Wali Beach Cafe, Jimbaran

It’s Love’s birthday today and the norm is for us to have dinner. Months before this trip, I told Rahman (got acquainted with him during my first trip to Bali back in 2009) of my plans and so he brought us here. In 2009, I had dinner in another restaurant, Menaga Cafe. One of the local guys I got acquainted with brought me and friends there. Not bad, but I wanted to try a different restaurant; so this time, Rahman suggested Wali Beach Cafe. His friend is working there.

The moment I reached the place, I walked towards the sea. A photographer was busy taking pictures of the dogs. I bet that wasn’t his initial intent, but those friendly creatures must have tickled his fancy and eventually became his subject.

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I have always loved fruit juices. Every time I travel to other Asian countries, I’d buy fruit juices. In Singapore, either it’s difficult to locate the stalls or some of these stalls charge absurd prices. $5 for a small cup of juice??? They’re just fruits! Anyway, this watermelon juice is lovely, though I wish there were lesser bubbles.

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Choosing what to eat. I was quite full, didn’t feel like having a lobster. He didn’t want to too.

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Yummy! Crabs are a must!

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Love posing next to sharks hahaha

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While waiting for the food, I walked around the beach and observed my surroundings. A bit of me-time ;) I love how the family or friends spend time in the sampan, just talking and spending time with each other. I wish I own one, so I can sail out to the sea as and when I want to.

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The thing about Jimbaran is, you’ll be spoilt for choices. This is the restaurant next to Wali beach Cafe. It looks better and more presentable, but I don’t know about the dishes are though. Maybe next time…

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Our food has arrived! This is Sambal Kangkong or water spinach/water morning glory/Chinese spinach/swamp cabbage in a light sauce. A typical Asian dish.

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Giant clams! These are so good, I cannot find similar ones back in Singapore. Seriously. The sauce is just right, a mixture of spicy, sweet, and sour. The clams are evenly cooked, not under or overcooked. It’s really, really good!

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The squids are normal though. I don’t really fancy this.

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I like that I can taste the crab’s freshness, but I still prefer the Chilli and Black Pepper Crab from Oriental Chinese Food & Sea Food.

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Our view. Lovely sampans, don’t you think so?

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Rahman was being modest. He didn’t touch the crab or clams, we had to force him! Look at those clams!

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Lovely view. I could be here all day, everyday.

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Complimentary fruits.

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Then came the surprise. You have no idea how I hid his presents! Hahahaha!

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Hope he’s happy ;) The good thing is, we’re the only ones there. It was a simple and sweet dinner. There were fireworks too! No, I didn’t plan for those pretty things… Some locals were having fun hahaha

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Love’s birthday dinner costs… I’m guessing the vegetables was complimentary too.

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IDR511,000 / SGD65 / USD52

Love the friendly waiter (maybe because he’s Rahman’s friend), the cleanliness, efficiency, ambiance, and view. The food however, is mediocre. I expected more, since this is a place where tourist visit frequently. With this amount, I could have more dishes in Oriental Chinese Food & Sea Food; they taste better too. So Wali Beach Cafe, you deserve 6 stars.

stars-6

Wali Beach Cafe

Fresh Grilled Seafood

Jalan Segara Madu Kelan Beach, Jimbaran Bay

Phone: (0361) 708 685 / +62 812 380 7496

http://www.walibeachcafe.com

info@walibeachcafe.com

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