Piduh | Pan Asian Fare & Grill
Appearances can be deceptive in Bali, with even humble exteriors often revealing a surprisingly grand interior.
ake recently opened Piduh restaurant at the top of Jalan Petitenget for instance. Drive past the tall grass screen at the front and you’d never know that just the other side is an oasis of tranquility, complete with a beautiful wooden Joglo pavilion.
Large wooden benches strewn with cushions surround even larger wooden tables, with an array of traditional carvings and knick knacks dotted about. There’s plenty of greenery too, giving a calming air to the place that’s part restaurant part garden terrace. Go casual on the benches or alternatively grab a normal table inside close to the bar.
Brilliantly, the attention to detail and quality feel of the place also extends to the menu, with, as the name suggests, plenty of home cooked style pan Asian dishes and barbeque style fare on offer. Think crispy kwetiau and tuna fillet, tom yum soup and spring rolls with a smattering of sandwiches and pastas to keep things balanced.
The drink list is also top-notch, with a concise selection of cocktails of the martini, muddled and bellini variety, as well as the most diverse Belgian beer selection I’ve ever come across on the island. Wheat beers, pale ales and top of my list, Stella Artois are all a welcome alternative to the ubiquitous Bintang.
For a healthy start you won’t go far wrong with a tall glass of healing juice (25k++), or if you’re after something a bit sweeter then try the straw banana (25k++), which is a bit like breakfast in a glass.
Standout starter has to be the fantastic pepper crust tuna salad (35k++) – chunky sashimi style seared tuna with a lively pepper coating that is perfectly complimented by a medley of watercress, baby ruccola, tomato and red radish.
For the particularly hungry, the enormous rack of grilled pork or lamb ribs (65k++) should do the trick. Tenderly grilled to perfection, they simply fall off the bone and would actually be a great sharing dish.
A strawberry mellow (20k++) should take care of desert, with a mix of fresh fruit, martel syrup and ice cream to nicely refresh the palette.
Open from 8am until 11pm, the excellent value Piduh restaurant has got you covered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A current special 3 for 2 on cocktails when the sun goes down (3-9pm) is even more reason to go check out this magical little Petitenget hideaway.
Piduh Pan Asian Fare & Grill
Jl. Petitenget 18D
+62 361 738 473