If you’re heading to Bali, Indonesia this long weekend, you might be aware of some of the more popular restaurants like Potato Head, Sardine and Ku De Ta. But did you know, Singapore-based restaurants too, have found their way to Bali?
Here are three restaurants you should try while you’re on the Island of The Gods:
Located in Seminyak, ilLido is the popular fine-dining Italian restaurant opened by restaurateur Beppe de Vito. To fit in with the laidback island lifestyle in Bali, appetisers and main courses are served for sharing, instead of being individually plated.
Popular dishes so far include grilled octopus with nduja, which is a spreadable, spicy Calabrian sausage; ricotta cheese tortelli with amatriciana sauce; linguine with crab and mascarpone; and duck leg confit with smoked duck breast.
Also located in Seminyak, Kilo, which has restaurants in Kampong Bugis and Orchard Central, opened a branch in Bali in September 2014 in Jalan Drupadi. The menu at Kilo Bali is similar to the menus here, with tweaks in the ingredients depending on the availability.
For example, kailan is used instead of broccolini for the grilled broccolini and stracciatella dish in Bali.
Its bestsellers in Bali are squid ink rice with crispy baby squid, salmon roe and garlic aioli; wasabi tuna tartare with avocado, sesame seeds and flour chips; and truffled tai yuzu rolls with fresh crab meat, snapper and tempura flakes.
My Little Spanish Place (Soon)
According to a sister restaurant, My Little Tapas Bar in Singapore, this Spanish eatery is set to open in a few month’s time.The restaurant will be located on Seminyak’s famed Eat Street and will follow the concept of the brand’s Bukit Timah and Clarke Quay restaurants.
Text: Straits Times/Eunice Quek Additional Reporting: Atika Lim