Inspired by living in Canggu, Bali
I spent a month living in Canggu Bali. Firstly I love Bali. It’s probably a prerequisite of being Australian (what with our close proximity to Asia, many Aussies make multiple trips over to Bali, yearly). It’s secondly partly because it combines the culture of Asia with some of the aspects of life that Aussies love so much.
Healthy eating, beaches and surfing and a easy goin’ laidback attitude.
Canggu has been compared to the Bryon Bay of Australia (a town with a surfy hippie reputation). It’s definitely not the most ‘authentic’ version of Bali you can visit but I fell in love with the little somewhat touristy bubble.
Plant based eating is abundant in Ubud and Canggu, I stand by it being one of the easiest places to tuck yourself away for a month or two, eat well, practice yoga and be by the water.
My favourite places that I went back to again and again were Betelnut Cafe and their sister cafe The Shady Shack. I’d get one of their Bali Bowls from Shady Shack for lunch everyday and they were simply ah-mazing. Ya know when you’re dieting but sometimes a salad seems like the least appealing thing you want to eat?
Well these ‘Bali Bowls’ are like salads on steroids. They’re packed full of all the goodies but taste oh-so-much better than a simple plate of ‘leaves thrown together’. Each of their bowls are bursting with flavours and the bowls themselves are so hearty that if you’re a small eater anyway, you’re going to struggle to get through a whole one.
Life in Canggu, Bali looks like this… spot the Halloumi Bowl
I never thought I could get this excited to eat a salad bowl.
Enough of the amazingness, check it out for yourself.