There was a time when you could have told someone you were planning to drive four hours just to eat McDonalds from a walk-up window in a residential neighbourhood of a big city like Denpasar. But planning a getaway — day trip, weekender, weeks at a time — around food is becoming as common as packing the sunscreen.
In 2021, it’s likely even more of us are willing to go near distances for that eat-like-a-local dining experience and still, Ubud, is still the representative of authentic culinary town in Bali. Especially during these Covid-19 pandemic, you would think Ubud is the one of the proper spot in the island to ease your mind and relax a bit.
Like this weekend, a fine Balinese BBQ might be one of the best choice you would ever take. Speaking of local Balinese BBQ joint, Warung Pondok Madu, definitely the best you would every meet in Ubud! 37 Minutes from Denpasar, 7 minutes from Ubud Center definitely worth it. The newly renovated restaurant at Jalan Jatayu Tebasaya, Peliatan, Ubud gives you a natural Balinese vibe, if you ever sick of the concrete jungle in big city.
One of the favorites here is the magnificent Pork Ribs Coca-Cola! The classic BBQ pork ribs served with spicy coca-cola sauce. You can imagine the caramel flavor from the coke itself added to the savory dish! A fine meal in the tropical island! This dish costs you only IDR 35.000 per 100g portion.
Another fine treat, Pork Ribs Sambal Matah! As you know, Balinese tends to love spicy dishes. This meal is loved by the locals around the archipelago. The strong flavor of shallot redolent as well a fine grilled BBQ pork ribs, with the costs of IDR 70.000 in a very huge portion! Quite a mouth-watering one!
So, have you plan your weekend with a fine BBQ culinary exploit around Ubud?