When I was living in Bali of course I loved living in a tropical paradise with my feet in the sand. However, I did have a few moments where I missed home as well as those moments of cuddling up on the couch with a comforting plate of pasta and a movie. It was on those moments where I decided to go to La Baracca and treat myself with some delicious comfort food and a glass of wine! And I immediately felt at home again.
When walking into La Baracca you see a sign hanging above the door saying ‘Home away from home’. And that is exactly what this is – a homely restaurant with delicious comfort food with an amazing atmosphere and warming people.
At La Baracca they serve the most amazing home-made classic Italian meals like pasta Pomodoro and home-made ravioli. However, other than classics they also serve Italian meals with a twist. Not all Italians might be impressed with classics being twisted with, however, even a classic Italian is guaranteed to clean their plate! Also, a special message to all fellow vegans because this menu is extremely vegan friendly! There is a large selection of meals that already are or can be made vegan. Just like one of my favourites, vegan pizza! Yep, excitement is an understatement!
What I love
I am in love with everything on the menu. Every single meal is vibrant and a combination of delicious flavours. Two of my absolute favourite pasta’s are the home-made ‘Pasta Pomodoro’ and ‘Pasta all olio e gingero‘. You can taste that the ‘Pasta Pomodoro’ is made fresh as the pasta sticks together and has an amazing flavour of itself. The tomato sauce is a bomb of flavour as its a thick, chunky and raw. Fresh basil is sprinkled on top and you’ve got yourself a plate made in heaven.
‘Pasta all olio e gingero’ might sound a bit strange at first as ginger in pasta seems a bit unusual. But actually its a recipe that has been cooked in Italy for quite some time. It’s just that not all of us have tasted this amazing pasta yet! It’s so simple but yet so delicious. I find that lots of simple Italian recipes are often the best. When cooking a classic simple Italian pasta such as pasta Pomodoro which includes just a few ingredients (tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, carrot, celery and basil) you will have to use the best quality ingredients to make the pasta good, and oh my if the ingredients are fresh then you are in for a treat!
Fancy more of a pizza? Then try the vegan pizza with home-made vegan cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil. Its definitely the best vegan pizza I tried in Canggu. The base is crunchy and thin, the tomatoes fresh and flavoursome and even the vegan cheese surprised me! It really does replicate dairy cheese and has a really tasty flavour to it. When drizzled with some olive oil and sprinkled with fresh basil it doesn’t only look pretty it also tasted amazing.
When you finish your dinner and you think that you can’t get any more satisfied – then its time for their complimentary home-made limoncello to help you digest all the delicious food you just ate. It might burn a little but oh my does it taste amazing!
La Baracca is one of my favourite restaurants in Canggu and I’m sure you’ll fall in love with its atmosphere, delicious food and the loving people, just like I did!
Where to go
La Baracca is open everyday from 11.00am – 23.30pm and the address is Jl Tanah barak in Canggu, Bali.
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