The Food Issue

Decadent Dining on the Island

Dining | Mar 16, 2020

Finesse and mastery in the kitchen, a wine cellar like a treasure chest, hawk-like service and an exquisite dining room atmosphere to bring it all together. It takes a lot to impress the discerning diners who come to Bali, but these fine dining destinations hit the mark. Kayuputi Inside the captivating The St.Regis Bali Resort, […]

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Guilty Pleasures : Crave-Worthy Bites at these Bali Hotspots

Dining | Mar 11, 2020

There are foods out there that ooze and drip, that make you salivate at the very sight of them, that you crave even though you know you shouldn’t. These we call the guilty pleasures. Even those on strict diets have cheat days, so there’s simply no excuse for letting yourself indulge in something this generation […]

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Food for Thought : Is Food Just Fuel?

Explore Bali | Mar 08, 2020

Food. It’s just fuel for our bodies, isn’t it? The stuff we need to ingest to stay alive and well. That defines it all in one short sentence. “The stuff”: we need a certain combination of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, nutrients, vitamins and roughage to keep the blood flowing, the cells forming and the brain active. […]

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Brunch in Bali : Best Weekend Brunches Around the Island

Dining | Mar 06, 2020

When it comes to weekends in Bali, nothing tempts more than a long, leisurely brunch. With grand feasts followed by a sun-soaked lounge by the pool, a Bali-style brunch is hard to beat. Bali’s Longest Brunch Settle in, ladies and gentlemen, because this is going to be an experience. Sundara Bali’s signature ‘Bali’s Longest Brunch’ […]

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Food to the Rescue : Providing Nutrition to Bali’s Needy

Our Bali Heroes | Mar 06, 2020

Have you ever wondered what happens to the excess food at buffet breakfasts and brunches? Most of it is dumped. That’s where Scholars of Sustenance’s Food Rescue Movement comes in, reducing food waste and providing nutrition to where it’s needed. Indonesia is the second largest food waste contributor in the world. With 8% of all […]

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Plant-Powered : Plant-Based Dining You’ll Love

Dining | Mar 05, 2020

Food fads have come and crumbled in Bali, but the island’s wellness-centric and ethos-focused gourmands have led to the growing popularity of plant-based dining. Here we uncover some of Bali’s best vegan venues, who showcase true culinary creativity in the field. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food, as Greek physician Hippocrates […]

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Meet Bali’s Mushroom Man : I Gede Artha Sudiarsana

Dining | Mar 03, 2020

I Gede Artha Sudiarsana is a young Balinese entrepreneur; through his self-made mushroom agribusiness, his mission is to inspire other youth to regenerate Indonesia’s agricultural industry. It’s not often you come across a young man who, even before leaving for university, has already planned to go back home. For I Gede Artha Sudiarsana, this was […]

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Bali’s Bean Scene : Best Coffee Spots in Bali

Dining | Feb 28, 2020

From plant-to-pot and region-to-region, every cup of coffee in Bali bears an origin story. These destination cafes across the island will have you savouring Indonesia’s coffee culture, one sip at a time. Coffee is essential for most. It is a great part of the economy in Indonesia, but also, has become a sociocultural lifestyle that […]

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Local Over Luxury: Sourcing Food from the Island

Dining | Feb 28, 2020

With growing environmental concerns, and diners becoming increasingly conscious of where their food comes from, locally sourced ingredients become ever-more important. But when it comes down to it, does local win over luxury? Sourcing locally is not a new concept. The slow-food movement started as far back as 1986, creating awareness of traditional cooking and […]

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Paon: The Philosophy of the Balinese Kitchen

Culture | Feb 28, 2020

In Bali, the kitchen is more than just a place to cook. It is an integral component of the Balinese compound, imbued with philosophy and age-old traditions. You would expect a cultural heritage as dynamic as Balinese cuisine to have its ancient recipes retained on tangible means. However, unlike other traditions and customs in Bali, […]

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