Bali Day Two

For the rest of our Bali trip
1. Bali Day One
2. Bali Day Three

After a wonderful and eventful first day in Bali we slept like babies and awoke the second day ready to explore more of Bali!

The first thing on our list was Sunday Mass. We did a bit of research and found that the closest Church to the hotel was St. Maria Bunda Segala Bangsa. We went to 8am mass that was in Indonesian. The Church is located along the street along with a Mosque, Christian Church, Buddhist Temple and Hindu Temple, to symbolise peace among the five major religions in Bali.


Inside St Maria Bunda Segala Bangsa Church

Santa Maria Bunda Segala Banga Catholic Church
Pura (Hindu Temple)

I, unfortunately did not get a chance to take photos of all the temples and the mosque, but it was lovely to see how everyone peacefully gathered together to worship in their own way.

After Mass, it was just the perfect time for brunch! We headed to Seminyak to try Revolver Espresso,  a cafe I've heard a lot about and is popular among Jakartians visiting Bali. It was quite difficult to find as it is nestled in a small alleyway. We had to call the cafe and had them direct us where to go. Once we arrived, we found the cafe completely packed, there was only bar seatings left and we were placed right in front of their massive espresso machine. Fortunately for us, within five minutes of sitting down a couple left and we immediately took their table.


Billy The Kid smoothie (Rp. 35,000)
Bulletproof (Rp. 59,000)
The Boss (Rp. 49,000)

The highlights of our meal was The Boss, it is a wrap filled with tempe (soybean patty), salad, cheese and chilli jam. This vegetarian dish won our carnivorous hearts. The tempe was tender, salad was fresh and crisp and the chilli jam was spicy and sweet. It looked small but was actually really filling. Bulletproof was sliders filled with pulled pork, red onion, romaine lettuce and a slice of tomatoes. The dishe also came with a small serving of fries. This dish was also delicious and tasty, but it didn't wow us, as sliders goes this is pretty average. 

As for drinks, I highly recommend ordering Billy the Kid smoothie. It is a blend of banana, dates and peanut butter. I ordered this drink purely because of the peanut butter, and no regrets there. The flavour of the peanut butter dominates and makes the smoothie really rich and the dates add a lovely sweetness that's really unique. I finished this drink even before the food arrived, I would've ordered seconds if I hadn't had more delicious food eating planned for the rest of the day!

Just a warning, Revolver gets really busy, so expect to wait for a table and expect to wait to be served once you're seated and then wait some more for food to be served. If you're planning a quick bite I recommend going elsewhere.

After our satisfying lunch, we made our way to Tanah Lot. Tanah Lot is 20 km away from Denpasar and took about one hour to get there from Seminyak. Tanah Lot is where Pura Tanah Lot (Tanah Lot Temple) is located. It is a temple built on an offshore rock. Although, some people believed that the temple was not built but, just appeared one day from the water. At the bottom of the water surrounding Tanah Lot is inhabited by poisonous sea snakes that is believed to protect the temple. During high tide, it is impossible to reach the temple on foot. 


Entrance to the Pura Tanah Lot
Pura Tanah Lot

When we arrived at the shore and saw the temple, the view was breathtaking. As it was high tide, we could not get very close, however, it made it look like there was a magical temple that is located in the middle of the ocean. No wonder they believed the temple just appeared out of nowhere.

Tanah Lot is a very popular tourist destination and the locals have taken advantage of this by charging and entrance fee of Rp. 25,000 per person. Then we had to walk down to the shore and along the street to the shore, there are numerous souvenir and arts and crafts stalls selling anything you can think of! There were also some restaurants and food stalls there.

We spent about one and a half hours exploring Tanah Lot and doing a spot of souvenir shopping. We then headed back to Seminyak and did more exploring there. Before we knew it, it was time for dinner.

For dinner we went to Waroeng Wahaha a pork ribs restaurant in Seminyak. We were so glad we chose this place for dinner. When we arrived we were able to get outdoor seats and the weather was absolutely perfect for it. The outdoor area was lit with fairy lights, which made it difficult to take good photos of the food, but we were enjoying ourselves too much to care.


Crispy Ribs (Rp. 50.000)
Wahaha Pork Ribs (Rp. 160,000)


For starters we ordered the crispy ribs, and it was on special, buy one get one, so we ended up having two serves of it. At first we told ourselves we would eat one serve and take the rest away, but we just kept eating until there was none left! It was crispy, but still juicy and the added drizzel of sweet soy sauce made it even more irresistible. Then came the time to sink our teeth into those ribs. It looked so glorious! It tasted glorious as well! The sauce was nice and thick and sticky, it was unlike sauce I've tasted before, it was herby and inexplicably Balinese. It was such a great Indonesian fusion flavour which made it really unique. We were so sad when we've realised we've finished eating the ribs! We highly recommend this place!

Then to finish the day on a sweet note, we ventured back to Denpasar to get martabak! The martabak place we went to was London Terbul Bali. We chose this place purely because we've been following their instagram closely and have been drooling over all their photos. Well the photos did them justice! We ordered pandan flavoured martabak topped with Silver Queen (Indonesian brand chocolate bars), Skippy peanut butter and cheese.


Pandan base cooking away
Martabak pandan with Silver Queen chocolate, Skippy peanut butter and cheese (Rp. 75,000)

We had to wait around 20 minutes until our martabak was done as the people before us ordered three martabak! When ours was finally done, we unboxed and ate half straight away! It was still nice and warm, the filling was soft and tasty and the crust was nice and crispy. I would've liked more cheese in it to add more saltiness, but other than that, it was delicious!

With a full belly and an impending food coma we were quickly driven back to the hotel. What a filling second day in Bali. But, there were more adventures to be had!


Information:

Gereja Santa Maria Bunda Segala Bangsa
Komplek Puja Bhakti, Nusa Dua
Jl. Kuruk Setra
Nusa Dua
Mass times:
Saturday: 6pm (Indonesian)
Sunday: 8am (Indonesian)
              6pm (English)

Revolver Espresso
Jl. Kayu Aya/ Gang 51
Seminyak
Ph: +62 851 0088 4968
Website: http://www.revolverespresso.com/
Facebook: Revolver Espresso Bali
Instagram: @revolverespresso
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Tanah Lot
Tabanan

Waroeng Wahaha
Jl. Sunset Road Barat, No. 1689
Seminyak
Ph: +62 361 886 9858
Facebook: Waroeng WAHAHA
Instagram: @wahaha_ribs

London Terbul Bali
Jl. Teuku Umar No. 39
Denpasar
(The stall is in front of Shanny Cellular Shop)
Ph: +62 8133 789 4420 (Delivery service available)
Instagram: @london_terbulbali
Open from 5pm until late Mon - Sun

Disclaimer: All information and prices were true and correct on 18th - 20th April 2015.

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