Uluwatu Cliffside Dining at The Warung

The Warung, located within the stunning and gorgeously-minimalistic Alila Villas Uluwatu that’s perched precariously on the Indian Ocean cliffside, created a delectable tasting menu for the Indonesian Culinary Festival; showcasing an authentic taste of Padang, West Sumatra, courtesy of culinary expert, author and entrepreneur Reno Andam Suri. The simple, delicious dishes and several decadent desserts were expertly prepared; presented in surreal surrounds. … More Uluwatu Cliffside Dining at The Warung

Biku, Javanese Royal High Tea & Tarrot Reading

Royal High Tea in Seminyek, Bali? Tarot readings? True. Biku, sited in a 150 year-old “joglo” traditional Javanese wooden house, is an antique shop turned eclectic tea salon and cafe, owned by Jero Asri Kerthyasa, royal princess of Ubud; a Sydney-born lady who married the Prince of Ubud. The signature offering is of course the Traditional Afternoon Tea with the full-works of fresh-baked scones, strawberries and cream, cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches, and a few pastries. … More Biku, Javanese Royal High Tea & Tarrot Reading

Sarong Bali, Asian Street Food Fine-dining Style

Awards-winning Sarong opened in 2008, and is now one of the top tables in Bali. Celebrity chef & author Chef Will Meyrick assembles and re-invents street-food around Asia, plating and serving them fine-dining style in a lovely Balinese pavilion surrounded by beautifully-lit verdant gardens. The food is authentic and Chef Will pulls no punches. The multi-flavour Tuna betel leaf with lemongrass, green tomato, sambal matah and bumbu pasih is a mainstay of the menu. … More Sarong Bali, Asian Street Food Fine-dining Style

Sardine In A Balinese Padi Field

Sardine Restaurant at upscale Seminyak, housed in a sprawling bamboo structure with a leafy al fresco lawn decorated with comfy bamboo sofas shaded by black-and-white chequered parasols, serves up spectacular views of a verdant padi field that stretches into the horizoz. Seafood is their specialty; the Manis Clams steamed in coconut milk, lemongrass and Kaffir lime; and the Grilled Hamachi with sweet corn, edamame, sautéed blue crab, grilled asparagus and leek confit are expertly executed. … More Sardine In A Balinese Padi Field

Akira Back, Fine Japanese-Korean Fusion In Jakarta

Jakarta’s dining scene is hotting up these days. My search for something high-end led me to  this much-touted restaurant at the penthouse of MD Place in Jakarta – serving modern Japanese cuisine influenced by the Korean heritage of the celebrity chef Akira Back, a former professional snowboarder. He was named “Best Chef In Las Vegas” by … More Akira Back, Fine Japanese-Korean Fusion In Jakarta