What's Tapas? actually Tapas are variety of appatizers or snack in Spanish cuisine. "So? I'm gonna try Spanish food?" asked me to Sharon very enthusiast. "yes, Spanish Snacks" she replied. We got lost first before finally found Cuca Restaurant in Jimbaran, Bali. After we entered the front door, We greeted by a huge garden with greenery and garden lounge for outdoor dining area. I wonder it will be so romantic and perfect for couple during dinner time.
I found Cuca has a simple and humble exterior and interior with green and orange colors domination. Its Indoor dining area is spacious with glass on their both side, makes this area really bright during daylight. Cuca also has curtain to cover each seating area to get private dining.
Cuca's food made exclusively from the best and freshest Indonesia local ingredients. Well...well.. this what we called East meets West. Tapas categories in Cuca divided into 3 different types, Harvested, Hooked and Farmed.
This Cotton Betutu actually was a free complimentary from Cuca, it tasted so light just like cotton candy, but with savory flavor.
No, you may not focus yourself to the stones LOL, those were just for food presentation. Cuca's Baked Scallop is Lombok scallops combine with mashed cauliflower and toasted butter crust. I can taste its complicated seasonings in just one bite. (and yes, one bite is NEVER enough)
Meat & Potatoes
This simple Cuban Corn was Sharon's favorite dish, it consist of grilled baby corn, young parmesan, fresh lime and parsley. Meanwhile, Meat & Potatoes is beef and mushroom rogut with whipped potato, red wine marmalade. This one was my favorite dish, its whipped potato was so light, beef was soo tender, I even didn't have to chew it.
Crispy Chicken Fried
This menu smell just like one of our biggest chicken fried fast-food menu, and it turned out inspired by it and tasted like one. I guessed, they were used chicken oyster part for this crispy chicken fried. This menu served along with country coleslaw, sesame dust and asian basil.
Well now, let's continue to d-e-s-s-e-r-t-s or I better called it heaven LOL. At first I was so confused when waiter come to our table and put a bowl with sunny side up-look dish. It turned out one of their famous and most favorite dessert called Bali Breakfast. With sweet runny mango, frozen passion fruit and whipped coconut. It was a stunning and mind blowing dessert, Cuca's staff reminded us not to pour it together but directly spooned from top to the bottom to get the best flavor result. I owed a big thanks to her. Another dessert served for us was Strawberry Cloud Cake, this menu has so much components on its serving plate, freshly baked sponge cake, pandan gelato, dry sliced strawberry, peanut powder and berry cream. Again, for better flavor result, we have to put all of the components into one bite size, and voila it really better than its separated flavor.
Strawberry Cloud Cake
For drinks, Sharon and Gabby ordered cocktails which I can't drink it, but I took a picture of it happily. Look at those colorful ice cubes, aakkk I really wanted to smash it to pieces and eat by myself. I ordered Rosella Infusion, it has sour flavor and perfect for a sunny day like that day.
On my next visit to Bali, I will happily visit this restaurant again.
*reblog post, previously I posted it on makancentil.blogspot.com*