Home of Flavours at Manisan Bali ~ The Golden Age of Indonesian Archipelago Culinary

By alaya Uncategorized

Cocooned within a breezy Ubud rice field, Manisan Bali is a well-designed space that remains sensitive to the island’s rich cultural heritage. It provides the perfect setting to showcase the diverse and exotic flavours of the Indonesian archipelago in style. A picturesque pathway leads to a 350-year-old Javanese Joglo that also lends itself to wedding celebrations and private events. Manisan offers discerning guests an authentic dining experience featuring home-style dishes cooked with integrity with flavours from around the archipelago.

Currently, Manisan has launched a new menu curated by Indonesian Legendary Chef and President of Indonesia Chef Association, Mr Henry Alexie Bloem whom appointed as Culinary Advisor for Manisan, who has sourced the nation’s best recipes on his extensive travels. Partnering with the Resort Executive Chef, Ganesha, both Chefs bring more than 10 years of culinary experience from around the world to this new role.

Through this new menu, Manisan tries to introduce to the guest that every region in Indonesia has its own characteristic in the processing and unique taste presentation for each local cuisine. Manisan offers discerning guests an authentic dining experience featuring home-style dishes cooked with integrity with flavours from around the archipelago. The rich cultural heritage of beautiful archipelago holds stories waiting to be told. At Manisan Bali, authenticity plays an inescapable part of Indonesia’s Golden Age of taste. From the carefully selected ingredients to the way it is served, the taste to the mouth is deliciously craving for yet another bite.

Guest may try an authentic Indonesia food from around archipelago such as Ikan Timbungan, Tongseng Kambing, Cumi Masak Pekalongan, Garang Asem and many more. One of Manisan signature dish, “Nasi Bira” is quite popular for group lunch or dinner. This is yellow rice infused with kemangi leaves accompanied by dry salted fish, cucumber and eggplant. It is served with tasting portions of spicy honey grilled prawns, seared tuna fish sambal matah, chicken betutu, minced chicken satay lilit, rice field escargot, vegetable urap and snake beans with two kinds of sambals and crackers.

The other Manisan Menu based on Chef recommendation is “Bebek Goreng”, an Ubudian Crispy Duck, one dish in particular that has truly put Bali on the global food map is Crispy Duck. Manisan culinary team is committed to sourcing the very best ducks that Ubud has to offer from reputable local breeders to ensure the authenticity of this popular delicacy. The duck itself is infused with a yellow Balinese spice paste and then deep fried until crispy. It is served with steamed rice and an assortment of different sambals for extra flavour.

Try also the traditional archipelago sweetness “Pisang Ijo” a pandanus banana crepes with coconut syrup and bubur sumsum, an Indonesian traditional sweet dessert. The dessert is mainly made of coconut milk and rice flour that are being cooked until thickened and then chilled. The bubur itself is a little bit salty, complement by the sweetness from Gula Jawa


Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest

By alaya Uncategorized

The Ubud Monkey Forest is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Bali. It has been around for so long that experts believe that the site is in fact older than its home country, Indonesia. There are at least 115 species of different trees growing within the forest, some of which are significant in Balinese culture as being sacred or are used as materials used during religious rituals. Approximately 600 long-tailed monkeys also harmoniously reside within the protected confines of this forest sanctuary. Here are just some of the reasons to put the Ubud Monkey Forest on your list of places to visit during your next trip to Bali.

  1. Playful Monkeys in a Tranquil Forest Environment

Many travellers visit the Ubud Monkey Forest to see the hundreds of playful monkeys. These creatures are the real stars of this age-old protected site. The best thing is being able to experience the monkeys’ behaviour and interactions in a totally natural setting. Monkeys can be seen swinging through the treetops, lounging on benches and taking care of their young. The monkeys interact with each other constantly in fun and fascinating ways.

  1. Beautiful Forest with Ancient Temples

The monkeys are such a riot to watch that it’s easy to forget just how beautiful the forest really is. There are a wide variety of trees, plants, and flowers all throughout the forest. The colours are lush and the fresh air is rejuvenating. The gigantic banyan trees and intricate vine systems are iconic, alluring, and a particular highlight of the forest. It also has three temples that date back to the 1300’s. These are active temples that the local people have been using for centuries. The long history of these beautiful temples is astounding and their continued use is inspiring. 

  1. Easy Walking Distance from Alaya Resort Ubud

The Ubud Monkey Forest is located in Padang Tegal Village, just 5 minutes walks from Alaya Resort Ubud. Simply follow the signage for approximately 500 metres and you will soon find yourself at this famous Ubud destination. Please contact our concierge at experience.ubud@alayahotels.com for more information.


Alaya Hotels and Resorts’ General Manager Awarded as the Only Female Bali Leading Top Hospitality Leader

By alaya Uncategorized

In the recent Bali Tourism Awards 2019, Alaya Hotels & Resorts’ General Manager, Mrs. Dewi Mas, CHA, CHT, claimed a distinction that once again have elevated the personal’s leader reputation on the island. Mrs. Dewi Mas, in her capacity as General Manager for Alaya Hotels & Resorts, was recognised as a “Bali Leading Top Hospitality Leader”. This is the second award given to her as Bali Top Hospitality Leader in previous year 2018 and currently in 2019.

Balinese born she is a seasoned hotelier with 20 years of experience in the industry. Having previously worked for reputable brands such as Hyatt, Four Seasons, The ONE Legian Hotel, and currently Alaya Hotels and Resorts in the capacity of General Manager, she brings a wealth of valuable expertise to her leadership by inspiring and develop people from Zero to Hero. Success in bringing Alaya Resort Ubud as 5 stars hotel brand, Mrs. Dewi Mas continues to strengthen her leadership in maintaining the guest satisfaction at Alaya Hotels and Resorts. During the two-year service at Alaya Hotels and Resorts, she he has successfully brought Alaya to achieve various kinds of awards such as 5 stars Hotel Brand for Alaya Resort Ubud, Bali Leading 5-Stars Local Brand by BTA, Tri Hita Karana Emerald Awards, Best Presentation and Service in Melapa Melapi Awards, Best PR Simpatik by THK Awards, Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor, Loved by Guest by Hotels.com, Agoda Gold Circle Award, Regular Temple Visit Activity Award by NOW Bali and recently 5 Stars Surveillance Certification.

Mrs. Dewi Mas has a detailed understanding of luxury hotel operations along with a solid background in sales and marketing. As a Certified Hotel Trainer, Certified Hotel Administration and Certified Lead Hotel Auditor, she regularly lectures at a local hospitality college and is keen to share her knowledge with the island’s next generation of aspiring hoteliers. Passionate about service quality and Bali’s sustainable growth, she is expected to be a real asset to the Alaya brand as it continues to evolve with the conception of several exciting projects

For the fifth consecutive year, the annual Bali Tourism Awards (BTA) were held in collaboration with the Indonesian Travel & Tourism Awards Foundation (ITTA). It’s an Oscar of Indonesia Tourism Award for Excellence and Quality in Bali’s Travel and Tourism Industry. A gala ceremony hosted on 27th May 2019 at The Trans Resort Bali saw representatives from more than 120 tourism companies in Bali gather for an elegant evening of wining and dining. ITTA Foundation believes that the Bali serves as the largest revenue generator of the Tourism Industry in Indonesia, one of the fastest growing market with a presence on the brand of hospitality and travel the world. To appreciate the outstanding achievement of the industry for many years, BTA awarded as proof for industry players to maintain the quality of service is very high and no doubt. It was truly a celebration of Bali’s best where hotels, resorts and outstanding hospitality executives were rewarded.   

“I personally found this whole process to be professional and motivating in comparison to other initiatives. The Bali Tourism Award Foundation conducted an extremely thorough interview and assessment of my managerial career over the past 12 years. I am very fortunate to be the recipient of this prestigious award as Bali Leading Top Hospitality Leader. It also most encouraging that Alaya Hotels and Resorts was identified as an outstanding local property. I am confident that Alaya Hotels & Resorts will stand behind it commitment to provide the highest standards of service and continue to deliver exceptional guest experiences at both properties under its corporate banner.”      


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