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Food

Pak Dewa Anggarayasa has joined Cafe Lotus as head of our kitchen team; he will gradually upgrade both our Indonesian/Balinese as well as our western-inspired menu items.

In designing our menu we have tried to strike a balance to suit our international clientele who would like to try Balinese and Indonesian-inspired recipes and those who – after lengthier stays in the islands – need flavours closer to home.

About 80 percent of our dishes are prepared á la minute with predominantly local ingredients; daily delivery of meats, fresh fish and seafood, and of course our volume (of business) guarantees freshness.

Cafe Lotus serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with menus specific for the time of day.

Breakfast

Tropical Fruit Bowl
Yoghurt with Honey
Fruit with Yoghurt and Honey

Balinese Favourites
Pisang Goreng – fried bananas with grated coconut and palm sugar
Nasi Goreng* – fried rice with chicken, shrimp, vegetables, topped with fried egg
Mie Goreng – fried egg noodles with shrimp, pork, vegetables and fried egg
*) available after 10.00am

Eggs-cetera
Poached Egg (1) on toasted artisan bread, Hollandaise sauce
Soft-scrambled Egg (1) with bacon or ham on toast

Items below served with toasted mini-baguette, Butter and FruitCompote

Cheese Omelette
Vegetable, Ham and Cheese Omelette
Soft-scrambled Eggs (2) with Cured Salmon, tomato and spring onion

Full Cafe Lotus Breakfast:
Two Eggs (fried, poached, scrambled), ham or bacon, mushroom, tomato, blinis
with Coffee or Tea

Other
Pancake (1) – Ginger/Banana, Apple/Cinnamon, Pineapple or Mango

Health Drinks

Bali Jamu – Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, honey, palm sugar, hot water – spicy
Lime Cooler – healthy and refreshing : lime, honey, cayenne, water
Liver Cleanser – orange, lime, garlic, ginger, cayenne, olive oil – spicy
Heart Elixir – carrot, pineapple, honey
Mango Energizer – mango juice, mango, mango sherbet, banana

Cafe Lotus Snacks

available during the day until 6.00pm

Curried Chicken Sandwich
with green papaya salad

Lamb Burger
flavoured with cumin, coriander and Cajun spices

Fish Burger
Tuna steak on sesame bun with tartar sauce and mini-salad

Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich
with small house salad or french-fried potatoes

Lotus Club
Chicken breast, bacon, avocado, tomato, lettuce; with french-fried potatoes

Lunch Recommendations

Pangsit Salmon
Crisp wonton (dumpling) filled with salmon slivers and champignons

Caesar Salad
Classic recipe of baby romaine, parmesan shavings, crispy bacon bits, anchovy mayonnaise

Vietnamese fresh Spring Rolls
Rice paper rolls filled with shrimps , bean-sprouts, cucucmber & radish; fish-, lemon & mint sauce

Salmon, Avocado & Tomato “Terrine”
Layers of slices of cured Salmon, avocado segments and tomato; with Dijon-mustard dressing

Pork Ribs
Grilled Balinese-style served with cole slaw

Nasi Goreng
Fried rice with shrimps, vegetables, chicken sate, topped with fried egg; with sambal and krupuk

Mie Goreng
Stir-fried egg noodles with shrimps, pork, vegetables; topped with fried egg

 

Soups

Spiced Pumpkin  Soup
favoured with nutmeg, coriander an cumin

Tom Yam Goong
(Little) spicy Thai-style soup with prawns, mushroom and lemon grass

Prawn and Cucumber Soup – served chilled
Refreshing combination of prawn, shrimp, cucumber,
tomato and yoghurt, mint and chives

Additional dishes – also available at lunch – can be found on our dinner menu shown below.

Dinner

Appetizers

Indonesian Spring Rolls
Filled with mixed vegetables and minced chicken; peanut sauce

Calamari
filled with couscous, tomato, basil and parsley; relish of sambal udang, coriander, lemon juice and salad of arugula, butter lettuce and frisse with mango dressing

Bali Duck Paté
Our own, served with toast points and butter and sliced pickle

Crab & Shrimp Rolls
A twist to the traditional spring roll : here made with fresh crab meat, shrimp, bean-sprouts and coriander, with a lime, fish sauce and mint dip

Feta Cheese & Olive Tart
Feta, moon blush tomatoes, quinoa, and olive tart, arugula and vincotto dresssing

Soups

Soto Ayam
Indonesian chicken soup with rice noodles, egg, potato, tomato
and local spices

Kaldu Salmon
Slivers of Salmon, zucchini, leeks, carrots, tomatoes in salmon brothf

Cream of Mushroom
Served with croutons

Bakso Ikan
Fish dumplings with shredded carrots, leek, celery and tomato in seafood broth

Balinese & Indonesian Favourites

Seafood Nasi Goreng
Prawns, shrimps, fish morsel, calamari (rings), egg white, spring onion, garlic
and other aromatics, with sambal ulek if you wish

Babi Kecap
Traditional fare of Pork loin morsels cooked in soy sauces and tomato sauceswith shallots, garlic and coriander; served with acar (pickled carrot & cucumber)
and steamed rice – a little spicy!

Be-Pasih Goa Lawah
Fish fillets marinated in a paste of turmeric, lemon grass, ginger, tamarind,
garlic, shallots, chilli, lime and kaffir lime leave, wrapped in banana leaf and grilled; served with a bean-sprouts tomato salad and steamed rice – a little spicy!

Pork and Chicken Sate (total of four)
With sayur urap, steamed yellow and red rice and peanut sauce

Sambal Udang – Chilli Prawns
Prawns cooked with sambal (sauce made with chillies, tomatoes, garlic and fish sauce) with plecing kangkung (water spinach with shrimp paste, chilli and sesame oil) – steamed rice – a little spicy!

Ayam Betutu
For a hearty appetite: half of a “red chicken” (ayam merah for the Balinese),served with paku sayur and sayur urap (local vegetables)and red rice – a little spicy!

Bebek Betutu
Balinese favourite of one half duckling pasted with fragrant herbs, wrapped in areca palm leaf, cooked underground for twelve hours; served with paku sayur and sayur urap (Balinese vegetables) and red rice – a little spicy!

Rijstafels

Mini-Rijstafel – for two persons
Mouth-watering selection of Balinese and Indonesian delicacies :
Bebek betutu (smoked duck), prawns, pork & chicken sates, opor ayam,
sayur urap (Bali vegetables), potato croquettes, tempe, tofu – with yellow nasi tumpeng (rice cone) – a little spicy!

Seafood Rijstafel – for two persons
Catch of the Day from Jimbaran Bay – More than 500 gram of fish & seafood
Tuna with green peppercorn, snapper or mahi-mahi with capers, ikan pepes
Prawn sates with garlic and parsley, calamari fritti, shrimp bergedel, Tumpeng (rice cone) of yellow & fried rice

Pasta, etc,

Lasagna
Assorted vegetables and herbs, baked with Mozzarella and Napoletana sauce

Seafood Ravioli
Filled with fresh seafood, served in light curry sauce with prawns and leek

Fettuccine Smoked Duck
Bali smoked duck (bebek betutu), tomatoes, chilli and fragrant herbs – a little spicy!

Salmon & Prawn Fusili
(Spring-shaped) Pasta with snow-peas, cream, touch of vodka, dill, thyme and garlic

Fish & Seafood

Salmon
Grilled fresh salmon, champignon and oyster mushrooms in tarragon-cream sauce
with parsley spring potatoes

Tuna Steak in Green Peppercorn
With ratatouille of zucchini, eggplant, tomato and bell peppers; the fish cooked to your preference: medium – rare (recommended) or well done; with steamed rice

Prawns
Tempura-style prawns (tails shelled) with a relish of leek, bell pepper,
onion, soy and oyster sauces and vegetable fried rice

Fisherman’s Dream
Marinated grilled tuna, tenggiri or snapper (depending on availability) and prawns; with linguine Bisanzio (pasta tossed with tomatoes, basil, garlic and olives)

Fowl & Meats

Due to Pura (temple) Saraswati’s proximity we are unable to serve beef

Confit of Duck
Traditional recipe of duck leg served with ragout of lentils, bacon bits, brown rice and red wine sauce

Duck Breast
Pan-fried, served with assortment of vegetables, potato puree and a rosemary-red wine sauce

Chicken Cafe Lotus
Pan-fried crumbed chicken breast served with sauteed spring potatoes accompanied by a small salad or lemon sauce

Pork Ribs
Grilled, Balinese style served with cole slaw

Crispy Chinese Duck
Served with sayur urap & paku sayur, with tamarind sauce and streamed rice

MENU SUGGESTIONS

 

MINI-RIJSTAFEL dinner (for 2)

Kaldu Salmon
Salmon broth with zucchini, leeks, carrots, tomatoes
or
Oriental Chicken Salad
with ginger, oyster sauce, wonton strips, salad greens

 Mini Rijstafel
Mouth-watering selection of
Balinese and Indonesian delicacies :

Bebek Betutu (smoked duck), ayam (chicken) opor , Prawns, pork & chicken sates, sayur urap (mixed Bali vegetables), potato croquettes, tempe,Tofu; yellow nasi tumpeng (rice cone)

Coffee or Tea

 

MENU GOURMET

Seafood Sate
Sates(2) of prawn, tuna, mahi-mahi, squid with plecing (sauce) and garnish of salad greens

Crispy Duck Leg
with lentil and brown rice ragou with crispy bacon
or
Seabass Fillet
with aubergine, tomato and potato timbale, pan-roasted root vegetables and pesto sauce

Riesling-poached
with choc-chilli and mango parfait

Coffee or Tea

 

MENU BAWANG

Golden Champignons
Fried mushrooms with tartare sauce
or
Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Fettuccine Smoked Duck
Bali smoked duck, tomatoes, chili and fragrant herbs
or
Salmon & Prawn Fusili
Pasta with snow-peas, cream, dill, thyme & garlic

Fruit with Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee or Tea

 

MENU CABE

Bali Duck Pate
or
Crab & Shrimp Rolls

Crab-meat, shrimp, bean-sprouts, coriander with a lime, chilli, fish sauce and mint dip

Fisherman’s Dream
Grilled tuna, mahi-mahi, prawn with linguine tossed in basil, olives, tomatoes & garlic
or
Sate Lilit Kambing
Minced lamb on skewers served with lawar (mixed Bali vegetables) and steamed rice

Ice Cream or Mango Ice

Coffee or Tea

SEAFOOD DINNER (for 2)

Tom Yam Goong
Thai-style seafood soup with prawn, mushroom and lemon grass
or
Prawn & Cucumber Soup
Refreshing combination of prawn, shrimp, cucumber, tomato and yoghurt, mint and chives 

 Seafood Rijstafel

Catch of day from
Jimbaran Bay
More than 500 gram of fish and seafood

Tuna green peppercorn, Tenggiri caper sauce Prawns sates, ikan pepes, calamari fritti Sauteed vegetables, shrimp bergedel Prawn crackers & krupuk melinjau “Tumpeng” (rice cone) of fried & yellow rice 

Coffee or Tea

MENU DAUN

Cream of Mushroom
or
Soto Ayam
Indonesian chicken soup with rice noodles, egg, potato, tomato and local spices

 Be-Pasih Goa Lawah

Fish fillets marinated in paste of exotic spices, grilled; served with bean-sprout/tomato salad
or
Red Prawn & Shrimp Curry
Shellfish, green beans, chillies, prawn paste, coriander cumin, paprika, coconut milk

Fruit Cup with Vanilla Ice Cream

Coffee or Tea

  

MENU SPECIAL

Tamarind Tuna
Grilled, tmarind fl avoured, served with a salad of glss-noodles, snow-peas, cherry tomatoes 

 Chicken “Rendang”
Chicken leg with turmeric, garlic, ginger,lemon-grass, chilli, spinach, lawat kacang, Thai basil and yellow rice 

Fozen Fruit Parfait

Coffee or Tea

MENU VEGETARIAN

House Salad
Salad Greens with avocados and tomatoes

Spiced Pumpkin Soup
Flavoured with nutmeg and coriander

Tempe & Tofu
Barbecued tempe and tofu with curried vegetables

Coffee or Tea

Fruit & Dessert

Pisang Goreng
A Balinese Favourite: fried bananas, palm sugar and grated coconut

Balinese Crepes with banana, palm sugar and grated coconut

Fruit Salad with Yoghurt and Honey

Fresh Strawberries from Bedugul (Bali) with a touch of whipped cream

Coco Lime Tartlet

Mango Crepes filled with mango mousse (seasonal)

Apple Crumble Tartlet

Strawberry Tartlet with Mandarin-Orange glaze

Bananas Flambées (with Rum)

…. and for Chocolate Lovers :
Brownie with chocolate sauce
Chocolate Crepes
Warm Chocolate Tartlet with strawberry glaze

Ice Cream & Combinations

Mango Ice – seasonal, made fresh on premises – one scoop
Ice Cream Flavours :
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry (two scoops)

Fresh Fruit Cup with Vanilla ice (one scoop)

Café Vienna
Espresso with vanilla ice cream and touch of whipped cream

American Crepes
with maple syrup and (one scoop) of vanilla or chocolate ice cream

Ice Cream Sundae
Vanilla ice cream, strawberry, mango, whipped cream, crushed cashews

Profiteroles (3) – puff pastry filled with vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream,
laced with chocolate sauce

Vanilla Ice Cream (two scoops) with Kahlua