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We rate Naughty Nuri’s Warung and Grill as one of the best restaurants we have dined at in Bali throughout our four days trip. Their ribs were outstanding – so tender and the meat falls right off the bone easily.
This unpretentious roadside shack is run by Indonesian Nuri Suryatmi and her affable New Yorker husband Brian Aldinger. Other than Bebek Bengil, it is also another eating establishment in Ubud. The patrons profile is a mixture of tourists and local.
The setting is really basic with some mismatched furnitures, paintings and photos of regulars with the owner Brian.Patrons can opt for open air seating next to the outdoor barbecue pit too.
Daily specials are written on the chalkboard. If you are lucky, they might offer babi guling on certain days.
Even Anthony Bourdain has been here. Don’t play play!
Drinks are certainly not cheap here. It is better to go for Bintang beer draft or martinis the next time you are here.
We needed some carbs to go with the ribs so wedges it is. Made upon order, the wedges arrived piping hot.
We also ordered some pork satays for the “variety” reason. Don’t bother and stick to the ribs.
Ribs, glorious ribs. Thanks to the blatant use of kecap manis (an Indonesian sweet soy sauce), the ribs were grilled until the sauce reduces to a sticky, caramelised coating. It felt like eating char siew off the bone, sans the fat some more. It was so addictive.
The after math – a clear evidence of the tender ribs with a nice pull off the bone. The best part? It costs only IDR 70,000 (RM 27) for a huge slab.
Naughty Nuri’s Warung
Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Across the road from Neka Museum)
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