Bali

Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant

This restaurant was recommended to me by one of my colleagues as it is famous for its crispy duck (otherwise known as “dirty duck”) and is also located next to some rice fields.

Looking at their website, it seems that the restaurant is also popular with celebrities, government officials & foreign dignitaries.

There was a little koi pool at the entrance to the restaurant.

Views from the dining area:


Menu:


Strangely, mango juice was also unavailable at this restaurant although it was on the menu. The waitress explained that this was because it wasn’t the season for mangoes. Hmm…. anyway, strawberry juice was available so I ordered that and it was very refreshing especially on such a warm day!!


…and now for the food…
Deep-Fried Crispy Duck – When this was served, it didn’t look appetising but the moment you take a bite of the duck, you’ll fall in love with it!! It wasn’t oily at all, had a nice crisp to it and was very well marinated with multiple spices. Kind of reminded me of how KFC used to taste in its early days!


Sate Campur – This comprised of beef, chicken and pork sate (2 sticks of each type). The pork sate was extremely tough and dry so I didn’t enjoy it. The sate gravy also could have been better.

The only interesting thing about this dish was that it was served on a mini ceramic grill filled with charcoal bits which were still burning.


Address:
Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant
Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Br. Teges, Peliatan,
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
Phone: +62-361975656

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Tegenungan Waterfall

The Tegenungan waterfall is located in the Tegenungan Village, Kemenuh, Sukawati district, Gianyar, Bali. It’s approx. 5 km south-east of Ubud.

Upon entering the vicinity of the village, at the entrance of the road leading to the waterfall, the parking attendant in-charge will collect IDR 5000 from each person visiting the waterfall. Hmm… wasn’t aware there was an admission charge before I went! Anyway, I couldn’t find any official tourist info on the web about this place.


It’s about a 5-min walk from the parking area to the observation point where you can get a top-down view of the falls.


The waterfall is quite impressive and the force of the waters is quite strong.


You can walk to the base of the falls via a steep flight of 121 steps. Those who have knee problems may want to think twice about walking down and take the necessary precautions if you do so (cos each step is quite high). It takes about 10mins to walk down (but a lot longer trying to climb back up!!).


The paved path ended and we had to hop over several rocks, trying very hard not to lose our balance in the process and fall into the water or onto the other rocks.


I don’t have a picture of the path and the rocks which we had to hop over as I was concentrating hard on making sure I didn’t lose my footing.


You can’t get directly under the falls but it was a close enough view to appreciate it! Hopped onto a tiny sandbank by the side of the stream and captured these shots…

It was a gruelling climb back up to the parking area and worse when the weather is unbearably hot and humid!! However, I still think the view is worth the effort! (i.e. if you love waterfalls as much as I do)  🙂

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Made’s Warung at Seminyak

This restaurant was recommended by some friends and I had also noticed that it’s also recommended by several travel guide books.


Stepped into the compound of Made’s Warung and found that it housed a number of specialty shops from handicrafts to chocolates.


At first I was wondering where the restaurant was, as there were tables and chairs placed outside the shops with no sign of the restaurant or the service staff. It wasn’t until we walked further in then we saw the bar and restaurant counter.

There were many Japanese students and their parents and teachers and it looked like they were preparing for a performance of sorts.


Wasn’t particularly hungry after a heavy breakfast earlier so I didn’t order much to try here.
Ordered the gado-gado and the spicey pork sate and they were really good!!

The sate didn’t come with any sauce but it was well-marinated and the pork was very tender. Nice!!


In addition, the gado-gado tasted better than the versions we’ve had in Singapore!


Washed it down with some honey melon juice – my 3rd choice after finding out that both mango and strawberry juices weren’t available that day.
Ohh…the ice lemon tea was good too!

Will definitely go back to try other dishes if I go back to Bali again!


Address:
Made’s Warung Seminyak
Jalan Raya Seminyak, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 361 73213

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