BALI : IBAB BALI

Who loves ‘Babi Sambal Matah’ ?? Goshh! As for me, i love it so much! The deep fried pork with the sambal matah makes a good marriage of something that you called ‘Heaven’!

Well, i might be a little bit hyperbolic here, but i do love sambal matah with everything that is deep fried. haha. Anyway, i bet a lot of you already know that one famous warung that sells babi sambal matah in Bali. I always go there to satisfy my sambal matah craving whenever im in Bali. But lately, the pork is getting harder to chew, and getting longer to wait. But i am still willing to wait and eat the spicy sambal matah. guess i’m just a slave for nice sambal. haha.

When i was in Bali last month for my gig, one nice lady said that we have to try IBAB Bali. They have one decent place and nice babi sambal matah too! Since i’m a sucker for sambal matah, me and my hosts from Tehila House Canggu, straight forward went to IBAB Bali right after church service.

And Tadaaa!! Indeed IBAB Bali is one decent place to have your lunch / dinner, even-though it’s a little bit warm since no air-con inside. Oh well, guess a lot of eating place in Bali doesnt have any air-con. haha. Their colourful old windows decoration reminds me of potato head too. But i love their sort of open space concept, high ceiling and the industrial feeling.

Now, let’s go to their menu! We ordered Babi Sambal Matah and Roasted Pork with rice! We love their fried pork with its sambal matah. Love the pork that is very tender and not dried, no porky smell, and love their sambal matah, eventho it’s not that spicy for me.

The roasted pork is nice as well, very tender and has nice portion for one, accompanied with pork satay and pork crakers. But as for me, i’ll still opt for Babi Sambal Matah! >.<

IBAB BALI

Jl. Dewi Sri No.88xx, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Opening Hrs : 11AM – 11PM

0819-1000-1100

Giant Swing in Ubud, Bali

Happy new year, everyone! Hope your new year has been aca-awesome this far! #pitchperfectfever haha

It was still fresh in my mind how i started my first day in 2017. Woke up late after new year’s eve celebration, and decided to went out for early dinner. That time my brother just bought a new car and asked me to drive cause he was still very sleepy. I told him that im not good at parking. And he was like, ‘you can’. Anddd, i ended up my first day of 2017 by stratching my bro’s car so badly.. grazing it against the rough wall. #goshhh.. luckily it was still under insurance.. since then, my bro and my dad never asked me again to park their car in that ‘letter L’ position in my house. Hahaha.

So, It has been 2 days of 2018 and ive spent it smoothly.. pray that the rest of 2018 will be as smooth and even smoother! *Amen!

Anywayy, i spent most of my December in Bali, one of the most beautiful island in Indonesia. I had some MC gigs to do, and some collaboration to work on. And it felt so good, when you can do things that you love and get the chance to travel too!

And on this trip, i got to try the Giant Swing in Ubud! Well, actually we found this place by accident. Haha

We initially wanted to visit Pulina, the coffee plantation in Ubud area. But since it was raining that time of day, and we need to pay Rp 100,000 (SGD 10) for the entrance fee. So, we decided to give it a pass and look a for a cafe to hangout instead.

When we were driving around, my friends in the first car just randomly stop at one little place. I was like, are you sure we gonna stop here? But i was very wrong.. This cafe might look little and ordinary from the outside, but it offers a very cozy ambiance and beautiful view for the guests! And what’s more amazing is they have a giant swing! We were super excited when we saw that! I guess we are just a bunch of kids that trapped in adults body. Hahaha.

Not long after we reached the cafe, the rain slowly stopped. Super yeayyy moment! cause we finally can play the giant swing! Wohhoo!! SO, We asked the waiter on how to ride the swing? Do we have to pay for it as well?

They said only adult can play the giant swing, and no particular rules to follow. the only thing that they asked us is, NOT to release your hand off the ropes. And, as for the fee, the cafe should have charged us Rp 75,000 ( SGD 7,5) for each ride. But the kind-hearted owner gave free rides for all of us as long as we ordered something to drink, which only cost Rp 30,000 – 40,000 per drink. This cafe is super recommended. Just opened for 2 months only, and they have nice drinks and snacks with affordable price.

Anddd, my experience playing with the giant swing is super awesome!! The feeling was like you’re riding some rides in universal studio. Super thrilling yet exciting. And the very first swing was the best feeling ever! It feels so tingling in your stomach and your heart beats so quickly more than ever.. Haha.. But the view up there is so worth it, so beautiful until you dont want to go down. so pretty that you want to go even higher and higher. haha.. I Really love this experience, and want to go for more giant swing now!

See below for my Giant Swing VLOG! ❤

UMA DUNGA CAFE
Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561
9AM – 6PM Daily

Bali : Milu by Nook

Lush green, sun rays, light breeze, a perfect place to rejuvenate your mind and put your mind to ease. The ever-expanding Nook has chose one good place to open up their new sister Restaurant, Milu, on Jalan Pantai Berawa.

Was staying over at my friend’s villa at Canggu, and she asked us for brunch at this lovely place. and, The place does not disappoint at all. Milu by Nook has their famous ‘Nasi Campur’ that you have to try as well. Their Nasi Campur comes in full set, but if you want, you can choose your favorite dishes on your plate too, and they charge you accordingly.

i wasnt in a mood to eat a lot, so i ordered a hearty bowl of Yoghurt and fruits. But the yoghurt wasnt cold enough for me, and tasted a bit blehh. =( But their Nasi Campur and Nasi Goreng is not bad at all. worth the try!

As for me, I love their modern-style interior yet rustic feeling. love the thatch (hay roof) and all the wooden furnitures. Made me want to read some books and sip ice chocolate while looking out to the padi field.

MILU BY NOOK

Jalan Pantai Berawa No. 90 XO, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali

Open Daily : 8AM – 11PM

0822-4711-4441

Milu by Nook Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sisterfields – Bali Hippest Cafe

I still vividly remember our Bali trip. Exactly today, last month, It was 21 of us, and we were struggling where to have our brunch. Some of us have some options in mind and threw it to the crowd, but our crowd also got confused because we had too many options. haha.  Indeed, Bali has a great range of cafe to choose from. Finally, we decided to have our brunch in Bali Hippest Cafe, in the heart of Seminyak, Sisterfields.

We went there about 10am, and the Q was brutally crazy. I really wondered what they serve inside, cause to be honest, i just heard of this cafe when my friend mentioned it (yes, guess im not that hip after all. haha). My friend said they served good quality coffee and the best Australian style brunch in town.

We waited for about 15-20 minutes, and they split us into 3 tables. I quite like the interior design and the layout of this cafe. They really managed to get as many tables as possible, without making it looked so packed.

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We ordered a lot of food that time. But again, i just managed to take some pictures cause i was too excited to try the foods. haha.. The waiting time for all the food was about 15 minutes. Which i think it is already good enough since they have non-stop customer coming in and out.

One thing i noticed here is, they do have great waiter/waitress. They were quite prompt in serving and quite patient in explaining us some food on the menu that is new to us.

So, after we asked a lot of questions, we came down to this foods..
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** Sweet Corn Fritters**

Normal corn fritters, fascinating for foreigners. As for us, we just ordered this for fun and regret why we ordered this in a cafe. haha..

EFQE8991**Pan Fried Salt and Pepper Squid**

I personally really like this pan fried squid. The Squid is very tender, it doesnt have funny fishy smells, and the mayonaise with the palm sugar caramel really compliment the salty taste.

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**Pulled Pork Charcoal Roll** – The Black One on top

It’s a tender charcoal bread combined with a sweet homemade BBQ sauce on the pulled pork. I like the cabbage coleslaw inside, because it balance the sweetness.

**Smashed Avocado** – The green ones on the left

I like the fresh avocado topped with semi-dried cherry tomatoes and feta cheese. They put one slice of whole-grain bread which i think they need to put more. You have the option to add eggs.

**Mixed Seed and Muesli** – The bowl below

I really like this kind of seeds and yoghurt in a bowl. perfect for brunch! the apples are a bit too sour for me, but overall, i love this big bowl of happiness.

**Polenta Fries** – The long yellow ones on the right

Not a big fan of this kind of fries. Im more shoe-string fries type of girl. But the truffles sauce is good!

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**Sisterfields Big Breakfast**

This menu has always been my choice to ‘eat safe’. haha.. Normal food, but everything in it is very good. I seldom finished my big breakfast meal. But this one is exceptional. Love it to the last bite. such a comfort food for me.

Overall Experience :

Ambiance : 3 / 5

Food : 4 / 5

Price : 3 / 5

Sisterfields Cafe

Jl. Kayu Cendana No. 7, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361

0811-3860-507

Hope to see you again, Sistersfield

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