17 Jan #BlotsinBali- Where We Ate and More
We’re already 3 weeks into 2018 and I’ve gotten a few messages inquiring about this post. Thank you for all of the love and interest we received on our honeymoon and thank you for holding me accountable! Indonesia is seriously breathtaking and such an affordable trip to travel to and we hope these blogposts help you navigate Bali a little easier when you go. If you post pictures of any of the places I suggested, please tag us we’d love to see and stalk your instastories to live this trip all over again! Without further ado, here is the final post covering details of our trip!
I did not write down or remember the names of the hole in the wall restaurants we ate while in Canggu but we kept it Vegan while we there, the food was delicious and crazy cheap. I’m taking 1.50 -3 American dollars per person for a meal. These were the meals that tasted most flavorful and authentic to Indonesia. If we ordered juice, they’d go to the back of the shop, chop the fruit off of the trees and make them on the spot!
All of the airbnbs we stayed at provided homemade breakfast but because we couldn’t see the kitchen where we stayed in Canggu, we ate out lol. We went to Peloton Supershop which is one of the many Australian restaurants in Bali. Many Australians frequent Bali for activities like surfing and yoga being that it is such a short flight. Peloton Supershop is based in a super hipster area by the beach and was a bit pricier for that reason. It was still much cheaper than we were used to, around $20 for both of us, so we kinda went ham and it was so worth it! I urge you to try the Acai/Pitaya bowls there, I have never had better. Kynd Community in Seminyak has the prettiest acai bowls, this is where Sam and I got the Mr. and Mrs. Blot bowls.
Everywhere you go people will talk about the infamous Crispy Duck in Bali. Prior to our honeymoon I was vegan for a year but I have absolutely no discipline while traveling so I was down to try everything. I never made it back to the lifestyle but that’s another story for another time. Personally, I didn’t care for it. It takes just like chicken haha but the experience at Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck) was divine, we literally sat crossed legged under these huts in the middle of nature. It was soooo relaxing! This was one of the priciest locals meals we had, half a duck each with steamed rice and balinese vegetables for $10 each which is comparable to the Australian and Americanized restaurants in Bali.
We ate a few restaurants that tasted like the non-gmo version of food in the states. They have higher quality meats for sure and my favorite part of every meal there is the juice, we’ve never had juice we didn’t talk about afterwards. Its always so fresh and delicious! These restaurants were Watercress Ubud, Dough Darlings, Umah Pizza, and a variety of burger joints on Monkey Forest road.
This isn’t by any stretch and exhaustive list of places we ate, these are just the ones I remember the names of but I urge you to be more open than we were to trying the local food. Most days we wanted to eat something familiar but our tastiest meals were the local ones.
Aside from not eating enough local foods, here is the list of places we really wanted to visit but didn’t have time for it in our schedule:
- Uluwata Temple to watch the sunset fire dance performance
- Tirta Empul- Holy Water Temple
- Elephant Safari Park in Bali (only to play and bathe them, I urge you not to ride them as it is unnatural for them)
- Gili Air Island, Lombok, Indonesia
- Dine at Rock Bar in the Ayana Resort
- Visit the Canal Water Slide
- Visit Bali Butterfly Park
- Take a Balinese Cooking Class
- Eat at Alchemy
- Visit Paradiso Ubud
- Romantic dinner at Kupu Kupu Barong
- We took a day trip to Nusa Lempoyang Island but next time we want to stay overnight
- Sunrise Volcano Hike
Thanks for reading and have fun in the land of the gods!