Petani Restaurant at Alaya Resort Ubud’s spectacular tribute to Bali and the island’s rich treasure trove of flavours has refreshed its menu to feature healthy and sustainable comfort foods with a stronger focus on vegan, vegetarian, gluten- free and organic options and a smattering of Balinese and Indonesian favourites. Fresh and light, the new menu befits Ubud’s reputation as the health and wellness hub of Bali.
Tantalizing must-haves are categorized under Light, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Snacks and Mains although the entire menu is skewed towards healthy eating. Those with an affinity for light yet satisfying meals can choose from a myriad of attractively- named dishes such as the Crispy Romaine Salad with Grilled Chicken, Seared Chicken Breast with Olive Oil, Sweet Potato Chips and Fried Calamari with Balinese Spices.
We thoroughly recommend the Roasted Pumpkin and Ginger Soup; a soothing concoction that warms you from the inside and out. Meanwhile, the Thai Mango Salad is a fantastic starter – zesty and tangy with crispy fried soft shell crabs, the dish is a pleasantly mild medley of young green mangoes, cilantro leaf, pomelo, mint leaves and chilli garlic dressing. Pasta and pizzas are also available under Light. We absolutely love Petani’s take on the Pasta Aglio Olio, with succulent prawns in a bed of mildly spiced linguine smothered in olive oil or butter, garlic and dried chillies.
The heroes of the Mains remain as it was the Nasi Raja; a traditional Ubud delicacy, a cone-shaped mouthwatering arrangement consisting of yellow rice, smoked chicken, pork curry, crispy prawns, fish satay and fish parcel. The entire dish comes to you in a magnificent presentation that befits Balinese royalty. The Crispy Duck is another crowd favourite; half a duck with 2 kinds of mild sambal, steamed rice and grated coconut lawar in a mélange of Balinese spices. There are international picks that are very popular as the BBQ Pork Ribs, Salmon Steak and Sous Vide Tenderloin. Those on a strict health regime can pick anything off the Healthy list and indulge without worry. Try the Tofu Rice Bowl, or Poke The Couscous and Mushroom on Toast or the Kale Spaghetti. The Brunch Menu, available every day from 7am to 3pm will suit all health nuts well – Dragon Bowl is a crowd favourite, along with Avo On Rye and White or Whole Egg Omelet.
A night out at Petani, which means “farmer” in Bahasa Indonesia, is great for both the body and the soul. The restaurant sits at the front of the hotel and faces bustling Hanoman Street. By day it is a great spot for light healthy bites with a chilled glass of wine, smoothies or juices. Happy Hour takes place every day from 6pm to 9pm. As the sun sets, the restaurant is transformed into a cool and sensual venue, with warm mood lighting and rustic décor adding timeless charms to vintage and contemporary island ambience. The mood is further enhanced by sultry live acoustic music, featuring mellow and contemporary favourites that guests can sing along to.
Petani Restaurant at Alaya Resort Ubud
Jl. Raya Hanoman, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia Ph: +62 361 972200 | alayahotels.com