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At The Table - Referensi Makan Malam di 38 ...

AT THE TABLE Telah Terbit Buku Referensi Makan Malam di 38 Negara. Apa saja yang disajikan untuk makan malam di berbagai negara di dunia?  Bagaimana cara memasak, menyajikan dan menikmatinya? At the Table. Food and Family around the World sebuah buku referensi yang memberikan wawas [ ... ]

Alila Villas Uluwatu Epicurean Experience b...

Guest chefs in residence Bali asli, a “back to roots” epicurean experience by Chef Penelope Williams, 9 april 2016 The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu invites gourmands on a flavorful journey back to South Bali’s culinary roots hosted by guest chef in residence Penelope Williams, [ ... ]

The Valrhona Guanaja 70% dark chocolate rev...

Guanaja 70% is turning 30, celebrating three decades of excellence and expertise for the benefit of Artisans and Pastry Chefs   The world's most bitter chocolate, Guanaja 70% first appeared on the scene in 1986.  Going back to the basics, a dark chocolate is made of: -        [ ... ]

Alila Seminyak Sunday Graze

  #ALILASEMINYAK SUNDAY GRAZE Every Sunday from 12:00pm – 04:00pm Calling all Seminyak brunchies to join our brand new #AlilaSeminyak Sunday Graze. For those who enjoy a little munch, come and enjoy a free flow of appetisers, our Chef’s Display of all-you-can-eat pastries a [ ... ]

Bali Culinary Professional Holds The Bigges...

More than  500 participants and 50 judges from 14 countries around the world, including Indonesia and a number of  Master Chefs will make the greatest culinary event in the island of Bali. The 9th Bali Salon Culinaire, held in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre, on 3th – 5t March 201 [ ... ]

Experience The Silence at The Trans Resort ...

Celebrate the Nyepi experience at The Trans Resort Bali, admist oasis in the heart of Seminyak. IDR 4,200,000++ for 2 nights stay. (Inclusion: daily breakfast for 2, 1x buffet lunch, movie night activity, family fun fair, etc.)     THE TRANS RESORT BALI Kerobokan – Seminyak Ph [ ... ]

HARRIS Hotel Seminyak Offers Exciting New F...

Seminyak, 16 February 2016 – Big announcement to all nationwide and international foodies! HARRIS Hotel Seminyak Bali is inviting all food lovers to savor on the exciting new selections of sumptuous F&B creations made of only the fresh ingredients from local growers. Beginning wit [ ... ]

Say I Do to a Tresna Sunset Wedding at Inte...

Taking its name from the Balinese word for love, the ‘Tresna Sunset Wedding’ package at InterContinental Bali Resort is designed for weddings of up to 40 guests. This new custom package is coordinated by a highly professional team of wedding planners who will handle every detail of y [ ... ]


Eating out at Forrest Gump's restaurant

Forrest Gump

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I was intrigued with this Internet testimonial on Trip Advisor website I’ve came across, that says Bubba Gump Shrimp & Co. in Kuta serves garlic butter shrimp in a bucket! While the bucket might not add special taste to the shrimp, it surely provokes interesting vision in my mind; a raw extravagance that usually only exhibited in Galia’s after-war party with Asterix and Obelix.

I love shrimps! However the funny thing about Bubba Gump in Kuta is that I have never heard anyone from my fellow foodies reccomends it, while this chain restaurant looks like garnering quite a success elsewhere. I wonder why.

Besides, if you have watched the movie “Forrest Gump” and becomes quite attached to it, then there’s a big chance you’d be curious to find out more about this imaginary Forrest’s business turns real, which was born by inspiration from Forrest’s late friend, Pvt. Benjamin Buford 'Bubba' Blue, the shrimp obsessed soldier.

Curious to find out, I think this shrimp in a bucket would serve as my entry to the eating experience in Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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Food Expression in Indonesian

Asian Food Channel

Image by NikMuhdHafiz via Flickr

Start airing on AFC (Asian Food Channel) this November 2011, is one food adventure show which based on Indonesian eateries, titled "Taste of Indonesia". The show is hosted by a father and daughter duo, Bondan and Gwen Winarno.

Perhaps less known to the audience outside Indonesia, Bondan Winarno is a national celebrity; food-celebrity to be precise. His friendly face and smile greets national TV audience regularly on weekends, through various cooking & eating shows.

He also leads a tribe of foodies "Jalansutra", a term which means "Knowledge on Jalan-jalan (Traveling)", which includes surely the activity of eating -- two things that "Pak Bondan" enjoys very much since back from the time when he's regularly traveling around Indonesia and the world as a journalist.

While quite famed himself, Pak Bondan are best known for the phrase he helps popularized and has becoming his trademark; "maknyus!" or the more complete "poko'e maknyus!"

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Epicurina is maintained by Bayu Amus, a gastronomic storyteller and Food Experience designer. He pens food articles for travel magazines, speaks on food events, and was part of Makansutra Indonesia 2013 team. Contact him through

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