Before planning for a visit to Bali, I didn’t know that nasi bebek is one of the must eat food in Bali. After doing some research on the internet, we couldn’t decide where to go for a nice decent meal for nasi bebek. So, we decided to ask our driver to introduce some of the places which he as a local would go to. We told him that we didn’t like to go to touristy places as normally these places charges very expensive and it may not be as good as those shops patronise by locals. So he brought us to Bebek Semar Warung, a nice cosy restaurant right in the middle of a padi farm plantation.
Without any hesitation, we ordered their signature nasi bebek and nasi campur. When the nasi bebek first arrive on my table, I had this odd feeling that it won’t be good. In fact, it looks quite dry. But, to my surprise, the bebek was crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The rice was also very fresh. It didn’t taste like the normal rice that we normally buy from the shop. I suppose, this is how fresh rice tastes like.
Nasi campur was equally good. The portion is quite large and is good for sharing. The nasi campur comes with sate lilit, pepes ikan, ayam goreng kecap, tempe & prawn tempura and sayur plecing. It doesn’t taste like those you could get here in Malaysia. If I were to choose between Bumbu Bali and Bebek Semar Warung, I would say, Bebek Sear Warung has the better nasi bebek, but not the nasi campur.
As for drinks, we ordered the coconut juice. Look how cute they made our coconut look. It resembles a frog. Overall, we enjoyed our meal very much. It was a good recommendation by our driver. So if you are on a holiday, we strongly recommend you to ask the locals where the good foods are. It is much better to go for the locals rather than the touristy place. Just ask yourself, if you are in Kuala Lumpur, would you go to the touristy place for a nice decent meal?
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