A little background about Bali, while a big population of Indonesians are practicing the Muslin religion thus pork is not allowed, Bali has the biggest percentage of Balinese Hindus who can definitely have pork but they can't take beef. That said, this is probably one of the few places in Indonesia where pork dishes are really abundant.
Okay, so growing up in a country that's known for roasted pork (lechon), what was our honest verdict about Bali's Babi Guling?
How silly that we failed to notice that our plate actually comes complete with vegetables too and yet we still got one whole order of Sayur (Rp. 20,000). Well, one can never have too much veggies right? The sayur is a delicious vegetable dishes consisting of chopped beans, papaya, leaves and simmered in fresh coconut cream. It was really yummy and it's best enjoyed with rice. Trust me.
I also got to try the ever-popular Teh Botol (Rp. 7,000) which was pretty much brewed tea in a bottle. It had no sweetness at all which was okay for me but Paul didn't liked it at all since he's not a tea drinker to begin with and for him, iced tea just have to be sweet.
We really enjoyed our first stop at Ibu Oka this I tell you, this is one place you shouldn't miss when you visit Bali. The service was also very good as the servers were very attentive and friendly.
Check out Babi Guling Ibu Oka at Jalan Suweta, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. For reservations, call them at +62 361 976345.
Need a tour guide/driver? Call Swatika at +62 812 3816465 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .