Date of Visited: 12th August 2012
Continue from Bali Day 2: (Part 1) Batuan Village, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Tirta Empul at Tampak Siring Presidential Palace & Luwak Coffee
Mount Batur in Kintamani
Without realised, it's time for lunch break and Pak Bagus stopped exactly at Kintamani district where there are abundance of restaurants offering buffet lunches set up by the hill side. One of the main reason why Kintamani district is the most popular destinations in Bali is mainly because of Mount Batur Volcano, an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Bali, Indonesia.
#1: Clear view of Mount Batur and Lake Batur in Kintamani District
#2: The buffet menu of the restaurant we patronised - Batur Sri Restaurant
Batur Sri Restaurant comprised of two floors and when we went down to the ground floor, it was less crowded and not many people compare to the top floor. By looking at the menu, it may seem that there are plenty of foods but by the time we reached, not much foods left and we were kinda disappointed.
#3: Can opt to dine outdoor if wanna enjoy the spectacular mountain view
The total damage that we paid for this buffet lunch was IDR121,000 per person (approx. to RM41) and it was really expensive, seeing that the foods were average and nothing extraordinary.
Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka
When comes to the most famous question of "What to Eat in Bali", most people will tell you to try "Babi Guling", or Balinese-style roasted suckling pig. It is huge hits among tourists and absolutely one of the local foods not to be missed. The most famous one would be in Warung Ibu Oka. Typically, it is served over rice with crispy pork skin, roasted pork, intestines, veggies and special spicy gravy in the package.
#4: Menu board
#5: Pair with Teh Botol making the dish a perfect combo
Because we were still full from our buffet lunch, hence we just simply ordered two dishes without rice for testing purpose only.
#6: Suckling pig meat with special spicy gravy
#7: Deep fried suckling pig meat
To be honest, my friends and I thought that these suckling pig meat was kinda over rated. Although the meat was very soft and tender but as for the special spicy gravy, the taste was so-so only. Frankly speaking, nothing to shout about. If you are going to Bali for the very first time, you could consider to add this into your itinerary but if you aren't, better opt for other choices.
Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka that we visited is situated in Ubud village and there is a handicraft market nearby. If you love to buy souvenirs such as fridge magnets, keychains, theme T-shirt as memento and even as gifts to friends and family, this is the place that you are looking for. The price is negotiable and most of the items we bought here were indeed cheap than other places.
#8: Ubud handicraft market
#9: Various handicrafts, arts and textiles can be found here
#10: A random temple in Ubud village
#11: My loot from Ubud market - T-shirt, fridge magnets, keychains, tote bags
We did a quick shopping around Ubud Market because we saw all the shops were almost closed. It was around 6.30pm at that moment. Not forgetting, the journey from Ubud to Kuta took roughly an hour and plus the congested traffic jam around Kuta and Legian area, hence my friends and I need to be hurry or else, we will reach our hotel quite late. By the time we reached our hotel, we were indeed exhausted and didn't bother to think of the nightlife activities. All we did was went into 24 hours convenience store to buy snacks and drinks to end our second day in Bali.
#12: Look what we found - Spongebob Squarepants Choco Banana Ice-Cream!