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27 Oct, 2009

Bali Restaurant

Posted by: Wen Ching In: United Kingdom

For a year of staying in Cardiff, it was a shame on us of not knowing that there is an authentic Bali restaurant situated in the heart of Cardiff city centre. Despite visiting Thai Edge for a few times, I didn’t notice there is another restaurant located across it. So when ys finally had his day off, we went there to have our lunch.

The restaurant caters a selection of Southeast Asian cuisine including Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai food.

The interior of the restaurant was rather Balinese we would say. Quite small so we would suggest you to make reservations before visiting to avoid disappointment.

The restaurant was quite quiet when we went there as there were only a few customers dining in.

Nice table settings.

For lunch, Bali offers a two course set lunch priced at £5.95 per person. For starters, we had pergedel. It was our first time trying this mashed potato cake. The lightly seasoned potato cake was delicious, very tasty but not overpowering. Also very appetising when dipped in the sweet chili sauce.

By looking at the photo we are sure most of our readers are familiar with satay ayam – skewers of char grilled chicken served with peanut sauce. The chicken was moist, meaty and delicious. The peanut sauce, although not superb, was good too. Would have preferred them to serve more peanut sauce though.

We had Singapore laksa for our main course. Served piping hot, the rice vermicelli were served with prawns, shrimps, fish cakes and bean sprouts. To our surprise, it was rather spicy, compared to other foods labeled in the UK which are usually not spicy at all. It has an intense coconut milk taste which I find slightly overwhelming but which ys seemed to enjoy a lot.

The sambal ayam was the right order for me as I enjoyed it thoroughly. The sliced chicken served in the sambal chili sauce was flavourful, spicy and definitely authentic. We wiped the plate clean with the sambal gravy. A recommended order if you miss the taste of home.

We also tried their nasi lemak and nasi goreng which we enjoyed a lot too. Service was good but do note that it can take up to 30 minutes for the chef to prepare your order. Nevertheless we can’t wait until our next visit to this restaurant.

Restaurant Information
30-32 Caroline Street,
Cardiff City Centre,
CF10 1FF
Tel: 02920374777

10 Responses to "Bali Restaurant"

1 | summer

October 27th, 2009 at 2:48 am


i like the table setting there :)
those food seems so familiar and tasty :p

2 | ai wei

October 27th, 2009 at 3:12 am


i love the decor in this place. it looks so Balinese feel.

but hor… dun think bali has potato cake? do they? think it has altered to local taste buds?! 😛

3 | foodbin

October 27th, 2009 at 6:07 am


very nice decor and i like those Pergedel-was there any other fillings?

4 | J2Kfm

October 27th, 2009 at 12:12 pm


aiks. NOT the most true blue of Balinese food eh?
but still … whatever you could find for a taste of home.
or close to home :)

5 | squall

October 28th, 2009 at 12:10 am


i like the dining environment…why have serve potato cake one???

6 | Shell (貝殼)

October 28th, 2009 at 10:11 am


i like photo no.3, good shoot~

7 | thenomadGourmand

October 29th, 2009 at 7:59 am


agree! not really balinese but I guess in UK, they can get awy w it!

8 | ~Christine~Leng

October 29th, 2009 at 9:52 am


was this as good as the one we had together in Ole Ole? :)
quite an antidote for you guys definitely ^^

9 | mimid3vils

October 30th, 2009 at 10:24 am


drooling~~~ Btw nice group of photos :)

10 | sock peng

October 30th, 2009 at 4:04 pm


singapore laksa look yummy

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