The Best Pig
Ate at Ibu Oka yesterday and was disappointed. It was nothing like the one I ate on my first trip to Ubud deveral years ago and again just a couple of years ago. The meat was too thinly sliced and the skin was leathery. I went to Gung Cung today and it more than made-up for yesterday's disappointment. Larger serving and the skin was crisp and crackling. Much cheaper too!
29 Dec 2018
Ate at Ibu Oka one day (pretty good) and Gung Cung the next day (soooooo much better). We liked the rooftop area - a nice breeze and a view into a small family temple. The pork was much juicier than Ibu Oka. The highlight for me, though, was the pork soup that came with the special. It was spicy and flavorful, and drizzling a little of the broth on the rice gave everything an extra kick.
18 Dec 2018
Forget Ibu Oka....go where the locals go!
If you are in Ubud and searching for Babi Guling, Ibu Oka will come up tops. 55k IDR for meat only and 60K IDR for meat with 1 piece of crispy skin. The place is packed...with tourist. Meat-so so, skin- fantastic. Sold out damn fast but strangely, no locals. On the other hand, Gung Cung is packed with locals. Loads of locals ordering takeaways. Located on the same street as Ibu Oka, it is just a good 250m or so away. 25K IDR with rice, meat, 1 piece of crispy skin, deep fried intestine, a piece of sausage and all the condiments mixed together. Simply heavenly. The chilli is damn good. Small but packs a punch! Lips got burnt, sweat like hell but simply can’t stop. The chilli is really damn good! In short, if you want authentic and good stuff, trust the locals and go Gung Cung. If you want the touristy experience, go ahead with Ibu Oka.
15 Dec 2018
Gung Cung Babi Guling
Jalan Suweta No. 23, Ubud Indonesia