Balinese cuisine and beautiful Ubud! For those who have followed this is the final installment in my Bali holiday travels posts! There are four other installments before this one of my various days in Bali earlier this year when I went on holiday with my boyfriend. Our one week holiday on the gorgeous Island was split between staying mostly in the busy tourist packed Kuta area and then the quiet more culturally rich center of the Island Ubud.
Ubud is much further inland but still has plenty for tourist to visit, experience and enjoy. Bali is a huge Island and I really do wish we had a few more days to explore and visit more! There is so much rich tradition, history and places to visit, let along delicious amazing local food which we manged to try a bit of while in Ubud!
Continue below for our last two days in Bali!
|Day 7and 8 in Bali, Indonesia! Balinese cuisine at Ibu Oka and Bebek Bengil! (April 2015)|
|A simple and light breakfast at our villa compound! I had yummy thin pancakes filled with bananas and drizzled with honey! I wish I had more but we kept our late brekkies light so we could have a good lunch a few hours later!|
|My boyfriend on the other hand went for an omelette with mixed vegetables!|
|Oh and this mostly eaten iguana body was laying around nearby on the floor! I picked it up and brought it to the grass! We had a feeling that it may have been attacked by the stray cats around!|
|My boyfriend captured a hand stand I took in the pool! Ever since I was young I love performing hand stands and somersaults under water! I did manged to convince him to join me but he wasn't in for long because of how cold it was!|
|Of course, my boyfriend always manages to capture the most derpie shots of my face when it's doing a thing I don't even realize!!|
|For pre-lunch, we headed over to one of the 3 outlets of the famous Ibu Oka which sells Balinese roast pork! We had eaten at another smaller outlet in town but they were sold out of the famed skin! So I wanted to make the effort to try the skin!|
|This outlet of Ibu Oka is much further in than their two other outlets by the main roads, it's a fancier outlet though, being open air and all seated customers looking out into this view of a bamboo jungle!|
|This outlet is the most formal looking and largest of the 3 in the Ubud area! It has a lot of seating and is known for being very busy at certain times of the day.|
|Teh botol and roasted pork skins! That's all we had! I just couldn't not have the pork skin! The skins were slightly hard but super delicious!|
|The streets along Ubud, there is virtually no side walk with only enough space to walk single file! The main streets are lined with tons of small boutiques, bakeries, restaurants, cafes and local businesses!|
|While walking through the main streets in Ubud, there are plenty of signage indicating where there are accommodations, restaurants and businesses which are often off on side roads or hidden behind corners and turns!|
|Further down on the street I spotted a restaurant also selling the Balinese duck dish which I was looking for, as well as a shop that conducts cooking classes of the local dishes which is very popular with tourists!|
|Finally we found it! The very popular and famous Bebek Bengil or 'Dirty Duck Diner' which is known for the balinese duck dishes! I'd read and heard plenty of good about them so that's where we headed for lunch!|
|The compound is many separate dining spaces! From individual gazebos for groups to two primary dining areas!|
|We were lead to this very cozy and private traditional style seating where we had this large table to ourselves!|
|The poultry section at Bebek Bengil! We both had problems deciding which dish to order! It took a short while but we definitely knew we were both going to order local dishes!|
|Our drinks! My boyfriend ordered an ice coffee drink that came with a big heap of whipped cream and I ordered two drinks (as I'm always a thirsty person) and got a local sweet tea and a strawberry lassi drink both which were so yummy!|
|Another angle of the lush paddy fields! That building in the background is another part of the restaurant that was closed off at lunchtime!|
|To the right of the gazebo I showed above behind the fields was another large common dining space! I wished we had at least sat there so we could look out into the fields! Then again we had great privacy where we were seated.|
|The very grimy, messy, used looking BBQ pit in front of the eatery which is basically on part of the side walk! The chef grills up or finishes orders on this and it was completely full of orders when we arrived!|
|The super moist, soft, tasty meat of the ribs at Naughty Nuri's Warung! These were really delicious but they don't come with any sides so you'll need to order those separately!|
|We also ordered a steak at Naughty Nuri's and to our huge surprised it was awesome! We both thought the steak might be dry or that the cut wouldn't be that great but the steak was super juicy, fatty and had the best char on it!|
|On returning to our accommodations for our last night in Bali we spotted the resident cat sleeping with her three kittens at the common dining space!|
|My boyfriend had a hot dog covered in salsa, it came with fries and a side of salad that I helped him eat!|
That's all folks! This is the last edition to my travel posts from my most recent holiday back at the end of April earlier this year! It was such a great trip and I was so glad I did so much research of prices, places and activities as this day and age everything can be searched online! We managed to visit or eat at places I had on a list that I brought along and the only thing I wish we did more of was cheap massages and spa treatments!
I really can't get enough of beach holidays and there's just something about the sun, sand and touristy city/town that draws me in. Also I'm super lucky and love that my boyfriend and I make great travel partners. It also helps that we usually do whatever I want but I always of course consult him as he's not the pickiest person and we usually enjoy the same sort of activities!
For those who missed out! Check out my (day one and two) where we visited Kuta beach, (day 3 and 4 here) we snorkeled and had seafood on Jimbaran beach, (day 5 here) when we moved to a villa compound in Ubud and ate Babi Guling and (day 6 here) where we indulged in a fancy Sunday Brunch and visited a bar overlooking the ocean!
Have you ever visited Bali before or plan to in the future?
Do you also enjoy the local food when on holiday?
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