Bali’s Healthy Food Just Got A Lot Tastier

Dining | Written By, Life on the Island |

Just because you’re on diet, detox or health kick, doesn’t mean that you can’t still dine out in style. That’s right, throw away your stretchy pants, for some of the current culinary trends include food and beverage at their healthiest. For this issue we tapped some of the top dining establishments to figure out what new foods and drinks are hitting the healthy dining scene.

Healthy Timbale at Petani

Healthy Timbale at Petani

Wellness is one of the most important factors for anyone wanting to live a higher quality of life, especially those who travel often. Grand Nikko Bali, which has been known as an eco-hotel for many years, not only aims for environmental sustainability, but also cares about the wellbeing of all its guests. With this in mind, the resort’s food and beverage team has been inspired to focus on health and add more healthy creations to its menus. The latest offering is the inclusion of a nutritious microgreens beverage. Made entirely from fresh and organic ingredients, “Super Healthy Microgreens” drinks are completely different from other beverages served at the resort. These blends have lots of positive benefits and are intended to boost energy levels.

Healthy Microgreens fix at Grand Nikko Bali

Healthy Microgreens fix at Grand Nikko Bali

Microgreens are tiny vegetables that can be used both as a visual and flavour component or as an ingredient primarily in fine dining restaurants. Some chefs use microgreens to enhance the beauty, taste and freshness of their dishes with the delicate textures and distinctive flavours of leaves that can be either sweet or spicy. Microgreens contain considerably higher levels of vitamins and nutrients than mature vegetables. The nutritional profile of each microgreen depends greatly on its type: some can reduce the risk of diseases like cancer, while the others play an important role in removing free radicals as well as maintaining general health.

Fivelements' healthy, pretty serving

Fivelements’ healthy, pretty serving

Grand Nikko Bali’s newest beverage station serves a wide choice of different drinks that also combine seasonal fruits for added flavour. A fresh squeeze of orange, pineapple, lemon and strawberry will enhance selected microgreens including cabbage, watercress, red cabbage, bok choy, lettuce and red radish and many others based on market availabilities. you can also create your own healthy juice from an array of favourite ingredients, or consult with the resort’s team to get just the right components for a glass of blended goodness.

Healthy microgreens - the source

Healthy microgreens – the source

Currently buzzing with its generous breakfast set menu served at the equally buzzy Jalan Hanoman in Ubud, Petani restaurant’s kitchen team members are constantly hard at work, dishing out a selection of healthy yet tasty offerings to cater the growing number of health-conscious, satisfied regular diners. The restaurant’s healthy menu is driven by island-fresh produce and seasonal specialties, yet still staying true to its unmistakeable identity as a dining establishment that offers the diverse flavours of the Indonesian archipelago.

Among the healthy creations Petani’s healthy menu is the Indonesian dessert Bubur Injin, black rice pudding with banana compote. Other popular healthy, fulfilling dishes on the menu include Pumpkin (steam butternut pumpkin, vanilla bean, mixed of nut, ginger with spiced yoghurt), Organic Red Quinoa Salad (mixed of red quinoa, radish, sweet corn,parsley mint, asparagus, pimento, tomato cherry in balsamic dressing), and Timbale (grilled zucchini and eggplant  with polenta cake served in basil pesto and tomato salsa).

Petani's Organic Red Quinoa Salad

Petani’s Organic Red Quinoa Salad

Taking the healthy food offerings at their healthiest, Fivelements is opening doors for everyone for an exciting 5-Course Gourmet Chef’s Tasting at its Fivelements Sakti Dining Room™. Come along with friends and be the first to try Fivelements’ newest monthly creations prepared by the establishment’s team of devoted chefs. The stunning bamboo restaurant offers an inspiring gastronomical journey abundant in fresh, innovative, plant-based cuisine aimed to nurture body, mind and soul.

Those who’d like to take it further can join for an inspiring raw food culinary retreats for health, beauty, and longevity. The retreat provides you the chance to study under the expertise of one of the world’s most highly regarded gourmet raw food team of chefs, and take home an in-depth understanding of this extraordinary Cuisine for Life™. Fivelements’ culinary pros will guide you through key techniques including juicing, sprouting, smoothies, sweet and savoury blending, fermenting, low temperature baking and dehydrating. Learn numerous recipes and experience dynamic hands-on preparation, including blending flavours and textures of key seasonal ingredients and creating outstanding food presentations.

Grand Nikko Bali
Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
+62 361 77 33 77

Petani at Alaya Resort Ubud
Jalan Hanoman, Ubud
+62 361 97 22 00

Fivelements at Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa Banjar Baturning, Mambal
+62 361 469 206



Leave a Comment