Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Wah Wah

Have you ever bitten into a burger and wished you could spend the rest of your life with it?

It was our last night in Bali, and we were done with Indonesian food, and hotel food and we just couldn’t find a McDonald’s. IM KIDDING! (My brother, who is a chef, has just begun plotting my demise.) We remembered seeing a burger place on one of our explorations, and decided to give ourselves a last taste of phenomenal beef before we left. And we were so glad that we did! 

The restaurant was completely empty and we had our choice of seating. We sat outside drinking beer and watching the activity (or lack of) on the street we were on. I have to say that this was one of my 2 favourite meals on our trip. The food was so good, it almost made me cry. Imagine how exciting it must be to walk into a place that is titled 'The Wagyu and Wine Bar'. Yes please! 

We started with Seared Foie Gras on a crispy toast with berry reduction. It was so soft it melted the second it hit my tongue.
To die for
We also ordered the very ‘standard’ Chicken Masala Satay, which turned out to be satay sticks with grilled chicken, mango and pineapple, accompanied with their curry mayo and rice. Very nice, very different from the normal chicken stay one eats.
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The biggest choices and of course, the biggest dilemma was which burger to order. The lovely folks at Wah Wah don’t make it easy – there are 3 sizes! How can I not order the biggest? You can order a 60gm, 120gm or 180gm burger. I really wanted to go with the 180, but knew I'd waste more than I'd eat. 

I had a 120gm Classic Burger – wagyu beef with tomato reduction, 'ww' wild honey mustard mayo and onions. (Of course, I picked out the onion).

Mon Classic Burger 
My partner-in-dine did one better and ordered ‘The Works’ – a wague beef patty with crispy prosciutto (mmm), parmigiano shavings and a quail egg. It was too heavy for me, one bite was enough to know that, so I happily stuck to my classic burger washed down with a side of Truffled Parmigiano French Fries *

Side view of the Works
Truffle Parmesan Fries
The burgers aren't cheap, but then again, if you're eating wagyu you can't really expect it to be cheap. All in all a fantastically delicious meal, one I would repeat over and over again. The menu is completely whacked out - I couldn't believe half of what was written in it (the prude in me kind of exploded), but it's a really fun place and one where you will definitely enjoy yourself. 

If you're ever in Bali, look it up, I promise you won't regret it. Go on then, it's your moo-ve. 

Our divine meal