Friday, August 29, 2008

The Babi Guling Experience......



One of my blogging buddy, Bokjae commented in my last post that poor me have to eat pizza instead of the popular babi guling or roast pig during my recent trip to Bali. I did asked my friendly guide to take us to have a taste of this well known dish although it is not in our itenarary.

Since we were not near Kuta, he took us to the best warung he could find nearest our destination. Warungs are usually small eating places along the roads of Bali which is quite similar to our mamak stalls here in Malaysia. The food was of course cheap. The one we went to were rated a good one because of its concrete walls and clean by Balinese standard of warungs.

The Bali Guling we had as can be seen from my pics were not up to our expectation tastewise. We were looking forward to some nicely roast meat which could be even tastier than our chinese style roast pig. But what we had was a plate of a mixture of thinly sliced roast pork with deep fried internal organs and some spicy sambal local vege. The skin of the babi guling is crispy but a bit too oily for our wasteline. The meat itself is not well marinated with spices like our roast pork making it quite bland in taste. The internal organs were just too tough to bite in. It's just the spicy vege which makes the dish more appetising that comes with a plate of white rice and a bowl of soup which is also too oily for me to finish up.

See the babi guling (roast piglet) with the internal organs at the warung.

A plate of babi guling and co. with a stick of spicy satay for each person....

Our white rice.........


The tasty soup but a bit oily........


Keropok or crackers as appetizer.......


We ate up more keropok than babi guling with the rice......


They still have bottle drinks like Fanta orange and grapes which I used to have decades ago.

A taste of tea in a bottle...........

So that explains why we were eating pizzas instead ...maybe we were at the wrong place or rather babi guling taste like that. That I leave it to my readers to tell me.

10 comments:

Kess And Her Mama said...

The babi guling I tried in Bu Oka in Ubud was delicious. The meat was tender and well seasoned with Balinese spices.

eastcoastlife said...

I heard the babi guling is delicious! I was looking forward to it. :(

Sherreen said...

This reminds me of the babi guling I ate in Bali in Ubud...it's was so nice..we were surpise that it taste nice..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Maybe it's just me. It looks too scary for me to even try it (geli leh)! :P

Sweet Jasmine said...

kess & mama - this one in Luk Luk does not have much taste. Would love to try out a delicious one next time.

Sweet Jasmine said...

eastcoastlife - should do some homework and know where to go for the best...

Sweet Jasmine said...

sherreen- We were just not in the right place it seems.

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - nothing to be scary about. Its just roast pig.

Anonymous said...

You have to try the Babi Guling at Ibu Oka! It's the best in Bali. Located in Ubud...

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi anonymous, thks for the info...will surely try it out on my next trip. think its the same place as mention by kess' mama above.