One of Balinese culinary heritage is Ayam Be Tutu. This meal is so popular even for non-Balinese. And Gilimanuk in Jembrana regency, is the ‘nest’ of this yummy food.
Gilimanuk is like a door of Bali since it is a harbor area where the ship brings many people come in and out Bali. No wonder, along the way to the harbor there are so many warung (food booth) which sell various food. Yet, most of the warungs in this district sell Ayam Be Tutu.
A couple years ago, a famous warung selling Ayam Be Tutu was never lack of customer. Every single day Men (Mrs.) Tempeh’s warung served hundreds orders. Unfortunately, at about two years ago Men Tempeh passed away and her warung was closed.
Standing on Mutiara Street at Gilimanuk area, Bu Lina’s warung serves two kind of Ayam Be Tutu: boiled and fried. It takes a minute longer for the fried Ayam Be tutu to be served. But, the time you have spent for this fried Ayam Be Tutu is not fruitless since you will get a fantastic dish: a fried chicken with crunchy layer on the surface but moist inside. The flavor is perfectly delicious with a complement of Plecing (a Balinese cooking made from swamp cabbage mix with hot sauce) and two kinds of hot sauces in different plate. The boiled Ayam Be Tutu also has the same complement but the chicken itself is served with little bit broth.
Hmm so Yummy..
If you’re traveling to Bali, it is wonderful for you to visit Ubud. Besides the beautiful scenery you will find a Restaurant distinctive and unique original unique Ubud: Bebek Bengil.
Bebek Bengil (Dirty duck) is a restaurant in Ubud, very well-known for its crispy fried duck served with Indonesian vegetables and delicate sambal .
Tasty and mouth-watering! This actually came from a secret family recipe, but they eventually shared it… the mystery behind the crispiness is that the ducks are marinated for 36 long hours in Indonesian herbs and spices. After that, they are steamed and deep-fried to get the crispy touch, then voila! The famous Bebek Bengil crispy duck is born…
If you are not a great fan of ducks, you can also try the chicken version which is the Bebek Bengil fried chicken served with yellow rice. Other dishes include stuffed chicken with shiitake, sprouts, and spinach, barbeque pork ribs, and bebek betutu (smoked duck stuffed with Balinese spices wrapped in banana leaf). Do note that for the bebek betutu , you have to order a day in advance!
Sitting lesehan (raised floor seating) in one of the gazebos, surrounded by rice fields and a marvelous garden, will indeed elevate your appetite. If you want to go for the modern experience with music, bar and lounge, head down instead to the one at Jl. Monkey Forest , Ubud.
Why Dirty Duck? The owner said it was named after their first guests, which was a flock of ducks from the surrounding rice fields that flew into the restaurant and made a real mess with their muddy footprints. Very fascinating! The ‘ducks’, after 13 years of establishment in Bali, opened its franchise in Hong Kong in 2003.
Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck)
Padang Tegal road, Ubud 80571, Gianyar, Bali
Tel: +62 361 – 975 489 / 977675