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Let's Eat! Magazine vol-41 Your Culinary Guide, Bali Restauran Directory



ISSN 2085-5907






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Celebrate the New Year with us and let Chef Bradley Pittman shares the joy of fun and artistic dining.

Jl. Padma No. 1 Legian, Bali, Indonesia T. +62 361 752 111 F. +62 361 752 140 E. dining@padmaresortbali.com www.padmaresortbali.com




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DECEMBERCover Story 41 Bali LunaThe Latest12-15

24 36Lets Cook54 Es Teler The Drunk Dessert


Wine & Dine The Newest32 Portabella Bistro The Taste of Italy

Local Cuisine16 Janggar Ulam Ubud Tranquility

Spotlight36 Batu Kali Comfort Food

Drink Zone56 Plumbers Arms A Village Pub


The Essentials

Our CoverPan Seared Sea Scallops Location Bali Luna Photo Heri Obrink

20 Kencur Gingers Sister

Soul Food46 Minami on the Beach Organic Zen

Desserts to Die For62 Gusto Gelato & Caffe Iced Delights

Food Story24 Christmas Customs

The Specialist50 Executive Chef Rossano Renzelli Love Affair with Food 52 Executive Chef, Paul Lewis The Accidental Chef

Regulars66 Food Talk 67 Map & Directory 76 Pick Up Point

Must Try28 Sjakis Warung Goodwill Eating

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culinary guide to the island of Bali. Its Christmas time and guests are gathering in Bali to enjoy their holidays, and of course all the amazing food and cocktails on offer. Turn the pages to read about Christmas customs around the world (p 24), and to find some of the special festive offerings to be savoured on the island. This month our cover features Bali Luna (p 40) a tropical fine dining experience at the Aston Bali Resort in Tanjung Benoa, where we enjoy a very pleasant degustation menu paired with fine wines. We also take a trip to Ubud and relax by the rice fields while dining on traditional local food at Janggar Ulam (p 16), then visit the inspiring Foundation Sjaki-Tari-Us (p 28) where we eat for a good cause! At Minami in Sanur we taste innovative,


ello and welcome to the December edition of Lets eat Magazine, your

organic Japanese cuisine by the sea, and then head to Canggu to check out the Plumbers Arms (p 56), a classic-style British pub serving icy cool draft beers and cider. We also have a great lunch at Portabella (p 32), a new Italian bistro on Jalan Dewi Sri. As usual we have included chef profiles, the latest F&B news from the island, recipes for Indonesian classic dishes and fascinating facts about essential island ingredients. On behalf of all the Lets eat team I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

As always Bon Apetit

Hendra Oktaviano Editor-in-Chief

E-mail Us Send your letters to info@letseatmag.com if you have any suggestions or thoughts regarding the recent issue of this magazine or if you simply wish to share your travel experience related to food and beverage on the island. Letters chosen for publication may be edited for brevity and clarity.

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your culinary guide

Senior Advisor A.A. Ngr. MahendraEditor-in-Chief Hendra Oktaviano Managing Director Patricia

TA Bid Business Development Alison Elizabeth Bone Writers Menur Astuti Eve Tedja Graphic Designer Tri Angendari TA Bid Graphic Designer Karena van Maanen Photographer Heri Obrink Account Director Lidya Julianty (lidya@visi-media.com) Account Executive Margy Margaretha Leander (margy@visi-media.com) Nunung Parminingsih (angie@visi-media.com) Sheron Ruth Claudia [sheron@visi-media.com] Web Guy Tommy S Heriadi HRD I. B. Kusuma Wijaya Distribution & Circulation Sonya G Lengkong, Agung Selly & I Nyoman Supartika

OFFICE Khrisna Building II, 2nd Floor, Jalan Raya Kuta 88R, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia P+62 361 961 0066 F+62 361 762 241 info@letseatmag.com www.letseatmag.com I www.visi-media.com

Alison is a travel writer and self confessed food-lover. She has spent many years traveling the globe, immersing herself in foreign cultures and sampling local cuisine, applying her motto Everything should be tried at least once. Her heart has now been captured by Bali where she is happily indulging her favourite things; writing, traveling and discovering new restaurants

Menur describes herself as a part-time food lover and a full-time food friend. She enjoyed her exposure to many different restaurants during her year teaching Indonesian Language and Culture in Washington DC. Now back in Indonesia she has discovered that her pleasure in trying new food has deepened and she hopes to one day open her own restaurant.

Eve is the newest member to join the Lets Eat team and says her familys motto has always been live to eat, rather than eat to live. Aside from eating she also loves to write, travel, design and cook (although, admittedly that also involves eating.)

Lets Eat! Magazine is published monthly under the direction of PT Khrisna Inter Visi Media. Although every care is taken, neither the publishers nor any of their designees assume responsibility for the opinions and information expressed by the editorial contributors. All material in this publication is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without written permission of the publisher or author. All trademark and rights to Lets Eat! are reserved by PT Khrisna Inter Visi Media. Editorial materials may be submitted for consideration to the editorial office. Lets Eat! is not responsible for the return of unsolicited material. 2012 Lets Eat! ISSN 2085-5907A Member of



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Kimchi For BaliMembers of the Young Chefs Club Indonesia Bali Chapter (YCCI Bali) were treated to a special lesson from Chef Myung Chul Ham, from Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, who shared his technique, expertise and experience in Korean cuisine. Hosted by Bambu restaurant at Banyan Tree Ungasan, the workshop gave the young chefs an insight into a different range of international cooking styles and professional standards.Banyan Tree Ungasan I Jl. Melasti Kelod, Ungasan I P +62 361 300 7000

The luxurious VicToryCongratulations are in order for FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Ubud who recently won the Luxury Spa Hotel Category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards. A special honour was also received by Spa Furama who were awarded Best Luxury Resort Spa by The World Luxury Spa Awards. The lavish gala ceremony was hosted in Kuala Lumpur in October.FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa Ubud I Banjar Bindu, Mambal P +62 361 898 8688 Ramia Adnyana, GM of FuramaXclusive Villas & Spa, Ubud Luxury Spa Hotel by World Luxury Hotel Awards

cloSing the year With a VinTageThe ever popular Two Islands wine brand is proud to introduce its latest product, 2012 Chardonnay Vintage. The medium bodied Australian Chardonnay will hit the shelves in Bali at the end of this month. It has a pale gold colour with a fig and melon aroma and subtle hints of oak complexity, making it suitable to pair with poultry, seafood and lightly spiced dishes.The Cellardoor Bali I Komplex Pertokoan Dewa Ruci #3 Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai I P +62 361 767 422

Spicy WingS, saVoury ringsBuffalo Wings & Rings have finally arrived in Bali. The American chain restaurant has spread its wings and landed with a branch in the current it mall in Bali, Beachwalk. Savour juicy wings dipped in boldly flavoured spicy sauces while watching the glorious sun set over Kuta beach. We dare you to try the tongue numbing spicy wings.Buffalo Wings & Rings Bali I Beachwalk Level 2 P +62 361 846 5632

uBuds delicious FlaVourThe newest addition to Ubuds culinary map is Gandha Rasa, which translates as delicious flavour in Sanskrit. The restaurant offers a rich array of culinary creations and flavours, from European to Asian and everything in between. We hear the Pork Ribs and Coconut Chicken Curry are big hits!Gandha Rasa Restaurant I Jl. Hanoman 73, Ubud P +62 361 971 555

St. RegiS leading luxury resorTFor the second year running, The St. Regis Bali Resort has been named Asias Leading Luxury Resort at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2012. Located on the beachfront in Nusa Dua, the resort proves that a high standard of service together with exceptional facilities is still the best formula. We will continue our efforts, setting exceptional standards to keep our luxury promise to our guests and remain the address in Bali, says the hotel representative.The St. Regis Bali Resort I Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua P +62 361 847 8111

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new years eVe alohaMark your calendar, find that hidden Tiki shirt and join The 101 Legian to welcome 2013 in a Hawaiian Night Party! The New Year all night extravaganza will start at 7pm at the famous ROOFTOP Dine & Music Lounge. Countdown party tickets are IDR 250.000 nett/person including welcome cocktails or you can splurge with IDR 1.000.000 nett/person which includes a buffet dinner. Tickets can be purchased at www.the1O1bali.comThe 1O1 Legian I Jl. Raya Legian No. 117 P +62 361 300 1101

a harris ForesTLocated just off the busy Sunset Road, Harris Hotel & Residences proudly announce their new hotel facility, The Forest, featuring 800sqm of green lush gardens, surrounded by trees. Designed to host various outdoor functions such as wedding receptions, team building and office gatherings, The Forest can accommod