Babi Guling Grenceng
Warungs SERIES | BALI
Another great option for lunch is Babi Guling Gerenceng (just a few metres up the road from Tahu Tipat Gerenceng).
‘Lesehan’ style seating on rattan floor mats.
The babi guling is good and offers quite a variety of accompaniments to the traditional slow-roasted pork. The paper-lined basket offers up lots of flavours, with young coconut braised in bumbu gede sitting alongside sausage and fried curly intestines (which I quietly pass on).
Other accompaniments include a super fresh urap with cassava leaf, green beans and fresh grated coconut, and two types of sates , one being soft, unctuous pork belly, the other being babi lilit, with minced pork. The crispy crackling here is generous and just as crunchy as it should be.
Jl. Sutomo, Pemecutan Kaja, Kec. Denpasar Utara, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80231
The lawar is served two ways: one with fresh pig’s blood to stain it that tell-tale hue of pink, one without (for hygiene reasons). A little too carnivorous for me, I always get it without, and luckily it’s just as delicious that way.
The peak hours are 11:00am-1:00pm when the lunch rush is on, so come early to avoid disappointment. It’s not the same without that crackling!