I try Bakso in Bali. The taste was good and it was cheap. It cost RP15,000 only. There were 2 selections for the meat ball which was beef and chicken. I choose chicken meat ball. You also can add in egg and rice in the Bakso too.
Bakso with egg and chicken meat ball
Bakso with rice and chicken meat ball
There were 3 types of sauce that local Bali people put in the Bakso soup. I try it but I don’t like the taste. I prefer the original taste. Try out yourself.
The buffet lunch at Pacung View was not taste good with limited choice.It cost RP168.000 for 2 persons . The food wasnot worth with the price. But I enjoy seeing the paddy field view. I can’t imaging we have our lunch there about 1 hour. Haha.
We depart from Teba House at 9am. We change our plan go to Bedugul(Bratan Lake) first before Taman Ayun Temple after get advice from the driver. The entrance fee cost RP10.000. We cancel our plan go to Pacung Mountain resort and botanical garden as the driver told us the entrance fee was expensive and the view also almost same like Bedugul. On the way to Bedugul you can see rice terrace, vegetable farm and green scenery view like Cameron highland in Malaysia.
On the way to Bedugul View
Before we reach Bratan Lake, we stop at the market along the way. You can see a lot of vegetables and local fruits sold there.
Bratan Lake has an altitude of about 1.000 meters, the climate is quite comfortable. On the west bank there is a famous temple complex called Pura Ulun Danu. The temple is half Hindu, half Buddhist and dedicated to Dewi Danu, the water goddess. It was absolutely worth a visit. Lake Bratan is very important as a water supply for rice irrigation on the southern parts of Bali, and the temple is a center for ceremonies all over the island in order to secure a continuous supply from the lake. We reach Bratan Lake ~12pm. I like the Bratan Lake very much as I never see this beautiful scenery in Malaysia. I never see lake in high attitude with surrounding beautiful garden before. We stay there ~ 1 hour. You can fell the nice weather, enjoy the beautiful garden, scenery and flower.
We have lunch at Pacung View after visit Bratan Lake ~1.30pm. The time is just nice. Not so hot and not too late for lunch. It was a buffet which cost RP168000/person. You can see beautiful rice terrace view at Pacung view but the limited food choice and the food is just so so.
Then, we visited Taman Ayun Temple which entrance fee cost RP6000/person. You could see almost same similar door crafting in every temple like below.
Taman Ayun temple
Taman Ayun Temple- Nice door crafting.
We visited Tanah Lot after visited Taman Ayun Temple. Tanah Lot had a simple temple in its construction but dramatic in ocean front location and one of the most important temples to be found anywhere in Bali. The temple is built on a small promontory which is only accessible by foot at low tide. Take a scarf and dress with respect when you visited Tanah Lot. The scarf will be provided when you paid the entrance fee which cost RP10.000/person. We could see a lot of tourist clouds there. I recommend you go shopping at Tanah Lot after visited the temple. You will like shopping in Tanah Lot. Many stalls line up along the way.
We told our driver that we want to taste Babi Guling that we know famous from online search just in front of Ubud Tourist information. Our driver recommend us to try in the local hawker that he know which able to get cheaper and delicious Babi Guling. Babi Guling (Roasted Pig), the signature dish is an all-in-one platter of rice with pork meat, fried pork skin, pig intestines, gizzet, and vegetables. The pork meat is nicely marinated and very tender. The fried pork skin is very crispy and delicious. It's finger licking good! It just cost RP.15.000/plate. We able to taste it in the third day morning. Try out yourself.
We went to Bebek Bengil Dirty duck diner for the photo shooting on the third day morning as we miss the view in the first day night dinner. You could see the rice field view and the beautiful garden better. Between, Bebek Bengil Dirty duck diner able to reach in walking distance from Teba house. The restaurant was closed in the morning. You could see a few workers are cleaning, sweeping the floor and tidied up when you went in the morning. We just ask the permission from the workers before we enter for the photo shooting. They are very friendly and nice too.
Beautiful rice field and garden in the Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner
We departed from Teba house to Barong and Keris Dance at Batubulan Village at 9am. The performance started at 9.30am and finish at 10.30am. It was a famous performance in Bali. The Barong performance which represent and eternal fight between good and evil spirit. Balinese people believed that Barong is symbol of protector. It cost about 80,000 rupiah/person.
Barong Dance at Batubulan Village
We went to Museum of Bali and art centre in Denpasar after the performance. We ate the pork sate which just sold outside of the museum before we enter the museum. It was taste good and cheap too. It just cost 10000rupiah for the dish. Never see the stall display on the road side like this in Malaysia. The ticket entrance fee in museum cost 5000rupiah/person. You need to pay extra 1000rupiah to take photos in the museum. There were someone approach us after we pay the entrance fee. He was just friendly guide us around and tell us the culture in the Bali. We not aware we need to pay him until the tour almost finish. Remember the tour guide is not free!!
Museum Sate stall outside of the museum
Pork Sate with rice
We stop a short while in Kuta Beach as it was very jam. A lot of branded shop in the Kuta area. Many foreigners surf at Kuta beach. We have lunch at Malioboro Ayam Tulang Lunak at Kuta. It just taste so so.
We went to Nusa Dua beach after the lunch. I like Nusa Dua area as not too crowded and jam there.
Kuta Beach Nusa Dua Beach
Then we went to Uluwatu and watch fire dance performance. Uluwatu temple is one of the oldest temple in Bali. The temple is stand on the coral hill stick out in to the sea about 80 meters on the sea level. You need to watch out the monkey there as the monkey was train to grab spectacle, begs, caps etc. You need to pay money to get back your staff.
We went to Kecak Dance/fire dance performance on the eatern side of Uluwatu Temple. The performance started at 6pm before sunset. It cost 6000rupiah/person. The Kecak dance is very simple. The men's chorus chants the words Cak ke-cak ke-cak ke-cak ke-cak ke-cak, in rhythm, over and over again, For this reason they are called the Kecak or Cak dance. The Kecak dances consist of about fifty men wearing only a loin-cloth, the upper part of their bodies left bare. They form rows of circles, in the middle of which is a coconut oil lamp. The Kecak dance is performed for dance-dramas and the story presented is take from the Ramayana epic. It cost about 70,000 rupiahs/person.
We went to Jimbaran beach to have dinner after the performance. It was romantic place to have dinner. I like the Grill prawn and fish there. It tastes good. Try out yourselves.