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Bali: Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku

Bali: Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku


“After struggling through the spicy but tasty delight, I immediately gulped down two glasses of iced-cold water to combat the burning sensation in my mouth.

Apart from being a host to myriads of art shops and galleries, Ubud is also home to many good long-standing eateries that offer a range of delicious local Bali dishes. One of the best shops that you should give a visit while in the region is Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku. Started peddling Nasi Campur Ayam (chicken-based mix rice) around 1964s, it has earned quite a reputation as one of the well-known eateries in Ubud and even Bali for years.

Located over at the outskirt of downtown Ubud, in Kedewatan area to be precise, there are quite a few of beautiful pura (Balinese Hindu Temple) sited alongside this eatery – one of it is called Pura Melanting Kedewatan, which is just right across the shop. During my recent visit to Bali, I managed to make a social call to this establishment. It took about one and a half hour drive for me to reach this place from my Hotel in Seminyak. It was packed to the brim the moment I stepped into the establishment. Guessing from the accent and the language I overheard, it seemed that most the customers were Balinese.

The options available on the menu were only to have theNasi Campur Ayam set in one single plate or to have the dishes served on the side – separated from the rice. No matter what your choice is, the dish fixings will still be the same. It consists of a chunk of Ayam Betutu (Balinese-style chicken), crispy chicken slices, Sate Lilit Ayam (minced chicken satay), fried chicken liver, fried gizzard, boiled egg,Lawar Ayam (minced chicken with mix vegetables) and, of course, a spoonful of fiery hot Sambal. After struggling through the spicy but tasty delight, I immediately gulped down two glasses of iced-cold water to combat the burning sensation in my mouth.

I managed to quiz the waitress before leaving andfound out that one of its branchesis located around Seminyak, which is only within stone’s throw from the hotel I stayed at during my whole trip. If only I knew it earlier I wouldn’t have to sweat myself out travelling forth and back to Ubud.

Jl. Raya Kedewatan No.18,
Ubud, Bali
T: 0361 974795
Open daily from 6.30am-8pm
Rp.30,000/US2.20 per person


A die-hard fan of authentic Indonesian delights who loves the idea of travelling to the cradle of those enticing local treats. Yet, you might often find this young lad busy with his guitar – be it alone in his room or, sometimes, on stage.

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