Dinner Under the Stars at Pasar Senggol

(bahasa indonesiaSometimes it’s hard to find a good restaurant with a good entertainment, this time I found it both at Pasar Senggol Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua (book hotel), an open air restaurant that gives romantic dinner under the stars ambiance. Here they serve all you can eat buffet with sets of authentic Indonesian and Balinese cuisine.

During dinner time we were entertained with traditional Balinese Kecak Dance. Though I’ve lived here for seven years but I never saw live Kecak Dance performance, so it’s a first time for me and I’m really excited about it. Usually the performance would start at 8 PM and would go for about an hour.

The area itself is quite vast with three food station areas. On the first area I can see variety of appetizers with numbers of Indonesian salad, among those salad I spotted Gado-gado (vegetable salad with peanut sauce), seaweed salad, and Rujak (Indonesian fruit salad) there. Also I could find BBQ station and Balinese cuisine on the first station. And on the second station they serve varieties of food that cooked with wok like fried rice, fried vermicelli, and several fritters. Last but not least is the dessert station complete with traditional Indonesian sweets delicacies.

Since my arrival, the BBQ station is the first on that caught my eyes, with the smokes and grilled aroma spreads on the air really builds my appetite. I pick some item like Pork Satay and grilled shrimp from the BBQ station also some Gado-gado from the appetizer section. I love all the three item I picked, specially the gado-gado because the sauce is like the one I used to find back home in Jakarta and it’s quite hard to find it like that here in Bali.

Next on my list is the Balinese section, all the food I picked here has an authentic flavor, perfect balance between all the spices. I pick some suckling pick with their crispy skin, ayam betutu, fish with sambal matah and some vegetables too.

Since I’m pretty much filled with the food I picked from the first station, I’m aiming for some hot snacks from the wok station. Here I found some fried wonton, corn fritters, spring rolls and fried tofu stuffed with vegetables among other selection of foods.

Off to my favorite station, the dessert station 🙂 I love the onde-onde it’s a Chinese pastry made from rice flour covered with sesame seeds and filled with sweet and savory green bean paste. I also like their kue lumpur and biji salak, some traditional Indonesian sweets that I usually find during Ramadhan for breakfasting, it has soft texture and just enough sweet for my palate.

Time surely goes by so fast, it’s been an hour I’m exploring all the stations and the kecak dance performance just ended. After their performance they give a chance to all the audience to take pictures with the dancers as a souvenir they could bring back to their countries.

Pasar Senggol
Grand Hyatt Bali (book hotel)
Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua PO Box 53
Nusa Dua
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Bali 


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