Our driver pointed out where Ibu Oka is as we approached Ubud, but once we got there the guy in front of the shop redirected us up the road. We assumed there were several branches in the area, a bit uncertain of what we were really walking towards but it all became clear once we saw the signs. It is a fair walk in through alleyways until we reached the restaurant. It was less busy than the first one and felt a little more serene over looking some lush green scenery.
Ibu Oka came up a lot when researching what to eat in Ubud, they are known for their roast suckling pig and so that is the star of their very limited menu. You could order crispy pork skin, pork meat or fried pork by itself OR as a combination (the “Special”) – which is probably the best way to try it all. Accompanied with rice and spicy vegetables, it was definitely a tasty feast. We were so tempted to order a plate of just pork skin, but resisted! mmm that crispy goodness though! Oh and of course re-hydrate with a bottle of Teh Botol (Jasmine tea… or really, just sugary water), that was probably the only time we had it the entire trip! Not bad for a $6/person feed that filled us up just right.
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