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The Holy Crab Swims its Way to Bali, with New Menu Exclusive to #TheHolyIsland

Our table affair with The Holy Crab began almost a year ago. The first time was a treat. The second a feast. And at tonight’s tasting, we were in for a surprise! Ushering in the new year, The Holy Crab is swimming its way to the holy island of Bali this week, specifically to the Petitenget, Seminyak area. And with a new outlet comes a new menu, of course. So for all you crustacean fanciers in Bali, the wait is over! So what have we to look forward to with the new carte? You’ve guessed it: rolls! Here we have the classic Lobster Roll (180K), Crab Roll (50K), and Shrimp Roll (35K), with the optional topping of The Holy Crab’s Original Sauce. The rolls were pre-toasted with butter (thank goodness, as it should) and the meat toppings were liberal. You don’t see very many seafood rolls being served in town, so I’d say these ones are a pretty good bet. Next, crab cakes. Something I hardly get to eat in Jakarta, but a classic that I love. These …

Fork Piesta à la Malen

We all know of the famous Babi Guling Ibu Oka–no doubt it satisfies our pork cravings and leaves us wanting more. But on this short weekend trip to Bali, I decided to opt for a different choice, as recommended by a cab driver. Our hotel was around Seminyak area as well, and we thought about walking to the warung but decided against it because of the heat. It was about a 5-minute cab ride from Jl. Raya Seminyak–very accessible.​​ The restaurant itself was a humble setting, but there was nothing humble about their pork goodness scrumptiousness. We had the Nasi Babi Guling Komplit (shown above) complete with rice, 2 kinds of crispy fried pork skins, blood sausage, satay, sliced pork meat, some veggies, and to top it all off–their fried 3-layered pork skin. It brought us so much happiness that we decided to order another whole serving of it to share. Biting into each piece was an unforgettable experience. The crunch of the skin, topped with the mild spices, was a perfect energy booster for …