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Kakiang, for many years the lone star bakery in the Ubud, and one of the most popular cafes in the area, expanded by opening a 2nd outlet, a garden café

In the Cheap Eat Street of Jln. Goutomo is Ryoshi Group’s La-Mien, Ramen Noodles are what most come here for, a meal in a bowl for less than $5.

Miso Chasiu Ramen is those noodles, greens and slices of pork confit in miso soup. Shoyu Chasiu Ramen combines the ramen noodles extra slices of pork confit, a boiled egg and greens, in shoyu soup.

Also many snacks [those wonderful Gyoza] and other light meals…the Best new Cheap Eat of Bali.

Kakiang, for many years the lone star bakery in the Ubud, and one of the most popular cafes in the area, expanded by opening a 2nd outlet, a garden café [utilizing the space to establish a much larger bakery] at Nagi Village, north of Andong. A proven product. Along Raya Pengosekan at Ubud’s south an ever increasing number of budget-priced restaurants have been opening. 

This year the cuisine choice increased with Budha Bowl, Asian food in a bowl from the same Thai owner/chef who operates the successful Warung Siam on Jln. Goutoma.  Le Moulin is a French creperie, offering a big range of crepes, some standard but most very unusual; stuffed with slices of duck, or beef tenderloin. They also have vegetarian, fruit and a range of savoury crepes. Latest addition to this stretch is Yasmin, styled as Middle Eastern, under the same management as Ubud’s Cuban Havana,  they offer Shisha Pipes with a variety of flavoured tobaccos as well as all day breakfasts and grills.

They also have tagines even though they are North African, not Middle Eastern and Meze [from Turkey], which makes it more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern.

To the east, where that road is still Jln. Hanoman, in the banjar of Padang Tegal, Monsieur Spoon, the French Bakery already established in Canggu, Umulas and Kerobokan has now opened an outlet [next to Ryoshi and Bebek Bengil].

Their specialty is their croissants, breads and quiches. Breakfast is eggs any which way with salmon, bacon, avocado or even a chicken burger. The very French Croque Monsieur [ham, cheese and béchamel sandwich] as well as the Croque Madame [same but with fried egg in top] are always available.Restaurant Abels is found on Jln. Raya Penestanan, to the west of Ubud. It is an air-con restaurant run by locals with vast international experience. Chef/owner Harry Abels Budihardjo was previously at Mandif’s Teatro Gastroteque.

The menu includes Crispy Squid with cauliflower, torch ginger and chilli, Mackerel with daikon, tomato and mahi dumplings. The Fried Chicken is with lime, tamarind and pickled cabbage.The Renon food loop, east of Denpasar, continues to see many new places open, and close.

One of the best newbies has been Crispy Duck, the name of a dish that is revered by the Ubud Balinese and the many busloads of domestic tourists from Java and beyond, but viewed with a curious but slight puzzlement by western tourists. Whilst they do serve Crispy Duck it represents only about 2% of the large varied menu.

They have a mix of many cuisines, starting with many salads and soups [Mee Siam, noodles in a soup with prawns, chilli and egg, Seafood Ramen and that Thai, now Bali, standard of Tom Yum Goong], There is also a complete range of Burgers including an unusual one of Pulled Duck, shredded duck meat with lettuce, cheese, onion and tomato in a sesame seed bun.

 

Source and photo credit: Balieats.com

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