A Tribute to Balinese Culinary at Publik Markette

Lately, I’ve been missing Bali a little bit too much. I miss the sandy beaches, the salty air, the waves, the vitamin sea, the sun-kissed motor rides and the foods of course. I do have a plan to visit Bali at the end of May, but that’s like one month away. I want Bali right now. Okay I’m being a little bit too much. This is my almost-bursting-into-flames post stress thoughts.

Anyway, sometimes the universe has its unique way in granting what you count as a three fold Utopian dream (borrowing this term from one of my favorite bands, Incubus) – it’s a romantic dream that is so realistic you know it couldn’t be true because everything is perfect.

Just a few days after missing Bali like crazy, the invitation from Publik Markette came to my inbox. They are having a Balinese Cultural Delights from April 22nd to May 8th, and they invited some bloggers and influencers to get the first taste of their Balinese menu on April 22nd – 24th. I was, of course, happy beyond words. I immediately replied the e-mail confirming that DR & I would be there to attend the private tasting event.

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So off we went.

They did such a great job in decorating the whole restaurant by adding a lot of Balinese touches in every corner, even on the waiter and waitress as you can see from the photos. Details on point! Publik Markette has a totally different vibe this time, compared to our last visitation during Panama at Publik Markette’s 1st Anniversary.

I blend in perfectly as I was all ootd-prepared for this event. I got myself a new tropical patterned shirt that I wore as an outer over my plain white tee. It felt like I was really in Bali enjoying a Sunday afternoon at the alfresco area in one of the restaurants.

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 Their menu includes some of Bali’s famous cuisines that would make you literally drool just by reading its exotic names. They have: Balinese Grilled Duck Leg, Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk, Jimbaran Grilled King Prawns, Balinese Pork Satay Lalah Manis, Balinese Pork Ribs Bumbu Guling, Mix Fruits Rujak Bali, Organic Balinese Fried Rice along with some other refreshing cocktails.

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I kid you not, the first encounter between my tongue and the rich-flavored Ayam Betutu or the Balinese Grilled Duck Leg, plus the sambal matah, took me to Bali right away! Or, shall I say, Bali was brought to me in a zap.

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If you have been missing Bali like me, but your schedule is just too tight to have a quick getaway, then Publik Markette is definitely your go-to place. You don’t have to travel far away to catch a glimpse of the exotic island and to get the fun Sunday-afternoon-in-Bali experience with your friends!

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Write to you later,

 

HG. (@gersonhenry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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