Open Snap Teman Wisata Kuliner di Bali

Hi Guys! Senang liburan ke Bali? Tercatat sebagai satu dari tiga gerbang utama masuknya turis ke Indonesia, Bali memang menawarkan liburan yang seru. Pantai nya yang indah, Ubud nya yang menentramkan hati, atau kesenian dan aktivitas sehari-hari masyarakatnya yang spiritual merupakan tiga daya tarik utama Pulau Dewata ini.

Rejuvenating Family Getaway in Le Grande Uluwatu Bali

Spending our family weekend in Bali, Epicurina Bali Food Blog was invited to experience the staycation at Le Grande Hotel in Uluwatu, near Pecatu Beach.

Set in the tranquil and rejuvenating neighborhood of the New Kuta Golf Course within the huge Pecatu Indah Resort complex, Le Grande Hotel Uluwatu vibrates the rustic and intimate atmosphere. While the hotel is no longer young, just like people said about good wine, it aged with charm.

Pecatu Beach itself is located at the south western coast of Bali, about 15 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport, without traffic, that's about 30 minutes away. With the sunset traffic along the Garuda Wisnu Kencana stretch of road, expect 60 minutes at least.

Entering the complex from the main Uluwatu street, roads are continually intersecting with the golf cart track, meaning you have to continually watch your surrounding for passing by golf carts. The road leading to Le Grande itself is might pose a challenge for first-time visitors, so pay attention to the road signs.

Or set your Waze/Goggle Map to look for "Hotel Le Grande".

Checking in at Le Grande Uluwatu

We were greeted by the female security officer at the stone entrance gate, and after informing our purpose of visit, we proceed to the lobby area and park our car.

There were not many cars parking when we arrived, which is something quite usual for resorts in Bali by the way, since most of Le Grande Uluwatu's guests are visitors from out of the town, and they're arriving at the hotel using either taxi or other type of chartered transports.

The lobby of Le Grande Uluwatu itself felt casual, spacious, with wall to wall glass meaning there's a lot of outdoor lights flooding in, very uplifting.

Epicurina checked in into Le Grande Uluwatu's One Bedroom Suite, which located in the main building. While it says one bedroom, the title was a bit misleading.

The Suite has one single big bedroom, yes. With huge bathroom that comprising of a toilet, and a bath tub that's connected to that main bedroom. Our 6 years old kid surely getting very excited about this feature, as bath tub sits highly on the list of factors to determine if a hotel worth a second visit or not, and now he can take his bubble bath while interacting with the whole room!

The most interesting facility of Le Grande Uluwatu One Bedroom Suite though, is the adjoining living room so large we could held our own small party here!

The living room itself was also equipped by a pantry, complete with electric stove and large refrigerator. For long staying guests, the hotel also lend out simple cookwares for free.

Outside of our window, the inner garden was dressed in green, with roofless top to allow air circulation.

From the outside, the building itself looks tropical classic with wood elements dominating the facade. There are several pools accessible for the hotel's guests, one right outside of our room -- which also house D'Bar's poolside bar and dining deck suitable for weddings and medium large parties (first photo above), the others are located within the rear building complex like this one below.

Traveling with a baby, we found Le Grande is mostly accessible for baby stroller, except for some few facilities where we need to maneuver the cart carefully through the stair steps.

Dinner at Le Grande Uluwatu

While we noticed some food shops on our way to the hotel, and there were nothing really interesting we headed down to The Grand Cafe restaurant instead, which offer various dishes from different corners of the world, and we're managed to get a glimpse of the restaurant's specialties.

While the food was good, and the drinks were refreshing, what also excited us during our dinner was that The Grand Cafe adhere to the general halal standard, meaning outside of some obvious liquor related choices, there's no pork on the menu. The executive chef is also a Muslim thus fully aware of the Halal standard.

Breakfast at Le Grande Uluwatu

Personally my favorite part of a stay-in vacation. Breakfast at Le Grande is served in full buffet style, comprising of both European and Asian style cooking. As always, I immediately heads to the European section and construct my regular starting plate of salad, olives, capers, topped with some cold cut meats, sausages, cheeses, and grilled vegetables. I have some difficulties locating their egg station though, but managed to get some omelet near the end of the breakfast.

Our kids was happy enough to find there's Bubur Ayam on the menu, and proceed to devour on some chocolate pancakes afterward.

As Le Grande Uluwatu is located in the middle of New Kuta Golf Course, our breakfast was embellished with the beautiful morning song of the wild birds living in the neighborhood. Some golf carts passed by occasionally, and you can also spot some gardeners tidying up the gardens.

After the breakfast, we found ourselves back by the pool so our six years old kid can take his last dip before checking out in the afternoon.

Outside of some technical issue with the air conditioner in our room, we found our staycation in Le Grande Uluwatu really rejuvenating and fun for the whole family. Spacious luxurious room, Beautiful view, good food, and quite secluded location, with only minutes away from the famous New Kuta Beach, and the happening El Kabron. (byms)

Le Grande Uluwatu

Block 5,
Pecatu Indah Resort.
Jl. Raya Uluwatu -
Bali 80361

Phone number:
+62 361 848 1388

Fax number
+62 361 848 1366



Jazz Market by The Sea 2015 - Music, Fun Activities, and lots of Good Food

Epicurina Bali Food Blog recently covered Jazz Market by The Sea, the most-awaited jazz market in Bali in 2015. The event combines two activities into one: Jazz concert, and pop up market.

The combination was created to get the feel of Indonesian traditional market experience, where food and products are sold with attractions and entertainment happening side by side. Just that instead of the becek and smelly whatnot, you experience it in a comfy environment with hand picked selections of products and attractions to ensure all the guests have a good time.

Celebrating Indonesia's Heritage at Jazz Market by the Sea 2015

The annual Jazz Market by The Sea is here! Hosted by Taman Bhagawan in Tanjung Benoa, Bali on 14 - 16 August 2015, it combines live music entertainment and loads of delicious bites from all over Indonesia. Carrying the theme "Celebrating Indonesia's Heritage" this year's festival brought together food from all-over the archipelago, and fun locals activities like Panjat Pinang.

As informed on their official website, the Jazz Market is inspired by traditional Balinese market; pasar seni, where you will experience the hustle and bustle, thus people can have insight into real culture.

Throughout the three days event, Jazz Market by The Sea will perform nation’s top performers like Raisa, Tohpati Bertiga, Kunto Aji, Dialog dini hari, Rio Sidik, and Bali’s guitar prodigy Balawan. There will also be other traditional and contemporary musical and dance performances. For a complete schedule please see below:

On the food section visitors can purchase various of food from different regions in Indonesia, there will also be Chef's sharing session, and you will also meet Food Warriors from Aku Cinta Masakan Indonesia (ACMI) under supervision of culinary expert William Wongso. Around 80 unique stalls from: food and beverage, fashion, art and crafts.

Tickets can be bought on site at Jazz Market by The Sea in Taman Bhagawan, Bali, starting from 100K - 350K IDR. For more information visit this website. For real-time update follow #JazzMarket2015  on Twitter and on Instagram. (byms)

Chef Wan & Chef Will Collaboration

Among the rare chance happened during the Ubud Food Festival was the prospect of meeting famous chefs from Bali, and from abroad as well. Take for example Chef Wan from Malaysia. Hosting several cooking shows on TV, Chef Wan's funny and talkative personality is always entertaining to watch, either when he's in the kitchen, outside on the street teaching random westerners to cook healthy Asian dishes, or staging a popularity contest between his Malaysian cooking vs UK cities' local favorite.

While I was aiming to meet him during his appearance in Ubud Food Festival, an opportunity came up earlier when Will Meyrick invited Epicurina - Bali Food Blog, to join him in welcoming Chef Wan to Mama San! It turned out that the two knows and grows close to each other during Chef Will's opening of his new restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Surely this is an opportunity that I can't pass.

The event itself was a cooking collaboration between Chef Wan and Chef Will, where Chef Wan was cooking Malaysian dishes, and Chef Will cooking Peranakan cuisine.

The Dinner Time

I managed to grab Chef Wan aside for this photo shot, during the meet and greet session before the dinner. It turned out that what we seen on TV is not much different with the reality: Chef Wan has this vibrant personality, quick wit, and very very talkative. He quickly getting acquainted with the guests, telling jokes and laughing along with the guests as if they've been buddies for years.

Chef Wan has this amazing skill of starting up a conversation, and making people felt welcomed, all in an effortless manner. It's no wonder that the Malaysian Government appointed him as Food Ambassador to Tourism Malaysia.

Our journey into the Malaysian and Peranakan Cuisine was started with Soft shell crab with torch ginger flower, char kue peanuts, sesame seed and rujak salad. While the batter fried soft shell crab gives out a mellow sea flavor, combined with the spicy rujak salad they compliment each other, and it was a quite eye opening starter.

The soft shell crab was then followed up with this woody tangy creamy fragrant dish of Sambal jantung pisang (banana flower), with fresh prawn, torch ginger flower and kalamansi. Coming from a family that familiar with both jantung pisang and torch ginger, I was quite amused why we've never thought the two works well together.

Our next dish emanates this rustic Asian flavor, especially with the addition of tauco (fermented bean curd). The Nyonya style stir fried clams with chili padi, Thai basil, green shallots and Tauco was quickly becoming the guests' favorite.

Next came Nasi Ulam with kencur (lesser galangal), ginger flower, shredded betel leaf, Vietnamese mint, lime leaf and ikan asin (salted dried fish). While Indonesia has their own version of Nasi Ulam from Betawi ethnic, the one presented was resembling Malaysian style and it contains a lot of fragrant ingredients put into it, which in turn create an aromatic dish. The addition of Ikan Asin enhanced both the texture and the taste of the dish.

Peranakan crispy barramundi, with torch ginger flower, chili, shallots and lime leaf represents the Sweet and Sour fish, one of Chef Meyric's creation in Hujan Locale Ubud which we adored. Still using the same barramundi (kakap putih in Indonesian), the difference is that this one was more aromatic and spicier.

Baba's Nyonya fish head curry with okra, tomato, tamarind and fish curry powder was among the creamiest dish of the night, even though it was well balanced with the inclusion of tamarind (asam jawa in Indonesian), and tomato.

Next came Gulai Udang Nenas, fresh prawn cooked in turmeric, lemon grass, fresh pineapple with coconut milk. While the coconut milk adds creaminess to the dish, the sweet and sour pineapple (Nenas) help lighten and balanced the mouth-feel. It goes really well with the prawns.

Came as the last main was Fried Fragrant Cumi-Cumi, squids or calamari fried with Tom Yam paste, ginger torch, lemon grass and honey. It was nicely chewy, flavorful, and the addition of honey was just enough to add sweetness into the dish.

As the closure to our dining experience was Chef Wan's Jackfruit Custard, which resembles srikaya with extra punch of the jackfruit, and Chef Will's Coconut ice cream which nicely reinforced with peanuts and roasted coconut, made perfect with the addition of young coconut flesh you can scoop right off the bowl's wall, as it was presented in halved coconut. Balance was a bit of an issue as the halved coconut has curvy base, but taste wise it was the best coconut ice cream version we ever had.

While Chef Will stayed more in the kitchen, focusing on delivering the dinner, Chef Wan would occasionally showed up and entertain the guests with small chats, funny talks, maintaining the cheerful vibe all the way until the dinner was over. Such a tremendous energy.

As with other Chef Will's invitations during our 5+ years of food blogging in Bali, the dining experience of this "Chef Wan and Chef Will Collaboration" stays on the high note throughout the dinner. The flavors were robust, colorful, comforting, and Chef Wan's humorous personality vibrates well with Chef Will's cheerful personality himself. It's been one really enjoyable dining experience. Thank you Will Meyrick for having us! (byms)

Top 8 Halal Food in Ubud

It's no secret that getting halal food in Ubud can be tricky. While Denpasar offers a bigger chance to spot one, as 20% of its city dwellers are Muslim, however Ubud represents the more common situation in Bali where less than 4% of its population are Muslim. A stark contrast to the 85% majority nation wide, which make Indonesia a country with the largest Muslim population in the world.

(Yes, Bali is not a stand alone nation but a part of a bigger nation called Indonesia, in case you haven't noticed.)

Well known as the Yoga Capital of Indonesia, and made more famous in recent years thanks to Julia Robert's movie "Eat, Pray, Love," most foodies sought for Babi Guling Ibu Oka when visiting Ubud. Acknowledged as one of the most delicious pork dishes in the world by international TV Chefs, many tried to keep up with Ibu Oka's achievement hence roasted whole pig, or its modernized siblings pork ribs, are two of the most common dish to find in Ubud's restaurants.

Throughout years of Epicurina's food blogging adventure in Bali however, we're able to recommend some Halal food selections worth to try in Ubud. Here they are in absolutely unordered list:

1. Puteri Minang 

Perhaps the most obvious selections is nothing else than the food from a region long associated with Islam and halal food: Nasi Padang, that's what Puteri Minang sells.

With dishes ranging from the well known Rendang Padang, into the more traditional options like Tunjang, Kikil, Otak, and Paru, Puteri Minang offers a wide selection fits the most selective eaters. Just a bit of warning though that car parking space is very limited, and the food here is quite spicy hot.

Alternatively there are also some other Padang Restaurants further down the road, but Puteri Minang is the most famous.

Puteri Minang
Jalan Raya Ubud 77,
Phone: (+62) 361 975577

Halal status: HL2 - Halal by seller's claim

2. Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku

Perhaps the closest contender to Babi Guling Ibu Oka in term of fame, Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku is also a long standing brand in Ubud. Serving Kedewatan style Nasi Ayam Bali, where instead of Ayam Betutu, they're using Ayam Gerang Asam.

The other component of the dish are quite typical of Balinese Chicken Rice found throughout the island, like Ayam Sisit, Sate Lilit Ayam, Urab Sayur, Telur Rebus, Kacang Goreng, and Sambal.

Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku
Jalan Raya Kedewatan No.18,
Bali 80571
Phone: (+62) 361 974795
⌚ Opens: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Halal status: HL1 - Halal by own observation

3. Warung Pulau Kelapa

Located really close to another one of Ubud's most famous eateries, Naughty Nuri's, Warung Pulau Kelapa serves Indonesian and some International food selections.

Led by Chef Lambon, Warung Pulau Kelapa occupies a joglo styled building, with both indoor and outdoor seating, including one set in a cow's cage setting. Another interesting feature of Warung Pulau Kelapa is the garden where guests can pick their own vegetables to be cooked by the kitchen staff, including the less common ones like Bunga Turi, or the edible flower of Sebasnia grandiflora.

To better fit the international audience, Warung Pulau Kelapa also applies #NoMSG policy.

It is not a coincidence then, that Warung Pulau Kelapa sits on the recommendation list of Indonesia's prominent food experts like William Wongso and Bondan Winarno.

Warung Pulau Kelapa
Jl. Raya Sanggingan,

Halal status: HL1 - Halal by own observation

4. Bale Udang Ubud 

Formerly known as Bale Udang Mang Engking, their Ubud branch is quite a new venue, Bale Udang Ubud is perhaps the only large sized restaurant in Ubud that serves Halal food. With parking space fits tourist busses and plenty cars all at once, the venue doesn't sacrifice quality for quantity, as the spaces are beautifully designed around the artificial pond, complete with individual bamboo huts erected over the water.

The restaurant is also well managed, and the foods are actually delicious, with affordable prices. It even has musholla (praying space) with decent facility.

As the name implies, Bale Udang Ubud serves prawn based dishes (Udang = prawn or shrimp) in several varieties like fried, grilled, honey marinated, boiled, or made into soup. They also serves other seafood like squid and crab, fresh water fishes like Carp and Gourami. And for the seafood challenged guests, there are also selections of beef, chicken and duck based dishes. There's quite something for everyone.

Bale Udang Ubud
Jl. Raya Goa Gajah,
Banjar Teges Kanginan,
Desa Peliatan,

Halal status: HL2 - Halal by seller's claim

5. Sitara Indian Restaurant

A decent Indian restaurant offering classic Indian food, which means normally there would be no pork, or beef, just mutton, chicken, prawn, fish, cheese, and lots lots lots of curry. 

Sitara Indian Restaurant
Jalan Hanoman 99 X, 
☎ (+62) 361 977195
⌚ Opens: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
�� 90 minutes from Airport

Halal status: HL1 - Halal by own observation

6. Taco Casa

Serving Mexican favourite like Tacos, Enchiladas, Burritos, Quesadillas, and Fajitas, it's quite a rarity that they uses only beef and chicken for the meat selection. But we're grateful for that.

Taco Casa
Jl. Pengosekan, 
Bali 80571
☎ (+62) 812 2422 2357
⌚ Opens: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
�� 90 minutes from Airport

Halal status: HL1 - Halal by own observation

7. Sari Organik

Serving mostly organic and locally grown vegetable dishes, Sari Organik offers selection of local and international vegetarian dishes on their menu. When the menu is not vegetarian, they uses either chicken, or fish.

The catch -- or the beauty, depends on how you see it -- is that you have to walk through the rice fields for about 15 minutes as Sari Organik is located deep in the countryside, where only human and motorcycles (and water buffalos of course) can fit to the narrow path in between the rice fields. Some are so narrow that you have to step aside to give way to motorcycle passing by.

Impressive? Absolutely, if you've never seen rice fields up close before, or having your meal in the beautiful bamboo hut surrounded by lush green rice fields. But if rice fields is already abundant in your regular daily sights, Sari Organik still worth a visit, at least once.

Just don't forget to bring extra clothes and plan your trip outside of Bali's most hot hours. The setting sun do look beautiful to watch from here.

Warung Bodag Maliah Sari Organik
In the middle of Tjampuhan countryside
Jl. Raya Tjampuhan, 
⌚ Opens: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
☎ (+62) 361 972087
�� 120 minutes from Airport

Park your vehicle on the roadside, then continue by walking.

Halal status: HL1 - Halal by own observation

8. Bali Bohemia

It's a funky new hangout opened in early 2015, located just outside the Monkey Forest Ubud's rear entrance gate. Bali Bohemia offer various meze (appetizers) from Levantine cuisine, like hummus, tabouleh, and baba ghanoush.

Best reached through Nyuh Kuning, branched off the main Pengosekan street, Bali Bohemia offers a laid back atmosphere with lovely mural paintings, and lots of beautiful beads and trinkets.

Bali Bohemia 
Banjar Nyuh Kuning,
Jl Nyuh Bojog,
Monkey Forest Gate D
☎ (+62) 361 978361 
�� 90 minutes from Airport

Halal status: HL1 - Halal by own observation, HL2 - Halal by seller's claim

Last, some general notes:

  1. Should you're nowhere near these recommendations, as a general rule you can expect all Padang Restaurants are 100% Halal, Vegetarian Restaurants are your next best chance to have Halal food, and Indian Restaurants are also worth options to inspect.
  2. Most of the restaurants recommended above serves alcohol, which is among the reason why many don't bother to try getting certified by halal certification body (Majelis Ulama Indonesia - MUI) in Indonesia.
  3. Observation and personal judgement should always be practiced, as these recommendations are made through a limited mean of personal observation which includes visual and listed ingredients inspection, interview with the restaurant staff, backed up with online research and peer opinions. 
There you are folks, your list of halal food recommendation in Ubud for your holiday. Which one is your favorite? Do let us know should you have other halal food recommendations in Ubud to include in the list. (byms)

Alaya Ubud Resort Relaxing Oasis in Downtown Ubud

Serving as the base camp for our Ubud Food Festival activities is the charming hotel Alaya Ubud. Looks narrow and unassuming from the front, the hotel is actually big, just that it's stretched a couple of hundred meters deep.

Located next to the Yoga Barn, Alaya is easy to spot, and ample of parking spaces are available. There are three main attraction at this beautiful resort hotel: The room (definitely), Dala Spa, and Petani Restaurant with live music performance featuring Bali's best talents. During the day, Petani also serves as a good meeting ground with its elegant chic interior.

Around Alaya Ubud, there's a lot of attraction you can visit by walking, eliminating the need of a cab. A major supermarket sits almost right next to the hotel, 15 minutes walk to the Monkey Forest, and a lot of interesting restaurants and shops only a walking distance away.

The Stay

First, service is awesome, loosely structured and feels genuine, no cliche. With only 60 rooms capacity, this is among the luxury you can experience from the staff in Alaya Ubud. For example, when I got back from my talk in Ubud Food Festival, the guest relation staff recognized me almost immediately, even though I'm sure that was the first time we met. Wanting to quickly get out of my sweat ridden t-shirt from the earlier activity, I was then accompanied by a younger male staff, who's also already know me by name, all the way to my room where my wife and kids are waiting.

On the down side the walk to our room on the third floor was unexpectedly long, given the narrow-deep hotel layout and our room was located quite to the rear end of the resort. There's also no elevator or ramps available meaning we can't carry the baby stroller either.

The view was amazing though. While I'm no stranger to rice fields, since I grew up with rice fields surrounding my house and treat them as my playground, the view is soothing nonetheless. I heard that the hotel bought those rice fields around the hotel, just so it can be preserved as is.

The room itself was simply beautiful. I love how the design makes the room felt cultured, with the texture, colors, and artworks, but not bare traditional, as the in-room facilities and the honeycomb patterned door nicely adds the contemporary feels.

The bowl shaped bathtub with natural lighting was surely gained my 6 years old kid attention, who's favourite hotel activity includes either swimming, or bubble bath, or both. Both the shower and the bathtub occupied an open space though, divided only by curtain with the rest of the room. Suitable for couples and families with little kids, it might feels a bit awkward for those not used to open space bathrooms.

The room was spacious, and its bed was enough to fit the whole crew of 2 3/4 people (2 adults, 1 kid, 1 baby). And what begun as a joke to address the daybed as "kid's bed" ends up with our kid actually slept on it, believing that joke to be true.

Outside of the room (literally), the other wonderful feature of Alaya Ubud's rooms are the balconies. Facing the lush green rice fields, it's equipped with comfy couch perfect to snuggle with your loved one(s), while enjoying the fresh air of Ubud.

While Alaya also have afternoon tea down at Petani as complimentary of our stay, we skipped it as our agenda for the rest of the afternoon was to enjoy the luxury treatment of Dala Spa.

Mesmerizing Dala Spa

Located at the at the hotel's farthest end, Dala Spa's lobby is at the second floor and the treatment room downstairs at the ground floor. What's special with Dala Spa is that each room have different themes, all were elegant and mesmerizing in their own ways.

Surprisingly, Dala Spa also has their own Spa menu which includes a nice set of high tea, with array of unique tea blends.

As we took quite a lot of beautiful shots here, it's only proper to put the Dala Spa experience in its own article. Stay tuned.

Dinner time at Petani Restaurant

For the evening, I heads down to Petani Restaurant. The view turned into dramatic with the lights turned on.

As Mrs. Epicurina suddenly experiencing a terrible headache, I have to enjoy the dinner alone. A pity, but still enjoyable nonetheless, especially with the live entertainment by Bali's own prodigy music artist Balawan.

Known for his double necked guitar and his unique tapping method, Balawan performance that night was both joyful and stunning. Combining intricate tunes with Balinese elements, Balawan combine technical prowess with ethnicity nuance beautifully blend it. This is for sure not your usual dinner band.

Later during the end of his performance, Balawan was also joined by one of his audience in a three way "battle" of scatting, Djembe drum playing, and Balawan mimicking gamelan on his guitar!

To accompany the evening, I ordered Grilled Jimbaran Bay Tuna. Two slabs of thick and juicy tuna, stacked on top of purple potato puree and edamame beans. The tuna was marinated with Kintamani lime and soy sauce, lightly grilled to create the firm surface, while at the same time maintaining the pinky juicy tuna meat inside. Well done!

I did find the dressing of spiced orange reduction a bit challenging though, since the purple potato is already sweet, and the dressing was even sweeter.

Breakfast in Alaya Ubud

Several options are available for breakfast in Alaya Ubud, you can pick from the Indonesian Nasi Kuning Komplit, Eggs, or Pancake. I certainly went for the poached eggs, on top of toasted baguette, perfected by a layer of smoked salmon. Delish! I always love the moment I sliced the poached eggs open and let the runny egg yolks melted out.

We find the Nasi Kuning a bit too mellow for our local tastebuds though, while our kid certainly enjoyed his freshly made choco chips pancake.

All of the breakfast choices includes a set of sliced fresh fruits, juices, homemade yogurt, bread basket with homemade jams, and a choice of coffee or tea. While it's not a buffet breakfast, it's surely fulfilling.

Conclusion and feedbacks

On overall our stay was awesome, the staffs were attentive, their Dala Spa's High Tea has definitely one of the best savory snacks among all the high teas in Bali. We love the bedroom and the bowl shaped bathtub, and the balcony was relaxing.

I would love to see flavor enhancement on some of their food, and there should be a better way to address family traveling with babies, or with elders, as for both cases the long walk might be an issue.

Where's your favorite place to stay in Ubud? Share with us!

Thank you Alaya Ubud for introducing your lovely resort to our Epicurina readers. As usual, all opinions are of my own. (byms)