Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku - Ubud, Bali (Lebaran 2012)

Upon landing in Bali, this is the first restaurant I went. It was just slightly past lunch time and FW was getting cranky by the minute. He was certain that he wanted Nasi Ayam Kedewatan for lunch and the fact it's situated in Ubud, close by our hotel, I had no issue about it. 

To be honest, I didn't quite understand what is the big deal about this place until I had my first plate....and I'm hooked for life! One of the most spiciest plate of Nasi Ayam I had ever tasted, and you don't get to hear me say 'kepedesan' very often (very rarely actually). I have a high threshold for chili but this made me have tears in my eyes! Bloody good chili! And I even bought a kilo of the chili and took it back to the hotel and home to Jakarta. It's awesome !! A definite must try for chili lovers out there :)
Menu : Nasi Ayam Kedewatan
Price : RP 15,000
Score : 9.5 / 10

>> After nearly one month passed since I actually sat down and ate this plate of rice, I am now still able to drool just by looking at the picture and imagining the taste dancing on my taste buds. This is probably the best food I had ever eaten in Bali. Yes, bali is famous for the pork and their duck but damn! This is the Kings and Queens of all rice dishes I had ever tasted. I may sound 'hyperbolic' but these are my honest words.

I really think the secret weapon lies in their chili. My goodness! Eat a spoonful of it and I guarantee you'll blow your brains out. I loooooove chili and I couldn't remember when was the last time I was running for icy cold water wanting to ease off the heat from my mouth. This plate of chili really brought me there. It was extremely HOT !!!! And it actually made me have tears and made my lips rather swollen. The rice itself is cheap (Rp 15,000 or around only USD 1.80) and also generous with their meat, veges and other fillings. If I ended up broke while in Bali, I'll probably spend my money here and still manage to get a decent meal !!! This is not only worth your money but also worth your time for traveling all the way to Ubud.

Nasi Ayam Kedewatan Ibu Mangku
Jl. Raya Kedewatan 2 No. 18, Ubud Bali
Phone : +62 (0361) - 974795


  1. Excellent post I enjoyed reading you articles.
    ow, after I read this article arose a great desire to visit there. Indonesia is the country's most wanted me to visit, from now on I will be raising money for a trip to Bali. i love adventure, and dreaming explore the world.....

    1. thanks chehhhhhhhhhh

  2. Hi there..

    thank u for ur time reading, appreciate it :)
    Should definitely pay a visit to Bali, wouldn't regret any bit of it!

  3. I didn't find the nasi ayam campur at Ibu Mangku very spicy at all. Warung Mardika, just up the road, serves a much spicier, and to my palate tastier, nasi ayam. The curry soup is way hotter and so is the sambal. Flavors of the ayam betutut are more robust. It's also about 10k rupiah cheaper.