Character, Flavor, and Value!
We visited Warung BK after a grueling trip to the immigration office in Denpasar and were rewarded with great taste, good value, and friendly company. There are only three types of meat on the menu: Babi (pork), Bebek (duck), and Kakul (snail). I don’t eat pork, but if it’s anything like the other two meats I tried, it’s succulent and delicious. I tried the Paket Sate Gule, a combo that includes generous portions of sate, curry, samba, and rice. It was the most expensive thing on the menu at 25,000 irp. Warung BK is run by Godrat, a former mechanic, and the restaurant is run out of a space which was previously his open-air garage (if you’re a fan of Ubud’s Warung Garasi, then you know the appeal.) It’s off the street and quiet. Everything is down-to-earth and funky: you’ll see his hand painted art on the walls, which adds some character and humor. The soundtrack is 80s pop, funk, and disco: expect to hear Prince and Madonna. Godrat is a friendly guy chatted with us about everything under the sun while we ate. If I haven’t convinced you to go support this local business yet, you should know there is a tiny, friendly cat. That’s all.
06 Feb 2018
Fantastic, authentic Balinese food
Wow. This warung (small, local place) feels like someone's nicely converted garage, and is located down a quiet, alley-like street that is off a busier street in Denpasar well away from the touristy places to the south. The menu is extremely limited, but oh my, the food is fantastic. They have wonderful duck and port sates (sate bebek and sate babi), both of which were so tender they melted in our mouths. We also had the Gulai Isa Babi, which is mainly pork in a thin, curry-like broth, the flavor profile of which was nothing short of exquisite. I'm still thinking about that taste 2 hours later. Each dish was 15,000 INR (just over $1 USD), and the owner speaks English fluently. If you're staying in or near Denpasar, make your way to Warung BK Bali -- it's worth it.
15 Jul 2017
Warung BK Bali
Jl. Kenyeri Gang Abimanyu no. 1 Tonja, Denpasar 80239 Indonesia