You would not dream that Kuta had once been a fishing village. The city has a long sandy beach which now attracts surfers especially from neighbouring Australia but you'd probably miss seeing it at night especially if you were like us who had just alighted from the plane in Ngurah Rai or Denpasar Airport and walking in a frenzy through the bustling streets, drinking in the sight. It was like walking through Bangkok's Khao Sarn Road, only the streets were narrower and then perhaps, you'd think too you were walking in a night market in Tan Sui in Taipei, Taiwan or even in Malacca's Jonker Street . Backpackers would find it easy since there are varied accomodation here. There are shops selling interesting curios, bars and restaurants and we stopped at a little posh-looking eating place which offered traditonal Bali fare and Western delights like fish and chips for dinner. The food was cheap but tasted just so-so... At an eating place in Kuta.... ...Which is local fare and which is not?