Our BaliMoon Resto Recos



Of course this made me a bit pikon because contrary to Patrick's (and everyone else's) claims---HINDI PO AKO MATAKAW. I am glad I have this platform to clear my name and reputation. Please do not listen to my friends---mga sinungaling po silang lahat. What?! AMALAYER?!?! Just to be clear, I am just a lover---a lover of FOOD, OKAY?!?!?!?!?! You are all so busy loving people, your dogs and cats---you are forgetting that our FOOD FRIENDS need some love and affection too! They have feelings too, you know! But I have to admit, my passion for food is much deeper these days. I have now evolved into a more strategic and mindful eater. I used to be that girl who would just eat anything---tipong papatulan ko yung makunat na lengua de gato na iniwan ng lola mo 3 weeks ago. Yes, I was that kind of person. But that was then, the NEW me is a more decisive eater and I now take my foodie passions more seriously. (Naks, I sound like such a culinary snob! I love it!) Now that I'm older, I'm trying to appreciate the actual art of eating. I want to indulge in GOOD FOOD---food that's well made, recipes that were carefully thought of, ingredients that are fresh and wholesome, the kind of food that makes your tummy so happy--it doesn't end up grumbling after an hour. I still have my junk food fixes from time to time (I think this is something I will always struggle with), but I'm happily trying to expand my foodie experiments and training my palate to be more welcoming and adventurous! So for our Balimoon, I wanted it to be food centered! I really did a lot of research and I'm really proud of our "conquests". So today, I'm sharing our resto recommendations with you guys :)

SARDINE
Location: Jalan Petintenget 21, Seminyak Area
Price: Mid-Range
Food: 7 out of 10
Ambiance/Decor: 8 out of 10

We walked for a good 30 minutes under the scorching heat of the Balinese sun to get to this resto! Halfway through our "trek", I gave up and Pat hailed a cab for us. I turn into a monster kapag gutom and Pat knows when I'm about to have one of my "HANGRY ATTACKS" (hungry and angry) kaya magaling na siya dumiskarte.  Hehehe! 

The food was good, not dirt cheap but reasonable. Think Cibo/Bizu/your average resto in Rockwell price range, which is not bad considering how pretty this place is!:) This is the perfect muni-muni with your honey kind of restaurant. This resto actually reminded me of the Philippines since it was situated in an actual rice field. Hopefully we can come up with something like this here!
photo via mbssurfbali

POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
Website: www.ptthead.com
Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
Price: Mid-Range
Food: 7 out of 10
Ambiance/Decor: 9.5 out of 10 (winner!!!!)

The iconic Potato Head has got to be the coolest BEACH CLUB in Bali (and maybe even in the entire South East Asia). The architecture alone is enough to make you want to hang here all day.  They definitely brought the COOLNESS to Seminyak---this place is so cool in fact that I actually wanted to head out to buy a new bikini just to fit in!!! It's sooooo cool that I'm embarrassed that I used the word "COOL" to describe it. Gosh, I feel like such a loser right now. This is just sad. Anyway.. Think MOMA meets Urban Outfitters meets Posh Spring Breakers---in ASIA! Ok, that made sense in my mind but I don't know if I expressed it well enough. Ah basta, pumunta nalang kayo!
Photo by Pranata Sulistyawan
MOZAIC RESTAURANT GASTRONOMIQUE
Location: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
Price: High Budget
Food: 9 out of 10
Ambiance/Decor: 8 out of 10 

So this is what I had to make lambing Patrick for. I had to really beautiful eyes for this one! This was possibly our biggest splurge in Bali. This is hands down the BEST restaurant in Bali. Just ask any taxi driver, hotel concierge, expat, local in Bali--and they'll say MOZAIC is THE peg of all restaurants in Bali. This award winning restaurant serves special tasting menus for dinner. Booking a table is nearly impossible (especially during peak season) so when I got our confirmation I was sooooo happy!!!:) We had the Discovery Menu which focuses on fresh local ingredients (available in the Indonesian market) prepared in French inspired techniques. 

NAUGHTY NURI'S WARUNG
Location: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
Price: Low Budget
Food: 8 out of 10
Ambiance/Decor: 6 out of 10 (hole in the wall style)

This is Pat's favorite----well because it was the CHEAPEST out of all the restos we ate in. Hahaha!:) The ribs were divine!!! We each got a giant slab and completely devoured it! No wonder this hole in the wall resto is a famous tambayan for the Indonesian locals.
ROCK BAR
Location: Ayana Resort and Spa, Jimbaran
Price: HighBudget
Food: 8 out of 10
Ambience: 10 out of 10

We lined up to ride the funicular for a good 45 minutes. Patrick and I had to entertain each other with jokes and Justin Bieber songs--it was a loooong wait. But boy, it was WORTH IT!!!! You'll have to take a cab to get here though as it is located inside the Ayana Resort complex. Here's some info from their site: "The bar’s innovative, minimalist design by Yasuhiro Koichi of Japan’s Design Studio SPIN exploits the natural formation and character of the rock on which the bar sits, 14 meters above the ocean at the base of AYANA’s towering cliffs. Your 360-degree vantage point affords nothing between you and the horizon but shimmering ocean waves." Though I can't say much about the food since we just had a few drinks and pica pica, it's a really good hangout spot--especially for sunset sessions with friends!
Official Photo from Ayana Website

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

great review and i like that you tried restos that vary in price range.

SyDnEyLyN said...

thank you for posting often ms. patty.. you make me smile a lot when i'm reading your posts kasi sobrang vulnerable lanat haha..

happyemz said...

hi patty! :)

Princess Mae Directo said...

hi patty! what camera are you using? your photos are so nice! :)

Kristine Suin said...

THE PATS is officially the cutest couple ever!!! Not only you guys are both good looking, you are also cool and funny!! If one day I get to bump into you, expect me to ask for a picture. :))

Selba said...

Wow.. the pictures are gorgeous! Next time, if I visit Bali again, I would love to visit the places you've visited :)

Carla Macasio said...

Was in Bali last month as well. Was able to go to Potato Head and Naughty Nuri. Wished I read your blog then so we could've gone to Mozaic, it looks amazing!

My boyfriend was totally digging Naughty Nuri's Warung, he went there twice (once with his friends, then with me when I arrived)...hehehe :)

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