All about Food. B:9 Most of the blog will be about my various cooking experiments with some reviews of local restaurants thrown in once in a while. Reviews/food experiences from other place will be included also.

Monday, January 22, 2007

You are what you eat

Now if you are what you eat, then right now I'm a pig. Yesterday for lunch we went to our favorite Chinese-food done Japanese style restaurant Ippin Nyukon after we found out that they are NOT closed permanently. Let's hope the rumor that the owner/chef wants to go back to Jakarta is false because this is the only place with good ramen. Apparently, when Wid's mom called last time, it was a Wednesday and the restaurant is closed on Wednesdays. Besides the usual (favorite) ramen, we tried a few other dishes. One was stir fried noodle with vegetables and wood ear mushrooms. The dish tastes fairly normal, but when mix in a bit of the wasabi mustard, it becomes something totally different but very tasty. We also tried the fried shrimp coated with seasame and Japanese mayo, but my favorite was the babi kecap (pork with soy sauce). It tasted almost exactly like the one dish we had at this restaurant by the river front (Ming Guan or something) in Singapore, except no steamed buns. The pork tasted even better with the previously mentioned wasabi mustard.

Last night we went to a Balinese wedding in Ubud. One of the employees in the company got married, and apparently he's a Balinese noblity so we got to see a very fancy reception (with real ceremonial dancing by real professional Balinese dancers). The reception was nice and I enjoyed the little cakes, but we skipped the dinner so we could get BBQ ribs at Nuri's. All the white people were staring at us, apparently they think staring it's not rude to stare in Indo or they've never seen people dressed up in fancy traditional clothes before. :P Anyway, because we were all still pretty full from the lunch, we only had two racks of pork ribs, two plates of kentang goreng (fried potato wedges), one plate of salad, one bacon cheese burger, and drinks. Good stuff, and bones left overs for the doggies at home. No bones for Bonnie though. She gets dog food and fruits/vegetables (she LOVES mango).

We tried out a new restaurant on Saturday, but maybe I'll make a review of that place later.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, Nuri's is good, been there once.

January 23, 2007 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger cyen said...

Hello there, I really wasn't expect someone random to visit. XD Nuri's is the best place for bbq in Bali, and I still think it kicks more butts than many of the BBQ places I tried in US (Wing King in Boston area is still my favorite though). Last year when I took my whole family there, Brian gave my sister a martini when he found out that she passed her bar exam. :D

January 25, 2007 at 11:02 AM  

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