Last weekend, we went up to Ubud for the day to see a few places. First stop was Gaya Ceramics on the main road where we spent most of the morning chatting with Marcello and Miki about their amazing work and seeing the ceramics being made. Next stop was a tour of the Como Shambhala estate which was impressive - the location right by the river gorge and the feeling of being completely surrounded by nature. Trekking up and down the property made us hungry which is what brought us to our penultimate stop - lunch at Ubud's infamous Naughty Nuri's Warung .
Naughty Nuri's is well-known for its' killer martinis, rowdy mix of expats and locals and barbecued ribs and this is what we went there for. The place was packed - communal tables filled with groups enjoying cold bottles of Bintang and plates of their famous ribs. As soon as we found a space, we sat at on one of the benches and placed our order - two ribs, one mashed potato, one rice, two iced teas. While waiting for our ribs which were being grilled right behind me on the roadside barbecue, we watched the crowd around us enjoy their lunch and fanned ourselves silly. Soon enough, two plates of sticky-looking rib racks with half a lime were plonked onto the wooden table along with a bowl of garlicky-mash and another of steamed rice. We squirted the lime juice onto the piping hot ribs and dug in. Were they good? Yes! Was it worth the trip and the heat? Yes again! There were lots of people standing around waiting to sit so after our lunch, we did as the large sign near the front said "Eat, Pay Leave." Naughty Nuri's is a dive, one with a sense of humor and delicious ribs.
(Across the road from Neka Museum)
Jl. Raya Sanggingan
Telephone: +62 361 977 547
Open daily from 8am - 10pm