Ubud is well known for its serene beauty. Many wishes to visit this place, thanks to Julia Robert’s “Eat, Pray, Love” movie, to find a peaceful time out and reconnect with their inner self. In real life though, Ubud is not only famous for couples looking to rekindle their love, but also for foodies. No less than three international TV chefs praises Ubud for its lovely cuisine.
Joining the mouth-watering array of Ubud eateries, in early March 2014 Kuta’s renowned Bale Udang Mang Engking open up a new branch at Jalan Raya Goa Gajah. Equipped with vast parking space, ‘BUME’ – the restaurant’s casual name – is capable to handle large group of people. Aiming to become a must visit destination in Bali, BUME Ubud provides not only delicious prawn based dishes, which has proven to be guest favourite in BUME Kuta, but also a scenery that depict Ubud’s best: lush green rice field on one side, steep river slope on the other side, plus BUME’s signature scenic pond where the bamboo ‘bale’, or eating huts are erected.
Bale Udang Mang Engking Ubud’s menu serves similar dishes the Kuta Branch has, with popular items like Udang Bakar Madu and Sup Kelapa Udang among the list. Hailing from Yogyakarta, Mang Engking restaurants started out as shrimp farm, hence its specialties in prawn based dishes.
Nowadays Mang Engking are well known for its signature Udang Bakar Madu: honey grilled king prawns, Gurame Cobek: Gourami fish in spicy savoury aromatic ginger scented aroma, Pesmol, and other Sundanese dishes. Outside of the Western Javanese native dishes though, BUME also serves national and local dishes like Sop Buntut, and Iga Penyet. Guests can also choose from the seven different kind of Sambals served in BUME, including Bali’s favourite Sambel Matah.
Consistent with their main menu, Bale Udang Mang Engking serves variety of traditional snacks and drinks, with a modernized twist like the Tape Gulung Keju: fermented cassava filled spring rolls sprinkled with cheese and palm sugar dipping sauce.
Es Kelapa Jeruk is a guaranteed thirst quencher, while for a more exotic combo try out their Es Sarang Singaraja, Es Kelapa Sirsak Jimbaran, or Es Kelapa Cincau Tanah Lot.
To ensure service perfection, Mang Engking’s Bali branches are managed under Avilla Hospitality, which also manages several hotels around Bali. This synergy has injects luxury and hotel-quality hospitality to the guests, which further makes Bale Udang Mang Engking a famous destination among local and Asian tourists.
Beside of the bamboo bale, garden deck, floating deck, and main hall, Bale Udang Mang Engking Ubud also facilitated with musholla, souvenir shop, and snack corner that sells Sundanese as well as Balinese treats for visitors to brought home.
Bale Udang Ubud
Jl. Raya Goa Gajah, Ubud