There's no shortage of hip (western oriented) foodspots in the ever the vibrant Seminyak. We found it had to find places with local cuisine. H-o-w-e-v-e-r... We did find these two where had some nice local dishes.
If you didn't know it was there, you'd easily pass it. We would have if not for the fragrances coming off the charcoal grill. Satay must be nearby. Good afternoon snack right? Growing up I was, still am used to seeing my Dad using one hand turning satays on the grill under a carefully coordinated breeze created by a kipas (handfan) in the other. So I was surprised to see an unmanned grill in the outdoor kitchen. It all fell in to place when we ordered. Next to the grill was an actual electric fan providing the a breeze on its own. HA, oh well a fan is a fan right? The satay is served on a mini grill. Very cute. And nicely flavored too. Sate Bali is right next to a little market so you can have a stroll before or after lunch/dinner.
23, Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Bali
At first the warring seems a somewhat misplaced in all of the neighborhood trendy hipness. No ac. No stylish decor. Only a few table in the dark looking restaurant and the kitchen looks... Let's call it organized chaos. Now I know this doesn't really sound hopeful. The moment we came up close I spot an authentic (satay)grill in front. With fan. Now to me, that's good news. The grill, not the fan ;) And so we order chicken satay, perked jagung (corn fritters) and kangkung (waterspinach). The satay is close to what we are accustomed to back home. Dad's satay is no. 1 ofcourse ;) The kangkung was almost like grandma's was and the corn fritters nicely balanced due to a touch of kaffir lime leafs. Lovely contrast between on the buzzing Jalan Petitenget.
97, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali
The travel season
The travel season isn't really a season. Travelling can be done year round. And I wish I could do it year round too. There's just so much to see and do in the world! So that's why started the subject 'The travel season' where I'll be keeping track of abroad culinary adventures. You can find a short intro post here.