Here’s a list of some of our favourite places to dine at Ubud, Bali!
Jl Hanoman 43, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Located just a stone’s throw away from our guesthouse, Cafe Angsa is a little hidden gem that overlooks a small paddy field thus giving diners the opportunity to dine with a view. In fact, we were so comfortable on the day bed that the boy actually caught a wink right at the restaurant after a hearty meal! Now, that’s what we call La Dolce Vita (the sweet life).
Food: *** 1/2 out of 5
Ambiance: *** 1/2 out of 5
Service: **** out of 5
Know for its signature Crispy Duck, Bebek Bengil is definitely 1 of the top places to visit for a uniquely Balinese culinary experience. Basically, the duck is steamed with a myriad of spices before being deep-fried to produce a very crispy and (almost) meatless duck. Not exactly my cup of tea as I prefer my meal with more meat but the boy loved it so much that he devoured half the duck within minutes! Loved the yummy mocktails! The view is simply breath-taking – Scenic stretches of padi fields, beautiful tropical gardens with ponds, Balinese pavilions … It is a little piece of tropical paradise! 🙂
Food: *** 1/2 out of 5
Ambiance: **** out of 5
Service: ***1/2 out of 5
Ignore the basic diner setting and you will find yourself in 1 of the most popular and well-raved about restaurant in Ubud. I’m not usually a fan of pork but I must confess that the roasted pig served at Ibu Oka is absolutely succulent and tender, with a good amount of herbs & spices thrown in to add to the aroma. Do try the Babi Guling special set that also comes with innards & crackling. It’s finger-lickin’ good! 🙂 A MUST try for anyone who visits Ubud!
Food: ***** out of 5
Ambiance: **1/2 out of 5
Service: **1/2 out of 5
We decided to have our last dinner in Ubud at Mingle Cafe as it was then rated the #3 restaurant on Tripadvisor. True to its reviews, Mingle serves brilliant and savory food (try the Balinese tapas and spring rolls) at very reasonable prices. A pity that I didn’t get to try its famed cocktails as I’m generally not a fan of alcoholic drinks. For those of you who would like to relax and watch the world go by, do ask for a seat at the lovely terrace on the 2nd level that overlooks the street. Serves all-day breakfast too!
Food: **** out of 5
Ambiance: *** out of 5
Service: *** 1/2 out of 5