What is The Fat Hog? Bali Indonesia 27

Have you seen The Fat Hog? 

No, you may have not seen The Fat Hog. However, there is a restaurant called The Fat Hog that is owned by friends of mine. What is The Fat Hog? Well TFH is a restaurant here in Bali.  

It is owned by my friend and his family. The brief history is this. It is up for sale at the moment. If you are seeking to get away from it all and be 300 meters from the beach it can be yours. Drop me a line and we can arrange a viewing.  

The place is very close to Pantai Cinta or as I explained in a previous blog, Lovers Beach. The story does not end there. While we take care of their social media and content, I hope that it is partially that as well as Bali reopening, that business has picked up. I would love to take all the credit but I am sure it was not all our doing.  

Porky’s or Porkies 

If you are my age… Ahem, young with a good memory, you will remember the great Canadian movie with the same title but different spelling. The movie was a huge hit with a minimal budget, if you don’t know it, please do look it up.   

Anyhow the deal is that this was our first restaurant account. We have done movies, real estate, property, and piles of YouTube content and photography but never food.  

We helped them set up reels, regular postings and connected their Facebook accounts to Instagram and created a webpage. This is also part of my go local and help locals initiative. If you are ever in Bali and in the mood for some amazing ribs and a pulled pork burger, do drop by.  

Near the beach. 

No, I do not get paid for an advertorial, I kinda wish I did. However, this place is quite amazing. When you are near TFH you will notice one thing. Lack of traffic. As small as Bali is, it is a maze of roads. There are very few 90-degree intersections or four-way stops anywhere on the island.  

It is a spaghetti bowl of roads and with the lack of advanced green lights and no turning on red lights like in Canada, it gets frustrating at times. Yet out in the country so to speak near the TFH life is calm.  

Getting there can be trying yet with a pile of patience and a driver if you are lucky it is worth the trip and worth staying there. I will be heading to the Balian beach area and it is one hour past TFH. I will be as isolated as I have ever been in Bali. So feel free to comment and chat with me if you have time.  

Part of the journey. 

This outing and getting away from it all is a journey in itself. It is a test for me at the same time. I am forced to use my local language as much as possible which makes for great writing material.  

I will see how far away I can get and how I yearn for some real company in the days and weeks to come. In the meantime, I will continue meeting locals and getting out in the middle of nowhere. In the process, I may need to come down to TFH for some ribs or a burger. 

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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