Located in the low-key Da Men Mall, Bali & Spice sports enough greenery and quiet to offer a relaxing respite to city crawlers. Head down here for a long, laidback lunch with a few friends. Balinese cuisine tends to run heavy on meats, and you can expect to have the pick of the litter here. In fact, their bestseller is a Balinese Trio (RM49) made up of grilled chicken wings, meat skewers and deep-fried squid. Look out for the spot-on side sauces of sambal matah (shallots and lemongrass relish) and sambal terasi (spicy sambal). Tastemaker Alyssia also vouches for the Iga Mepanggang (RM45), beef ribs charbroiled with coconut and palm sugar, which she loves for the charred edges. The bountiful platter comes with a side of rice, sambal sauces as well as a tamarind peanut sauce. For a sweet ending, try the Pisang Bakar (RM13) that sees the age-old combination of caramelised bananas with vanilla ice cream.
Avg price per person: RM40
Recommended for 6-10 pax
Photo by Burppler Alex Leong