Welcome to Art Cafe Bumbu Bali
Dining out in Bali is not a social custom; therefore, unless the visitor is invited into a Balinese home, or sample festive favorites during a ceremony, he or she is not likely to experience real Balinese food. We are proud to welcome you to our home where we offer all the culinary secrets our Island of Gods has to offer. The basic mix of spices used in all Balinese dishes is called BUMBU, after which we named our cafe.
For the past 20 years we took incredible pride in the quality of our fresh seafood, chosen with the greatest of care from the local market each and every day. As a result, this section of the menu was dedicated to our Seafood Rijsttafel. The set menu offered a good variety of the very best local seafood prepared carefully in the traditional Balinese way. Two gentleman’s in our team visit daily the only local seafood market in Jimbaran in search of the finest and freshest fish caught.
It is with greatest sadness that we need to inform you that the ocean around Bali is absolutely fished out. I know this sounds crazy as everybody expects fresh fish on an island surrounded by oceans. Then again if you work in a bank does not necessary mean that you actually have a lot of money. Yes, there is still some fish like sardines, mackerels and bonitos in the waters around Bali which unfortunately is of low quality and of no great interest to us.
Over the last many years our teams have spared no efforts to save thousands of green sea turtles and tens of thousands of turtle eggs that we rescued from poachers and hatched them. We also where very careful when purchasing seafood and would have never prepared a fish that is undersized following the strict rules as found under Australian law.
It is simply against our environmental believes to fly seafood in from around the globe to be featured on our menu. We still visit the fish market daily in search for the finest and freshest fish. If luck is on our side that we find some great seafood, then we will still purchase them and have them on offer the same night.
Our sincere apologies if we are not able to meet your expectations in terms of seafood selection. However, we can ashore you that the small variety of seafood on our menu is the very freshest found in these waters.
Thank you very much for your understanding and please do enjoy your Balinese dinner.
Heinz, Puji, Fabian and the Team