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26 May

Bali, Ubud Rijstafel

Ubud is known as the district of art and spirit.
In Ubud there are plenty of stylish places to relax and taste the local food. These two did appeal my senses.

Café Wayan. It is on the main street. Do not stop at the entrance but walk in and you will discover a lovely garden with little ponds where you can taste the Indonesian flavours sitting on bamboo matts. I suggest to choose the Rijstafel. It consists of many side dishes served in small portions, accompanied by rice prepared in several different ways. The Rijsttafel’s origins is Dutch and dates back when The Netherlands were present in Indonesia. In this way, the Dutch could enjoy a wide array of dishes at a single setting and also  impress visitors with the exotic abundance of their colony.

Casa Luna is another hidden jewel. From the street you don’t perceive it. Just walk down the steps and you will find yourselves over the jungle. This is the right spot to take a rest and sip a ginger tea or a cocktail.

Rijsttafels strive to feature an array of not only flavours and colours and degrees of spiciness but also textures, such as crispy, chewy, slippery, soft, hard, velvety, gelatinous, and runny.