Eating in England

From Asia to Europe, England was my next destination.

Platters Restaurant, in my hometown Plymouth, Devon brought back many memories. Now 200 yards across the quay, Plymouth fish market provides the most fresh local fish. A family owned restaurant with a pulsating atmosphere both modern and homey ensures generous portions of food created with love is accompanied by outstanding service and hospitality.

Personally I would recommend the £9.95 local fresh fish and chips followed by a traditional treacle pudding

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Singapore Sensation

My next adventure took me to Singapore.

Hawkers used to have their stalls set up all around Singapore, offering their array of food to tourists wondering the streets. The government then decided they no longer wanted these hawkers on the streets. So Newton Circus popped up, and has become a primary tourist attraction and interactive food experience.

From chilli crab to carrot cake your options are infinite. The setting is perfect for a large group, meeting up and grabbing a table after a busy days activities. Everyone can pick and choose, sharing dishes and exciting food experiences.

I was pointed in the direction of stall 76 and told to seek out Irene. I highly recommend her chai tow kway, carrot cake, but not in the European sense. This fried carrot cake, typically prepare by frying daikon cake with chopped radish, diced garlic, eggs and chinese fish sauce is a must have in your selection of dishes.

Bali Blog

“Gabah” meaning Rash, from which the rice grows inside is located in central Kuta, Bali's tourism capital, the restaurant offers an eclectic mix of both traditional Indonesian and authentic Balinese cuisine.

As I made my way up the wooden stairs to be greeted by a traditionally dressed Balinese  waitress a sense of calm and tranquility seemed to take over. The spacious setting accompanied by traditional artworks and earthy tones was both soothing and serene. It is up to the individual to choose to make their dining experience formal or relaxed. After a long day shopping and sun tanning I opted for a comfortable Balinese day bed overlooking the luscious green gardens.

The price of the dishes reflects the quality. With the conversion rate the meals and dishes are still cheaper than the price you would pay at home. Nasi Goering, a popular Indonesian dish of fried rice, spiced with tamarind and chilli accompanied by egg and prawn was my dish of choice. You may choose to add chips or a substitute of prawn crackers for example. While waiting sipping a sweet strawberry daiquiri you may view the chefs preparing meals in the open kitchen or listen to the live xylophone music, an escape from the bustling Bali traffic just metres away.

Along with an amazing menu other facilities offered include a Swimming Pool, Bar, Meeting Room, Chill Out Lounge, Parking area and Internet. So after you have experienced Indonesian cuisine at its finest you may log on and tell your loved ones at home.

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