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Naughty Nuri’s, Ubud

29 December 2010 No Comment

naughty nuri's bbq spareribs

Behold! One of the best ribs in the world!

Naughty Nuri’s Warung is located on the outskirts of Ubud, and since our hotel only provided free transportation within central Ubud, we had to make our own arrangements to get there. Don’t fret about the time and distance though; the journey took us less than 15 minutes by car.

naughty nuri's

Our group reached there just after a torrential downpour and was looking forward to warm our bellies with delicious food. You can’t miss it; the name of the warung is painted on its slanting corrugated steel roof. Now, don’t let appearance fool you; if The New York Times can be trusted, celebrities like fashion designer Donna Karan and chef Anthony Bourdain do frequent this place just like we normal folks do.

Naughty Nuri's interior

Naughty Nuri’s interior

Naughty Nuri's interior

Unsurprisingly, the warung was packed when we arrived but we were lucky enough to have a table after 10 minutes of waiting. Framed up signboards adorned the walls of the warung, informing patrons what was available for order and the price. The other framed up paintings and photographs in the warung gave it a rather retro feel.

Naughty Nuri's ribs

More BBQ Spare ribs goodness

We ordered their signature dish – BBQ spare ribs (Rp.70,000 as of 2010). The portion was huge by our standards; it was enough for two! The meat was tender and succulent; every mouthful yielded a delicious blend of BBQ sauce and meat. A wedge of lemon added the perfect zing to the combination. It was “WOW” mouthful after mouthful as we dig into this amazing dish. And did we mention that the meat was so tender it literally fell off the bone? Our verdict – highly recommended! If you still have room, go for seconds!

Spare ribs aside, we sampled their BBQ sausage (Rp.30,000), which we felt was good but – with all due respect – was a waste of “real estate”. Let’s not get started on the mashed potato.

Naughty Nuri's

naughty nuri's

Naughty Nuri's - Vodka Martini with Olives

Bali’s Best Drinks – Vodka Martini with Olives

As we were enjoying the BBQ spare ribs, we notice a framed up award pinned on the wall next to our table. Naughty Nuris’ Vodka Martini with Olives (Rp.100,000) won the Best Drink Award at the Bali’s Best Restaurants & Bars Awards 2007 by Hello Bali. Seeing that the drink garnered such an award, we grabbed the opportunity for a taste. The fault might lie with us for not being martini connoisseurs, but we found the drink to be too overpowering.

The grilling of the BBQ ribs and other meats was done at the front of the stall, while the rest of the cooking was done inside. The ribs were first boiled in a large vat of water and then dipped into a pot of homemade BBQ sauce before being barbequed – delish. The homemade BBQ sauce was also used in flavoring the rest of the grilled meats.

Travel Info

Every Thursday, Naughty Nuri’s serve fresh Tuna sashimi and steak.

While you are there, do also check out the Neka Art Museum (link here), which is just opposite Naughty Nuri’s Warung.

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