Friday, February 15, 2019

Bali Hits & Misses: Uluwatu Temple

Verdict: Worth waking up early, this place is NOT to be missed!

Regarded as one of the six most important temples in Bali, Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu) is perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 meters above sea level. With its magnificent view of Indian Ocean, its the perfect spot for sunset watching and dramatic photo shoots.

All visitors are required to wear a sarong and a sash before entering the temple.

Monkeys in Uluwatu are believed to be guarding the temple from bad influences but they are also notorious for grabbing tourists' stuff so take extra caution with your belongings all the time.

I was supposed to pose near the monkeys but seeing how aggressive they were, no thank you.

Tip: Best time to visit Uluwatu Temple is late in the afternoon - just before the mesmerizing sunset and so you can watch a Kecak (the monkey chant) dance, a captivating traditional Balinese production, performed between 6PM to 7PM daily at the adjacent cliff-top stage.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Bali Hits & Misses: Sushimi Japanese Restaurant

Verdict: Save your calories and look elsewhere because this place is a MISS!

Wherever CS and I travel, Japanese cuisine is always our top, almost non-negotiable, choice on where and what to eat. Browsing thru Bali's expansive dining options brought us to Sushimi, a conveyor sushi restaurant amid seas of Nasi Gorengs, curries and satay that Indonesian cuisine is known for. After taking a Grab taxi from our hotel in Seminyak, we finally made it to one of the most popular Japanese restaurant in the city with a Trip Advisor Excellence badge.

As good as it seems in the photos, the entire place is poorly lit and mosquito infested!

On our table 

Salmon Crunch Roll - IDR35K

Salmon Sashimi - IDR35K

Soft Shell Crab Roll - IDR35K

Seared Salmon Roll - IDR40K

Tuna Nigiri - IDR30K

Inari Nigiri - IDR25K

Salmon Nigiri - IDR35K

Unagi Nigiri - IDR45K

Tip: As they always say, do not believe everything you read online and don't get fooled by great-looking photos! Except for the salmon sashimi, neither of the dishes that we tried tasted like real sushi/sashimi that I felt like it was a disgrace to proudly display a Trip Advisor Excellence badge and mislead customers of offering superb dishes while we tasted that exact opposite. But if you must, forget ordering anything with raw fish and just stick with cooked dishes like tempura.

Dining at Sushimi was indeed a waste of time, money, and calories. Thank you, next!


Sushimi Japanese Restaurant
Jalan Camplung Tanduk
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Tel.: (62361) 737-816
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