warung--a simple restaurant--that specialized in nasi goreng. Preparations began with the whack-whack of a cleaver that reduced lots of garlic to a pulp. Then an egg was fried in sizzling oil, then chicken and small shrimp. Already cooked rice went into the pan, then spices and seasonings.
Finally, two of our favourite places.
And this is Rumah Roda, an upstairs restaurant that's part of a family compound, which serves authentic and wonderful Balinese food. Sunday night, there's a buffet where you can serve yourself to dishes that you just don't see anywhere else. Because it has wifi, people often settle in here for hours at a time, or sit and gaze out at what's happening on the street. Everyone in this large extended family is hugely friendly and, if you want to find out more about them and everyday life in Bali, they feature in the terrific "A Little Bit One O'Clock" by locally-based author William Ingram.
If you want to whet your appetite, the web site at http://www.rumahroda.com/ lists all the items on the buffet, introduces you to the family, shows you the rooms you can stay in and tells you a bit more about the book.
And I almost forgot to tell you that Rumah Roda makes the most sublime banana pancakes, topped with shredded fresh coconut and lime juice. The tempeh curry is good too.