Naughty Nuri’s Warung UBUD RESTAURANT

Naughty Nuri’s Warung

Kedai BBQ, Warung Steak, dan Restoran Meksiko
Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Bali
Often shrouded in the smoke that emanates from its roadside grill, it’s easy to miss Naughty Nuri’s Warung in Ubud, Bali, famed for its barbecued pork ribs and killer martinis.
Once past the smoke, the restaurant – which has long been a staple of the Bali food scene – looks like a wooden shack, complete with a corrugated roof and seating that extends out to the road. But that’s about as far as Naughty Nuri’s goes to imitating a traditional Balinese warung, or roadside stall.
Inside, the restaurant walls are so dotted with framed photos, posters and odd knick-knacks that one nearly misses the presence of a bar in the corner. Amongst the photos of the owners and their regulars is a picture with the words “Eat, Pay, Leave,” a cheeky take on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love, a self-realization novel that partly takes place in Ubud and has been said to have boosted tourism to the area. The poster is indicative of the feel of the restaurant: laid back and tongue-in-cheek; and decorated like something out of a ‘60s diner in the United States – visually exciting, colorful and homely at the same time.
Naughty Nuris Logo Restaurant
The clashing Indonesian and American styles are no doubt a reflection of Naughty Nuri’s owners: Isnuri Suryatmi, a Javanese woman after whom the warung was named, and her husband, Brian Aldinger, a New Yorker easily recognizable from the photos and usually mingling among the clientele on any given night.The couple opened the restaurant in Bali, Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, in 1995 after Ms. Suryatmi, who Mr. Aldinger calls “Nuri,” professed her love for cooking. Many years on, it’s obvious the couple are doing something right — they’ve since added another location in Batubelig, as well as a Mexican spinoff called Nacho Mama down the road from the outlet in Ubud.

Naughty Nuri’s has done incredibly well to stand out from the thousands of roadside warungs and more expensive eateries in Bali, including numerous write-ups in popular guidebooks and mainstream media.

The modest restaurant has become so popular that its clientele, comprising mostly tourists, have made Naughty Nuri’s a must-stop during their travels through the artist town of Ubud, about a 1.5 hour drive from the tourist hotspot of Kuta.

Part of Naughty Nuri’s appeal is its barbecued ribs. The restaurant owns but one grill, outside on the street. For the number of customers it serves a day, the grill is surprisingly small, only slightly bigger than the large metal basin of barbecue sauce next to it, in which the ribs are dunked. The ribs are then served without frills, save for a slice of lime.

While this might look oddly minimalist at first, it is soon obvious why–the generous slab of ribs doesn’t need the accompanying cabbage or tomato garnish; it can hold its own. The ribs are tender and juicy and the sauce is a clear winner — at once both sweet and peppery. Whether the ribs can stand up to standards set by more established barbecue restaurants around the world is unlikely, but it hits a sweet spot for those who want a little Western cuisine to mix up the typical Balinese diet of rice and noodles.

But perhaps the star of the show and possibly the “naughtiest” thing on the menu is the martini. No less than American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has vouched for the Naughty Nuri’s versions, calling them “the best martinis in the world” in the Naughty Nuri’s guestbook.

The martinis, which are shaken in front of guests, are ice cold and pack a serious punch. They are so strong that “persons naughty enough to drink 4 or more per visit will be inducted to the ‘Naughty Drinkers Hall of Infamy,’” according to Naughty Nuri’s website.

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BABI GULING BU OKA (Suckling Pig Restaurant in Ubud)

BABI GULING BU OKA

The Bali-style babi guling (roast pig) served at Warung Ibu Oka is most famous for Anthony Bourdain’s loving coverage of the restaurant and its product. While Bourdain has moved on in his affections (lechon from the Philippines has now taken first place in his lard-encrusted heart), Ibu Oka’s babi guling still exerts a spell over the visitors who swarm to Jalan Raya in Ubud, Bali, taking time out of their schedule exploring Ubud’s shopping, dining, and sightseeing to follow in Bourdain’s footsteps.
Babi Guling Bu Oka
Jl. Tegal Sari No. 2 Ubud, Ubud
Branches
(0361) 976345 / (0361) 2077490
Mon – Sun 10:00 – 17:00
Rp.30.001 – Rp.50.000
Babi Guling Bu Oka Menu  Babi Guling Bu Oka Menu Babi Guling Bu Oka Menu
Warung Ibu Oka is set in a small, open-air space opposite the Ubud Royal Palace. On the southern end of the space stands the kitchen area, while the rest of the space is reserved for diners: a raised platform with low tables allows diners to enjoy their meal sitting on the floor, while the lower part features round tables with plastic chairs and umbrellas.
The place is open for only four hours a day – starting at 11am, when the first of six whole roast pigs makes its way to the premises atop a motorcycle. Ibu Oka stays open until the last pig is chopped up and served to their hungry patrons.
Make no mistake, Ibu Oka serves Bali babi guling and only babi guling: chopped up and served on paper plates, these heavenly pieces of pork are best enjoyed in combination with boiled white rice, spicy vegetables, and blood sausage.
The complete meal described above is known as babi guling spesial (“special roast pork”, IDR 30,000), and offers the best parts of the pig: a square of crisp skin tops the slab of fatty pork meat you get with the dish, and the steaming hot rice is balanced out by the slice of blood sausage and helping of spiced vegetables beside it on the plate.

Babi Guling: the Star of the Show

It’s not a pretty sight, if you’re used to neat servings of Western food, but it’s Balinese soul food exemplified: a substantial rice and meat meal with accents of spices and grease. The contrasts play in your mouth like a melodious gamelan orchestra: the crunch of the crackling plus the softness of the rice, the granular texture of the blood sausage versus the buttery softness of the fatty pork meat.
The roast pork is cooked away from the restaurant location; to make babi guling, whole pig carcasses are stuffed with various herbs and spices according to a secret family recipe: components likely include galangal, lemongrass, shallots, and garlic. After stuffing, the carcass is roasted on a skewer, turning slowly over a fire for several hours until the skin turns a rich, deep brown.
The crisp, savory skin is especially prized by babi guling eaters, but the tender, seasoned meat is what gives babi guling its heft: having absorbed the secret spices during the cooking process, the meat tastes delicate and practically melts in your mouth.

A Family Affair

Ibu Oka only opened for business in 2000, but the product has a long and storied lineage: the food blog A Girl Has to Eat interviewed Agun, a cousin of the restaurant’s namesake Ibu Oka, who confided that the business began in his father’s time.
Their family had been preparing babi guling for the Ubud royal family: given leave to sell their delicious product to Balinese commoners, the family set up a stall in the market, which eventually led to the restaurant in this prime area of Ubud.
The family still prepares babi guling in the traditional way, starting at the crack of dawn by slaughtering the pigs to be served. “The roasting takes place next to Agun’s house and about six pigs are roasted each day, more on festival days and on other important occasions,” the blogger explains. “It’s the use of the time held tradition of roasting over wood that Agun says is what gives the suckling pig its intense flavor. The fire needs to be extremely hot to both sufficiently crisp the crackling and to ensure that the bones do not break as would happen over a lower heat.”
That’s an even bigger endorsement than anything that Anthony Bourdain could ever cook up: the reassurance that diners at Warung Ibu Oka experience an authentic, hand-crafted bit of Balinese culture that no Western influence has managed to ruin yet.
Warung Ibu OkaBranch 1: Jalan Tegal Sari 2, Ubud, Bali (Google Maps)
Branch 2: Jalan Raya Teges, Ubud, tel: +62 361 976 345

PANDAWA BEACH in SOUTH BALI White Sands

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Pandawa Beach.

Pandawa Beach located in Kutuh village, a small village in the southern part of Bali. It just 15 minute from the centre of Nusa Dua hotel complex area.

Beside the beauty of the beach, Pandawa Secret Beach is one of the prime area Bali to cultivate seaweed. Daily activities of the local farmers become an unique attraction for the tourist. Seaweed could be processed in to more than 500 products, incliding food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. By the govermant this area declared to be ecotourism destination in Bali Continue reading

BALI TRAVEL GUIDE

BALI TRAVEL GUIDE

Tags: Welcome to travel guide in Bali, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more. Free and reliable advice written by Wikitravellers from around the globe

bali guide travel map Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth. With world-class surfing and diving, a large number of cultural, historical and archaeological attractions, and an enormous range of accommodations, this is one of the world’s most popular island destinations and one which consistently wins travel awards. Bali has something to offer a very broad market of visitors from young back-packers right through to the super-rich. Continue reading

PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE BALI

Penglipuran Village Bali is located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, this village is located in district Kubu at Bangli Regency. The Village is is one of the tourist destinations in Bali.
 
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Penglipuran village has its own characteristics with the architecture of traditional houses that similar and well-organized starting from the end to the downstream of the village. The position of the main areas is located higher and further dropped to downstream area. Balinese gate (angkul-angkul) which is the access to the residents house in any yard is look uniform, facing each other and separated by a main road that adds to the regularity of the building lies in the Penglipuran Village.Physical arrangement and the village structure is not apart from the people’s culture that have been passed from generation to generation and still adheres to the philosophy of Tri Hita Karana.  A philosophy of Hindu religion that always maintain harmonious relations between humans, human to the environment, and human to God.

Penglipuran village currently growing in popularity as an alternative to conventional tourist destination. Many local and foreign tourists come here to see and enjoy the atmosphere of the village which is still natural and beautiful, both from ordinary people, scientists and students that interested to doing research in this village.

 
penglipuran village bali
 

Beginning the existence of the Penglipuran village was pre, said at the time of the Bangli Kingdom. The ancestors of these villagers come from Bayung Gede village and settled up to now, while the name “Penglipuran” comes from the word meaning Pengeling temple which has a shrine to commemorate the ancestors.The village community majority are farmers. The village was awarded the Kalpataru and defined as rural tourism by local government in 1995.

Mileage localized approximately 120 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport and approximately 60 minutes drive from Denpasar City when using a motor vehicle. To support tourism there are parking facilities around the village.

Bali hase a million charm start from a state of nature, culture, when you come to Bali and want to enjoy the atmosphere of Bali village that still beautiful and natural and still holds the tradition, you can visit to the Penglipuran Village in Bali.