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Hot Wings!

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It is easy to say that one of the most popular finger foods of all time are Chicken Wings smothered in hot sauce, the perfect match for a glass of cold beer on a night out at the bar. No shame in licking your fingers after every bite because it would be such a waste to wipe the sticky, sweet and spicy sauce onto a napkin. To profess your love of Hot Wings, Aribar is hosting a Hot Wings Challenge! So you think you can handle the heat?
The challenge is simple, finish 25 pieces of Hot Wings in under 3 minutes. Aribar will provide you with a bottle of ice cold beer to cool the burning sensation and to help bring things down. If you beat the HEAT, the devoured Hot Wings and beer are free; we will put a photo of you wearing the Aribar Beat the Heat T shirt on our wall with a victorious smile. You don’t want to be a loser, if you let the Heat Beat you and fail the challenge, we will simply give you the bill for the wings and beer.  
If you are not up for the challenge; Sit tight and witness th…

Time to Unwind

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A Holiday is about seeing new things, breaking away from your daily routine and releasing all that stress from work. When in Bali, stress relief can go from one extreme to the other. Climbing Mount Batur, rafting in Ubud, or jump off of a cliff into the clear water at Gitgit Waterfall are prime activities for the adrenalin junkies while for the seeker of inner peace and relaxation they can opt for Yoga and meditation classes, sunset watching on the cliffs of Uluwatu and of course the ultimate relaxation, a Balinese Massage session.


Balinese massage is believed to stimulate the blood flow and relax tight and sore muscles. This particular massage technique consists of firm and gentle stroking with warm essential oil and acupressure. The therapist does not apply hard pressure on the body unlike reflexology, so total relaxation can be achieved. A typical full body Balinese massage would go from one to two hours per session. The therapist will start from your feet and slowly work their way …

Time for Breakfast!

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In today’s busy world, breakfast is often replaced by a hot cup of coffee or a bowl of high sugared cereal with milk. Once said as the most important meal of the day is now seen as a hassle and nobody seems to have time do a proper breakfast.
The best way to start your day is with a serving of fresh fruits as they contain plenty of fiber, vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to fuel the body throughout the day. Fruits with deep red or purple colors such as dragon fruits, grapes and blueberries contain high levels of antioxidants while fruits with bright color such as pineapples, papayas and mangos contain pigments called “carotenoids” that the body can convert into vitamin A. Although the convenience of opening a package of boxed cereal is undisputable, with a little effort you can provide your body with these natural sources of vitamins.
Here is a simple healthy smoothie bowl that is guaranteed to taste better than the sugar coated corn flakes.


Healthy Bowl Ingredients 220 Gr   Drago…

Salsa: the Dance and the Sauce!

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The word Salsa can be defined into two main things, Latin America dance and a hot tomato based sauce.
First, let’s talk about the dance. The word “salsa” does mean “sauce” in Spanish, it is believed Salsa was being associated to the dance because like a good bowl of salsa, it contains a lot of heat and great elements.
The dance movement first started in Cuba in the 1800’s, with many forms such as Cha Cha Cha and Mambo, it travels through the Caribbean Islands which then take it further to the Latino communities in New York in the 1970s. The dance forms vary from two people standing in front of each other while focusing on the hip movement or two people circling intimately close to each other and one person leading their dance partner by confidently moving their hand on the other person’s hip or the small of their back.
Like many things in life, Salsa can be learnt and mastered but if you know that you are a person with two left feet it may be a bit of a challenge.
Now on to the Salsa …

Hello, it’s Mie!

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In Asia, noodles are the closest thing to life itself. From China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and many other Asian countries have their own signature noodle dish that represent the culture and the flavor profile of each country.
Do you consider yourself an avid traveler and a noodle aficionado? We have 10 top Noodle dishes from across Asia that are worth trying.
1.Mie Goreng The classic, can’t go wrong dish, Indonesian style fried noodle. The stir fry noodle, usually mixed with chicken and garnished with fried egg, is coated with thick sweet soy sauce balanced with the heat from the spices. The noodles are made with egg and flour, resulting in a chewy thick noodle that is perfect to carry all the spices.
2.La Mien La mien is a Chinese noodle made by pulling the dough into strands of noodles. The art of noodle pulling can only be mastered after years of practice. The perfect noodle is usually served with flavorful clear chicken broth with various meat such as beef brisket, shrim…

B is for Burrito!

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For Mexican and the Tex-Mex food lover, Burrito is one of the main options on a menu, next to Tacos. Unlike taco, which is only folded around the filling, burrito is a large rolled up flour tortilla typically filled with meat and refried beans. The rolled up tortilla is grilled until it is golden brown and holds its cylinder shape. In the USA, a burrito is not only filled with refried beans and meat, vendors would add Mexican style rice, cheese, guacamole and lettuce to bulk the burrito up.

The word “burrito” means “little donkey”, a diminutive form of the word “burro” that means “donkey”. In Mexico, donkeys were commonly used as a mode of transportation, carrying bedrolls and packs similar to a burrito, the food.
To satisfy burrito cravings, a simple and easy Chicken and Beans Burrito can come a long way.
Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil100 Gr corn kernels50 Gr diced red onion100 Gr black beans150 Gr cooked Long-grain rice200 Gr cooked, shredded chicken100 Gr shredded Cheddar cheese½ tsp.…

THE KING OF BALI STREET FOOD: BABI GULING

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Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, this means diversity of culture, language, food and religion at its finest. When travelling through Indonesia, it is highly recommended to try different types of cuisine across the islands. Although the majority of the country’s population is Muslim and the consumption of pork is highly regulated, Bali excels at being a destination for the pork eater. The one pork dish that shines brighter than the others is Nasi Babi Guling or Suckling Pig.
Babi Guling is the Balinese style Pork Roast, served family style in numerous ceremonies as a feast and togetherness. Luckily, we don’t need to have a ceremony to sample one of Bali’s finest cuisines. Many street vendors sell Babi Guling by portion usually for lunch, price ranges from 10.000 to 25.000.
A good Babi Guling vendor would display a whole roasted pig with shiny crackling behind a glass showcase. This means that they most likely roast their own pork with their signature spices; there are v…