Bali Asli visitors and guests come from literally all over the world and not least of all from the Netherlands.
This article just shows how international Bali Asli is and was spotted in a Dutch newspaper by a friend of Bali Asli.
It says, “Bali Asli is a wonderful restaurant and the host, Penelope Williams, is very friendly”.
SMH-Sunday 28 June 2015
On TripAdvisor you can read hundreds of rave reviews about Bali Asli and their cheerful executive chef Penelope Williams. Among the few critics is an expat who has lived in Bali for several years. She describes the restaurant as a place for naive tourists and her advice is to get far less expensive but good Balinese food at a local warung. There’s no accounting for taste and it’s certainly not cheap, so why would you go to Bali Asli? Let’s find out!
The mighty Mount Agung towers over Bali Asli and the view is simply stunning.
Join Penny’s cooking class and you could add a new life experience to your Bali bucket list, because you will not only learn
about Balinese cooking but also about the local way of life that makes Bali so special.
Plus the view from the restaurant is simply stunning!
Jetstar Inflight Magazine, February 2014
The Culture Trip, November 2013
Tucked away in the highlands of east Bali is a scenic gem that is
conserving the Balinese culinary tradition. Text: Stephanie Mee.
Photos: Lucky 8.
FOR over a year now, whispers have been circulating about an almost
mythical restaurant hidden in the foothills of Mount Agung halfway
between Candi Dasa and Amed. According to those in the know, the
views from the restaurant are unrivalled in Bali, the owner is a worldclass
chef with a CV that boasts some of the top restaurants in London
and Sydney, and the food is superbly fresh and authentically
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Jl Raya Gelumpang
Gelumpang Village Amlapura Karangasem
www.smh.com.au 29 April 2013
The highlight for many of us was the day we spent at Bali Asli with Australian chef Penny Williams, a former head chef at Alila Manggis. She now runs a small restaurant and cooking school with more amazing views of Mount Agung. Her classes are themed “A day in the life of…”. We did “A Balinese woman”, going with Penny to Amlapura market to help her buy supplies, and returning to make the daily temple offerings of flowers. Then we all made a selection of dishes that we ate for lunch, learning a lot about the history, culture and food of the island along the way. I highly recommend it and wish we could have gone back for another meal! The few days we stayed at Villa Gils felt longer, as everything flowed so well. Extensive emails with lists of ideas for activities were communicated before we left Singapore, and after a short chat to Wayan each morning, our days were filled with a balanced mix of day trips and a quiet dinner in the villa, or relaxing by the pool and more formal dinners out. I did feel quite envious of the Australian couple who lived permanently next door. We could see them each morning on their balcony, having breakfast to the sound of crashing waves while men shimmied up the trees to cut down branches and coconuts. There is so much more to explore there.