Kubu – Stunning Riverside Degustation In Ubud

Kubu Restaurant @ the Mandapa Ritz Carlton Reserve in Ubud is one of those gorgeous dinner venues that you dream of, offering a fine Mediterranean-European cuisine degustation menu. The setting is like a scene from Inception – a stunning mystical village that stretches down the cliff sides of the Ayung River Valley. … More Kubu – Stunning Riverside Degustation In Ubud

Campuhan Ridge: Morning Trek, Scenic Balinese Cafe & A Wedding

Campuhan Ridge, just a few minutes’ ride from the center of Ubud, made a lovely morning hike. En route we passed a small village with local artists offering intricate paintings on canvas and even on wooden eggs. At the end of the trek, we were greeted by the lovely sanctuary of Karsa Cafe & Spa where we rested our weary feet and had a leisurely Balinese breakfast while feasting on the stunning views over the paid fields. Serendipity offered us a unique experience of a Balinese wedding preparation. … More Campuhan Ridge: Morning Trek, Scenic Balinese Cafe & A Wedding

Locavore, Be Amazed By This Casual-Haute Ubud Restaurant

Restaurant Locavore in the heart of Ubud is my Restaurant of the Year 2015. As its name implies, the restaurant only uses sustainably-sourced local produce to create amazingly creative cuisine; even the ethnic-looking yet stylish plates and cutlery are sourced locally. Chefs Eelke Plasjmeijer and Ray Ardiansyah serve only two set menus of five to seven dishes. Don’t miss the Local Rice Risotto with Snails cooked in garlic butter topped with a 64°C slow-cooked duck egg. Flavours and presentation are top-notch, and service is earnest; what’s unbelievable is the price; under US$50 for the 7-course – we counted about 15 dishes with the freebies and snacks. Make the trip; it’s worth every penny. … More Locavore, Be Amazed By This Casual-Haute Ubud Restaurant

Bale Udang, Prawny Delights Over Water

Bale means “floating pavilion” and Udang means “prawn” in Bahasa Indonesia; no prizes for guessing that Bale Udang specialises in prawns served at bamboo pavilions built over a fish pond. The star is the Honey Grilled Prawn, a wonderful mix of sweet, spicy and savoury flavours; the prawn is so crispy that you can eat it shells and all. As the sun sets, the place turns magical with the reflections of hanging lanterns simmering in the huge pond. … More Bale Udang, Prawny Delights Over Water

Agung Khalia, Villa In A Field Of Dreams

Agung Khalia Villa, located deep into the verdant paddy rice fields of Ubud, delivers a 5-star experience at 2-star prices. There are many reasons to love this hidden gem: its tranquility coupled with easy access to entertainment, fine dining and shopping; the magnificent natural beauty of the surrounds; the pervasiveness of traditions; the palatial comfortable of the Balinese villa; the warm hospitality of the crew – all come together to deliver a superb relaxing dream holiday. … More Agung Khalia, Villa In A Field Of Dreams