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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

12 Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali

While you are enjoying your vacation in Bali, I recommend you have a taste of culinaries of the island. Believe me, there are many delicious foods that will certainly impress you and some even will make you become addicted :D

And here are the restaurant that have been well-known for their yummy foods with cheap prices:

  1. Warung Nyoman

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Ayam Betutu Warung Nyoman Bedugul

Open hours: 10 am until 10 pm
Special menu: Ayam Betutu
Located on Jalan Raya Bedugul.
This restaurant has a very delicious ayam betutu (Balinese cooked chicken) with cheap price.

  1. Bali Strawberry Farm & Restaurant

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Various menu in Bali Strawberry Farm & Restaurant

As the name suggest, this place offer strawberry’s agrotourism. So, while enjoying foods here, you can go around the farm
Open hours: 10 am until 10 pm
Special menu: Strawberry Ice cream, Strawberry fried rice, strawberry cake and strawberry milkshake.
Located on Jalan Baturiti, Bedugul.

  1. Sanur Night Market

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Sanur Night Market 

Located on Jalan Danau Temblingan, this place is actually used as traditional market during the day and transformed into culinary haven at night. There are many stalls provide various foods and drinks, open until midnight.

  1. Cafe Degan

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Cafe Degan's menu

Located on Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak. This cafe has Javanese style building, offer classic atmosphere once we enter it. It provides Indonesian foods and several Thailand’s cuisine like gai hor bai toey and pad thai.

  1. Bakers Corner

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Bakers Corner

Located on Jalan Teuku Umar 173, Denpasar. Its specialty is in bakery and pastry, but also offer crispy duck and oxtail soup.

  1. Bale Udang Mang Engking

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Menu in Bale Udang Mang Engking

Located on Jalan Nakula 88, Kuta. This resto offers Sundanese culinary. Its special menus are sop buntut, iga penyet, karedok and gurame cobek.

  1. Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku

Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku

Located on Jalan Kedewatan 18, Ubud. As the name suggests, this resto specialty in Nasi Ayam (chicken rice). In a menu of Nasi Ayam you can have a chicken, nasi sate lilit, sambal kacang teri, telur and urap.

  1. Warung D’Sawah

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Bebek goreng (fried duck) in Warung D'Sawah

Located on Jalan Raya Kerobokan Kelod 17, Kuta. This resto has beautiful view of ricefield. Not only that, it has also has won the Certificate of Excellence 2013 from TripAdvisor.
It provides Indonesian, Oriental and Western menu.

9. Ayam Bakar Bumbu Kuning Cak Iwan

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Optional menu: Pesmol Ikan in Ayam Bakar Bumbu Kuning Cak Iwan

Located on Jalan Puputan Renon, Denpasar. This resto is specialty in Ayam Bakar Bumbu Kuning (Yellow Spiced Chicken). Besides chicken menu, you can also special pesmol ikan (kind of spiced fish) here.
It opens from 10 am until midnight.

10. Bebek Bengil

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Bebek Bengil Ubud

Located on Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud. This resto is very famous among the locals and foreigners. Its specialty is crispy duck that has special taste as a result of secret recipes. You can also have other Indonesian traditional foods like gado-gado, nasi campur bali, urap and many more.

11. Warung Mina

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Paket Mengibung Warung Mina

This resto is located on Jalan Raya Dalung, Denpasar. Various menu of seafood can be found here. The price is cheap, but all the foods are delicious.
If you come with group of friends or big family, you can order “paket mengibung” which is complete menu provided on a big tray with banana leaf as its cover.

12. Ayam Presto Genteng Biru

Best Cheap Restaurants in Bali
Ayam Presto Genteng Biru

Located on Jalan Diponegoro 151, Denpasar. This resto is in lesehan style (where you have to sit directly on the floor mat with low table in front of you). Its specialty is chicken and duck presto. This resto is also labelled halal so if you are Muslim, you can make this resto as a good option of culinary in Bali.
Open hours: lunch time and dinner time.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Seasons and Temperatures on Bali

Seasons and Temperatures on Bali

summer in bali
The beach during dry season

Dry Season is High Season

Dry season is between April and September. Bali receives the most visitors during July and August. Temperatures are pretty steady all year round. During Bali's dry season beaches are generally clean and Bali shows its pretty side. One can still expect occasional rainfall though and sometimes even the locals are surprised how dry a week during rainy season can be and the other way around. Have a look at the chart below and check out temperatures, no. of days with rainfal etc in Denpasar, which is in the south where the main tourist areas are.

Rainy Season

During rainy season which is typically from October to March Bali becomes more quiet. The sea is rougher, the beaches and the sea in the south (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak) can be quite dirty due to debris washed onto the shore during January and February. It's not happening always, but it can happen and depends on wind contitions and currents.
During rainy season winds are stronger at the coast, the water currents pick up and it can rain in buckets. Although, usually the rain stops after a few hours and the sun shines again. A lot of the times it rains during the night and days are o.k. Very rarely you have a few days when it rains continuously. In 2014 it didn't rain in Bali till December! And November was as dry as any July or August. Like in all parts of the world, weather becomes more unpredictable.

Central Bali and the Mountains

Bali's central mountain area is typically cooler and also more rainy than the lower coastal areas. Especially at night temperatures can drop significantly in the highlands near the volcanoes. Gunung Agung is for example 3031m high! Also the region around Ubud is a slightly cooler and expects more rain than the southern areas of Bali (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Denpasar, Sanur, Bukit Pennsula, Pecatu), which makes it rather pleasant.

General Climate

Bali's is located very near to the equator, therefore its warm, tropical climate makes it a huge draw for tourists. Average year-round temperature stands at around 26-27°C with a humidity level of about 85-90%. Water temperatures are always pleasant. The two seasons are not clear cut and fully predictable. Christmas and New Year is clearly high / peak season on Bali and tourists come from all over the world to enjoy the beaches, the surfing, diving, the restaurants, the club, the spas and everything else Bali has to offer - although it is technically "rainy season". One can do everything during wet season but maybe climb the volcanoes and trekking in the highlands.