Villa Ombak Putih offers a helpful suggestion menu featuring Indonesian and international dishes, but guests are encouraged to chat with the cheerful chef about any other fare they would like to try. The chef can competently accommodate special dietary requests and adjust the seasoning of his dishes to suit different palates. This is a good opportunity to explore Balinese dishes such as ayam betutu (chicken stuffed with spices, wrapped in banana leaves and roasted), satay lilit (satay of spiced, minced fish with an infusion of coconut, pressed onto a lemongrass skewer), and pepes ikan (a dish of fragrant spiced local fish, traditionally wrapped and steamed in banana leaf packages and baked). The juices are contained inside the parcel and the experience is an explosion of moist smokey flavour.
A kids’ menu features all the usual children’s favourites, while the dessert menu includes bubuh injin (a sweet and sticky black rice pudding, named after the colour of the rice husk and served with coconut milk sauce).
Groceries and beverages are charged at cost price which is subject to service charge and government tax. Guests will be requested to provide grocery money in advance, and the staff will do the shopping and keep the receipts for reference. To make the most of the kitchen and give staff time to shop, it is a good idea to plan meals with the staff the evening before. The villa is on the coast so fresh seafood is usually easy to come by (good squid and prawns as well as fish and small lobsters). Meat is sourced from quality suppliers and the chef will buy other ingredients from the market on a daily basis.