Cosmic Diner, Bali

Cosmic Diner, Bali

Want to feel the American dining sensation in Bali? Head to Cosmic Diner, a restaurant that brings you back to the retro era in the 60’s. Cosmic Diner has 3 outlets in Bali: Sunset Star, Lippo Mall and Sanur Arcade – this time I visited the Sunset Star outlet. Since it is an American diner, the food served here is American staples like burgers, pastas and shakes, plus some all-day breakfast items.

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I sat on the second floor and it was nearly empty that time (which was good, so I could ask for the staff’s help to take as many pics as I like since they weren’t very busy – what an excuse huh?). I really like the interior, every corner here just looks so photogenic! The checkered tiles, vintage knick-knacks and retro background music transported me back instantly to the 60’s era. I’m a 90’s kid, but somehow I felt so nostalgic!

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Iced Nutella Latte – IDR30,000
This drink was a disappointment as I could barely taste any Nutella flavor. Furthermore, the serving was small for the price paid.

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Fettuccine Meatball – IDR65,000
Thankfully, the food turned out great. I enjoyed the sour and savory tomato sauce and the juicy meatballs made of premium Australian beef. The Grana Padano cheese on top added extra yum to the overall dish.

Overall, I enjoyed my solo lunch here. They got nice retro ambiance, decent food and pleasant service. I really look forward to the opening of American-style diner like this in my hometown Surabaya!

Sunset Star
Jl. Sunset Road, Legian
Bali, Indonesia 80361
+62361-8947389
IG: cosmicdinerbali
Opening hours: 10am – 11.30pm

Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant, Singapore

Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant, Singapore

Kim Gary is a restaurant from Hong Kong that had expanded its business to Malaysia and Singapore. It serves a combination of Chinese and Western food at affordable prices. When my friends and I came to its outlet in Vivocity, we had to wait in the queue for about 20 minutes to get our seats. It wasn’t even dinner time, in fact we got there at almost 9pm yet the queue was insanely long!

kim gary (2)French Fries with Seaweed Flavour
It was just normal fries with seaweed seasoning. The serving was meant for sharing.

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Beef with Shanghai Style Vegetable Rice – $9.50
I pretty much enjoyed this stir-fried sliced beef, broccoli, and sweet corn over white rice. The beef was juicy and tender, I liked it.

blogger-image--1547798689Teriyaki Chicken Chop Rice – $9.90
This rice bowl consists of fried chicken in teriyaki sauce, sunny side up egg and edamame. The teriyaki sauce was delicious. The chicken skin was obviously the ‘save-the-best-for-the-last’ part.

blogger-image-1372167211Fried Rice in “Yang Zhou” Style – $9.20
The fried rice contained some diced chicken, egg, and leeks. The portion was big, ideal to share if you are not very hungry.

kim gary (3)“Cap Kan” Nissin Soup Noodles
I didn’t get why my friend was willing to have this overpriced bowl of instant noodles with egg and meat haha. If I’m not wrong, it costs around $8 per bowl.

kim gary (4)Chicken Chop Burger
I also cannot remember the price of this burger, but I’m certain it’s not over $10. I found it quite value for money considering the filling portion. Anyway, the bun was dry so I stopped eating it halfway and just ate the meat together with fries.

kim gary (1)Peanut Butter Toast with Sweetened Condensed Milk
The peanut butter was generously spread all over the thick bread that was cut into a half. It was a good ending to my dinner.

Overall, Kim Gary is a good place to have decent Hong Kong-style meal. The food came pretty fast although the restaurant was full house. The food is reasonably priced too and you get what you’re paying for.

1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-128
VivoCity
Singapore 098585
+65-63768183
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm