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Bali Eats - Hidden Gems

Bali Eats - Hidden Gems Heading to one of the most popular travel destinations and befuddled by what to eat and where? Before you book the flight over, why don't you sample a taste of Bali and create authentic dishes at home with an Indonesian-inspired sauce from our tantalising range? When you're ready to holiday, we've done the hard work for you and compiled a list of Bali's most delectable and affordable eats so all you must do is take a snap and post it on social media to create envy among your friends. 

Nalu Bowls
Head over to Instagram right now and you'll see that smoothie bowls are the queens of brunch category food. Blitzed up acai berries are topped with a range of textural delights, like peanut butter, shredded coconut, granola and colourful tropical fruits to create a refreshing, light start for a busy day of strolling around town. Nalu Bowls is a local favourite, and a great way to ease off the heaviness of Balinese cuisine. Complete with a blue and white beachy décor and draped over with local fruit trees, you won't want to leave when you get to this little Hawaiian hut store. 

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Address:  Jl. Drupadi 1 No.2A, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 6pm, 7 days a week.

Cloud Cakes
It doesn't get much cuter than the dazzling unicorn-inspired colours found in a variety of desserts and savoury dishes at Instafamous Cloud Cakes. Renowned for their creative custom-made cakes, fairy floss-topped shakes and even rainbow spaghetti, Cloud Cakes is sure to garner your attention as you walk by heaving crowds of young teens lining up for snap happy moments. Try a freshly made iced donut or a warming bowl of CloudFries, topped with oozy cheese and house-made salsa.

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Address:  Level 21 Mall, Lantai Ground, Jl. Teuku Umar No.1, Denpasar, Bali
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm, 7 days a week.

Biku
One of Bali's most famed high tea establishments, Biku in the historical surrounds of Kerobokan offers 50 varieties of tea hand-selected from their in-house tea master. Their most popular high tea option is a traditional afternoon tea version with classic scones with jam and cream, finger sandwiches, quiches and sweet treats. If you're feeling particularly exotic, opt for their more unique Asian high tea with local flavours like sambal tarts, samosas with chutney and Vietnamese spring rolls.  

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Address:  Jl. Petitenget No.888, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8am - 11pm, 7 days a week.

Kebun Bistro
Located in the trendy, up-and-coming surrounds of Ubud, Kebun Bistro is loved by locals and tourists alike for its French and Mediterranean-inspired spread of dishes in a cosy, intimate atmosphere. Beautifully presented food and its Provencal-style interior means this hidden gem has attracted a huge online following. You can't blame visitors for falling in love with menu items like their blowtorched Tarte au Citron Meringue, Eggs Benny and even a tapas menu with Calamari Fritti, Classic Escargot (snails to you) and plenty more to satisfy a ravaging appetite. 

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Address:  Jl. Hanoman No.44, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm on weekdays, 9am - 11pm on weekends. 


Image credits: @nalubowls, @cloudcakes_, @bikubali, @kebunbistro

Popular Curries of the World

Popular Curries of the World
There is nothing as soul-soothing and nourishing as a bowl of good homemade curry on a cold autumn day. From the mouth-burning spice levels of India's vindaloo curries to the mellow richness of Thailand's beloved massaman curry, one thing is clear - curry is a craze around the world and we can't get enough of its different variations, meat and vegetable options and unique flavourful spice pastes. Below we have listed some of the most popular curries and we recommend different meat and vegetable substitutions to create the curry that'll never get enough compliments from your friends and family.

Butter Chicken
First invented in the late 1940s by an Indian restaurant named Moti Mahal, butter chicken is one of the western world's most adored curries for its mild sweet flavour profile, created with tomatoes, cream, yoghurt and aromatic spices. Perfect for a weeknight family dinner and a real crowd-pleaser, you can't go wrong with our conveniently pre-made butter chicken paste. Simply add the meat and vegetables of your choice - think carrots and potatoes - and voila, done! 

Vietnamese Chicken Curry (Ca Ri Ga)
Most don't think of curry as being a national dish for the Vietnamese but ca ri ga is one of the southeast Asian nation's staple dishes, served with chicken, carrots and sweet potato. Usually made with coconut milk or cream, Vietnamese curry is less of a thick curry and more of a soupy stew, but equally as delicious. Our Vietnamese chicken curry paste brings together the delicate flavours of onion, lemongrass, soybean paste and spices so you can recreate an authentic version of this classic beauty in the comfort of your own home.  

Thai Yellow Curry (Nam Prik Kaeng Kari)
Thailand's range of curries start at sweet and mild and become eye-wateringly spicy the darker the paste is. Luckily, we have found a curry paste made from aromatics found in the lush surrounds of the country that is more approachable for a range of palates. Nam prik kaeng kari combines pungent turmeric, chillies, cumin and other mild aromatics for a warming bowl of creamy goodness. To save yourself slaving over a stove for hours, cut considerable cooking time by using our Thai yellow curry paste. Simply add the meat and vegetables of your choice - we recommend seafood and fresher vegetables like broccoli, snow pears and baby corn - for a dish that'll get the whole family excited. 

Indonesian Rendang
Ask any Indonesian what they consider to be their favourite dish on earth and we're sure it'd be the cherished rendang by a long shot. Traditionally made with beef and a rempah - a spice paste that blends chillies with garlic, ginger, shallots, galangal, belachan (fermented shrimp paste) and lemongrass - a good rendang should be simmered slowly over low heat for enough time for it to become dry and very dark in colour. One of the most technical and time-consuming curries of all time, we've made it easier than ever for you to impress your dinner party guests with our Indonesian rendang curry paste.

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