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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Jl. Hanoman, Padang Tegal
Phone: 0361-975489 / 977675