last lunch at Bali.. I remember feeling so sad since it was our last day in the beautiful Bali haha.. anyway, my mom's friend suggested us to eat at Ayam Betutu Khas Gilimanuk.. actually I have seen this restaurant in Jakarta, but haven't got the chance to try.. it was so eye-catching due to the mascot on their banners..
between the hot Kuta and packed traffic, we managed to reach this restaurant and get ourselves a table.. the restaurant was quite full since it was lunch time.. nothing was really special about the restaurant.. it was just a medium-sized warung, located in Kuta area.. no air-conditioner and dominated with long tables and chairs..
we decided to picked Ayam Betutu Khas Gilimanuk (Rp65,000 - whole chicken).. it was told that this is one of Balinese favorite dish.. it was actually chicken cooked for almost 8 hours with various herbs and spices, creating a very unique and delicious taste.. the chicken was so tender and the herbs was really, really delicious.. I mean, the three of us finished the whole chicken, that chicken must be really good, right? haha.. and it was not too spicy for my tongue, not like what I've read in other food blogs..
whole chicken of Ayam Betutu is accompanied by a plate of plecing kangkung, (boiled water spinach topped with chili), peanuts and sambal matah (Balinese sambal consisted of chopped red onion and fresh chili).. their sambal matah is really delicious.. I love it :)
we also added a few more dishes.. since it was our last day, I think we became a little compulsive in ordering food haha.. we had three pieces of sate lilit (Rp2,500 each).. I think their sate lilit was just standard, nothing was really special.. or perhaps, we were too amazed by the Betutu chicken? I don't know haha..
another dish to come is Lawar Ayam (Rp17,000).. here, the lawar is rather different than what we had in Warung Bakas.. here, lawar was mixture of shredded chicken and unripe jackfruits.. it was quite good, but not too special.. actually I like the one in Warung Bakas better..
overall, I would say that eating the Betutu chicken was a nice experience.. a nice family feast :)
Ayam Betutu Khas Gilimanuk
Jl. Raya Tuban No. 2 X, Kuta, Bali
Ph.: 62361 757 535