It might be a stretch to call this hole in the wall fronted by a smoking barbecue grill a true warung. Sure, it’s open to the road and has a corrugated metal roof, but Naughty Nuri’s, as its Westernized name might suggest, is perhaps better known for its mean martinis and sashimi than its Indonesian dishes.
Blame owners for the eclectic, warung-meets-Irish-pub vibe: Isnuri Suryatmi, an ambitious amateur chef from Java, and her husband, Brian Kenney Aldinger, an American expat. The couple opened this roadside cafe in 1995 because Ms. Suryatmi , who goes by the nickname Nuri, loves to cook and Mr. Aldinger loves to eat out and socialize.
Every Thursday is sushi night, and it’s usually standing room only. The two-room restaurant — covered with framed newspaper articles, drawings from local artists and photos of regulars — is a favorite meeting spot for the island’s expats, who gossip over ruby red tuna picked up that day at the harbor in Benoa.
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l. Raya Sanggingan - Ubud
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After from Nuris, we visited a temple near to Ubud area.
Temples have a special meaning to the Balinese and are places
where people make contacts with their gods, through numerous social and religious ceremonies.
There are some rules you need to take note before you enter the temple.
Here's a list that I found from the internet.
You are not allowed to enter the temple if you are;
I was on period. What a lucky day!
My period was supposed to be earlier! and it came late!
It came on the first day of my trip like whadddd!
Okay. This is so out of topic.
After asking the person in charge, I was told that it's okay to enter the temple
as long as I didn't get into the water/pool.
Short is not allowed.
That's why I need to wear that Sarong before entering the temple.
You'll see this kind of typical monument or gate almost everywhere.
Here's some pictures of the temple.
The Holy Spring Water that I didn't have a chance to experience *so sad*
After from the temple, we went to watch Kecak Dance!
Kecak (pronounced [ˈketʃaʔ], alternate spellings: Ketjak and Ketjack)
is a form of Balinese dance and music drama,
originated in the 1930s Bali and is performed primarily by men,
although a few women's kecak groups exist as of 2006.
Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece,
performed by a circle of 150 or more performers
wearing checked cloth around their waists,
percussively chanting "cak" and throwing up their arms,
depicts a battle from the Ramayana where the monkey-like Vanara
helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana.
However, Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.
To be very honest, I found the show quite boring.
Simply because, I am not familiar with the story-line lol.
This is my problem! =P
The most interesting part of the performance is at the end!
The whole performance took almost an hour.
Hanuman being burned in Lanka,
a Ramayana episode in Kecak dance performance.
A picture with the performer.
Watch this video that I recorded! =)