Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vigorous Fish Soup at Warung Mak Beng - Bali

Hola Biters!

June, I bet its a happy month for students. Yes! School holiday is on. That means lazying around, doing nothing, barbeque grill and beers Coke freeflow.  That means flying off to the coolest tourism spot all over Indonesia. If Bali happen to be on your itinerary, I hope the series I posted on Bali culinary is on for a good cause. You still got to eat when you travel right? Might as well add some fun and make your belly happy then. In case you missed it, you should check out Kafe Moka around Seminyak and Sate Penyu around Kuta.

This time I'll take you through the well acclaimed Warung Mak Beng at Jalan Hang Tuah, Sanur, just a few steps from the beach. By acclaimed I really meant curated, as the famous foodie Pak Bondan has tasted their specialty soup and pull up two thumbs for it. In other word this is 'maknyus' - certified Mak Beng Fish Soup.

The first moment I tasted this particular soup I was in awe. All the freshness you can imagine from a fish broth. The sweet savory smell of the spices. Its simply invigorating. And not to mention the soft pillowy fish. From what I heard they use a special breed of fish, some said it is Tribang, some said it is Sinangin. I don't know how to distinguish the two, but I know so well it is gooood.

And if that's not enough for you, they have something more, meet Mak Beng Fried Fish. This one is a feast for those who are more inclined toward sizzling hot meal.  See that chunk of chili sauce on the back? Now that thing is THE thing. One sip of it is more than enough to get your mouth watery. Two sip to get your nose runny. And after the fourth, you'll get all that tingling in your head sensation from having a super hot chili. This is what I came here for. All these for no more than 22K.

In my personal opinion, this is surely a not-to-miss culinary spot in Bali. I even bought two full pack of Mak Beng chili for my own enjoyment. I still have some of it in my fridge. Come and get some if you're that curious. ; )

Smile on, Shine on

Fellexandro Ruby
Self-made Chili Sauce Sommelier and of course Food Photographer

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  1. I've braced myself before clicking the link to this post. but oh. i'm way too weak. YOU MAKE ME HUNGRY! HARR HARR HARR... *gulp*

  2. warung Mak Beng is My favorite..when i was in bali..visit Warung Mak Beng is a must...huaaaaaa...jadi laparr...

  3. @FEBEE: agree! from now on Mak Beng is a must too. =D planning to take my parents to taste its goodness ;)


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