A zen atmosphere and honest cuisine
Warung Laba Laba is a relatively affordable restaurant with around 10 tables.
It is located in Jalan Hanoman, the street that is perpendicular to Jalan Raya Ubud; around 1km away from Ubud’s Palace and only 1 short kilometre away from the monkey forest. The neighbourhood is a very touristic area: full of guesthouses and restaurants.
The setting is pleasant and the atmosphere is zen thanks to the Balinese music and the wooden furniture (in fact you will feel like being in a spa!).
Discrete but cheerful welcome and the menu is in English. This warung serves revisited Indonesian specialties and several occidental dishes (salad, sandwiches and sweet crepes).
What did we try out for you?
Garlic bread for IDR 8,000 (€0.5): was a bad idea. It was correct but fairly meagre with only a slice and a half of white bread topped with very little garlic.
Ayam Tutu Ala Warung Laba Laba for IDR 39,500 (€2.5): 2 pieces of stir-fried chicken breasts with a mix of Balinese spices (ginger, shallots, garlic, turmeric and lemongrass) served with white rice and sautéed mixed vegetables with many spices. Good quantity and well presented however lacking taste, almost bland.
Sambal Udang for IDR 43,000 (€2.7): shrimps with a slightly spicy tomato sauce and Balinese basil. The many shrimps (at least fifteen) and the outer layer were partly removed. This dish was better than the chicken and even really good as the taste was much more pronounced, though a little greasy.
The warung generally serves the dishes without hot spices. If you wish it spicier, you have to ask for it. Maybe if we had asked the chicken would have had more taste.
Green pancake: (they blend the leaves with the mixture) with grated coconut, honey, pineapple and banana. Beautiful and good!
The warung was clean and WIFI was working fine. A minor attention point: double check the bill before paying. A small mistake was made in our bill!