Honestly, can someone tell me what happened to September? (No, seriously). Anyway, I managed to eat quite a bit, and here are my top 3 dishes:
- Street Fries, from Parkers
- Bloody Mary soup, from Locavore (review forthcoming — but I was fascinated at how the kitchen was able to so perfectly combine hot and cold elements, along with all the flavors of a Bloody Mary)
- Cabbage soup, from Blanco par Mandif (review forthcoming, but as with above, I was completely floored by the pack of sour notes, savory elements, and texture from the cabbage — see below)
- Honorable mention: AmStur Caviar (eaten directly from my hand!)
Not sure exactly what it is with me and soup this month, but there you have it. I think it’s maybe how simple a dish it can be, but also how creatively it can be executed. With just a few ingredients, both the soups in Ubud completely surprised my taste buds and left me wanting more.
I know October is going to be busy, and am hoping for a lot of cuisines! We’re also off to Nepal around mid-month, which should be a wonderful time.
Did you have any specific favorites this month? Let me know!