Bali > Fooding (Part II)
And to close out this series of Bali posts, more fooding! I didn’t take photos of the Mcd’s dinner we had on the third night when we were all too tired to find restaurants to eat at. We had the driver go through the drive-thru and ate in our hotel room.
Anyway, dinner the first night was at Kuta, the touristy night-life spot as mentioned in my day one post. We booked our trip with China Airlines Dynasty Tour Package which included airfare and accommodations. It also gave us a gift – three types of food of which we got to choose one. I forget what the other choices was, but I chose the volcano pizza because on google maps, the restaurant looked the closest to where we were staying. All I can say is, thank goodness we rented a car or I really have no idea how we would have gotten there. Good thing it was on our way back from Tanah Lot. Side note: I apologize for the crappy photos for second night’s dinner. It was dark, and I used my iPhone. I think at that point I was too tired to whip out my DSLR. For shame, Poop! Laziness is no excuse!
So, what’s a volcano pizza you ask? Well, read on!
First they gave us a complimentary appetizer, fried dough balls. It was kind of tasteless.
This is the volcano pizza. Why is it called the volcano pizza? It looks like a giant puff pastry. Well, they pour some kind of alcohol, vodka probably, over the top of it and lit it on fire …
Woosh. Fire! Does not really look like a volcano, and it really didn’t add much to the flavor of the pizza, so I guess it was just for the dramatic effect. Looked pretty cool though.
So after the fire burned out, they cut the top off the pizza et voila! Le seafood volcano pizza. It was just alright. I’ve had better pizza in Taipei (OGGI PIZZERIA!!).
Aside from the pizza, we also ordered virgin drinks.
Perfect for the warm humid air ….
And since one pizza shared amongst the three of us was definitely not enough, we also got some pasta. Unimpressive.
The breakfast selection always came with a decent variety of fruits. One such fruit was this little guy called the salak. In Chinese we call it the snakeskin fruit because the outside looks and feels like the skin of a snake. My college roomie had a snake, which we would play with on occasion, so I know what snake skin feels like! Anyway, sounds weird, but we were game to try it out … A
The inside has white meat that’s not very juicy. It’s also not very sweet. It’s more acidic and crunchy. I did not like it, but hey! At least now I get to say I’ve eaten the snakeskin fruit!
So the fourth day we stayed in the hotel compound all day, so for lunch we just ordered pizza. Prosciutto and other goodies. It was quite yummy, much better than the volcano pizza.
For our last dinner at Bali, we at the Bella Cucina, a restaurant inside the hotel compound. You got to choose a main course while the salads, desserts, and appetizers were buffet style. So much food! Later on, there was even live jazz music. Very nice atmosphere.
An assortment of appetizers. Nom nom nom.
They even had hot appetizers. Honestly, you could just eat the buffet and not even need the main course.
I, of course, got the steak.
I can’t remember if it’s the mom or the sister who got the fish.
There was an area on the first floor in the area we were staying in with free coffee, tea, drinks, fruits, and snack. Sadly, we only found out about it the last night we were there. So even though we were super stuffed from dinner, we still went and took advantage of the free amenities!