IO – Eating by open, vast, green rice fields is sensational, especially for bustle-and-hustle city people. Imagine this: gazing over breathtaking lush paddy fields stretched out before your very eyes. On the table, hot crispy fried duck meat and rice are served. Only a plate of scrumptious food might not be sufficient to indulge ourselves.
Eating by the rice field is a concept offered by Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant in Ubud, Bali. The name Bebek Tepi Sawah really suits the atmosphere, a mesmerizing place to visit when boredom strikes and exhausting routines start to take the life out of you.
Bebek Tepi Sawah Ubud is located on Goa Gajah Street, Banjar Teges, Peliatan Village, Ubud, Bali. It is accessible with a spacious parking lot, close to the Goa Gajah tourist destination and Ubud Monkey Forest.
Guests can dine at tables or in the gazebos by the mini rice fields. With the sun shining bright, we chose to eat at the gazebo, longing for a gentle breeze.
While waiting for our orders, we walked through the rice field and found numerous fascinating spots to take selfies or family pictures.
Assorted duck with the three sambals
The crispy fried duck is the musttry menu everyone should order. The duck meat is deep dry-fried up to a crunchy skin. It is crispy on the outside and juicy, savory duck meat on the inside. We barely smell the typical odor of duck meat. Yum!
Eating delicious crispy fried duck would be tasteless without the presence of sambal. Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant offers you their three main sambals. The Matah sambal is a mix of fresh sliced shallots, chilies, and salt dipped in coconut oil. Sambal Goreng Embe primarily consists of fried onions. The last one is Sambal Ulek, a mixture of fried red chilies, tomatoes, shrimp paste, and salt.
Hot rice, crispy fried duck, sambal and asparagus bean stew are mind-blowing combinations. The beautiful nuances of the rice fields add to the excitement.
The other duck dish is Bebek Timbungan. The unique about this duck dish is the cooking process. The duck meat is roasted while kept inside bamboo. It is super juicy, and the seasoning seeps into the meat. The bamboo aroma enhances the roasted duck scent. Both the Roasted duck and Betutu duck are typical Balinese food.
Tempting non-duck menus
What if you don’t fancy duck? Bebek Tepi Sawah provides other menus: Sate Kakul Lalah Manis is one to choose from. Sate Kakul is a satay portion of small sweet and spicy land snails. The snails’ satay is a traditional Ubud dish, often an exciting choice for foreign tourists.
And if you prefer chicken over duck, you may order Grilled Cock Fighting Chicken, sound funny, huh? But the tender chicken meat is simply irresistible. It is also served with the three sambals of Bebek Tepi Sawah. Besides the duck, the Betutu seasoning also comes in the chicken menu.
Satay Lilit is also another excellent choice for chicken lovers. The grilled minced chicken meat is wrapped around lemongrass stalks and served with hot rice. A portion gives you six pieces of big, tender Satay Lilit.
Bebek Tepi Sawah also has various fish dishes with Matah sambal as its best-choice condiment. Although the fish come in different types and shapes, the restaurant manages to serve them in delectable menus with their own seasoning.
So, what will your order, once you get to Bebek Tepi Sawah?