Dinner and a Show
When you exit the forest, turn left and make your way down Monkey Forest Road to the main city center of Ubud. Along this path, you’ll find a range of home décor and clothing boutiques for souvenir shopping. Once you reach the city center, head to the 16th century Puri Saren palace to catch a traditional ($46, tiny.cc/ hk-bali-dance), a spectacle of brilliant gold costumes, masked dancers and a gamelan orchestra playing frenzied music to spur on the hypnotic movements on stage. For dinner, (by Will Meyrick of Mama San fame) is a must-try, with its farm-to-table style cooking using locally found and foraged ingredients. Don’t miss the Bubur Manado—Balinese rice and lobster with raw tomato sambal—and the crispy squid with potent chili jam, ginger flower and lemongrass.
Hujan Locale, Jalan Sri Wedari 5, Ubud, Bali, (+62) 813-3972-0306.
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