, sits a majestic 350 year-old traditional Joglo – this is Manisan Bali is one of Ubud’s most prized restaurant offering the diverse and exotic flavours of the Indonesian archipelago. Sourced from Java, and reassembled and expertly refurbished in Ubud by Grounds Kent with interior by Made Wijaya, Manisan Bali is even more beautiful after dark with softly flickering candles leading the way along a picturesque pathway through the rice fields and low lights highlighting every exquisite detail of this iconic venue.

Guests will an authentic dining experience featuring home-style dishes cooked with integrity with flavours from around the archipelago. An artisan afternoon tea and a Chefs Table serving a tasting menu are just some of the highlights. Standing proudly at the helm is Chef Henry Alexie Bloem, Indonesian Legendary Chef and President of Indonesia Chef Association, who says, “My vision is to give guests to exceptional dining experiences by introducing flavours that truly satisfy the taste buds and are remembered long after they return home.” Now with Manisan Bali as his platform, Chef Henry is determined to give traditional Indonesian cuisine the recognition that it so rightly deserves.

A dish that does this so perfectly is Manisan Bali’s Nasi Bira – yellow rice infused with kemangi leaves accompanied by dry salted fish, cucumber and eggplant. It is served with tasting portions of spicy honey grilled prawns, seared tuna fish sambal matah, chicken betutu, minced chicken satay lilit, rice field escargot, vegetable urap and snake beans with two kinds of sambals and crackers. Originating from Ubud, this delicacy reflects the area’s colourful history and rich heritage, and is guaranteed to have guests coming back for more. Other must-tries include the Bebek Goreng, Ubudian deep fried crispy duck served with vegetable urap and 3 kinds of sambals and for dessert; Pisang Ijo, pandanus banana crepes with syrup and Bubur Sumsum – an Indonesian traditional sweet and salty dessert made of coconut milk and rice flour that are being cooked until thickened and then chilled.

Manisan open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am – 11pm with weekly Theme Night Dinners with specialty dishes from around the Indonesian archipelago served buffet style. On Sundays, Manisan’s East Meet West Night featuring the Barong Dance celebrates the island’s creative spirit. A superb buffet dinner featuring live cooking stations takes guests on an exotic journey with an array of tasty dishes highlighted by a whole suckling roast pig.

A fun activity for the whole family, Cooking Class at Manisan’s Paon Bali or Living Kitchen lets you experience an entire journey from picking ingredients at the local market to cooking up some of Bali’s most popular and exciting dishes with Manisan’s resident chef. To learn more about Manisan Bali, please visit www.manisanbali.com.

Manisan Bali at Alaya Resort Ubud

Jalan Hanoman, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia| Ph: +62 361 972 200

fb.ubud@alayahotels.com | www.manisanbali.com

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