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The Cafe at The Mulia, Bali

You’ll never go hungry in Bali, that much is certain! There are a lot of foods offered from traditional Balinese foods just anywhere down the streets to an international fine dining at a hotel. This island of gods does has a huge range of choices from cafes, restaurant, street foods, bakeries, to local places to eat. That’s one of the reason I keep coming back to Bali. I just can’t refuse the foods and the hospitality it offers.

You’ve probably already noticed that I lived in Bali for 2 months last summer. And guess what? I came back there just exactly last weekend.

One of the highlight of my culinary experience during the weekend is my lunch time at The Cafe @ The Mulia. The Mulia is a newly opened 6 star (Yes you read it right. Six) hotel, resort, and villas in Nusa Dua, Bali. It’s surrounded by the stunning Nusa Dua coastline with a 1 km stretch of private white sandy beach and a beautiful view. Too bad that it’s raining that day so I didn’t enjoy playing at the beach. But, taking a sip of coffee at The Cafe is a better idea of how to spent the afternoon I guess 🙂

Anyway, The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas have 7 outlets (Restaurant, Bar, Lounge) inside the properties. The Cafe is one of a spacious dining place which serves almost everything from Asian to Western cuisine. There are 8 food stations at the restaurant : Western, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Indonesian, and Dessert (my favorite)! What’s even more interesting is that each station has its own chef who will prepare the foods for us. We also found that the chef head comes from Hawaii. You can imagine how Gaby and I enjoyed our lunch time very much!

Western Station

One of the highlight of Western Corner at The Cafe is the live cooking session! You can ask the chef in charge to cook a plate of pasta for you. There are a wide variety of sauce and toppings. And you can ask for the pasta of your choice. I had creamy sauce and bacon for my spaghetti.

Pasta The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Pasta Topping
Pasta The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Sauce Selection

I was planning to pay a full attention of how the chef prepare my spaghetti, but not until a minute later, I found myself strolling around the Thai Corner just to get myself more foods. I know… I know… Don’t judge me.

The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Live Cooking
Garlic Bread The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Garlic Bread

Our spaghetti is ready. Yum! When it comes to pasta, it has to be creamy. That’s our rules. I’m not sure if this one is Carbonara or Alfredo. But never mind, I love both. The even better part is, it comes together with a pinch of chili flakes (if you ask for some). Just to make a little kick in it.

Spaghetti The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Creamy Spaghetti with Chili Flakes and Garlic Bread

And these are tiny little baked pasta. Gaby took one for us to share and we both love it!

Western Station The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Baked Pasta

Another interesting part of Western Corner is the Cheese Platter.

Cheese Platter
Cheese Platter
Cheese Platter The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Cheese Platter

I totally forgot to take a bite of our cheese platter as I’m too busy with my desserts (you’ll find out why pretty soon enough). But I’m pretty sure Gaby had a bite. She even mentioned of how nice the bread is.

Chinese Station

Just beside the Western Station was the Chinese Station. I can spot some crispy pork, honey pork and roasted duck here.

Chinese Food The Mulia Bali
See?
Chinese Food at The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Chinese Foods

Too bad I didn’t taste any of it since I’m on my red meat diet.

Thai Station

Aside from my red meat diet, I found a great Tom Yum soup at the Thai station. You can choose the fresh seafoods and the chef will boil it up for you. I had fresh shrimps, squid, fish balls, mushroom, and scallops.

The Cafe at The Mulia Bali
Fresh Seafood
Seafood The Cafe at The Mulia Bali
Look at those scallops!

When I order a bowl of Tom Yum soup, the chef in charge was like : “Have you ever taste a tom yum soup before?”. “Hell yeah! I’m a big fans of Thai food.” “Well, this one’s gonna be so good. You’re gonna love it.”

He was totally right. I really enjoy my soup. I even forgot to share it with Gaby. It’s clear, light, fresh and full of Thai flavor. Works perfectly for my appetizer.

Tom Yum The Mulia Bali
Tom Yum Soup

Korean Station

Korean station is another different thing. Well, I must admit that I don’t really enjoy having korean food – except for the bbq. But once again, I’m on my red meat diet so I didn’t eat any of it. Too bad. They look really good, don’t you think?

BBQ at The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Korean BBQ

Japanese Station

This station is Gaby’s favorite! She keep telling me how she loves The Cafe’s sashimi and sushi as they are so fresh and delicate. And in fact, she never found another restaurant serving sashimi fresher than The Cafe in Bali.

Sashimi The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Sashimi

Sashimi The Cafe The Mulia Bali

Sashimi The Cafe The Mulia Bali
Some Maki

Indian Station

Indian station is one of my favorite! I don’t eat Indian food very often but whenever I could found Indian curry, I’ll have it. Even better when Roti Canai is around.

Indian Food The Mulia Bali
Indian Foods

Surprisingly, the butter chicken and chicken tandoori tasted really good! I wish I took more piece piece of chicken.

Indian Foods The Cafe The Mulia Bali

Indian Foods The Mulia Bali

Indonesian Station

Oops I accidentally skipped this one! Some said, there will be Balinese suckling pig served once in a while. And it tasted really good – tender and not too oily. I’ll definitely check their suckling pig out next time.

Dessert Station

And finally, here comes the best thing. Yup, it’s dessert time! The Cafe does have a big dessert station which offers so many kind of desserts. And they’re all free flow!

There are homemade ice creams with around 12 selection of flavors, chocolate fondues, sorbets,  macaroons, cheesecake, panna cotta, mousse, and many many more.

Chocolate Fountain The Cafe Bali
Giant Chocolate Fondue
Macaroons The Cafe Bali
Macaroons

Our favorite goes to their cheesecake! It’s basically a no baked cheesecake served in a small glass with blueberry sauce on top. The sweet and sour taste somehow make a great combination. Yum!

Cheesecake The Cafe Bali
Cheesecake
Dessert The Cafe Bali
Tell me, how to choose?

And…. a cone of good ice cream would be such a great way to end the lunch time 😉

Ice Cream The Cafe Mulia BaliI had Banana Choco Fudge and Macadamia nuts ice cream while Gaby had Macadamia Nuts and Strawberry. I like my Banana Choco Fudge the best!

Ice Cream The Mulia Bali

Thank you so much Mika and Diana for inviting us! The food was awesome and there are so many dishes to chose from. The staffs were warm and friendly. And sure we had such a great time. We’d be more than happy to come back for more foods next time.

Sharon Loh and Gaby Yoshiko
Sharon Loh & Gaby Yoshiko

The Cafe at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali
Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan | Mulia Resort and Villas, Nusa Dua
Bali 80363, Indonesia
www.themulia.com

Lunch buffet around IDR 300k++

 

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