Next stop is Seminyak, Bali. Seminyak is the current happening place in Bali. There are LOTS and LOTS of store along the main road, Jl. Drupadi. I am not quite familiar with the pricing, but was told by my friend that they are reasonably priced. I mean it also depends on the stores. The stores lined along the road are mixed of boutique and mom and pops store; from local wholesale retailers to big names such as Roxy, Billabong, Havaianas.
We stayed at the Haven for 2 nights. A friend of mine booked the standard room for IDR 700,000 per night, I believe, inclusive of breakfast. I am not sure about the tax. Probably about 20% service and govt tax. However, we were upgraded to deluxe suite. So I am not sure about what kind of room we’re supposed to get originally.
The other place that we stayed at was Villa Uma Sapna. Now this place is a tad pricier, well, a lot pricier, but it’s also a private villa, so if you intend to stay in and enjoy the amenities, you could go for this place, for like 1 day or 2. Just to chill and chat and generally relax… It is located on the other end of Jl. Drupadi. About 15 minutes walk from The Haven. Not too bad. You get to pick your breakfast the night before, and they will deliver it to your villa at your chosen time. Fancy eh!
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Now let’s go to the food near, and around Seminyak. We went to Naughty Nuri’s for Ribs, La Lucciola for…. the view… The food was actually really good, but it’s a more fancy place and tiny portion. La Lucciola, as the name indicates, are serving western food, Italian, to be exact. AND last but not least, we also had lunch at Warung Made. The food around Seminyak area are generally more expensive than any other area, even if you’re eating local food. The area itself is more touristy. There are of course street side food, but I will only go to places that seems to have people in it. Because believe me, there are A LOT of street side food establishment, and they are empty. I mean I do care about my pocket, but I also care about my health. Especially since I still have like 1 week left for my holiday. Don’t really want to go through it with stomachache.
Naughty Nuri’s delectable Pork Ribs at IDR 105,000 per portion. Like I said, not cheap, but *SLURP*. I’m drooling just thinking about it.
La Lucciola is a beachfront restaurant and has a very open space concept. The people you see sitting and lying on the grass are patrons on wait list. Apparently the restaurant does not take reservation anymore, it’s on first come first serve, and during lunch time, if you’re not quick, obviously you have to wait. We waited only for about 10 minutes, as we arrive by exactly noon. I had the fish and bf had the risotto, since he has gluten allergy and most of the food are basically pasta. Anyway, we both enjoyed the fish, but think the risotto was meh. And again, tiny portion, and we were pretty hungry.
I am not sure what are the dishes in the packet, but going from the picture, they are green bean, chicken in Balinese sauce, suckling pig and mixed veggie in a different Balinese Sauce. Sorry if it doesn’t help much. Anyway, we had another dish that I’ve forgotten to take picture of. It was pork ribs curry and young coconut. Turns out it was something of a soup base, and it was really good, I liked it a lot.
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And what I’ve forgotten to mention is a tiny street-side restaurant by the name of Warung Mimpi. We came across sort of by accident, while looking around for dinner place. You could order from the menu, or there is a glass cabinet with different type of food displayed. You pick the ones that you want and the lady behind the counter will take it for you. They have a different pricing menu for this one. If you are the adventurous type and would like to try different dishes, this is the best way. With everyone picking different type of dish you’ll get to try majority of the known Indonesian food. And the price are very very decent. The food are tasty and the portion are generous. It’s the best eating place in Seminyak, IMHO. Well, out of the ones that I’ve been to. AND they do have Bintang, the famous local beer, for all the beer connoisseur out there.
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