16 DEC, 2014
High Tea, Bali Style

biku outside

If you are a hungry traveller, you are spoilt for choice once you step into the heart of Seminyak. The streets are filled with bars and restaurants which all boast delectable dishes from around the world. If you wander a little further however, past the Crab Shack and newly renovated restaurants, you will discover Biku.

Tucked away under a leafy canopy and away from the busy streets is this cafe which aims to reinvigorate their patron’s love for high tea. You could choose to order from their breakfast menu (trust me, it’s good) but to really experience what Biku does best, grab a friend to share the Asian High Tea for Two. This $19 feast will see you work your way through a fusion of Eastern and Western flavours, starting with your choice of Biku’s house made tea, ice cold to cool you down or as hot as you like it.

high-tea-biku-21Choose from the traditional high tea (pictured) or the Asian High Tea for Two

The bottom layer of this impressive spread offers Samoosas, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, curried egg sandwiches and an interesting flavour companion in the form of Ayam sisit (shredded Balinese chicken) with Sambal Matah Tart. The top layer gets a little sweeter with everything from free standing pineapple jelly to date scones with homemade Biku jam. The flavours seem so different that they shouldn’t work, yet the beauty of Biku is that everything is thrown together to make a fusion that keeps you longing for more.

It’s becoming one of Seminyak’s worst kept secrets, so if you want a table it’s best to book in advance. For something a little different you could throw in  Tarot card reading on top of that reservation because that’s just another part of the Biku experience.

Lily Gruenewald



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