Monthly Archives: December 2014

Best Pizza in Senggigi Lombok

The best pizza in Senggigi Lombok

Most of the restaurants in the tourist area of Senggigi have pizza on the menu. Most are just OK, nothing special, just your standard pizza you get in all the tourist areas all over Indonesia. I found one restaurant which

Posted in Food, Indonesia, Lombok, pizza, Senggigi

Best burger in Senggigi Lombok

The best burger in Senggigi Lombok

There are plenty of restaurants in Senggigi Lombok which serve pretty much the same range of food including traditional Indonesian dishes like nasi goreng, mie goreng and chicken curry. They also all serve a range of Western food including pizza,

Posted in Burgers, Food, Indonesia, Lombok, Senggigi

Jayakarta Lombok Beach Hotel and Spa

The beach at the front of Jayakarta Lombok Hotel

I stayed at the Jayakarta Lombok Beach Hotel in Senggigi for 4 nights in late December 2014. It is rated as a 4 star hotel on their website. It is quite a nice hotel though I would say it is

Posted in Hotels, Indonesia, Lombok, Senggigi

Best steak in Senggigi Lombok

Best steak in Senggigi Lombok

After a week in Lombok, eating loads of Indonesian food like nasi goreng (fried rice), beef rendang and chicken curry, I asked my Aussie friend who lives in the north of Lombok what her favourite restaurant in Senggigi was. She

Posted in Food, Indonesia, Lombok, Senggigi, Steak

Sama Sama Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant Nusa Dua Bali

Gas grill at Sama Sama Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant

Sama Sama Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant, located at Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 128 Mumbul, Nusa Dua is a traditional Japanese Yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant. Each table in the restaurant has a gas grill built into the table for grilling a range

Posted in Bali, Food, Indonesia, Japanese, Nusa Dua

Cocotinos Boutique Resort and Spa Sekotong West Lombok

The beach out the front of Cocotinos Beach Resort

I booked into Cocotinos Boutique Resort in Sekotong West in Lombok with a dive package as wanted to do as much diving as possible around the southern Gili Islands in West Lombok. 4 nights with 9 dives. I did not

Posted in Hotels, Indonesia, Lombok, Uncategorized

Turtle Capital of the World – Gili Islands Indonesia

Turtle Gili Islands

Just off the northwest coast of Lombok Indonesia (the next large island to the east of Bali) are 3 small islands collectively known as the Gili Islands. Gili actually means small island in the local Sasak language which is spoken

Posted in Bali, Feature article, Indonesia, Lombok

Finally Yum Cha Comes to King Street Wharf Sydney

Steamed BBQ Pork buns

I just wrote the article on Sunday about my Yum Cha restaurant of choice, East Ocean Restaurant in Sydney’s Chinatown (see Yummy Yum Cha in Sydney’s Chinatown) and I have to say sorry to East Ocean as I have a

Posted in Australia, CBD, Chinese, Food, King Street Wharf, Sydney, Yum Cha

Tokyo’s Best Temples and Shrines

Various shrines at Sensoji Temple Tokyo

Introducing 11 of the best temples and shrines in Tokyo: Despite the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, with 20 million people going about their daily business, there are a few sanctuaries of peace and quiet found within the city of

Posted in Feature article, Japan, Temples, Tokyo

Best Chinese Dumplings in Brisbane

Shanghai Pork Soup Dumplings at Bamboo Basket Restaurant

For a long time, Chinese food in Australia was all about the Mongolian Lamb, Beef in Black Bean sauce, Sweet and Sour Pork or Lemon Chicken. What I call Aussie Chinese food. As more and more Chinese immigrated to Australia

Posted in Australia, Brisbane, Chinese, Food