I heard so much about Bebek Tepi (and reading mixed reviews), I was rather apprehensive about having lunch here. Was it really so good? Or that bad?
Surrounded by an open green area, pretty pond and lotuses, with the constant sounds of piped fountain waters, brings a semi-meditation atmosphere. For me, time seemed to have slow down, and I finally started to relax after 2 days in the trip.
Various choices of Balinese sambal that come with the duck meals. My favorite was the chinchalok mix. Sourish and spicy at the same time!
Gado gado. Famous Indonesian dish. Fresh vegetables with peanut sauce, a nice warm salad. Connect with the food by using your hand to mix the sauce in for a change! (Please wash your hands before that of course)
We ordered 3 different versions of the duck. My absolute favorite was the fried version, which is their signature dish. It is really super crispy all the way to the last bite! Very nice with the sauce and rice. Surprisingly not dripping with oil for such a crispy morsel. Would love to have this again!
The smoked version is very smooth, more moist (of course), with a nice paste of spices which goes well with the rice as well.
The grilled duck was nice too, slightly drier than the smoked version. None of these meats were as tough in texture as the hawker centre duck rice versions we get in Singapore.
All in all, if you have have enough people at the table and are adventurous, order one of each and try them all! The restaurant offers other meats as well such as seafood, beef, chicken and pork if you want more than just duck. Wash it all down with a cold beer or fruit juice.
For me, service was a bit trying with some of the staff (not sure if they were new or it was just a language issue). Just be patient or ask to speak with the more experienced staff if there is a problem with the order.
Bebek Tepi has several establishments now in Bali, the above was based on the experience in Ubud. To find out more about their other outlets go to their website here.
For other Bali eats / Things to do
Pecel Solo (Kuta) & Malo’s (Seminyak)
Potato Head Beach Club
Naughty Nuri’s Warung Batubelig
What to do at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport?