Despite having been to Ubud twice now, I feel like I haven’t experienced nearly enough of the amazing dining Bali’s cultural hub has to offer. Peter’s and my first trip to Ubud was just for a few days and since our second trip was for our wedding weekend, I spent most of my mealtimes at my favorite restaurant (details below later) and at the Alila Ubud.
Lucky for me, the Alila has great food and trust me, between room service at lunch, breakfast at the outdoor restaurant, and our amazing wedding dinner, I can definitely vouch for the quality of their dishes. Oh and the cocktails! Please try the cocktails.
My favorite dish was the Ayam Betutu which is a slow roasted chicken wrapped in banana leaf and smoked in rice husk for 5–6 hours. I am yet to recreate this at home, but I need to find a way! The chicken was so tender and flavorful.
I had two favorite cocktails–the Rujak and the espresso martini. Between all of the jetlag and celebrations the latter became one of the weekend’s favorites (the wedding party all had them before the ceremony). The former was an amazing concoction. I asked the Alila Ubud to send me more info to share with you–
Muddled lemongrass & red chilies shaken with chili infused Vodka, passion
fruit & tamarind syrup, served long over ice cubes garnished with sweet pickled
chilies, cucumber, mango, passion fruit seeds, lemo Bali & kaffir lime leafs
It was sooo refreshing and unique.
When I wasn’t drinking and dining at the Alila Ubud, I was down at Naughty Nuri’s for their famous BBQ ribs.
The ribs are an absolute must.
We stopped here on our way back to the hotel after our group tour during the wedding weekend. The restaurant happens to be across the street from a Balinese art museum that features a painting of yours truly.
Nekka Art Museum
It’s the perfect place to browse and walk off the massive plate of ribs, steak, sausages, and nasi goreng you’ll have at Naughty Nuri’s.