Carrot and Garlic Soup

One time, I found myself wide awake at 5:00 in the morning. I tried going back to sleep, but I just kept tossing and turning in bed. I finally gave up trying, went to the kitchen to get a drink, and out of nowhere, this random thought came to me: “Why don’t I make some carrot […]

Pad Thai

It’s been two years since my last recipe blog post! Two years! While chopping up ingredients in the kitchen one day, I told Mike, “You know, maybe I should blog about my recipes. Whenever I post pictures of food that I make, people keep asking me how I made them.” Being the ever so supportive […]

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Would you be willing to travel for 2 hours while passing through bumpy roads just to see rice paddies? Normally, I wouldn’t. I mean, they’re just rice paddies! What’s the big deal? But what if the view of the rice paddies is as amazing as this? I’d say: “TAKE ME THERE!!!” And so, our driver […]

Warung Rumpi’s, Seminyak

First things first: what is a warung? Wikipedia defines “warung” (or waroeng) as a type of small family-owned business — often a casual shop, a modest restaurant, or a small café found in Indonesia.” However, today, a warung can refer to “a modest Indonesian restaurant or a place that sells things Indonesian.” Warung Rumpi’s is a homey and […]

Sardine Restaurant, Bali

Instagram-worthy. Is that even a real word? Now, it is. It’s an adjective used to describe something exceptionally pretty, amazing, or cool that it just needs to be photographed and shared online for the whole world to see and admire. If there is one restaurant in Bali that deserves to be called “Instagram-worthy,” it’s Sardine. It’s […]

Bebek Tepi Sawah and the Famous Crispy Balinese Duck

Those who know that Mike and I had our honeymoon in Bali often ask us this question: “How’s the food in Bali?” Short answer: “Really good!” Long answer: “Yummy, interesting, zesty, and usually spicy or comes with spicy sauce!” Bali’s famous crispy duck is no exception to that. Aside from the well-known Indonesian staples like […]

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