All in Food

A Hobbit, Spaceship, Tropical Breakfast Love Story - SS1254372 Cafe

Being a photographer and choosing my food according to the looks of it, I spend a good amount of time looking at food pictures. I had seen several tropical french toast creations all over the internet before coming to Chiang Mai, and that’s exactly what I wanted for breakfast on my very first morning there. And I sure ended up finding the best one at SS1254372 Cafe.

Bangkok Street Food Adventures

I’ve tried a lot of street food during my time in Thailand, starting in Bangkok. Eating my way through Pad Thai to Pad See Ew to some unknown noodle soup served by local street food vendors missing any English menu description. Pad Thai and Pad See Ew were my safe go-to options, though I soon learned that being able to pronounce “vegetarian” (and ideally being able to explain that it means no meat at all) in Thai is of great help as well.

Indonesian Food Explorations at Nusantara by Locavore

My trip to Bali was quite a spontaneous adventure, so most of my planning happened last minute. I was hoping to visit Locavore for their famous 5 or 7 course dinner, but being so popular all the days that I was in Ubud for were of course fully booked. Instead I tried Nusantara by Locavore, which must have been at least just as good. I went for lunch on a weekday, which was a great time. It wasn’t empty, but it wasn’t busy either.

Vegetarian and Italian Dreams come true at Dumbo Ubud

Just like The Elephant, Dumbo strives to be an ethical, clean, green and earth friendly restaurant. They use fresh ingredients, serve free osmosis filtered water, good Italian wine. All the fresh ingredients are grown in compost enriched, spring fed soils on the shores of Lake Bedugul and the slopes of Mt. Batukaru, and their permaculture garden next door provides fresh herbs for the meal and garnish for cocktails.

Spice by Chris Salans

Spice by Chris Salans is a French and Indonesian fusion restaurant in the heart of Ubud, owned by Chris Salans. He is a culinary genius and has become somewhat of a celebrity in Indonesia. He’s best known for his innovative approach to food, which first became obvious when he opened Mozaic, Spice’s sister restaurant. He keeps inspiring chefs to be more experimental and has won multiple international awards.

An Ayurvedic Health Retreat at The Yoga Barn

Anyone thinking of doing yoga in Bali, must surely think of The Yoga Barn. It is a bit of an institution in Ubud. A holistic centre for wellness and healing, offering plenty of yoga classes, workshops, retreats, Ayurvedic treatments, detox and meditation sessions, alternative healing, a vegetarian cafe and juice bar, and accommodation. The Yoga Barn provides everything you need for a body and mind cleanse and to feel the healthiest you ever have.

The Elephant, Ubud

The Elephant is one of the three vegetarian, ethical and slow food restaurants opened by Jonathan Alexander Russell in 2013. Their aim of being at least 110% awesome in everything they do is very obvious, and many of our dishes can be adjusted to become vegan and gluten free. I love that The Elephant, along with Dumbo and Green Ginger, focus on serving healthy, organic food in a conscious and sustainable manner.