Thursday, September 4, 2008

jalan jalan in Ubud with a map of Ubud, Bali

With a map, you can explore Ubud by you own. This is the map that i got from Mr Kenyat from Nick’s homestay, a very helpful and guy with a big smile on his face. Thanks!

The town basically is not very big and walking around it shouldn’t be a problem. The major roads are Jalan Raya Ubud, Hanoman street and Monkey Forest street. Ubud market and the palace are located in Jalan Raya Ubud.

there are all kinds of shops in Ubud. this is a doggie shop that offer product for dog lovers, as shown from the window..

and we can even order special hand-painting product too.....

meow~ meow~~~~
house of wooden meow meow........ lovely
nope. they are not selling those froggy ( those greenish little creatures sitting on the rack) . they are selling food. nice balinese food.

we are inside one of the shop in Hanoman st.

ubud is really a nice place, and there are lots more for us to explore, but too bad, after lunch, our driver already waiting for us outside Bebek Bengil and we had to continue our exploration....

Monday, September 1, 2008

Yummy yummy mum mum..... in Ubud

Our third day in Bali. Our first morning in the sunny Ubud. We took our own sweet time to walk around Ubud city. We bought some souvenirs from the central market. There have a lot of great stuffs there,such as stone statues, wood carving, keychains, begs, short pants, t-shirts ..... you can try to get some souvenirs here, but try to bargain as this is a tourist spot, and you get the souvenirs at a few times lower. Not just half, but maybe can reduce to 3 or 4 times. Anyway, if you really like something, just offer them the price that you want.

I bought 4 aromatherapy boxes at the total price of Rp 35,000. At first, the lady offered me one for Rp 40,000. Well, what i can say? It is not easy to earn a living.

Lunch time!!! There are 2 famous food in Ubud, which are the Dirty Duck and Babi Guling ( weird names) . Due to time constraint, we can only try the Dirty Duck. The main highlight of this restaurant is their crispy duck and the nice view of this restaurant. It is facing the paddy field. Very relaxing.

At first, we wondered why the name of the diner is dirty duck as it sounded so unhygienic and unpleasant. The story behind it is the name of the restaurant was inspired by a flock of ducks that ran quacking into the restaurant and left their muddy webbed footprints all over the places and they were this restaurant very first customers!!! ( but, how come customers would end up being served on the dining table??!!)

Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner
Location : Hanoman street ( our guest house is in this street too)
dishes that we ordered were :

Bebek Bengil Crispy Duck

Half a duck steamed in Indonesian spices and then fried for a crispy finish with our choice of sauteed potatoes and a side salad or steamed rice and Indonesian vegetables. As the name implies, the duck is really crispy!! A very special cuisine.
Rp 63,000 ( RM 22.80)

happy happy lunch time!!!

Nasi Campur

Steamed rice with an assortment of Balinese specialities.
Rp 29,000 (RM 10.40)

Ice lemon tea
Rp 8,000 ( RM 2.90)

Actually, the price quite reasonable. Nice view + nice food ( the portion are quite big too )
Ps : the price is excluded 15% tax

now, come the famous babi guling of Ibu Oka

IBu oka Babi Guling

Some people said that Ibu Oka serves the best babi guling ( suckling pig ) in Bali, i don’t know how true it is. Too bad.......... because we didn’t have a chance to taste it or even look at the babi guling. Some people said that the pork was tenderly roasted with a family secret blend of spice and chillis. There are many good reviews about this warung and they definitely stimulated my salivary glands. Should try it out if have chance. It is located adjacent to Ubud palace.