Monthly Archives: April 2013

Warung Krishna

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This place is recommended by Mr. Arie from Kelana Rasa Culinary. So I think this is the must try place at Bali. He said that this place is served the delish Balinese food.

Krishna

Warung Krishna area is so large. It accommodate for 80-100 person. I choose to sit on the outside area.

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The specialty dish in here is Tipat Kuah. Price for about 20 K. Tipat or Ketupat is made from rice that has been wrapped in a woven palm leaf pouch and boiled. As the rice cooks, the grains expand to fill the pouch and the rice becomes compressed. This method of cooking gives the ketupat its characteristic form and texture of a rice dumpling. It came with Lawar (assorted shredded veggies such as string bean, bean sprout, young coconut meat w/ spicy herbs Balinese seasoning), strong spices soup with chayote-bitter melon-cabbage-shredded of chicken, sate lilit ikan (fish skewer), boiled egg, crispy wings and sambal matah (Balinese sambal).

Tipat Kuah

This dish is so savory and very delish! I like it so much. I’ve never seen this kind of dish at other places. Usually they eat it for breakfast. And don’t forget to grab one pack of crispy chicken feet or pig fat crackers on the cashier table. Sprinkled it on top of your Tipat Kuah! OMG, it’s so yummy! If you don’t like Tipat, you can substitute it with rice or porridge.

 

Warung Krishna

Jl. Tipat Lestari No. 4

Sanur Kauh – Denpasar

Bali

Phone: 0361-281661

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Menega Cafe

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The 2005 Bali bombings were a series of terrorist suicide bomb and a series of car bombs and attacks that occurred on October 1, 2005, in Bali, Indonesia. Bombs exploded at two sites in Jimbaran Beach Resort and in Kuta, both in South Bali. The terrorist attack claimed the lives of 20 people and injured more than 100 others. The three bombers also died in the attack.

It’s reported that the first two explosions occurred at 6.50 PM local time, near a Jimbaran food court and the third at 7 PM, in Kuta Town Square. One of the blasts struck Raja’s Restaurant at the Kuta Square shopping mall in central Kuta. Another two bombs exploded at warungs/stall along the Jimbaran beach, one of which was near the Four Seasons Hotel. Menega Café is one of the bombing victims.

That period is the toughest time for Bali. In 6 months, the only major income in Bali, tourism, totally dead. Many foreign tourists cancelled their trip to Bali and change their destination to Malaysia or Thailand. It’s very sad! Some entrepreneurs have to close their business. Da*n terrorists! What actually they want? They said they did that based on God’s instruction that written on their Scripture. Really? That’s the most ridiculous reason that I’ve ever heard!

Okay, back to the main topic, sorry….I’m emotionally carried away by that memory for a while…. God is fair! I remember my last visit to Menega Café for about 10 years ago (before the bombing). At that time, Menega Café is deserted from visitors. And their dishes are not good. But now, if you came late, you have to queue for your turn to come. Menega Café is now the most famous and most crowded seafood restaurant at Jimbaran beach. Awesome!

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This place is divided into 2 area. Indoor area and Outdoor area. Of course I choose the outdoor area, that’s the point I dine in this place, right? To enjoy the Jimbaran beach’s view.

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Once I get a number table, I choose the dishes at the front table. While waiting for the food to come, I am also waiting for the coming sunset. I came here at 5 PM. It’s the perfect time. For 20 minutes, the clouds cover the sun. So I think, this time I will not enjoy the sunset, huhuhu….But suddenly, the clouds began to back away…and tada….I can see the sunset this evening, yeah! #smiley face

Sunset

First dish I choose Red Snapper Grilled Fish. Price 72 K (fish weight: 0.9 ounce). The best way to grill the fish is only give a little oil/butter on the outside part of fish. That’s all. It doesn’t need a heavy seasoning to create a tremendous grilled fish. Simple but succulent! The fish meat is soft and very thick. It’s enough for 2-3 persons.

Grilled Fish

Second dish I order Grilled Mussels. Price 45 K. It’s quite nice. I think the seasoning is made from blended of coconut milk, chili, garlic and pecan. The mussels itself is tender. I’ve found the cool way to enjoy this dish. Put a spoon of rice on the mussel shell, apply their special sambal/chili on top, and….bring it all to your mouth…hmmm…so scrumptious! Try it on!

Mussels

The last dish is the usual dish I order if I dine in seafood restaurant: Crispy Fried Squid. Price 37.5 K. Honestly I have to say to you, it’s not good at all! The squid is too hard to chew. Very tough! It’s getting worse when they became cold.

Fried Squid

Well, but that’s okay, I came here to enjoy my vacation and I’ll not let the ‘squid’ thing to ruin it, haha…..

 

 

Menega Café

 

Jl. Four Season Resort Muaya Beach

Jimbaran Benoa – Kuta Selatan

Badung – Bali

Phone: 0812-3933539

UNO Italian Seafood Restaurant

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UNO restaurant is under the UNO Group Bali supervision. UNO group is a holding company engaged in tourism, especially restaurants, fast food, tours & ticketing, gourmet and fast boat services from Bali to the island of Nusa Lembongan, Lombok and Gili Trawangan Island.

Getting tired after walking around Nusa Dua beach and enjoy the view of amazing five star hotels area, my stomach has become so starving. Today is the second day of my Bali’s culinary trip. I’ve already tried 5-6 places of Indonesian food. So I had to neutralize my tongue with western or Italian food. No Indonesian or Balinese food for this noon, haha….

This is my first time to visit Bali Collection. For shopping & dining, it will become your ultimate entertainment destination. From your favorite boutiques and restaurants, free live music in the park and the traditional dance, you’ll enjoy an experience like no other in Bali. You can enjoy many dining destinations and convenient food pavilions in here. One visit will satisfy any appetite.

Actually I came to dine in Russian Restaurant to try their Venison Meatball Soup. But unfortunately, they’re no longer served that dish anymore, maybe they have trouble to get the venison. Finally I decided to try this Italian Seafood Restaurant: UNO!

UNO

The place is dominated with white & sky blue color with wood furniture. It’s a cozy place to have lunch with your family.

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I want to eat good pasta so bad this noon. So I order Spaghetti Aglio Olio with King Prawn. Price 56 K. The spaghetti is cooked well. But the pasta is lack of garlic taste. What’s the point of aglio olio without a strong garlic flavor? I think they fail to deliver the meaning of it. 3 pieces of King Prawn can’t cure my disappointment. My easiest solution is to add as much Parmesan Cheese Powder on it! Wew…..

Aglio Olio UNO

For second dish, I choose Spaghetti alla Boscaiola. Price 57 K. It’s a creamy spaghetti with bacon, mushroom and egg yolk. When it came on my table, I don’t see the egg yolk on my plate, so I asked the waitress about it. They said that they’ve already mixed the egg yolk with cream sauce. Ooooww….I expect that I can mixed them by myself. But it’s okay, because the pasta‘s taste is really delicious. So creamy and they give me a lot of topping. Yummy!

Basciola

UNO Italian Seafood Restaurant

Bali Collection

Kawasan Pariwisata BTDC

Nusa Dua – Bali

Phone: 0361-771662

Sop Ikan Mak Beng

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Based on my Bali culinary friend’s information, Mr. Bayu, I have to come to this place before lunch time or I will queue for 30 minutes to1 hour, wow! I think, it must be a good food in there because everybody willing to wait for such a long time. This place is quite small, only suit for 30-40 persons.

Mak Beng 

Since 1941, Ni Ketut Tjuki or more recognized with Mak Beng, has established her business. It is located 20 meters from Sanur beach. If you incidentally walking or swimming on Sanur area, you better stop by in here.

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That day, I arrived at 10.30 AM, and it’s already full. I’ve waited for 10 minutes. When I have my seat, the waitress directly asked my order. Good service! After 5-7 minutes of waiting, here it come a package of fish dishes (fish soup & fried fish). Price 30 K (including rice).

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A bowl of spicy red snapper soup with shredded of cucumbers. The soup has an aromatic Balinese spices. I think it’s quite similar with Balinese Mixed Rice. Very savory soup and it has not a fishy smelly. I like it so much. The fish head meat is so tender and the cucumbers bring a fresh flavor to this dish. Two thumbs up!

Fish Head Soup

If you’re not much like spicy food, you can just order their fried fish. It’s crispy outside, but tender inside. The sambal/chili is very good. You can add the lemon/lime squeeze to the soup or sambal. Nom nom! Don’t forget to order Orange Juice, it will give you a great sensation. Hot soup and sour cold ice! Perfect combination!

Fried Fish

Sop Ikan Mak Beng

 

Jl. Hang Tuah No. 45

Sanur – Bali

Phone: 0361-282633

Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika

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I’ve been heard about this place since a long time ago. Thanks God, finally I have a chance to visit this famous stall. It’s not difficult to find, because the stall is located on the highway road of Kuta.

Andika

Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika, or you can called it ‘Spicy Rice Mrs. Andika” in English. The place is quite large, it can accommodate for 60-70 person. When I came, I sent to directly choose what dishes I want for my breakfast this morning. For about 12-15 stainless steel food containers neatly organized on the medium size stall. I pick 5 dishes and of course their well-known sambal. After that, they give us a card which said how much we must pay for our dishes.

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First dish, I choose Sayap Goreng Pedas (spicy fried wings). It’s taste sweet and quite spicy. Then I also choose Kulit Ayam Goreng (crispy chicken skin). It’s quite nice. The others are Tahu Goreng Pedas, Ca Kacang Panjang-Tauge & Ca Labu Siam (spicy fried tofu, string bean sautéed w/ bean sprout & chayote sautéed w/ garlic). They’re taste are so so. How about the sambal? It’s spicy and sweet. Over all, I can say their dishes are mediocrity. Nothing special. Price 20 K to 25 K per portion.

Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika

Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika

Jl. Raya Kuta
Gg. Kubu No. 120 C (across Supernova/Joger)
Kuta – Bali
Phone: 0815-58318187

Jl. Patih Jelantik Ruko No. 9
Near Central Park Kuta
Bali
Phone: 0812-36460673 / 082-147574022

 

Lestarilah Kuliner Indonesia-ku!

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“Ingin jajan apa, nak, hari ini?” tanya sang ibu. Spontan sekumpulan anak berusia 7-10 tahun berebutan menjawab,”Aku mau Burger!” “Pizza!” “Aku ingin Fried Chicken” (sambil menyebutkan brand resto cepat saji Internasional yang namanya mashyur di negeri kita). Percakapan antar dua generasi itu sering kita dengar tentunya dan menjadi hal biasa yang kita maklumi.

Maraknya serbuan ‘cita rasa’ Internasional itu membuat makin terkikisnya pamor dari kuliner asli Indonesia. Harus kita akui, sebagian besar generasi muda di era modern sekarang ini merasa asing bahkan ada yang sudah tak lagi mengenal apa itu hidangan daerah, apa itu jajanan pinggir jalan, apa itu pasar tradisional. Lidah mereka telah terbiasa untuk menyantap makanan ala Western seperti yang biasa terpampang di layar televisi dalam film Hollywood atau dalam iklan layanan antar fast food yang berseliweran di depan mata mereka setiap harinya. Tak mengenal bukan berarti tak pernah mendengar atau tak pernah tahu, mereka hanya tidak peduli…..

Miris memang melihat kenyataan tersebut. Kadang kita lupa, bukan hanya budaya seni atau budaya adat istiadat saja yang perlu kita lestarikan. Namun budaya kuliner Indonesia yang ragam dengan rasanya yang unik dan sarat akan kreatifitas rasa, perlu kita turunkan kepada generasi selanjutnya. Tidak perlu muluk-muluk memikirkan cara untuk memperkenalkan ‘cita rasa tradisional’ pada angkatan usia dini itu. Pinggir jalan adalah tempat yang tepat untuk kita mulai membangun rasa cinta akan kekayaan kuliner Indonesia.

Teringat dengan nostalgia masa kecilku. Kadang Ibu suka mengajakku untuk menemaninya berbelanja ke pasar. Bukan aktivitas belanjanya yang aku suka, tapi pulang membeli jajanan apa adalah hal yang kunanti-nantikan. Gemblong, kue lapis, wajik, getuk, nagasari, klepon, putu mayang,……. Wah, hanya dengan menuliskan nama-nama kue basah itu, aku langsung menelan ludah. Mendadak kangen! Kebiasaan ngemil kue-kue tradisional itu terbawa sampai usia dewasa. Benar-benar jadi bagian tak terpisahkan dari diriku.

Pernah sempat tinggal di Salatiga, kota kecil di Jawa Tengah, membuatku menyadari akan kebiasaan mereka untuk tidak melewatkan sesi sarapan di pagi hari. Warung sederhana bernama Kartoali yang hanya bermodalkan kayu bangku biasa, berlokasi di dalam gang sempit, sampai sekarang tetap eksis keberadaannya. Hanya menyajikan nasi dengan berbagai lauk alias rames, namun mampu menciptakan ikatan batin yang kuat dengan penikmatnya. Asyik sekali melihat orang-orang makan langsung dengan satu tangan, tanpa sendok/garpu, berikut sebelah kaki yang diangkat di atas bangku. Tidak akan pernah kita jumpai pemandangan ‘indah’ seperti itu di tempat elite alias di restoran atau di mal. Jangan lupa juga untuk sekedar mampir di warung Gudeg Koyor atau menghapus panasnya matahari di siang hari dengan menikmati Es Kesambi yang tersohor itu.

Semarang dengan lumpia Mataram atau lumpia Gang Lomboknya, adalah contoh sukses makanan tradisi kaki lima yang tetap lestari sampai saat ini, bahkan tanpa sadar telah menjadi icon kuliner di kota tersebut. Selalu rindu juga untuk blusukan di sepanjang Gang Baru, pusat jajanan kaki lima & panganan khas Jawa Tengah. Lapar mata pasti menyerang jika menyusuri jalanan itu. Pagi adalah saat yang tepat untuk berburu street food ala Java. Dari aneka nasi, kue, macam-macam es, soto, gorengan yang menggiurkan; semuanya terpampang jelas siap untuk dilahap. Malam harinya paling suka nongkrong di Warung Bu Pini, Nasi Ayam-nya ajib! Dengan berbagai side dishes seperti aneka sate, ati ampela, jeroan, benar-benar jaminan seporsi tak akan pernah cukup. Yang membuat penikmat jajanan kaki lima selalu kembali dan kembali lagi, selain rasanya yang jujur dan otentik, harganya sangatlah bisa membuat dompet kita selalu tersenyum. Kalau ingin santap makanan sehat, jangan lupa Nasi Pecel Yu Surip atau Yu Sri di Simpang Lima bisa jadi altenatif yang mak nyus.

Apabila budget sedang terbatas tapi ingin berlibur, Bandung adalah destinasi favorit bagi masyarakat Jakarta. Termasuk diriku! Batagor dan Es Bungsu selalu jadi must visit place di sana. Dari jalan Veteran sampai batagor yang hanya dijual di atas gerobak dorong yang nangkring manis di depan factory outlet, semuanya tak luput dari targetku. Perbedaan rasa dan racikan bahan tak membuatku serta merta pandang bulu akan penampilan dan lokasi dagangan mereka. Restoran ataupun pinggir jalan tak menjadi masalah, asalkan masih menjajakan panganan khas daerah. Warung Mak Eha di pasar Cihapit yang kabarnya akrab dengan keluarga Bung Karno, menjadi salah satu tempat sarapan favorit warga Bandung. Menunya yang beragam dan service-nya yang full ramah dan kekeluargaan, membuat aku betah berlama-lama di sana. Pepes dan sambal lalapnya spektakuler! Masih banyak jajanan khas di kota ini yang bisa kita jelajahi, seperti Nasi Kuning Pasar Koja, Lontong Kari Kebon Karet, Kupat Tahu Gempol. Untuk malam hari bisa coba Nasi Kalong atau Ceu Mar.

Seminggu yang lalu kebetulan juga aku mendapat kesempatan untuk berlibur di Bali. Tentu saja, kulinernya yang se-eksotis budayanya menjadi incaran utama dalam perjalananku kali ini. Lawar menjadi masakan yang harus ada di setiap menu Nasi Campur di Bali. Potongan aneka sayuran, daging kelapa dan ramuan bumbu herbal yang kuat menjadi ciri khas masakan tersebut. Yang membuat hati ini kembang kempis saking bangganya adalah ketika melihat turis-turis berambut pirang sangat menikmati hidangan tersebut. Bagi penggemar makanan non-halal, Babi Guling adalah wajib-kudu-harus hukumnya untuk dicoba. Garingnya kulit babi dipadu dengan bumbu yang terserap dalam lemaknya oleh asap api, menjadi godaan yang tak terelakkan. Rujak Kuah Pindang yang kutemukan tak sengaja di depot sederhana pinggiran jalan daerah Kuta, juga membuat aku takjub. Irisan buah segar dengan kuah rebusan ikan dan sedikit gula menjadi pilihan dessert yang luar biasa. Jika ada waktu lebih, bisa juga coba jelajahi pasar Ubud. Berbagai macam Sate Lilit, aneka Lawar dan bubur manis tersedia di sana.

Bagaimana dengan Jakarta? Walaupun kota metropolitan kita ini telah dipenuhi oleh bangunan gedung bertingkat, mal yang mewah serta restoran elite, namun keberadaan pedagang kaki lima atau warung pinggir jalan masih menjamur di beberapa lokasi. Makanan berat seperti sop kambing, soto ayam, nasi rames, nasi kapau, soto mie, dsb, sangatlah mudah kita jumpai dimanapun. Jajanan ringan seperti kue pancong, kue ape, rujak serut, es buah, gorengan, siomay dan bakso tak pelak lagi merajai kaki lima di jalanan. Jika sedang malas keluar rumah, jangan kuatir, abang ketoprak, bubur ayam, es krim medan dan nasi goreng tek-tek, siap beredar di depan kompleks rumah kita. Yang membuat aku bahagia adalah saat para pengusaha kuliner yang memiliki outlet di mal-mal besar, mengangkat jajanan kaki lima untuk ber-partner bersama memperkenalkan kepada masyarakat mengenai kuliner khas daerah. Tahu Gejrot, Es Cendol Bandung, Kerak Telor, Tahu Campur adalah sebagian dari jajanan kaki lima yang telah menjejakkan kaki di bangunan elite Jakarta. Berharap di waktu yang akan datang, beliau-beliau yang punya tekad seperti itu makin banyak bermunculan di negeri kita.

Beberapa lembar kertas tak cukup untuk menceritakan kekayaan kuliner dan beragamnya jajanan kaki lima negeri kita. Terlalu banyak dan terlalu luas untuk dipaparkan. Namun sebenarnya tak terlalu sulit buat kita untuk membuat mereka tetap lestari. Jangan pernah lelah untuk memperkenalkan eksistensi kuliner kita kepada generasi penerus bangsa. Mulailah dari rumah sendiri! Terbiasa menikmati makanan negeri sendiri bersama orang-orang tercinta akan menumbuhkan kesadaran untuk melanggengkan keberadaan kuliner Indonesia. Siapa lagi yang akan meneruskan  sejarah panjang panganan khas Indonesia kalau bukan kita sendiri, insan yang terlahir di Ibu Pertiwi ini dan mencari nafkah di tanah ini? Lestarinya budaya kuliner Indonesia itu letaknya di hati, hati yang cinta akan negeri ini. Jika kuliner kaki lima dapat bertahan sampai akhir, maka jayalah eksistensi kuliner Indonesia di negeri sendiri. Dan tak lepasnya kita bermimpi, agar suatu saat nanti keberadaan kuliner dan jajanan Indonesia dapat diakui dan dihargai di mata Internasional.

 

Warung Naughty Nuri’s

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The last restaurant you must try at Ubud area is Warung Naughty Nuri’s. It always crowded with local and foreign tourist all the time. They started their business from 15 years ago. The owner, Nuri & Brian, have expanded their restaurant chain through franchise. You can find Naughty Nuri’s at Seminyak area, Jakarta & Bandung branches.

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It’s a non air conditioner place, quite small area, it’s accommodate for only 30 persons. It’s not a comfy place to chilling or chit chat, too hot for me. My blouse is wet all over. But we came here because of their amazing food, right? If you want a cozy place, you can come to Seminyak branch. They also added some twists to their menu.

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I directly order their Pork Ribs. Price 90 K. It came in a huge portion. It’s enough for 2 persons. You can asked for a side dish like rice or french fries. With dark brown color, I think that pork ribs looked less interesting to eat. But when I grab the ribs and tear it down, I’ve known that the meat is incredibly so tender. The meat is easily bite, and the fatty part is fabulous! Its slightly sweet secret sauce has created the amazing taste in my mouth. Very scrumptious!

Pork Ribs

They also served: Appetizer (nachos, chicken quesadillas), Salads, Soup (ox tail soup, soto ayam), Sandwiches, Chicken/Pork Skewer, Fried Rice & Noodle, Pork Chops, Grilled Chicken, Sausage, Tuna Steak, Rib Eye Steak, Burger,Assorted Dessert & Martini.

Naughty Nuri’s is a “Funky street side haven especially for the naughty but nice people in Bali”. You don’t need to be naughty to enjoy’s Nuri’s but ‘just’ come starving, and you will get ‘heaven taste’ on this Goddess Island!

 

Warung Naughty Nuri’s

Jl. Raya Sanggingan

Kedewatan – Ubud

Bali

Phone: 0361-977547

 

Jl. Batubelig 41

Kerobokan  Kelod

Seminyak Kuta – Bali

Phone: 0361-8476722

 

Jl Boulevard Raya TB 2 No. 27

Kelapa Gading

Jakarta Utara

Phone: 021-4520380

 

Jl. Greenville Blok BK No. 8

Jakarta Barat

Phone: 021-5656336

 

Jl. Setiabudi 170

Bandung

Bebek Bengil

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Although Bebek Bengil has already opened their branch at Jakarta, I still feel excited to enjoy their cuisine in their original place. Bengil in Bali’s language means Dirty. Maybe it took from the habit of duck that like to play in the mud puddle.

Bebek Bengil

Bebek Bengil is one of the largest outdoor garden restaurants of the world. It is featuring lotus ponds, large elephant leaf plants, statues and a beautiful rice field view from all around.

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They first opened in 1990 and had only 25 seats. They renovated the restaurant in 2001 increasing the number of seats to 350 and expanding on the beauty of the garden to make it more attractive to all guests.

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The specialty dish in here is Bebek Bengil. Price 92 K. It’s half a duck steamed in Indonesian spices (such as garlic, ginger, coriander, galangal,kaempferia galangal), deep fried for a crispy finish. Served with sautéed potatoes and side salad or rice and Balinese vegetables. The duck skin is so crispy, but the meat inside is so tender and moist. So delicious! The potatoes is sautéed with parsley & pepper. Taste quite nice.

Crispy Duck

They also give us a bowl of salad with vinegar dressing. I like it because it’s more healthy than thousand island dressing (the common dressing you will find in other places). The fried dish is not perfect without good sambals. There are three kind of sambals that provided in this place. The first one is blended chili, the second is shredded of chili with vinegar & squeeze of lemon/lime and the last is the famous sambal matah. Sambal Matah is raw shallot and lemongrass sambal of Bali origin. It contains a lot of finely chopped shallots, chopped bird’s eye chili, terasi shrimp paste with a dash of lemon. It’s so yummy, suitable for my crispy duck.

Sambal Bebek Bengil

They also served different version of duck dishes such as: Green Chili Grilled Duck, Grilled Duck with Sweet Chili Sauce, Duck served in a Tomato Sauce and Duck Breast with Wine Sauce. If you don’t like duck dish, you can choose Chicken dish (such as Red Chili Sauce Grilled Chicken, Crispy Chicken, Ayam Suwir Bali, Tender Lemon Chicken, Chicken Skewer, etc)

Bebek Bengil

Jl. Hanoman, Padang Tegal

Ubud

Phone: 0361-975489 / 977675

 

Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka

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Bali is a province of Indonesia. The island is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. The island is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu religion. It is known as an island of a thousand temples.  Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking and music.

My first destination on vacation this time is Ubud. Ubud is a town of Bali, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. One of Bali’s major arts and culture centres, it has developed a large tourism industry.

Ubud tourism focuses on culture, yoga and nature. The Ubud area has forests, rivers, cooler temperatures and less congestion. A number of smaller boutique style hotels are located in and around Ubud, which commonly offer spa treatments or treks up nearby mountains.

The most famous dish at Ubud is Babi Guling Ibu Oka. It is sell Suckling Pig. A suckling pig is slaughtered between the ages of two and six weeks. It’s traditionally cooked whole, often roasted. The meat from suckling pig is pale and tender and the cooked skin is crisp and can be used for pork rinds.

Plang Ibu Oka

Ibu Oka (Mrs. Oka) has opened 3 restaurants at Ubud district. I usually like to dine in restaurant that located at small alley which also became her residence. The place is more private and the air is cooler in here.

Babi Guling Ibu Oka

Nasi Campur Spesial (special mixed rice) is the must order in here. Price 30 K. It’s consist of: rice, pork meat topped with green chili, lawar (a dish created from a mixture of vegetables, coconut and minced meat mixed with rich herbs and spices), pork sausage and pig’s skin. The herbs seasoning is so strong, the taste is nearly like ‘jamu’ (Indonesia’s traditional medicine made from herbal & natural materials). The meat itself is tender and the spices are soaked in the meat. Unfortunately, the pig’s skin is too tough to chew. So disappointed, because this is the most dish part that I like, huhuhu….I don’t know why. But as I remember, the last time I came here, the pig’s skin texture is so crispy.

Suckling Pig

I also order Sop Babi (pork soup). Price 7 K. The ingredients are potatoes, carrot, bean, pork meat. It’s taste sweet. I can’t taste the pig’s broth. I think it’s not a good version of pork soup.

Pork Soup

Over all, the taste is quite nice, but not astonishing!

 

Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka

 

Jl. Tegal Sari No. 2

Ubud – Bali

Phone: 0361-2077490

 

Jl. Suweta – Ubud

Phone: 0361-2077490

Jl. Raya Teges, Peliatan

Ubud

Phone: 0828-97005063

Es Durian Pak Aip

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The Durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. Sometimes the people in southeast Asia called it: ‘king of fruits”. Some people regard the durian as pleasantly fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. The persistence of its odour has led to the fruit’s banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia.

After getting lost for about 20 minutes, I finally found this dessert place. Apparently it’s hidden behind ruko building complex. You can’t see it from the road side. It’s a small humble place. It’s fit for 30 persons.

Pak Aip

First dessert I choose is Chocolove. It’s a bowl of durian fruit with liquid sugar and chocolate milk. The durian taste is so sweet, but the meat is not too thick. They added the ice cubes to the bowl. I think the chocolate milk is mix so well with the strong flavor of durian. I love it!

Chocolove

For second dessert I order Browny Soup. It’s durian fruit with coconut milk and brown/java sugar. The brown sugar is not too sweet, it combined with the saltiness of coconut milk. Sweet flavored sketchy and savory become one…hmmm…I don’t really enjoy this combination.  I still choose Chocolove as my favorite.

Browny Soup

They also mix durian with assorted ice cream or fruit such as avocado. Price 17 K to 20 K for each portion.

Es Durian Pak Aip

Jl. Tubagus Ismail Raya No.5

Bandung