Sunday, September 3, 2017

Ibu Oka

I read it somewhere that Anthony Bourdain says this place has the best Babi Guling? I just felt cheated - either he's giving the wrong information because he's on screen, or the quality went downhill because they are so commercialised now.

Little did I know Ibu Oka is so commercialised that they have a few outlets now. I'm not sure if I went to the original  since it's called "Ibu Oka 3".

I'm not sure if the walk all the way to this place from the main road was worth it... It was about 5-7 minutes walk from the main street... We passed by a smaller Ibu Oka on the way too..

We had the Nasi Special (IDR55k), extra meat only (IDR55k) and Sop Babi (IDR10k).

The bill came up to around IDR200k plus a huge coconut. I wouldn't mind the price if the food is good...

Everything you see here is practically bland. Nothing is spicy, vegetables and pork didn't differ much in taste, fried pork was just fried pork, the rest of the pork were just bland - like it was cooked separately and just stirred in with the sauce after (the meat tastes flat). The meat are all very chewy, it's just too difficult to eat. The shiny looking skin? It is rock hard. What crispy skin, thank goodness I did not pay IDR60k for the skin.

The extra meat? Like what I've said it's tasteless - cut it into pieces and pour some sauce over it and it's called extra pork? I don't know how is this mouth watering at all... Best pork in Ubud? No please, ew. A local told me to try Babi Guling Gung Cungm unfortunately they ran out of  ingredients when we arrived. Remember to try anything but Ibu Oka - it's absolutely overrated.

Likes: Errr nothing? 
Dislikes: Bland pork rice, chewy meat, hard skin, expensive for a warung, not very clean cutlery, definitely not the best in Ubud

Warung Ibu Oka
Jalan Tegal Sari No. 2,
Kabupaten Gianyar,
Bali 80571

Babi Guling Ibu Oka Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this honest review. So many times places get hyped even though they are not worthy of it. Sorry to know you had a bad experience.