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.

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Fresh coconut yogurt with Puri Ganesha granola and fresh seasonal fruit

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.

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Fried Banana with palm sugar syrup

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.

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Vietnamese rice flour pancakes stuffed with lemongrass, herbs, vegetable filling, served with sweet chilli sauce

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.

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and basil

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.

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Spinach and avocado gomae salad


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Cashew cheez and herb wonton ravioli, on baby leeks with a light green curry sauce

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.

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Mushrooms mushrooms mushrooms

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

Desa Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Singaraja, Bali 81155, Indonesia
Website: Puri Ganesha Villas
Tel. +62 362 94766

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Comments To This Entry.
  1. Dennis February 24, 2014 Reply

    Wow, that food looks divine.
    I plan on heading to Bali one day and I will add this place to the list!!
    Beautiful food.

    • Giselle and Cody February 26, 2014 Reply

      Please do add this to the list Dennis.
      It was some of the most delicious food we have tasted while on this trip.
      You will really enjoy yourself.

  2. Ried July 5, 2014 Reply

    This place looks so incredible!!
    Never have I seen such incredible food. You are so lucky to experience such amazing adventures in your life.

    • Giselle and Cody September 22, 2014 Reply

      Hey Ried,

      You too can experience the amazing things travel has to offer. You just have to choose what you want, and go for it!

  3. Raymond @ Man On The Lam October 16, 2014 Reply

    I’ve never seen fried bananas look so good. Nom nom nom. 🙂

    • Giselle and Cody October 18, 2014 Reply

      Everything we ate there Raymond was so delicious. We tried as much as we could and it was hard to say what our favourite was. Mmmmmmmm, could really go for those fried bananas now!!

  4. Federico October 16, 2014 Reply

    It all looks delicious! Can’t beat the won ton ravioli and Vietnamese pancakes… at least their appearance!

    • Giselle and Cody October 18, 2014 Reply

      Every single thing on the menu was incredible.

      Wish we could eat like this every single day!!

  5. Diana Edelman October 16, 2014 Reply

    I mean … really? YUM YUM YUM.

    • Giselle and Cody October 18, 2014 Reply

      Diana, we really should go here together and invite some more people as well.
      This was easily the best place we stayed and ate while on our travels. 🙂

  6. Mindy & Ligeia October 18, 2014 Reply

    Oh my! When we were in Bali, we were tempted to go. So wish we had spent more time figuring out how to get there! That’s some serious foodporn 🙂

    • Giselle and Cody October 18, 2014 Reply

      Mindy and Ligeia, You to were close as well hey?
      It was some MAJOR foodporn and it was never ending 🙂

  7. Leah October 23, 2014 Reply

    Wowowow! If this is what all vegan food looked like (and readily available, I guess) I would go vegan in a heartbeat! Looks incredible! Thanks for making me hungry…

    • Giselle and Cody October 23, 2014 Reply

      Hahah well that’s what the vegan food we eat looks like. No sacrifice, no cruelty, delicious healthy food!

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