Ice Cream @Kuta

Demona: While adventurously (or blindly in other words) walking around the streets of Kuta, exploring for whatever that was eye-catching up ahead. That was when we walked past this gelato shop. That HUGE giant ice cream cone cut-out poster caught our eyes.

Demona: We looked left and were greeted with tubs and tubs of beautifully-decorated-and-looked-oh-so-delicious! gelato ice creams and we just could not walk away from it. It was like as if a spell was cast upon us. We had forgotten how full we actually were from the heavy lunch, and started choosing the flavours.

Demona: I am an ALL TIME fan of Kinder Bueno. Best part of all, 3 packs of Kinder is only SGD 3.40! Where as, only ONE pack of Kinder in Malaysia is priced at an average of RM 2.90. Kinder was a luxury, thus Dogma always buys KB over from Singapore when I was still based in KL… and I’ll be gleefully tearing away the packet and chomping down the bueno, like a dog getting a bacon doggie treat. But these little Dogma doggie treats seemed to have slowed down as time passes by…… (GRRRRRRRRRRR)…… ladies out there, are all men like that? Haha.

Alright, I apologise, it appears that I had diverted away. Haha. Back to the story, needless to say, the Kinder Bueno flavour caught my attention right away. I didn’t even bothered tasting the flavour. The KBs stucked in between ice cream was enough to convince me.

Demona: Dogma chose the Don Vito flavour, with some raspberry flavours. He wanted to choose some local flavours, eg: mangosteen, durian, but I unleashed my veto power and said.. NOOOOOOOO.

Verdict: The total cost was 45000 rupiah. I was very disappointed when the ice cream cone was handed over to us. The scoops were….SO SMALL. SO SO SO SO SMALL. Pathetically small that it did not even fit the cone space. It was nothing near the looks of the giant cut-out poster. I was already grumbling to Dogma in Hokkien by then. The taste of the ice creams were disappointing too. If we HAD to choose the better of the two, the Kinder was better than Don Vito’s.

You can taste the flavour of the Kinder in the ice cream, but ZERO chocolate chunks were found in it. YAWNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

The Don Vito one tasted quite wierd. The raspberry flavour taste kinda’ swung towards the cough syrup effect. You could taste small gritty bits of the berries but that was about it. Let Dogma finish this one up. PHEW.

Warung Warung@ Kuta

While walking along the street in Kuta, we chanced upon this little restaurant near the beach. It was the only restaurant for a good 500 metres stretch that sells Local food instead of international cuisine aimed at home sick tourists. Thanks to Demona for spotting this cheap and good joint!

One thing i like about Bali is that most of the decoration of the Local restaurant are very Bali-nee, unique, clean and classy while maintaining at a good price point ( around 30-50k Rupiah per pax= 5-8sgd)Nasi Campur@27K Rupiah, 3.80SGD): We shared this big plate of nasi campur with bali fish cake, sambal eggplant, typical bali stired fried beansprout and beef rendang. The rendang and eggplant was oh-so-yummy and pack with some powerful stingy spice that rivals Warong M Nasir’s at Killiney road Singapore. Did we mentioned the prawncrackers are FOC and this dish cost half the price of M Nasir’s?

Sambals: Assorted sambal for Demona’s perusal. These lil red stuff does rock! Spicy yet savoury, Demona wipe this bowl clean and still craving for more!
Fried BeeHoon@20K Rupiah =3SGD: This is quite a let down. The beehoon is a tad dry and tasteless. Pooi!
Fresh Mango Juice@10k Rupiah= 1.50sgd: I’m not sure why but the fresh fruit juice in Bali are always dirt cheap and taste damn good. They do really use 100% fresh fruit and blend on the spot for this glass of mango juice. Thick, tangy fresh mango juice, ( no sugar and water added!) OOO LALALA,, Demona is so fixed on this that she ordered fruit juice for every meal in Bali while i sip on my Bali Coffee and Bintang beer.
This is a pretty innovative way for keeping track of what you’d ordered. For every dish that was delivered to you, the waiter will put these little green card on your table indicating the price of the food you’d received. once you are done, just pass this cards to the cashier and he will Picit picit picit and add them all up. Cute!

Location: by kuta galeria simpang siur mall.
it has bright green wall with old black and white pictures. the ceiling is full of white lampions and empty birdcages.