Experience the rich flavours of Indonesian cuisine with the new menu at Sawah Terrace. The all-day dining restaurant at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, has a stunning selection of the nation’s finest dishes cooked with passion by the culinary team under the leadership of Executive Sous Chef Bayu Retno Timur.
The dining experience is an elevated traditional style that starts with handwashing with lime, pandan and lime leaf-infused water, followed by a stone bowl filled with lalapan – raw mixed vegetables – served with spicy sambal and accompanying local crackers to enjoy while perusing the menu.
The choices range the archipelago and the restaurant advises that guests choose a few dishes and share them family style for the most enjoyment. As befits a truly Indonesian meal, steamed rice is continually available with a choice of either plain, red or coconut rice. Firm favourites on the menu include a fragrant oxtail soup, grilled river prawns, slow-cooked beef cheek rendang, spicy basil woku red snapper, bebek betutu and salted egg prawns.
The desserts take the traditional flavours of much-loved family classics and raise them to the next level. The tape uli is based on fermented rice, while the es dawet nangka and cendol is based on jackfruit; both are served with a scoop of ice cream and are refreshing.
A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails incorporates the nation’s herbs and fruit, with vodka, lemongrass, holy basil and passion fruit making up the Wantilan; gold tequila, lychee, mango and kaffir lime leaf in the Candra Surya; and lychee, strawberry, apple and ginger ale in the Eksotis Bedugul.
Set overlooking the rushing Ayung River and the resort’s own organic garden, this is true dining with nature.
- Salted Egg Prawns
- Ikan Kakap Woku
- Gurita Panggang Kesuna Cekuh
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Jalan Kedewatan, Ubud
Bali 80571, Indonesia
T: (+62) 3614792777
Exquisite Taste June – August 2019