Great Balinese nasi campur
Just off Sanur beach, Jalan Ayu Segara (on left as leaving beach)
Made Weti’s is a great local Sanur warung that’s been serving up a Balinese version of Indonesia’s famed nasi campur, or mixed dishes with steamed white rice, for around 25 years. Ibu Weti knows her stuff.
Tucked away on a road running just off Sanur beach, it’s quite easy to find — look for the standing-room-only crowds who’ll be congregating on the footpath outside the kiosk-style restaurant from 08:00 until around midday. Get there earlier rather than later to ensure there are still dishes left.
On our visit we tucked into a generous serving of ayam betutu, or chicken in a Balinese bumbu spice paste, shredded ayam panggang, also beautifully spiced, a Balinese urap, or salad, featuring bean sprouts and other greens with coconut, and a boiled egg with a dollop of fiery tomato sambal. A mound of steamed white rice on the side, served from a basket, rounds off the Balinese version of a fast food meal.
Price? 20,000 rupiah. The classic addition of a chilled Teh Botol on the side added 2,500 rupiah. They keep it simple here, with the only other drinks on offer local tea, coffee and water.
Pull up a wooden bench and eat with a plate perched over your lap, cheek by jowl with the local crowd, or if you’re lucky you’ll be able to grab a table with a plastic tablecloth, which may or may not have been wiped down after the previous customer. Who cares? It’s about the food here, and it’s excellent.
The warung is located at the beach end of Jalan Segara Ayu, which is the road running down to Sanur beach directly from McDonalds on the bypass. Frankly, we don’t know how McDonald’s competes.