Food Review – Becasse Dempsey

Hello! 

Welcome back to this humble space of mine. 

Went for lunch this afternoon to celebrate a girlfriend’s belated birthday. As usual we were both late for our date and met 30 minutes after the scheduled timing. I had wanted to bring this girl to OTTO Locanda but their lunch was only till 2pm which is impossible for us. We met close to 1:40pm.

So we settled at Becasse, Dempsey instead as I thought the place looked not bad from the pictures. I have been to the Ion’s outlet a couple of times and thought the ambience was so-so. The restaurant had great dishes and beverages but the ambience was a killer. The staff at Ion were not very pleasant as well. One of the staff actually sighed so loudly when we asked her to help us take a picture. The staff at the Dempsey outlet were much better. 

I secretly left the table to ask a staff to surprise my friend by placing a candle on the waffle my girlfriend ordered but to my horror, she forgot to do so and I had to go to another staff to ask him to do it for me. This was rather awkward for both myself and my friend! However the waitress apologised after so thats cool. 

The food was as expected, better than the norm. I persuaded my girlfriend to order the salted caramel and toffee popcorn macaron milkshake as it was so good. As I had that before, I decided to try out something new and chose their tea with basil leaves and strawberries.



The pan seared foie gras was beautifully done too. Complimentary bread was served as an accompaniment.



The salted caramel tart was however, disappointing. I had previously read reviews elsewhere that the caramel was supposed to be liquidity and flowing just like how a molten lava cake should be but here, the tart was so stiff. There was certainly no such thing as liquidity flowing salted caramel sauce at all. The waffle was alright, nothing special.







After the meal, as normal girlfriends would, we walked around town area and shopped for skincare products. I love that with this girlfriend of mine, we can go on endlessly about the facial products we both use and as our skin is of the same type, we relate to one another better.


Thank you for reading guys and please stay tune to more upcoming posts!


Love, 
Sydney

VENUE DETAILS

NAME: Becasse
ADDRESS: Blk 10, #01-21 Dempsey Hill
CONTACT: +6564798119

Food Review – Potato Head Folk

Happy Monday guys! 

Hope this monday isn’t that blue after all.

I guess most of you have already heard of the new hipster bar in town. Brought over to Singapore by the original bosses of Potato Head, this is certainly worth a visit.

On a sunny sunday afternoon, there were actually quite a lot of people! The interior was stunning and quirky. My boyfriend thought it resembled a circus! I liked how whimsical the place looked. 

I didn’t quite enjoyed the menu though as I thought the variety of beverages was quite limited. If you are a non-alcoholic, you might find yourself drinking only water which can be quite sad. Despite the limited number of items on the menu, the snacks were really good. We had naughty fries, wings and a  Baby Huey burger. 


The naughty fries were the star of the meal. We thoroughly enjoyed the fries and the sauce they used. 


The wings were also fantastic but we got quite sick of it after awhile because of the sauce.


The burger looked rather disappointing at first but the taste was great! Though I am not a fan of beef, this burger had me reaching at it for a second bite. 




After brunch, we went up to take a look as we heard there was a rooftop bar on top. On the way up, we couldn’t resist and ended up taking pictures haha.


And as usual, we went around the building after to take some OOTD pictures. 





OUTFIT DETAILS

JUMPSUIT Bangkok
BAG: Chanel
HEELS: Zara
EARRINGS: Bangkok
VENUE DETAILS


NAME: Potato Head Folk

ADDRESS: 36 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089143

CONTACT: +65 6327 1939



Travel Log – Bali Day 4

Hello again! 

So this post marks the last of my Bali trip and the next travel log will be on Jakarta!

TRAVEL LOG – BALI DAY 4

Woke up early today and was surprised by a wild monkey. Quickly woke the rest up as I was unable to handle it. The security guards came quickly to chase away the monkey. 

We head off to breakfast after changing. The buffet breakfast spread was amazing. Unlike the usual self serve spreads, this was an ala carte one. The spread available on the menu was of a good variety. 






After breakfast, we explored the beach for awhile, packed our bags and got ready to checkout. 

Till then Karma Kandara, I will be back!

We head off to Alila Villas Uluwatu for a quick snack before rushing to the airport for our flight back to Jakarta. This is another villa worth visiting! The hotel’s interior is truly outstanding.








As our flight was nearing, we had no time to lose and rushed to the airport straight away to catch our flight back to Jakarta. 

With that, this will be the end of the post. Thank you for reading guys! 

Love, 
Sydney

More information 

Name: Karma Kandara

Address: Jl. Villa Kandara Banjar, Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Tuban, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Contact: +62 361 8482200

Website: http://www.karmakandara.com


Name: Alila Villa, Uluwatu
Address: Jl Belimbing Sari Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Bali, 80364, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 8482166
Website: http://www.alilahotels.com

All photos taken with an iPhone. 




Travel Log – Bali Day 3

Hello! 

Welcome back to my space. I will be sharing more on my Bali trip in this post!

TRAVEL LOG – BALI DAY 3

Woke up pretty late so we checked out and went for lunch straight. We will be checking in to another villa.

Lunch was done quickly at this very cute restaurant, Mama San Kitchen Bar and Lounge which served singaporean dishes. We were ushered to the second floor which was empty. Apologies for the bad quality of photos. Only brought a iPhone 5 with me this time. 











Group photo with the awesome company

After lunch, we checked in to Karma Kandara for our last night in Bali. Upon arriving, I was amazed with the view we had, and the interior of the entire villa. I felt like I was in Santorini, Greece.











Wanting to explore more of Bali, a few of us headed to the popular Uluwatu Monkey temple. The view was gorgeous.




It was only then that I found out bananas were never a monkey’s favourite. We tried to feed them some but they were not interested in them at all.

After the temple visit, we headed back to our villa for dinner. Dinner was done at this little hut by the Karma Kandara beach. It was truly romantic. The food was excellent as well. 






We quickly head back to our villa after for more drinks and games. A pity I had skin allergy and was in a really bad state hence I did not participate in the games much and went to bed early. 

Thank you for reading Part 3! 

Part 1 can be viewed here and Part 2 can be viewed here.

Love, 
Sydney

More information 

Name: MAMA San Kitchen Bar Lounge
Address: Jalan Raya Kerobokan, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 730436
Opening hours: 12:00–5:00 pm6:30–11:00 pm
Website: http://mamasanbali.com

Name: Karma Kandara
Address: Jl. Villa Kandara Banjar, Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Tuban, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Contact: +62 361 8482200
Website: http://www.karmakandara.com

Name: Uluwatu Temple
Contact: +62 361 9041163
Website: http://www.uluwatu.org/uluwatu.shtml

All photos taken with an iPhone.

Travel Log – Bali Day 2

Happy Thursday people!

Are you all excited for TGIF tomorrow? 

Anyway not missing the main point, here’s 

TRAVEL LOG – BALI DAY 2

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up to such sight every morning? How I wish! 



This is our Villa for the first and second night in Bali. Our personal Villa was a second storey one and had a private swimming pool, a mini kitchen and two living rooms. The bathrooms were very spacious but not very private. There was an even larger public swimming pool right outside our personal Villa.

Breakfast was heavenly, though the array was rather small, the food was good and had my favourites. 
I had scrambled eggs and strawberry pancakes as my mains, chilled fruits with organic granola as the sides. 





After breakfast, we changed to casual attire for rafting later. 
Manage to take a quick selfie before leaving the villa!


We took up the rafting package with Bali Adventure tour. Still awaiting pics from my friend for now, there’s no pics yet! 


The rafting journey was rather exhilarating and of course tiring! This was a whole new experience for me haha, we even did something totally stupid which I can’t share! With the package we took, we were entitled to a complimentary buffet lunch as well.

As we were too tired, we went back to nap before heading off for dinner and party. Dinner was done at Metis. The place so beautiful and grand. As we did not make any reservation, we were ushered off to the lounge for some pre-drinks first. Pictures below credited to Metis.




And not to much surprise, the food was great and absolutely delish! As we were all too hungry, not many photos were taken of the food. I did manage to take pictures of my own set though. 

Main course of my night, Trio of Fish.


Though food and drinks were wonderful here, please do exercise caution when ordering drinks! We particularly hated the soursop cocktail which tasted horrid similar to the taste of detergent.

After dinner, we headed to Motel Mexicola for more drinks. Motel Mexicola is probably one of the cutest bars I have ever been to. The drinks were good and reasonably priced!  








As the night was still young, it was not possible to simply stop and head back to our villa hence we went for another round of party elsewhere which I have forgotten the name. This is all for our 2nd day in Bali! Part 1 can be viewed here. Part 3 will be coming up soon! Thank you for reading guys!

More information 


Name: Blue Karma

Address: Jalan Raya Seminyak, Gang Bima

No.2 Seminyak, Kuta – Badung, Bali,

Indonesia

Contact: +62 361 737898

Website: http://www.balibluekarma.com


Name: Bali Adventure Tours

Address: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai

Pesanggaran, 80361, Bali, 
Indonesia 
Contact: (62-361) 721480 
Website: http://www.baliadventuretours.com/index.php/en/

Name: Metis Bali
Address: Jalan Petitenget, No. 6 Kerobokan Kelod Kuta Bali, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 4737888
Website: http://metisbali.com

Name: Motel Mexicola
Address: Jl. Kayujati No. 9 X, Petitenget Beach, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 736688
Website: http://www.motelmexicolabali.com

All photos taken with an iPhone.

Travel Log – Bali Day 1

Happy Wednesday lovelies!
 
To celebrate the start of my blog, I shall start with something interesting like my Bali trip in May 2014. 
 
TRAVEL LOG: BALI DAY 1
 
Took a morning flight to Bali and it was a short journey. It was less boring as I had company during the 2 hour flight. Michelle was not only my flight partner but also my room mate.
 
We took Jetstar and arrived in Bali at 1pm but only got out of immigration after about an hour or so due to the insane queue at the immigration. 
 
When we got out, we tried to find the transport arranged for us by our lovely friends but it was quite difficult amidst the huge crowd. There was some confusion but nevertheless we managed to find our transport and followed our driver to the van that was going to be our sweet ride for the next few days. 
 
Instead of heading back to the villa to check-in, we met up with Levi and other friends at Rock Bar to catch the sunset. It is essential to reserve a table beforehand otherwise you  might be disappointed. Rock bar is indeed worth going if you enjoy catching the sunset. Pricing wise is reasonable for Bali I would say. I wouldn’t recommend going Rock Bar after the sun sets because there’s nothing quite interesting there and it was rather dim after it got dark. Here are some of the amazing snacks we had. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After Rock Bar, we took the van to our dinner destination where we had fresh seafood along the sea. We went to Sungai Seafood restaurant but did not take much pictures because there was minimal light available for pictures. Every picture I took turned out too dark. The view at night was fantastic. We had the seafood set for 6 which consisted of crab, prawns, sotong, fish etc. We had corn on the cob as an appetiser from a cart nearby which was oh so delicious! There were varying flavours to choose from, spicy, sweet or a combination. Like any tourist, I went with the combination to get a taste of both worlds. 
 
Even though it was so good, I did not finish it as I had to make room for the real deal. The food at Sungai was fresh and really good. The bill was not expensive too. It was about S$20 per person. One of the most satisfying seafood meals I had in Bali.
 
 
 
After dinner, we checked in to Blue Karma villa where we stayed for the night. We had an early rest for the night so as to prep ourselves for the next day’s activity, rafting.
 
More pictures on the resort will be displayed in the next post. Till then, tata!
 
Additional views
 
When in Bali, places with a view should be visited in the late afternoon to evening so as to take beautiful pictures! So glad we managed to visit Rock Bar at Ayana resort before the sun sets. The sunset is worth the hype I must say. Also, it is very important to get a reservation before going as the queue was pretty long when I arrived at 5pm. Thankfully my friends had made a reservation beforehand hence we managed to get such a good view. 
 
In Bali, it is best to rent transport beforehand so that you can get to your destination easily. Our entire trip to Bali was a smooth one thanks to reliable transport and awesome friends. Thank you Levi and Henry for being such good hosts and taking such good care of us during the stay!
 
Love, 
Sydney
 
More information 
 
Name: Rock Bar, Bali
Address: Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, 
              Jl Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, 
              Bali, Indonesia – 80364
Contact: +62361702222
Opening hours: 4pm to 1am daily, until 2am on Friday to Saturday
Website:http://www.ayanaresort.com/rockbarbali/
 
Name: Sungai Seafood Restaurant, Bali
Address: Jl. Tuban No.333X, Tuban, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Contact: +62 361 765039