Indonesian

Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck), Bali

Posted by D on 2 September, 2011 in Bali, Indonesian | 3 comments

Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck), Bali

Bebek Bengil – it means Dirty Duck in Indonesian and was one of the restaurants we visited during our trip to the Bali. Despite any insinuations that you might gather from the name itself, the story behind the name itself is quite cute. The way the story goes is that when the restaurant was first built, they struggled to find a suitable name for it until a flock of ducks flew in from a nearby rice field and left muddy webbed footprints all over the place. These ‘dirty ducks’ have been considered the restaurant’s first ‘guests’ and so the restaurant was named.

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Mang Engking, Bali

Posted by D on 30 May, 2011 in Bali, Indonesian, Seafood | 2 comments

Mang Engking, Bali

It’s just shy of the onset of winter – and for any readers who live in Sydney, with the chills and strong winds that we’ve been experiencing lately, I’m sure you’ll agree that winter came early this year! So what better way to escape reality than to relive a food memory from my recent Bali trip.

This was my first visit to Bali. I had previously kept Bali somewhere towards the bottom of my to-travel-to list owing to years of media exposure giving me the impression that all I would find there would be hoards of surfie-type backpackers with braided hair all donning the pseudo-Bali holiday uniform – the Bintang Beer singlet. Let’s just say it

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Andy Wana’s Beef Rendang

Posted by D on 27 December, 2009 in Indonesian, Random | 12 comments

Andy Wana’s Beef Rendang

Tip number one – if you’re going to brag about your specialty dish, then it’s best not to do so in front of a foodie. That is, unless you’re willing to make good and prove its worthiness. After a few side comments from our friend Andy about the sheer awesomeness of his beef rendang, a group of us decided to challenge him to make it for us to eat. The perfect occasion for this was his birthday which was just around the corner and we were lucky enough to be treated to an Indonesian feast, followed up by the obligatory birthday cake.

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