If there is one food that I couldn’t and wouldn’t pass up ever, in my entire life, it would have to be roasted pork. I cannot say no to it – I know! oink right? lol. I am happy that Bali does have pork compared to other Indonesian cities like Jogjakarta where you wouldn’t find any pork for the fact that it is heavily Muslim. So I got very eager to try out one of Bali’s famed delicacy called Babi Guling. And one of the best in town? Ibu Oka.
Google out Babi Guling and you would see people hailing this famous place in Ubud that even Anthony Bourdain tried in years back, or I think he even recommended it. The place is two storey and very spacious, maybe it already anticipates tourists who flock everyday to give it a try.
Our group decided to sit at the second floor as the view and place there looks better. People would sit in lotus position which I find very laid back especially as we were tired from visiting previous places.
You can choose Daging (Meat), Kulit (pork skin) or Special which is a combination of both plus rice, fresh vegetables, pork roll, the fried meat, sausage and pork skin.
Babi Guling is a concoction of different herbs and spices that were mashed to give out that succulent, rich taste. I do loveeeeeee it! The vegetable on the side was something very flavourful as well. It was a very pleasant meal for me and I will come back in Bali to try it out again.