Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Our trip to Bali: Naughty Nuri’s

C says:

We've heard almost as much about Naughty Nuri's legendary ribs as Ibu Oka's babi guling; this time, however, it really is worth all the hype.

It's a tiny roadside set up, with their grill out front serving up plate after plate of amazing ribs and other bbq. Service is almost non-existent, but one taste of the food and you can forgive everything else.

We wisely decided not to share, and ordered a plate of ribs each. Hands down, the best plate of bbq ribs I've had in a very long time. The ribs were meaty and tender - none of the scrawny baby backs that we get here, and deliciously charred and smoky. The bbq sauce was also a perfect balance of sweet and tart. 

Their martinis are absolutely lethal. Completely not watered down, I was barely 1/5th through the glass when it started going to my head. Maybe we should've had some carbs to absorb the booze.

We tried their beef kebabs which were pretty good, but nothing close to the ribs.

The original Naughty Nuri's is in Ubud, but a couple of years ago they opened a second (possibly franchised) outlet in Kuta. While I don't doubt that the original will always be superior, I'm curious if the Kuta branch will be a decent enough alternative if we decide not to venture to Ubud in future. If anyone's tried the Kuta branch, do tell!

A says:

Possibly the best meal of our trip. Epic. Highly recommended.

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