16, Jl. Goutama Sel., Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
I walked a mile through small alleyways to find the most reputed Babi Guling place in town, found it, sat down, ordered the ´spesial´ and waited. About 5 minutes later the waitress returned to inform me that they were out of pork skin (half the reason I went), so I politely cancelled my order and walked towards home. On the way I spotted La-Mien and remembered the chef from Laramona saying their ramen was pretty decent. I don't need much encouragement.
The service was exceptionally friendly, as is in most of Indonesia, and I quickly ordered their Shoyu Ramen and sat in the window patiently.
It was a half-success. The broth on first taste was pretty decent, the noodles had a nice bite to them, the mound of vegetables was actually relief for the salty attack of the soup, the egg was a definite fail and the pork had some tender delicious spots and other tough, dry ones. As happens with many bowls, sometimes if its a bit "strong" or overpowering in the first sip, you get very palate-bored of it by the halfway point, and this was no exception. I struggled to finish more than half of the soup and concentrated instead on polishing off the noodles.
A decent effort, but with a bit of guidance this could be a winner.