You know those cold winter afternoons when the sun almost gone down before you really woken up and all you can dream of are warm summer nights. When you can sit until three in the morning in spaghetti strap dress and no need carry around a jumper.
We still have a few month until it becomes reality. So to not get totally dragged down with the winter blues I go out for some heart-warming food with exotic spices and aromas from faraway continents, to dream about some remote beach and a turquoise ocean.
To cure the winter blues this time a friend and I went to the Indonesian and Malaysian restaurant Bali located on the street La Forja 8, in the neighbourhood Sarriá – Sant Gervasi in Barcelona.
Restaurant Bali opened back in 2015 with authentic and traditional cooked Indonesian and Malaysian dishes, we can also find a selection of plates from other countries around Asia.
The exotic spices used are direct imported create real Asian flavours, even though some adjustments has been made to meet the western palate.
In kitchen of restaurant Bali we can find nutmeg, clove, lemongrass, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, turmeric, coconut and much more which are traditionally used in the Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine.
On the menu we can find the Malaysian national dish or the Indonesian dish Nasi lemak. For dessert we can find exotic names, Eskrim Kelapa with ingredients tapioca pearls in rich coconut broth and palm sugar.
The dishes I tried Kari Ayam –chicken curry soup with prawns 6,50€ and Sambal seafood – prawns and squid with sambal belachan served with jasmine rice – 11,90€. Both were savoury and with a hint of heat.
As for the dessert we could not resist to try Bubur Cha-cha with tapioca, sweet potato and coconut milk 4,50€ and mango sorbet, how good and sweet doesn´t it sound, right?
The service fast and friendly at restaurant Bali, they have different set menus. Price depending on time and day of the week.
You easily get to restaurant Bali from the centre with the train from Plaza Catalunya (FGC) or in a cab.
The Area Sarriá – Sant Gervasi in Barcelona I need to visit more often, it has many small restaurants and cafés, my list is getting longer by the minute, I hope to be able to share some more of my finds from here soon!
Carrer de La Forja 8, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
Monday – Thursday 13.00h – 16.00h and 20.00h – 23.30h
Friday and Saturday – 13.00h – 16.00h and 20.00h – 00.00h
Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine, halal restaurant
+34 934 61 40 52