Tourism in Bali has immensely grown over the decades. With a good number of tourists constantly visiting the place, you will not be surprised to find it being ahead of other places in the region when it comes to tourism. With a name like Island of the gods, Bali is bound to be one of the best places on earth right? Well it gets even better. The island is known of its rich heritage and tourists flock the place all year round to mesmerize on the natural and manmade elements that make it a beautiful and amazing place. So where are the best joints? Where do you eat and drink when you visit?
Below are some of the best places you will find in and around the Island of the Gods:
- Bali Asli
“Asli” means authentic in Balinese. That in its own sells the place. If you are looking for fine local cuisine, this is the place to be. You are bound to find food here that you will not find anywhere else. The food itself is traditional and the cooking method is also traditional. The menus are written daily on palm leaves. What about the drinks? There is a list of drinks to sample from like the pineapple beer for the alcohol lovers. Besides the food, the scenery also makes it an amazing place with the Tirta Gangga water palace which was built in 1946. Mount Agungcan also be seen from the high altitude the Bali Asli is set.
- Mozaic Beach Club
This is on the Batubelig beach and offers among the best fine dining experiences. They have a beach-side environment seating approximately 200 guests in a casual bistro setting and a formal setting in the dining room upstairs. Tasting menus are a common fete but are not compulsory. The mosaic beach club is a sibling of the Mozaic restaurant in the Ubud area.
Petitenget district is also known as Eat Street. Here you find the Mediterranean kind of restaurant and bar combination with sidewalk with elegant décor and menu. The setup is characterized with marble table tops with red roses. Martinis and crunchy baguettes are served with lynchee and prawns respectively. In addition, the salads of goat cheese, hazelnuts and honey roasted beets top up the rich food culture. It is popular with women who love to eat out on their way to the Seminyak boutique circuit.
- Sari Organik Bodag Maliah
Found in the luxurious Ubud location, it is set up with a rustic bamboo theme that looks like a ship in a sea of the green rice paddies. So what sets them apart? It may be their focus on offering organic foods. “BodagMaliah” loosely translates to overflowing basket which the restaurant is literally known for offering salads from plants that are picked fresh from the garden. You can hand pick the vegetables yourself! Many kinds of guides are available both through media and through online sources, from where you can visit these amazing joints.
Authors Bio - Tom Clark is an avid food critic who loves sampling the different cuisines of the world. Through the Balihotelguide, he has nothing more than praise for the culture and food of the Balinese people. He recommends a visit for any food lover and enthusiast.