Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bali Trip - First Day

Me and hubby had been to Bali a couple of times before. Having only a short time in Indonesia, we wanted to spend time with family and also visited Bali at the same time. So we took my parents with us. We signed up with a travel agent who arranged an itinerary for us.

First day was an easy one. It included trip from Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar to our hotel Kuta Beach Club. By then it was afternoon and the rest of the day was free for us to roam around.

Lunch : Dulang Cafe - Kuta

The premise had side walk seatings as well as inside. We chose to sit inside because it was like 90 degrees outside. The AC was on but didn't feel cool at all. There were a few ceiling fans blowing. It was kinda dark inside that was my first impression but I thought as soon as my eyes adjusted it would be brighter. But no, I guess they were trying to create a cozy cafe feeling.

As crazy as it sounded, even though it was 90 out there, we all decided we needed something hot to warm us up. Me and dad ordered mi kangkung (yellow noodle soup with morning glory), my aunt and mom got soto ayam (chicken soup with clear noodle and vegetables) - served with rice. Hubby got soto betawi (beef with coconut milk broth and vegetables) - also with rice. My uncle got chicken curry with rice.

The food was good but was a bit pricey. The sizes were way bigger than typical size for Indonesians. I guess that explained the price.

Dinner : Kedai Tiga Nyonya (Three Ladies Stall) - Kuta

Found this place on the way home from our lunch. The restaurant served peranakan food which is a hybrid of malay and chinese food. I've been wanting to try peranakan food in Singapore but didn't have a chance.

We ordered :
Nasi lemak special (coconut milk rice with condiments)
Ayam kluwek (chicken kluwek)Sup bola bola ayam (chicken meatball and vegetable soup)Gado gado lontong (mixed vegetable salad with peanut dressing and rice cake)
Tumis toge ikan asin (stir fry bean sprout and salted fish)

All were good. Dishes were very homely. The sizes were right and we finished everything without feeling too stuffed. Total spent IDR260000 before tips (US$29). By the way for drinks we had ginger tea (hot), lychee punch (refreshing) and young coconut.

Kedai Tiga Nyonya
Jl Pantai Kuta No 8-9 (62-361) 767218, 767219