Amazing organic food, at a farm among rice paddies
Posted on 05 / 27 / 2012
5 stars, I don't care what happycow says (non-vegetarian restaurants limited to 4 stars).
Probably my favorite of the places I've eaten in Bali. Amazing location overlooking rice paddies, in a beautiful area to hike around. It's far enough from town to be quiet. Great red rice, the nasi campur (Bali dish composed of a set of small items) included a great tempeh manis, which is tied with Warung Sopa for the best tempeh I've ever had.
One downside for sensitive vegetarians is that it does overlook part of the farm. Among the rice paddies, we could see chickens and ducks, mostly free, but a few were in cages. A handler fed them and pet them (tenderly FWIW), but most likely they were on their way to being eaten. On the one hand, this is how I believe meat farming should happen -- in the open air, free roaming animals, transparent and open to visitors.
Pro-tip: arrive early. We sat down at 10:30 for lunch, and it was nearly empty. As we were leaving it became more crowded and service was slower.
beautiful view, fresh organic food