A cute little local warung has just opened up down the road from our villa. Warung Be Pasih is a seafood restaurant, and it is Balinese for seafood. In the sleepy village of Nyuh Kuning south of Ubud through the monkey forest, the restaurant is just up from the football field, next to Go Bali tourist shop and opposite a temple.
The menu is hand-written on a whiteboard, and may change regularly depending on what is available. It is all in Indonesian, so have your phrase book ready if you don’t know the language. The furniture is very basic to fit with the menu. The building has a tin roof and was stifling hot when we went during the ‘build up’ season. Not a great design for this environment, although for the price you pay for the food, you can’t expect much!
There was not a lot to choose from, and without much of a description its pot luck what you get. Clare chose the Lawar Gurita, a salad of octopus and seaweed. Both elements were chopped very small and mixed together with spices. The texture was very interesting but flavoursome none-the-less. It was very spicy too, as expected.
The seaweed had a real crunch to it, and once you get over the texture the taste is not too bad.
Rob ordered the Pepes Tuna. It was only 2000 rp per piece, so we weren’t sure how many to order. The friendly wait staff advised 5, so Rob decided on 6, and he ended up bringing out 4. Communication breakdown typical of Bali! The tuna wrapped in banana leaf was served cold, but was spicy and tasty.
If you want to try some real local food, this place is worth a look. Very good budget meal option.