Warung Bodag Maliah

20 10 2009

Last weekend, I have the chance to go to this “warung” I’ve read on Bali Advertiser. What interest me to go there is it’s situated in the middle of lush rice fields in Ubud as part of Sari Organik Farms and I’ve never seen rice fields in Ubud (I wasn’t aware that Ubud has a very vast rice fields until I came there). On googling and searching for the address I got bits and pieces of where I should go to find this place.
Finally took of with some friends and headed to Ubud on Sunday for a late breakfast and after asking to a beautiful Balinese girl down the road, we finally found it.

To find this place, from Ubud Main Road (Jl. Raya Ubud), head west to Campuhan, just before Campuhan Bridge, there’s a small ascending road on right hand side to Abangan Bungalow. From there park next to the bungalow (if you’re driving) and then continue the journey on foot since the road is not passable by car. It takes about 800 metres to reach the warung from the entrance. If you’re riding a motorbike you can still go through the road and park in the warung or call them and ask them to pick you up. But I prefer to walk just like many of the guests I met along the road because you will never get bored of the sight and panoramic view of the lush rice fields and surroundings.

Farm Entrance

Farm Entrance

Sari Organik Info

Sari Organik

Pathway

Pathway

Rice Fields

Rice Fields

Rice Fields

Rice Fields

Rice Fields

Rice Fields

The name of the “warung” is Bodag Maliah which means overflowing basket in Balinese. As the name of the farms it is located in (Sari Organik), all menu served in this place are organic. It’s just as fresh as you can get since the rice, fruits, and vegetables are locally grown and they’re organic. Organic and Raw food lovers will find this place awesome.

The warung itself has cool relaxing atmosphere and cozy, not to mention the surrounding view. Got the chance to talk with Ibu Nila, the owner of the warung and farm who run the place with her husband, she said it’s been 3 years and the word about this place spreads from people to people as the place always has visitors from all around the world.

The Warung

The Warung

Warung Bodag Maliah

Warung Bodag Maliah

Interior

Interior

Menu Book

Menu Book

Me and my friends ordered Warm Feta Cheese Salad, Chicken Salad, and Beet Salad. As for the very fresh drinks, we had Kambucha Tea (tea that comes from fermenting Kombucha mushroom and it’s believed to be beneficial to health; my mom used to make this drink many years ago), Lemon Squash, and Pink Treat (blended sweet potato, beet, pineapple, apple, mint).

Beet Salad

Beet Salad

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Warm Feta Cheese Salad

Warm Feta Cheese Salad

Kambucha-Lemon Squash-Pink Treat

Kambucha-Lemon Squash-Pink Treat

There are main course available, but since we went there for a late breakfast and was going to eat at another place afterward we only ate appetizers. After done eating, you can continue walking around the farm or walk back to where you came from and quickly come back there any time soon 🙂

Sari Organik Farm (Warung Bodag Maliah)
Subak Sok Wayah, Ubud
Bali, Indonesia

Tel: +62 (361) 780 1839 or +62 (361) 972 087
Email: sari-organik@hotmail.com





September and October 2009 in Bali

12 09 2009

It’s been a long time since I blogged. Few things have changed, work location (from Kuta to Suwung, just before Sanur), bike to work whenever I can, and had my office pc downgraded recently 😥

Anyway, it’s now September and there will be lots of upcoming events here in Bali and it’s gonna be holiday season pretty much until the beginning of next year. There are 2 events has already passed last month, Legian Beach Festival and Sanur Village Festival. Both were a success just like their previous years.

This September, a well-known event to people residing in Bali and Bali’s frequent visitors is Bali’s 7th Kuta Karnival on 19th-27th September. The 6th was previously held on October last year. My favourite part in the event, which is The Food Festival, will be held from 25th-27th September, in the last 3 days of Kuta Karnival. I’ve wrote last year’s food fest part here.

Up next is Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF), from 7th-11th October 2009 the event will bring writers and readers from all around the world. There will be a lot of talks, discussions, and workshops all around Ubud. You can check out their complete programs on their website.

Still on October, in conjuction with UWRF, the next event is Balinale 2009 International Film Festival. This event will highlights international and national movies. An event not to be missed by movie goers or film lovers. There are also workshops will be held in this events. Check out the details on the website.

In addition to Ubud’s going to be more and already vibrant town, it’s in the news that Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt will be shooting Eat, Pray, and Love all around Bali and mostly in Ubud in October as well.

Those events are gonna be awesome events and start planning your holiday now!!





May Day

1 05 2009

This post has nothing to do with May Day actually.

Thought I just write something since I haven’t update the post for months and right now I don’t have much to do. (let’s keep the latter secret okay ;))

Have been quite busy doing my work lately but the interesting part was a holiday to Singapore on long weekend from 9-12 April with some friends from the office.
It was free tickets for round trip (Air Asia just opened the route from Bali to Singapore so there was a free seat promo), we only paid for the taxes so there were lots of colleagues going there as well.

Met my school and college friends who now worked and lived there. But the most interesting part would be eating and walking around the city (and nation)!
By impulse, tried 3 different egg tarts from 3 different booth (One in Bugis, one in Chinatown, and the last one in Vivo City) on my way around probably just to compare the taste with my home made egg tarts. It was all good though =P~

The other objective I had was to visit McDonalds there, why you asked?
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009

6 01 2009

December was my longest holiday this year. Out of 20 working days (public holidays not included), I only worked like less than 8 days. I took my leave from 9-19 Dec. Back to Bali just to work for another 3 days (22-24 Dec) and got back to Jakarta again on 24th afternoon. Collective leave for Christmas and New Year from 26 until 2nd January was too good to be spent in Bali as Bali was totally crowded with tourists from Christmas until New Year.

For my first leave from 9-19 Dec, had to go back to Jakarta because of my cousin’s wedding and had to be best man for him. But after the wedding, me and my relatives went for a tour de Java on chartered bus. The route taken was Bekasi – Tasikmalaya – Magelang (Borobudur) – Yogyakarta – Solo (Surakarta) – Mount Bromo – Malang – Surabaya – Tuban – Semarang – Cirebon – Bekasi in just 5 days and the only day we all slept in a hotel was in Surabaya…totally ass-torturing trip O.o
But it was worth the journey…

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October’s Last Saturday’s Trip

9 11 2008

On Saturday the 25th, I had a friend took me to try this so called fish rice. So, I rented a motorcycle (I don’t have any driving license though, but don’t tell the police about it yeah?) and meet up with him at McDonald’s on Jimbaran. So after driving passed through Extreme Toys and just right next to a gas station on the way heading to Nusa Dua, we stopped at this warung called “Sari Mertha”. There wasn’t anything stand out from this warung, you might just passed it without knowing it was there. So, we had this rice with slices of mini eggplant, steamed fish wrapped in banana leaf, bakwan jagung (indonesian corn fritters), pieces of fish meat, and 2 sticks of fish satay accompanied with fish soup. I’ve to say the soup, rice, and satay in overall was great. Not many people know about this place, most of the visitors are local Balinese.

Fish Rice Set

Fish Rice Set

Fish Rice Set

Fish Rice

After our tummy felt pretty good, knew it by some burping and belching, we headed to Padang-Padang beach. It’s located down the south from Dreamland beach. It’s still pretty secluded and not as commercial as Dreamland (yet). It wasn’t to wavy that day and met 2 surfers who left the beach because the waves weren’t too good. Padang-Padang beach is usually one of the surfer’s beach, just like Dreamland. To reach the beach from the street, we have to walk down the stairways between 2 cliffs because the beach is surrounded by cliffs.

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