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Steak on a Stick

Bali's Warung Satè Now Open for Business at Tanjung Benoa in South Bali.

(12/16/2006) Building on the success of the award-winning Bumbu Bali Restaurant, a Balinese cooking school and a series of definitive cookery books inspired by the Balinese kitchen, Chef Heinz Von Holzen and his wife, Puji, are on their way to creating yet another outstanding dining venue on Bali with the opening of Warung Sate on Tanjung Benoa in South Bali.

Satè or Satay - no matter how you choose to spell it – delicious morsels of meat and seafood roasted over a charcoal file have become a trademark dish in the very rich Indonesian culinary tradition.

Despite their reputation as an Indonesian stalwart, Satay, in one form or another, can be found around the globe. In Japan its called Yakitori; in Korea Bulgogi; Indians rightfully boast of their Tandoori; the Middle East has Kebabs; Swiss have been known to yodel on about Spiesli; dating from a time before Joan d'Arc, the French have preferred their meats and martyrs grilled en brochette; the Yanks are rumored to get grumpy without a weekly Skewer of meat; and the Australians have been known to toss a prawn or three on the barbie.

Thus, while it would be incorrect to say the Indonesian's have a monopoly on roasted meats over an open fire, the presentation of mouth-watering stays is a staple at local celebrations and ceremonies. In fact, the size and importance of a local ceremony in Bali can often be measured in the number of Satays prepared.

While Javanese and other Indonesians prefer to eat their satay dipped in spicy peanut sauce, the Balinese are more puritanical in their approach, preferring to devour the meat straight off the grill or perhaps quickly dipped in a mixture of soy sauce, chopped chilies and salt.

Warung Satè – Steak on a Stick

Heinz and Puji's newest culinary venture offers a full-range of Balinese food specialties in addition to their numerous choice of of Satays. With an emphasis on fun and relaxation for the entire family, Warung Satè also boasts a working arak distillery, specialty cocktails, live sports telecasts, home made ice creams and an extensive wine list.

Warung Satè is open daily from 3:00 p.m. until midnight. Located on Tanjung Benoa, a short distance from the famous Bumbu Bali Restaurant, seating is limited to just 73 making reservations to telephone ++62-(0)361-772299 a very good idea.