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“Yay Spicy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen

Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen
Cross Road Sunset Road Kuta-bali | In front of Kuta Point, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
+62 361 7452968
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Ranked #87 of 455 Restaurants in Kuta
Cuisines: Indonesian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Breda, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Yay Spicy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

At first it wasn't too clear if the line at the front desk is waiting for take-away or seating. After asking the staff we could just sit anywhere. We ordered one serving of babi guling and three drinks. I think it was around 100K. Looking around the place was filled with locals. Having waited just a little bit the babi guling was served.
Wow, I love it. The taste is great. Just the right amount of spiciness.
I would definitely come back for more.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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North Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“It's all about the pig”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The place is small, parking is non-existent, the soup bowls are badly chipped, the ceiling fan does nothing to disperse the heat - but diners are coming here in droves. For good reason. That babi guling was really good. My biggest gripe about the food: They didn't give me enough. I could eat a pile of that crispy skin and that fried "popcorn" pork. But hey - at that price, you could afford multiple servings. We paid 90,000 Rupiah (that's US$7.38) for two lunch specials and two bottles of water.

Be warned, some of the items are extremely "chili hot". I am not used to very "hot" food, but I finished it all, burning mouth and everything. I thought it was a good burn. It made me sweat like a... uh... pig. But that was a good thing in the midday Bali heat. Just bring a lot of wet-wipes and maybe a towel.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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“Bubi Guiling - Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Restaurant is located at Sunset Road, right before the intersection traffic lamp. The place is small, like any other "warung" in Bali.
The suckling pig was serve with other dishes (vegetables, dry-fried pork meat, etc) in one plate with a small cup of soup. Their portion quite small, but at the affordable price compared to the one at Ubud. The price is per plate is between Twenty Thousand to Twenty-Five Thousand.
It's very delicious, I like everything they had on that plate. Crunchy and tasty. Surely will come back and eat here in my next visit to Bali.
The place may be a bit small but the price is very reasonable, and if you are in Bali do drop by and give a try, please take note that they also do take away.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A must try at Bali”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

A humble stall with succulent babi gulling at Seminyak. The stadard rice set (IDR25,000), with succulent babi gulling, crispy grilled pork skin, spiced pork satay and flavourful sambal/chilli blend is a must try. It's very spicy but it's a real authentic Indonesian taste. You may want to bring wet wipes and sanitary spray along.

Visited December 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great suckling pig!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Don't look at the place, it's very "normal", yet be patient and wait till your dish arrives. I ordered the suckling pig platter and teh botol. The suckling pig is amazing!! It was just beyond my expectation. The parking situation is a bit difficult since the place is just before the corner and there is almost none parking space in front of it. We parked our car across the street and passed the street, a bit scary but we managed. It was totally worth it after eating though.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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