(Jl. Gootama No.13, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571)
Having spent the better part of the morning reading blogs and articles about the food scene in Ubud, this restaurant kept popping up consistently, with many people raving about their Coconut Curry Noodles with Chicken. Not one to fancy missing out on an epic bite, I gathered my thoughts and headed over two blocks west. The small restaurant was already packed to the brim with smiling customers, and the familiar complaint of a foreigner saying "It's too spicy, I cannot eat".
I ordered the "legendary" Chicken Coconut Curry Noodles and an ice cold Bintang.
The dish was immensely attractive when it arrived at the table, laden with fresh herbs, vibrant colours and a rich peppering of chilli (I asked for it spicy, and after checking twice, she agreed). The food was spot on in terms of noodles, tender chicken, great assortment of herbs, spices, vegetables to give it depth and diversity. The only issue with almost all things coconut-milky, is that it gets very heavy to eat after a few spoonfuls. I face the same issue in Thailand with Green Curry, unless the restaurant thins it out which is preferable.
All in all, this was a good meal, just bordering on the nauseating after consuming half the bowl. Perhaps if a couple went they could share this along with another dish and that might be the perfect amount, because you really can have too much of a good thing.