27 Oct, 2009
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.
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.
30-32 Caroline Street,
Cardiff City Centre,