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.
Selamat Datang dan Selamat Makan
Sambel Be Pasih - Seafood Salad with Shallots and Lemongrass
Ayam Pelalah - Shredded Chicken with Chilies and Lime
Ayam Sambel Matah - Shredded Chicken with Shallot and Lemongrass Dressing
Lawar Udang - Green Papaya Salad with Prawns
Lawar Kuwir - Minced Duck Salad with Green Papayas and Duck Sates
Cram Cam - Clear Chicken Soup with Minced Chicken and Fried Shallots
Sop Ayam - Balinese Chicken Soup with Vegetables, Noodles and Egg
Jukut Ares Bebek - Clear Duck Soup with Banana Stem
Wong Dadah - Mushroom Coconut Cream Soup
Gedang Mekuah - Green Papaya and Corn Soup with Coconut
With Seafood Rp.110,000
All sate include 200g prime meat or seafood
Sate Campur - Chicken, Pork, Duck, Seafood & Prawn
Sate Asam Ayam - Diced Chicken Leg
Sate Lilit Ayam - Minced Chicken Leg
Sate Asam Celeng - Pork Tenderloin
Sate Lembat Bebek - Minced Duck Satay
Sate Lilit Ikan - Minced Seafood on Lemongrass
Sate Udang - Shrimps Satay
Sate Ikan & Udang - Minced Seafood and Prawn Sate
Sate Tempe - Fermented Soy Bean Cake Satay
Ketipat Sayur - Assorted Vegetables and Rice Cakes in Coconut Turmeric Sauce
Pecelan - Warm Vegetable Salad in Peanut Dressing
Ketipat Cantok - Warm Vegetable Salad and Rice Cakes in Peanut Dressing
Sayur Mesanten - Braised Vegetables in Coconut Turmeric Sauce
Mie atau Nasi Goreng - Fried Noodles or Rice with Vegetables and crispy Tempe
Home Made Tofu And Tempe
Tempe Sambel Nyuh - Soy Bean Cakes in Turmeric Sauce
Sambel Goreng Tempe - Crispy Fried Soy Bean Cakes and Tomatoes in Sweet Soy Dressing
Tahu Kuning - Assorted Vegetables and Bean Curd Stew
Tahu Isi Ikan - Crispy Fried Tofu Filled with Minced Seafood Soy, Lime Chili Dressing
In Bali rice is the main staple of each meal and contrary to Western cuisine, meat, fish or vegetable becomes a side dish. For you to get a taste of Bali, we recommended to order several main dishes, which we will serve in the center of the table, just as you would do in your home. We will offer you a selection of rice with your main meal.
Be Celeng Base Manis - Braised Pork Neck with Shallots, Garlic and Chillies in Sweet Soy Sauce
Balung Panggang - Grilled Pork Ribs with Balinese BBQ Sauce
Be Sampi Mebase Bali - Balinese Style Beef Rendang
Kambing Mekuah - Lamb Stew with Cardamom
Siap Mepanggang - Grilled Chicken in Roasted Coconut Sauce
Siap Base Kalas - Diced Chicken Leg Braised in Spiced Coconut Milk
Tum Bebek - Minced Duck in Banana Leaf
Tum Ayam - Minced Chicken Steamed in Banana Leaf
Nasi atau Mie Goreng - Fried Rice or Fried Noodles
For Bebek Betutu and Babi Guling please order in advance
Bebek Betutu - Whole Peking Duck Roasted in Banana Leaf
½ Roast Duck
Please do order 24 hours in advance
Babi Guling - Whole Spit Roasted Piglet serves 12 person Rp.3’350’000
Halve Piglet serves 6 persons
Please do order 24 hours in advance
Both Babi Guling and Bebek betutu includes Soup, Sates and Desert
Sambel Udang - Prawns with Chilies, Lime and Tomato braised in Coconut Sauce (300gr)
Udang Mepanggang - Grilled Tiger Prawns (300gr)
Hasil Laut Bumbu Kuning - Mahi Mahi and Tiger Prawns braised in Yellow Turmeric Sauce
Pesan Be Pasih - Marinated Minced Seafood & Shrimps Steamed and Grilled in Banana Leaf
Sop Ikan - Clear Seafood Soup with Tamarind and Tomatoes
Ikan Panggang - Grilled Fish Fillets (250g)
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