We are staying in a Villa in Penastanan Village just outside of Ubud for a few weeks.
Of course, Ubud is filled to the brim with great restaurants, but sometimes when we are feeling particularly lazy on our holidays we love being able to just wander up the path to a local Warung in our neighbourhood. Penastanan is blessed with many of these.
And now we have Thai Thali to add to the list! Just 3 days ago the newly refreshed and branded Thai Thali Warung had sprung open. (Felt like it appeared overnight!) it is just down the lane (gang) behind the D’Omah/Wayan Juice shop off Jalan Penastanan Kelod. Look/ask for the directions to Gajah Biru Villas and Spa and you will find it opposite there. Here’s a map with my rudimentary markings!
We had also snuck in for a quick lunch the other day and tried items from their Indian vegetarian light meals menu. Their Puri (puffy fried Indian bread) and Alu Prantha (Indian bread stuffed with lightly spiced potato mixture) both served with Raita and pickle were tasty and filling.
Last night we tried their Thai offerings and were even more impressed by the authenticity of the cooking. The use of fresh herbs such as lemongrass, basil, galangal and kaffir lime leaves made the Gang Knew Wan Gai (green chicken curry) and Gai Pad bai Khapoa( minced chicken with chilli and basil) taste like they had just come off the streets of Bangkok!
The green chicken curry even had baby pea eggplants that are such a trademark of green curries in Thailand. Of course it makes sense because all these ingredients are easy to find in Bali.
They also gave me extra chopped green chilli in fish sauce and lime juice (nam prik) which added the just extra chilli hit I was looking for! Around Mak Mak (very, very delicious)
The total meal including 2 large beers came to a total of IR170,000 (AUD17)! See below for photos of the menu.
With a menu that focuses on simple but tasty Thai and Indian favourites, we can see this new Warung joining the list of new favourites for a quick and cheap as chips meals.
They don’t have a website yet so I have included some photos of the menu below.
And, if they are so confident that you will like the food if there is something “legit”you don’t like then your meal will be in them!