We all know that Bali is full of little pieces of paradise. Stunning beaches filled with palm trees, rice fields as far as the eye goes..in every corner you will discover something beautiful. However in-between those beautiful palms I found another little piece of paradise.
This time in the form of a beautiful restaurant named MyWarung. They have 4 restaurants located in Ubud, Canggu, Echo Beach and Batu Belig but will soon expand to four more places including Pasar-Seminyak, Harmoni Jakarta, Menteng Jakarta and Yogyakarta. As they are quickly growing and spreading little pieces of paradise everywhere I decided to share my experience with all of you. And why I believe this is definitely the place to go.
All four restaurants located in the South West of Bali are designed to give a different atmosphere and its interior is designed very differently. – Nevertheless, the vibe remains the same. All restaurants have this welcoming feeling, a relaxing mood but if you are up for a drink don’t hesitate to have a crazy time! This is also why all four restaurants tend to be busy at different times. The restaurant at Echo Beach is very popular for breakfast due to its beautiful location. However, I decided to visit MyWarung, Canggu for some lunch!
Out of all four MyWarung restaurants it was the one in Canggu that first opened their doors. This restaurant consists of a beautiful rustic building with a courtyard, a ground floor and a special second open floor for the smokers. Both floors are stunningly designed and you can feel the rawness in the interior.
You walk in and can already smell the essence of burned coffee beans. A smell that will make anyone feel at home. You take your place in one of the comfortable chairs, or better yet, the couch in which you sink into. When you get handed over the menu you will get stunned. The first page already gets your attention due to its amazing selection of cocktails. – Perfect time to use the excuse “Its 5 o’clock somewhere!” because these sound delicious!
But then turn over to the next page so you can get overwhelmed by so many delicious options. You get more and more excited as you keep reading. However, this does make it very hard to choose. So when in doubt, ask what the bestsellers are! You can never go wrong! So in this case the bestsellers are the ‘L’entrecôte’ and the ‘K Burger’. And I can definitely understand why. The L’entrecôte is a 250 gram rib eye from Australia and costs 150k Idr, which is about 8 pound.
The rib eye is cooked to perfection and seared with a layer of pepper creating a crunchy layer, giving it a little kick. The L’entrecôte is served with fries which look beautifully hand cut. They have this raw and homemade flavour. This plate is also served with a selection of homemade sauces, which include the most amazing hollandaise sauce and what I found to be a very special ketchup. The ketchup is made with only fresh ingredients. Our host explained “we want to give the costumer fresh ingredients and products every single day “, and that you can taste. This plate is beautiful and a meat lovers dream.
Next to serving delicious meat of amazing quality they also serve great options for my fellow vegetarians and vegans! In need of something fresh? Choose one of their delicious and tropical smoothy bowls! Its served with fresh fruit and crunchy granola! Lovely for a warm day or if you are feeling a little sweet! Another great option is one of their amazing salads! Get the ‘Healthy Goodies’ salad (60k Idr, which is about 3.30 pounds) if you are feeling extra healthy for the day! Its full of delicious greens and goodness! (And vegan!) This salad comes with the most amazing dressing I have EVER tasted. Its extremely fresh but also has a bite, it consists of honey, lime, shallot, ginger and soya sauce. – Which turned out to be the perfect flavour combination!
Another salad option that is slightly more exotic is the ‘Chick Medewi’ salad. (60k Idr) This salad consists of roasted pears, avocado, grilled chicken and halloumi cheese. The smokiness of the haloumi and the sweet taste of the pear compliments each other perfectly.
But now attention for the real Indonesian lovers that are not afraid to back out! MyWarung serves a delicious traditional spicy Balinese chicken, served with rice, vegetables and condiments. This dish is called ‘Nasiayambalisambalmatah’, even the name frightens you. The only thing I can say is that the word ‘spicy’ in the description can not be emphasised enough! This absolutely delicious dish is definitely not for the weak, but once you get through it the amazing flavours dance in your mouth! -That is if you can still feel it.. This is definitely a must try!
Still feeling a little hurngy or just craving something sweet? Go and get a ‘Happy Ending! On the last page of their menu there is a selection of desserts categorised as ‘Happy Endings’! They offer a delicious selection of homemade cakes and other sweet goodness! – But common now, lets be honest, you noticed the amazingly looking cake on the counter the moment you stepped through the door! (I know I did!)
Not in the mood for something sweet? Then you will have to finish of your perfect lunch with a coffee! But this isn’t just a coffee..they make and ground their very own coffee! Which is absolutely delicious! I must be honest, a good espresso is hard to find anywhere. But here they managed to deliver a perfect coffee! In fact, people love it so much that they started to sell packages filled with the golden deliciousness over the counter in their restaurants!
Next to being a stunning restaurant and serving delicious food they also support locals by employing and training them. In the future they will then open new locations and have them manage the restaurant.
I definitely recommend you paying a visit to one of the MyWarung restaurants. I can honestly say that the restaurant is a trendy and beautiful place that anyone will feel comfortable at. Come for a delicious and calm breakfast, an exotic and buzzing lunch or come for dinner and experience an atmosphere that will make you end up dancing with a cocktail in your hand! – A DJ plays every night making the restaurant a trendy and exciting place to be!
Tip: Even if you don’t need the toilet in all the time you are there, do go, just to have a look! You will be stunned and it will definitely make you smile!!
Their address is: Jalan Subak Sari No.80, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, 80361
And they are open everyday from 08:00-12.00 midnight.
For more information visit www.mywarung.com