Thursday, December 22, 2011

Leftover from Bali Trip

This trip didn't happen just recently it was waaay back in summer. I happened to stumbled upon these pictures and decided to post them up. Some eating places we stopped by on our short trip to Bali, Indonesia this summer.

* Babi Guling Ibu Oka *
Heard the name babi guling (suckling pig) before but never thought of trying it out until it was featured on one of Anthony Bourdain's show No Reservation.

Deluxe platter (served with soup)

Very nice color soup

Suckling pig - combo platter
The location we went to wasn't the original location. This one was kinda out in the suburb of Ubud and the place was more touristy. Maybe that's why the items weren't as good as we expected ? The combo platter came with rice, slices of suckling pig, pig skin, greens, fried 'stuffs'. The pig skin was chewy and not crispy at all. I could imagine if it had been crispy we would be convinced of the popularity of this restaurant. But sad as it is, I came to conclusion that other location of that restaurant may have served a fresher suckling pig to Bourdain.
Babi Guling Ibu Oka
Jalan Tegal Sari No. 2, Ubud - Bali, Indonesia

* Bebek Bengil *
When you're in Ubud, make sure to stop by this restaurant. It had changed quite a lot since the last time I've been there about a decade ago ! ha..ha..

Banana pie with ice cream

Bebek Jambul Putih
This time there we stopped by only for the view because that's what reminded of this place. Avoid sitting in the front facing the road and asked to be seated towards the back where you could see the paddy field. Since we were still full from the suckling pig, we only ordered banana pie with vanilla ice cream and Bebek Jambul Putih (which literally means white crested duck). The banana pie was the best I've tasted. Never quite fond of pie before but banana pie there was really good. The white crested duck thingy was some sort of dessert the local usually call es puter which taste like ice cream and has consistency like half melted ice cream. It usually has pieces of jackfruit but the taste was so reminded me of my childhood dessert.

Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck Diner)
Jalan Sugriwa , Ubud - Bali, Indonesia