The Voyage Bali – Babi guling or balinese suckling pig is one of the best dishes and only can be found in Bali. There are hundreds of restaurants that serve babi guling in Bali. It will definitely worth your time to not only try this dish but also visit as many restaurants as you can to try their versions of babi guling. You can turn this into a culinary adventure all over Bali. Visit, eat this food, take picture and etc. Every time you visit a restaurant will make for a really fun activities during your visit in Bali. Now, let’s get right into it.
Warung Babi Guling Sanur
This is one of the most famous places to get this food in Bali. It’s very cheap and will leave a strong impression on you. Located just across of McDonald’s on the by pass and you have to hike a little bit from Sanus’s main tourist spot of Danau Tamblingan. Just think of it as a little challenge before you can get that delicious dish. With only IDR 25.000 you can already enjoy this delicious dish. Generous pork slices complete with urap and loads of mung beans and other vegetables mixed in. The way they serve the dish is really nice. With three main part of the dish served on separate plates or bowls. The place feels very folksy. Since this is a very popular place you should get there before 11 AM, otherwise it might be very difficult to get a table. They stay open until they ran out of meat which is usually happens at 3 PM.
Dwipayana Babi Guling
The place looks very small at first glance but once you get in there is spacy room inside. Don’t let the appearance fools you, apparently the owner designed it that way to make it more retro. The utensils they use are also retro looking. A plate of campur babi guling is priced at only IDR 25.000. A few chunks of meat, pieces of crackling and a lot of lawar. Lawar itself is made of raw pig’s blood, you could try it if you’re a little bit adventurous. And don’t forget the side broth, it’s a bit heavy and fulfilling. The location is very easy to reach. Also, with only five minutes of walking from La Lucciola, you can try their ice cream while you’re there or you can try other Indonesian desserts.
Babi Guling Sari Kembar 99
This place is very famous since it’s located in Seminyak. Seminyak is a very popular spot for tourists with a lot of hotels and varied kind of attractions. Sari Kembar is a street joint, so if you’re looking for an authentic Balinese folk babi guling, this is the place. As you can see, simple tables and chairs are a common sight in this type of place. They work really fast, once you order something, they will have it ready in no time, which is a plus. The menu is short and to the point; nasi campur, nasi pisah, nasi special and nasi campur special, priced at the cheapest IDR 12.000 to IDR 25.000. The dish that they serve is superb and at that price range there is no room for complains. You’d be surprised at the quality of their dish. It melts in your mouth. The soup is okay and they also have a spicy pork dish too. Definitely a must-visit place for pork enthusiasts.
Babi Guling Pak Malen
Another popular restaurant located in Seminyak. It’s located near Sunset Road. This is no doubt one of the best places to get this food. You should try their spicy minced pork on a stick, sate style. Complete with small chunks of pork, crisp pork skin, fried crackling and urap. This is served with rice of course, can’t forget the rice. One portion of meal is only IDR 20.000. There is no way you’ll feel unhappy with this place. Overall, the restaurant is clean and neat. Nice wooden tables and chairs make you feel comfortable to stay for a long period of time at the restaurant.
Babi Guling Ibu Oka
Ibu Oka is very famous and has been recommended by many fans. Definitely a must-try restaurant in Bali. Located in the center of Ubud near the palace. For some oddly reason though, this place is mostly still unknown to foreign tourists. Ibu Oka has been in the business for a more than a decade and the quality of their dishes are top class. They serve a good portion of pork meats, vegetables and crispy pig skin, all of these are priced at only $3 – $5. You can also order their menu ala carte, pick ones that you like and enjoy your meal. The place is usually crowded afternoon, so you better go there early otherwise it will be difficult to get a table.
Warung Nasi Babi Guling Men Agus
Men Agus is a bit tricky to find on your own especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area. The full address is Jalan By pass Munggu, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung. You can just tell that to your Uber driver. The babi guling in this restaurant is easily one of the most delicious food in Bali. The skin is tender and the meat is magnificent. But, despite the quality of the dish, the price is only IDR 25.000. Men Agus is probably the most perfect place to binge on pork meats. More about the location, it might not be a very comfortable place, since there are people who usually burn their garbage nearby. Other than that, then place is definitely on the list of our recommendation.
You may wonder, what the different between all of this recommended babi guling? The answer is the taste. Once you tried, you will fall in love with this food. If you’re willing to go on a culinary adventure in Bali, your journey will be very long and fun. There are so many places to visit, people to meet and dishes to eat. Bali is definitely the best place to get some Babi Guling for your Lunch!