There are a few gelato shops around the Ubud area, but Gelato Secrets is my fav! During my three-day trip to Ubud, I visited them for three days straight 😂

It was a much-needed reprieve in the hot Balinese weather 🍦 The flavours at Gelato Secrets were the most attractive to me, and they had a few exotic ones too. My fav outlet even has a wooden ledge area where my friend and I could sit and chill in the midst of our sightseeing. :)

Service here was always prompt and very friendly! Would recommend anyone to drop by for a quick gelato treat. ☺️

Super cool spot perched on a second floor terrace. ✨ Was looking for a good place to chill after our dinner and randomly decided to head up to this place. Think there’s live music on some days but there wasn’t any on the night we were there, although they were playing some good hits over the speakers too :)

Service was good, and I got a cup of delicious Caipiroska 😌 But best thing about this place is the atmosphere, and the fact that it wasn’t very crowded. Was super nice to just hang around outside, enjoy the lovely night breeze, chat with my friend and watch the world go by.

Had complimentary breakfast three days in a row at this place as part of my accoms stay at Meruhdani Guest House (right beside the restaurant).

Wasn’t expecting much because of the fact that it’s complimentary, but the food was actually so good! I had muesli (REALLY yummy), nasi goreng and mee goreng for breakfast over the course of the three days. The nasi goreng was delicious too! The juices are really refreshing too. They serve a good mix of Balinese and International food I’d say.

Service here is impeccable - everyone’s really sweet and accommodating. The vibes and decor of this place are wonderful as well, super rustic and natural. A great start to our mornings :)

Had zero expectations when I randomly dropped by House of Beans in DPS airport because I was just looking for a place to chill before my flight.

Turns out to be such a wonderful decision because the chai latte was amazing! And that’s saying a lot because I’ve been on the hunt for good chai lattes ever since I left Sweden in 2016. It was creamy and sweet with the right amount of spice. 😻 Loved it so much I couldn’t bear to finish it all at one go.

We also ordered some quesadillas and fries to share and both were delicious. The portions were pretty big too. Really wasn’t expecting such quality food here; ended my Bali trip on a wonderful note ☺️ Will be sure to drop by for a cup of chai latte if/when I visit Bali again!

Constantly on the hunt for good Indian food! Occasionally my friend and I would crave for Indian food really badly and we’ll do a random search on Google Maps to find a place. This was one of those finds and turned out to be such a great find :)

We’re pretty basic when it comes to Indian food so we ordered some classics to share - butter chicken, palak paneer, gobi 65, naan, biryani rice. Mango lassi too! The gobi 65 was a tad too dry/hard for my liking, but everything else was delicious. The two of us left feeling super satisfied 🤩 Would recommend!

Dropped by for dinner after working out because my friend swears by it 😛 Claims its one of her fav supper spots!

The queue was really long but also fast. Fuss-free kinda experience. The rice was very fragrant and I liked that the rice grains were nicely separated (not sure if this is the best way to describe 😂). The chicken wing is a must-try!

Was looking for a place to chill after a hike at macritchie with my friend and chanced upon this place! Turns out to be such a great choice because we were also looking for a spacious/quiet place with free wifi so we could do some trip planning 😛 And this place fits all our criteria!

A lovely, cozy neighbourhood cafe. The service was very friendly too. Food was pretty delicious though nothing too spectacular. Tried the ondeh-ondeh latte which was so pretty and delish! Love the wooden cups and delicate mini spoons (I have a thing for cutlery hahaha)✨

Wouldn’t mind coming back here to hang out / for a cuppa if I’m around the area.

Been wanting to try Muji Cafe for a while now and I finally got to try it with my friend! My main from the hot deli was slow-cooked chicken leg with tomato dashi broth, and the cold deli dishes I got were prawn couscous salad with yuzu-sesame dressing and mushroom salad. My friend and I also got a cup of hot chai to share 😌

I’ve heard people calling it expensive/atas 菜饭 (mixed rice) before so I didn’t have much expectations initially but I actually really like it! 🤩 I truly enjoyed all the items I ordered and it felt kinda like a wholesome home-cooked experience - very healthy and natural/organic! The chicken leg, in particular, was so tender and well-marinated.

Enjoyed eating in the Muji setting too because everything felt so minimalistic and clean-cut ☺️

I guess the 菜饭 comparison is kinda true, but I’d say this feels more like the Japanese set meal experience 😛 Will gladly come back again.

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A friend recommended this place to me so I visited Lokkee with my mum! Though some of the items seemed slightly gimmicky, I’m all for fusion food 🙌🏻 Also, the menu and illustrations are so cute/funky haha. The whole concept of this place is really creative!

We ordered the mala grilled barramundi (half), firecracker chicken nest, and honey pecan shrimp. Though the shrimp was nothing spectacular, the grilled barramundi was really good! It was nicely grilled and slightly crispy on the outside, and the fish meat was tender and soaked up the flavourful mala soup. It wasn’t too spicy as well so we could still taste the flavour of the fish :)

My fav, though, was the firecracker chicken nest! 辣子鸡 is so addictive, kinda tasted like popcorn chicken but upgraded version 😛 It looks very spicy but it isn’t, I felt that the kick was just nice. I love the mango puree at the side too - it’s one of those combinations that sounds weird but actually tastes pretty good!

The service here was impeccable as well. There was a minor mishap and they were quick to fix it and even gave my mum and I free desserts (pineapple sorbet with lemongrass jelly) as service recovery, although we were not angry about it at all. The sorbet turned out to be really refreshing and ended the meal on a great note. Worth a visit I’d say!

Visited Black Tap for dinner while on a staycation at MBS. The portions here are humongous! 😱

Shared a burger with a friend and the portion was just nice. Am not a huge fan of burgers so I can’t comment much on it, but my friends commented that the burgers were pretty good. I can say for sure that the sweet potato fries that came with it were great 😝

Black Tap is pretty famous for their Crazy Shakes (probably because of how Instagrammable it is?). We ordered a Cookie Shake to share amongst the four of us and we could barely finish half of it 😂 It is truly sweetness overload so please get more people to share it if you wanna order!

Have heard good things about Tsuta so I headed down to try with my sister.

The ramen here feels lighter on the palate so you won’t get sick of it easily. :) But might not be suitable for those who prefer the richer kind of broth!

I had the black pepper tonkotsu ramen with - actually really enjoyed it because I’ve never really tried this flavour before. The garlic oil is fragrant and the kick of the black pepper gives the broth another dimension of flavour. I also like that the noodles are the soba kind - felt more chewy to me than the typical ramen noodles, which I like.

And the service was pretty good too! At least when I was there. :)

With that said, I also felt like there was nothing that really stood out to me about the place? Not a bad place to grab some food but wouldn’t really be on the top of my list.

A friend brought me to this place and it has become one of my fav places for mentaiyaki dons. Quite a hidden gem🤩

Absolutely value-for-money; the fish is very fresh and chewy, cucumber is crunchy and refreshing, and the mentaiyaki sauce is generously slathered all over (I love mentaiyaki hehe 😋). We had the set so it came with miso soup and salad and green tea, everything’s good!

A fuss-free and delicious dining experience. The branch here is quite small though so might have to wait a lil while, but it also makes the place feels more cozy. :) I will be back ✨

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