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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Babi Guling

新年快樂,吉祥如意!! Happy Lunar New Year to those who celebrate it! Since it's the year of the pig, I thought it was appropriate to make the first post of the year about a pork dish.

I finally appreciate the tastiness of babi guling. I tried this dish several times already at various warung, but for some reason I didn't like it very much. A couple weeks ago, Wid's parents brought some back. While according to Wid, it wasn't the best babi guling; I actually enjoyed it. Then, a few days ago on our way to Kintamani to pray at the ancestor's altar, we stopped by at Gianyar because Wid has been craving babi guling. Apparently, we were lucky that day because business was a bit slow that day (due to the heavy rain) so plenty food was left even though we were there late (around 2 pm).

Maybe I was starving or maybe it is possibly the best babi guling rice on the island or maybe my taste buds finally opened to that dish, that babi guling was one of the best I've tasted. I enjoyed it so much that I finished off the entire plate. I didn't realize how full I was until I stood up. The pork meat was so tender and juicy and the skin was crunchy. Best part is skin that still has bits of fat attached to it. This dish is definitely best when fresh. Their egg sausage was quite good too, and it supposed to be one of their signature dishes. We also got some fresh fried peanuts discs too, but the one place that sold chicken rice in Ubud still makes a better version. To wash everything down, Wid and I had the orange flavored fruit tea. We later decided that the ones in the bottle seem to taste better than ones in a box.



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