Cuca is a Tapas and Cocktail restaurant in Jimbaran, Bali is relatively easy to find on Jalan Uluwatu. The restaurant is spacious, nice ambience, and surprisingly the prices are affordable!
Food is uniquely designed and taste so good. Interesting the waiter shared all ingredients are using local Bali’s only, which is quite impressive considering the quality of fusion and molecular concept cuisine in the small details.The cocktails are amazing and presented in an amazing modern way. Virginia, the owner, is also very pleasant, humble to approach our table, asked about how's our food, making sure that everything is up to our expectation.
Favorite Dish: We tried the two desserts – Monkey Business and Bali Breakfast. The Monkey Business was very nice with a touch of liquor, while the Bali Breakfast was impressive with fermented Mango that was yummy mixed with mashed Coconut.
Bakso, another must-eat local food, which literally means pork ball in some Chinese dialects. It usually served in a bowl, like soup, with noodles, bean curds (tofu), eggs, 'siomay'/steamed meat dumpling, and crispy wanton. It has a consistent homogeneous texture, and spices to it.
This stall is featured in Anthony Bourdain's show "No Reservations" (running on cable on the Travel & Living Channel or Discovery Channel).
I admit it doesn’t look that delicious at all but the taste makes more than up for it. You’ve just got to try it!
This shop is loved by the locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere is very casual, everyone sits on the floor, sharing a long low table while Ibu Oka, the owner of the stall I presume, shaves the tender juicy meat off the pig hanging on the kitchen.
Highly recommended just for the experience of a local food stall, and also for the lovely pork dish! Most of all, the food and drinks combined will only set you back around Rp30.000 or less.
Favorite Dish: Babi Guling (Roasted Pig), the signature dish is an all-in-one platter of rice with pork meat, fried pork skin, pig intestines, gizzet, and vegetables. The pork meat is nicely marinated and very tender. The fried pork skin is very crispy and delicious. It's finger licking good!
Med ~ a minimalist designed restaurant with a comfortable dining verandas facing the street.
A fine set of furnishing, floral arrangement, and lighting is prepared to create a subtle dining atmosphere.
An open air space at the back-side decorated with palm trees and a pond of waterfall creates a romantic tropical look.
The restaurant consists of two (2) floors; each with a bar serving various choices of beverages.
An air-conditioned glassed room overlooking the street is exclusively designed to indulge your private and luxurious dining.
Favorite Dish: Med ~ awarded as one of “THE BEST RESTAURANT” by the Indonesia Tattler’s Magazine.
A taste of Mediterranean, exclusively presented by an international experienced Chef.
Well trained waiters and waitresses will serve you professionally with full Balinese hospitality.
Med ~ brings you everyday soulful music from the DJ booth while you dine.
Special classic disco music, played by a live DJ will accompany you every Friday night.
Med ~ welcomes you, your family, friends and colleagues to enjoy a happy and unforgettable dining occasion during your stay in Bali.
Famous for their Bebel Bengil Crispy Duck. The one and only Bebek Bengil Restaurant in Ubud, Bali is so famous that they even have an outlet in Hong Kong.
The place is huge, with an outdoor garden nicely lit to achieve a great ambiance, with lots of running water and flowers. You can sit in traditional booths and make the experience a bit more "local". Great for a small party of friends or even just the two of you.
The walk through the garden towards the various dining rooms was delightful. The table we chose gave us a great view of the rice fields.
The ponds with fountains, the rice fields and the sculptures scattered around the area serves great background for pictures.
I highly recommend this as a nice plaz for meals. It has now become a tourist attraction. Do pay a visit there, if not for the food, for the beautiful place.
Favorite Dish: Food is pretty good. The duck is BBQ'ed to a crisp, and yes, it doesn't have tons of meat on it. But it's still tasty. And they also have all the touristy favourites for you, all done with a quality that is much above your average fare.
My favourite dish... of coz Bebek Bengil.
Bebek Bengil consist of half a duck steamed in Indonesian spices and then fried for a crispy finish. You can choose to go with sauteed potatoes and a side salad or steamed rice and Indonesian vegetables.
Had dinner at Blue Ocean Bar, located at Seminyak, right opposite to the Beach. I bet if we found this plaz earlier, we might be hanging out there enjoying the sea breeze, wave and the sunset. =D
The patio area can seat around 100 people and there are sunshades to help stop the tropical rays from scorching you. The area under the roof can seat another 100 people.
Very cool place for a solo person to take a break from the sun (if u come during the day time) or a group of friends to enjoy themselves and chill with a bottle of Bintang.
Favorite Dish: There are snacks including burgers, salads, appetizers, pasta, soups, and a main menu featuring steak, chicken, seafood and an Asian menu.
I've tried Soto Ayam (chicken soup). It's actually Javenese delicacies. But it's also very well-known in Bali. Along roadside, especially Ubud or Beaches, u can see lotsa stall selling it and Bakso.
The soup is yellow in colour due to the use of turmeric as one of its ingredients. Besides chicken, the soup is served with vermicelli, hard-boiled eggs, slices of fried potatoes, celery leaves, and fried shallots.
Food is cheap and good. You can try nasi campur, that means plain rice with a piece of chicken meat, vegetables, fish and sometimes tofu or satay. Fruit juice is nice and fresh too. All these for a fraction of money. I always had my lunch there.
You can also order mee goreng or noodle soup, basically instant noodle with soup. Quite nice too.
While shopping along Kuta, you're bound to look for a spot for a drink and to rest your tired little feet and Raja's is a great spot to do so while you're at Bali.
The food there is mostly western with a spot of local munchies. The food's not too bad really and I liked the look for the restaurant.
Best thing I liked there was the coconut drink. Absolutely refreshing after a long day of shopping under the hot sun.
Cafe Wayan is one of the more popular restaurants around Ubud area (athough there are many other quaint little cafes, our Bali friend recommended this place to us). It's local dishes is what I would recommend - mostly rice dishes (as you can see from the pictures). I can't say I remember their exact names but a safe bet would be the Nasi Campur - 'Mixed Rice' literally which usually consists of several little servings of different dishes with rice.
Like I said before, food here is pretty good - mostly chilli hot with lots of herbs.
Another thing that is supposedly good here are the cakes. I didn't try any but it did look quite good. Worth a try if you feel like some dessert after your meal.