Situated in the heart of Ubud, overlooking the busy main street, Spice by Chris Salans is one of the latest additions to the Ubud food scene and the third restaurant owned by this award-winning chef.
Spice by Chris Salans is a casual café and bar with affordable prices offering a wide selection of Balinese and Indonesian flavors in western cuisine cooking and presentation. The place is small yet cozy with only a few tables arranged by the massive glass window and several stools around the kitchen bar where you can watch the chef and his team in action preparing the food right before your eyes.
I started with tartare of yellow fin tuna tataki. The fresh tuna is seared, still raw inside but deliciously matched with the sambal kecicang, crème fraiche and tempe croutons. Next I had the crispy pork belly perfectly cooked and served with turmeric dressing, grilled pineapples and vegetables. Even though this tasty dish uses pork belly as the main ingredient it should not be thought of as a heavy dish. The turmeric dressing really complements the meat.
The last dish was the slipper lobster; a grilled lobster topped it off with curry leaf butter, fried galangal and a sprinkle of tempe crumble.
To accompany the meals, kalamansi margarita and jackfruit bourbon cocktail are the ideal choice.
Jalan Raya Ubud No 23. Ubud, Bali
Tel: +62 361 4792420