Thursday, October 16, 2008

Babi Guling @ Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Suwung Kauh, Denpasar Selatan, Bali

Babi guling is a traditional Balinese cuisine. We were told that we had to try it, at least once. It also seems to be rather popular, as we saw many babi guling restaurants scattered across Bali.

We took the bike to Sanur Beach on the second day of our island adventure. On the way there, we stopped by this babi guling shop for brunch.
The lady serving up 2 portions of babi guling for us.

We had the misconception that babi guling was going to be fire-grilled pork. We were mistaken. It's actually a dish of assorted pig parts; consisting of pork crackling, pork satay, meat, skin, innards, congealed blood and sausage, eaten with white rice. It takes a pretty adventurous person to give it a try. Well, we both tried, but only hubby could finish his plate. I was struggling with all the weird stuff. Everything was super spicy because of the sambal pecel that they used.

In the foreground, pork skin fat is sliced thinly and stirfried with vegetables. I didn't notice till I had a closeup look.

It came with this fiery soup which was very heavy on the chilli and pepper.

This meal for 2 (inclusive of rice) cost us INR26,000 or RM9.80.

Eerrrr, it's an acquired taste. So a 2-bam for me.

1 comment:

Precious Pea said...

Yalor..i was also served with babi's spare part when i thought it should be roast porky! I cannot digest it too.