The menu at Ibu Rai Bar & Restaurant has a nice presentation. The food is arranged neatly and classy. Perfecto! That is the right word to describe the taste of Grilled King Prawn, restaurant specials menu that contains shrimp using spices, potatoes, and vegetables. Sweet and sour sauce is so perfect that makes the tongue really rocking. While another menu worth to be tried is Cashew Ginger Chicken. It is not less perfect than Grilled King Prawn. Sweet soy sauce soaks into the chicken meat that spiced with ginger before. Cashew nuts and vegetables become complement to the menu that makes it such a unique thing. The freshness of the ingredients used for the menu can be tasted. Not only that the entire food menu at this restaurant does not use MSG (Mono Sodium Glutamate, artificial flavor).
Ibu Rai - one of the first warungs visited by westerners in Ubud. My mom recalls sitting with Ibu Rai in 1975 on Monkey Forest Road when it was a dirt path and there was no electricity in Ubud. Ibu Rai had a little cart-style warung where she served 'Black Bean Soup' with fried onions and chiles tossed in. She and my Dad would sit and pick up Indonesian and Balinese with the beautiful Ibu Rai for 100 rps. While Ibu Rai has passed, her heart and soul live on through her Grandson. He has expanded the menu and every day drives to Sanur to pick up fresh seafood for the day. Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, Ibu Rai's will deliver mouth watering food with an amazing vibe. Try the Tom Yum soup, with chicken avocado Bali salad and wash it down with a fresh mojito. Ibu Rai's is a must in Ubud.
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BALI : The island’s rich cultural heritage is visible everywhere – in over 20,000 temples and palaces, in many colorful festivals and ceremonies (including tooth filings and cremations), in drama, music, and dance.
Here is a bit information we can share for you all that where are our restaurant located exactly at Jalan Monkey Forest - Ubud and close to foot ball field. Welcoming you in Ubud and especially to our restaurant would be our great honor.
Ubud Village is a traditional village supervising 13 Banjar (group of community) and 6 custom countryside. It is located in Ubud sub district, Gianyar Regency and about 20 km from Denpasar Town. Ubud Vilage can be reached within 30 minutes or 15 minutes from Gianyar Town and this place is situated in the high land about 300 meter above sea level. Ubud is surrounded by the good temperature compare with other regions in Bali where the temperatures are relative cool that is ideally for everyone to stay in this beautiful place. This village is occupied 9.800 peoples which most of them are Hindu. They able to keep the environment naturally so that way this place usually used by many tourist/people/actors to get the art inspiration.
Stephanie Mee visits one of the stalwart dining venues on Ubud’s Monkey Forest Road and finds some fab and funky fusion.
Like pearls on the side of Jl. Monkey Forest, the beauty of Ibu Rai Bar & Restaurant exterior will immediately steal the attention of tourists passing by in front of it. The gate decorated with vines and the dim lights becomes guest greeters. Marked trinkets of love and pink flowers scattered throughout the room. The artistic interior design with a touch of classy taste that blends Balinese traditional and modern elements makes the restaurant look beautiful. Intimate ambiance is seen at every corner of the restaurant. There are guests who mostly are foreign tourists engrossed in conversation. There are also some couples who come to enjoy romantic dining.
Ibu Rai Restaurant is located on Jalan Monkey Forest Ubud near the big football field. In the evenings the restaurant is charmingly lit and it is almost always packed with people...
So finally, we decided to have dinner here too. I'm glad we did, because it was a very surprising treat.
As soon as we opened the menu we immediately saw a picture of a beautiful old lady and we started to read her story.