A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

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A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

After the whole day adventure in the island of Bali, exhaustion follows. Fortunately, we were comforted for the night over bottles of unlimited local beers complemented by the eat-all-you-can baby back ribs and a showcase of local talents as an entertainment.

We were at Moonlite Kitchen and Bar of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, Indonesia.


Serving contemporary Asian cuisine, Moonlite Kitchen and Bar provides both a scenic and romantic atmosphere.  Facing the beachfront and situated at the roof deck of the hotel, it has the perfect vantage for a sunset viewing.

We were warmly welcomed by a friend who works at the resort and ushered us to our reserved seats.  It was such a comfort that we were seated right in front of a space that would serve as a stage for the traditional Kecak dance performance.  It was part of the Full Moon celebration.

FOOD AND SERVICE

The eat all you can baby back ribs and unlimited beer of our choice (available from 5PM to 11PM) made the night even more relaxing.  Service was fast and efficient.  The waiting staff were likewise attentive.

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAKA NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

Apart from the ribs and beer promo, we also indulged ourselves with the restaurant’s version of laksa.  I kind of love the not so spicy (tolerable) curry coconut milk in it.  For lovers of this rice noodle dish, I would highly recommend to have a taste of the restaurants’ version.

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

ENTERTAINMENT

The daily entertainment at the said restaurant is a lively music at night.  Fortunate for our group and in celebration of the full moon in Bali, we were able to witness the traditional kecak dance performance.

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

This Balinese dance and music drama usually comes with a fee when witnessed at temples (like Uluwatu Temple) and other designated places.  But for us, it becomes a part of the dining experience.

The kecak is performed primarily by men and in a circle of at least 150 performers wearing checked cloth around their waist, chanting and moving their arms and hands.  The dance movements resembles that of an exorcism dance.

Though I wasn’t able to fully comprehend the storyline of the presentation, it was entertaining though and another worthy experience while in Bali.  Accidentally, the night became an instant cultural immersion.
  
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A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

The cozy atmosphere even more enhanced our dining mood while at Moonlite Kitchen and Bar.  As usual, we were the last ones to leave the restaurant.  And after a number of bottles of beer consumed, it was the perfect last item in the itinerary for the day giving us a good and relaxed sleep for the night.

A NIGHT OF UNLIMITED BEER, RIBS AND TRADITIONAL KECAK

Moonlite Kitchen and Bar
JL Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura), Seminyak, Bali
80361, Indonesia
Email:  reservations@moonlitebali.com


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