so. The barbecue station was on fire with orders flying left, right and centre. How the waiters keep track of the orders and tables is beyond me. I was told the Balinese sauce used in this cafe is particularly special. Do I have to mention that the taste was divine?

There’s a gallery below with few more food shots I tried in Bali.

Summary

Bali is

  • Not cheap (compared to Thailand)
  • Beautiful as it gets(no comparison)
  • Amazing food (Can’t get enough of it)
  • Lovely people (The warriors that can contain the sea within a wall )

 

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6 Comments on “Unbelievable Bali Part 2”

  1. The review is really informative and engaging. The snaps really good.which goes well with the detailing done on the write up. Specially like the end note with feedback on Bali

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  3. Well. I think you had a unforgettable time in Bali. Also makes me want to go there and feel the culture. The food, the people, the art and the view.

  4. Follow Me Foodie to Asia Part 2 finally arrives in Bali, Indonesia! I don t even know where to start with this one because there was so much more involved with this trip than just the food alone. The food was really not the main feature, which may come as a surprise especially from me, but it was everything about the city that made Bali a place I would like to return to.

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