Culinary adventures are one of the things that you can enjoy when traveling to Bali.
For those who prefer Asian cuisine and happen to be strolling around in the popular areas of Kuta and Seminyak, these restaurants are worth a visit.
Situated at Jl. Petitenget 98X in Kerobokan, Kajin is a contemporary Japanese sushi bar serving both traditional and modern style sushi and sashimi.
Adopting the concept of izakaya (Japanese casual drinking and dining establishment), its must-tries include the Sashimi Sets of The Day which costs Rp 88,000. As for the sushi, its signature is a seared aburi nigiri sushi (where the fish is partially grilled on the topside and partially raw) named Sushi Aburicious and priced at Rp 50,000.
The Butchers Club Bali
Introduced two years ago in Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, The Butchers Club burger restaurant is a butcher's shop, a private dining room and a space for cooking classes. It boasts dry-aged beef sourced from a farm in New South Wales, Australia, as "something that we have perfected over years of practice".
Located near Jl. Petitenget, one of Bali's most attractive tourist spots, The Butchers Club has quite a simple menu consisting mainly of a burger and duck fat fries. But those longing to enjoy some Asian flavors might find its other menu item, called Wu Tang Style, the most interesting.
Priced at Rp 150,000 (US$11.36), it is prepared by frying a beef patty in Sriracha sauce and topping it off with cheese, kimchi, Kewpie mayonnaise and tempura sweet potato. Named after the coastal city of Si Racha in eastern Thailand's Chonburi province, Sriracha is a sauce made from chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt, resulting in a delightfully spicy Asian taste and texture-rich burger.
As the name suggests, the restaurant offers various choices of curry as its signature dishes; from the Japanese classic Brown Curry with hints of apple and cardamom, to the Rogan Josh Curry which is Go!Curry's version of the Kashmiri classic named after its reddish colour and 'passionate' flavor.
After deciding what type of curry you want, you can choose the spiciness (from mild to insanely hot), accompaniment (from long grain rice to naan) and topping (from Tandoor Chicken Tikka to New Zealand mussels) to go with it.
Nestled on the first floor of the Beachwalk shopping centre in Kuta, Go!Curry also provides the Middle Eastern classic of fatoush salad, along with spicy oxtail soup, naan pizza and pasta as well as side dishes such as Black Pepper Chicken Samosas and Korea Town Buffalo Wings for those who are looking for something else to eat.
Literally meaning "one happy place", the restaurant indeed aims to spread happiness through its authentic ramen. Similar to its branches in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Surabaya, Hakata Ikkousha in Bali serves pork- and chicken-based ramen.
For newcomers, have a taste of the spicy pork ramen named Buta Tam-Tam Ramen or the Special Light Pork Ramen for a lighter taste.
Patrons can freely pick their choice of noodles to go with the broth.