Saturday, April 29, 2006

Babi Guling - finally!

Selling individual portions of babi guling

After those failed attempts to get babi guling last time, we finally found this place just north of the Supernova market on Jalan Raya Kuta that sells individual portions. For 17,000 Rupiah (US$1.85), we got a plate of rice with various pig parts like crackling (yum), liver (ugh), skin (not quite as crispy as the pig on a spit in Koh Samui), as well as the basic moist meat inside, which they did up with spices that were not too unlike bebek betutu. This was further complemented with a bowl of soup on the side.

All in all, it wasn't bad, but clearly its strengths were inhibited by the fact that everything was served at room temperature today, be it the rice, pork, or soup. This has the potential to be pretty darned good, but you'll probably need a big party (and request it in advance) in order to get the real thing fresh off the spit. Well, it's good to have tried it in some form nonetheless.

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