The Angkringan concept of dining has arrived in Bali! This communal way of eating out is unique to the island of Java, particularly the city of Yogyakarta.
"Angkringan" is traditionally a street cart or wagon selling a variety of local foods at very affordable prices. It's also a way of meeting others and sharing meals, as everyone sits together to eat.
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Typical foods include baked bread (roti bakar), parcels of fried rice (nasi goreng) wrapped in banana leaves, a choice of satay, and perhaps piesang goreng (fried banana) for dessert.
In Bali, Angkringan is now available at the new Ibis Styles Bali Kuta Dewi Sri on Jl. Dewi Sri in Kuta. The recently opened hotel now offers an Angkringan menu on its second floor terrace, held every Friday to Sunday from 5pm to 11pm.
The outdoor space has limited space for up to 28 people and is open to both hotel guests and to the public, making it the perfect place to catch up with friends or colleagues for after-work drinks.
Around 15 types of dishes are available, with prices ranging from as little as Rp. 3,000 up to Rp. 15,000. The style of ordering is the same as nasi campur; you simply choose what you want and pay for what you order.
Also included in the price are a choice of refreshing traditional Javanese drinks, Wedang Jahe or Beer Pletok (both non-alcoholic).
After sunset, the atmosphere up on the rooftop terrace is especially good, and it really does feel like might be down some side street in Java!
Angkringan at Ibis Styles Bali Kuta Dewi Sri is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please check with the hotel directly for more information.
|Venue||Ibis Styles Bali Kuta Dewi Sri, Jl. Dewi Sri No.17, Kuta, Bali|
|Time||6pm to 11pm, every Fri-Sat-Sun|
|Website||Ibis Styles Bali Kuta Dewi Sri|