Puri Ganesha Restaurant, Pemuteran, Indonesia
British born Diana Von Cranach, Egyptologist, interior designer, hotelier, and cordon bleu trained chef, decided that she had to find her own style of cooking, and so she pioneered the “living food” movement in Bali.
She owns the small but very personal Puri Ganesha Villas (est. 2006) and since then has been a guest chef at many hotels throughout South East Asia.
We had the amazing opportunity to spend 3 blissful nights at Puri Ganesha villas that we won’t soon forget. Along with the lasting memories of the beautiful villas and grounds, we spent 4 days and 3 nights stuffing our faces with every vegan thing in sight.
Being lucky enough to live in the tropics allows Diana to source an abundance of local organic produce, from sweet mangoes, to lemon basil, to fresh turmeric, to crunchy palm hearts.
Locally sourcing all of her ingredients also leaves a very light carbon footprint on the planet.
Diana’s food is flavourful, vibrant, and full of life, just like her. when you speak to her you know how much she loves what she does, and how important it is to her, and it shows in her food.
Not only did we sample several of Diana’s “Living Foods” but we also had the delicious pleasure to try several of her cooked vegan meals as well.
EVERYTHING was spot on, from the Vietnamese rice flour pancakes bursting with flavour and colour, to the most INCREDIBLE tempeh we have ever tasted. And her cashew cheez and wonton ravioli on baby caramelized leeks in a light green curry sauce was gorgeous and creamy.
We didn’t want it to end.
If you are travelling through Bali, we highly recommend that you make your way to Puri Ganesha Villas for a few days of paradise, or even to just enjoy a lovely dinner by the sea in the newly opened Balinese/Peruvian restaurant.
Liperu is one of the smallest and most unique restaurants on the island. It seats only 10 guests at a long table by the Sea. The Menu changes daily, and offers delicious and colourful combinations of Balinese and Peruvian flavours.
Our stay at Puri Ganesha Villas was outstanding, and our vision of the perfect get away.
Our time was care free, we revelled in our beautiful surroundings, and ate some of the most delicious food we have had the pleasure to try, all without feeling terrible by the end of our stay feeling like we had gained 20 pounds.
Puri Ganesha Villas Restaurant