Going to Naughty Nuri’s has since been in our list of Must Try. That’s because we have heard so many people raving about it, and nope, we have yet been to the one in Ubud, Bali. Sometime in the future, perhaps!
Tables are usually packed/reserved till 2100 hours, be there early to secure a place. This was a rather impromptu visit, hence we were surprised we managed to get a table for dinner.
The place is divided into 2 segments, the air-conditioned segment and the smoking segment. Take your pick.
Naughty Nuri’s 1995 Signature BBQ Spare Ribs [RM 39.00/slab]
After settling in rather comfortably, we proceeded with our orders. Of course, Nuri’s at Ubud is extremely famous for their Spare Ribs, thus having one for tonight is a must. A slab is roughly 600g – 700g, and feeds 2 comfortably.
The 1st round of ribs came slightly charred, and we had a rather tough time wrestling the meat off the bone, what more chewing. So we had the ribs sent back.
2nd round of ribs came 10 minutes later. They were nicely marinated and seasoned, grilled to perfection while maintaining the tenderness and juiciness of the meat. The ribs had a nice meat-to-fat ratio, pleasing on to the taste buds. The lime gave an extra sourly twang to the whole affair, the spicy black sauce just complemented the meat beautifully.
Naughty Nuri’s BBQ Pork Loin [RM25.00]
Nuri’s specially marinated pork loin in Balinese spices. Although it was slightly on the dry side, the pork loin was very nicely seasoned. The peppery taste made the dish quite enjoyable. If only the meat was a little more juicy.
Tok Kamir Inspired Braised Beef Brisket [RM 28.00]
Braised beef brisket in Tok Kamir’s special sauce served with crispy mantou. The mantou was fragrant and tasted hints of chocolate. While the beef brisket was a little too tough for our liking although the stew itself was fairly decent.
Smelly Piggy [RM 21.00]
Crispy roasted pork served with sambal petai. Being so Malaysian, this dish was a must order for us even though sambal petai has its’ origin from Indonesia. The pork was succulent, with a nice layer of fat sandwiched in between, although wasn’t the best we have tried. On the other hand, the sambal petai was the clear winner. Absolutely fragrant, not too spicy, and well seasoned sambal coupled with fresh petai (smelly beans) took all the points home.
Awesome Cheesy’s Bomb [RM 18.00]
Deep fried breaded bacon wrapped in cheddar cheese served with marmalade sauce. True to its name the cheesy bomb was indeed cheesy, with cheese oozing out and making the tummy happy with every bite.
Porky Fire Ball [RM 21.00]
Sauteed porky meat ball sauteed with caramelized onions and chili padi. We made sure with the waiter that the meat balls were not factory processed, and he assured us it wasn’t. Upon our first bite, the meat balls tasted rather ‘processed‘, which immediately turned us off. All in all, even with the caramelized onions and chili padi, this dish was just alright.
Bacon Banana [RM 18.00]
Technically, this dish is just banana fritters. BUT, wrapped with a layer of bacon on the outside and the deep fried for the crunchy texture. The fritters are then served with vanilla ice cream. Fritters were crunchy on the outside, and have a soft banana texture on the inside.
If you have had a really filling dinner, try avoiding this dessert as it may be too heavy to end the meal with. Nothing much to shout about though.
Verdict : This place generally has nice food, especially the ribs. Although with the waiting time one expects all the food to be absolutely juicy and top notch. Slightly steep price wise overall, and we were particularly pleased with the BBQ Pork Ribs, Smelly Petai and Awesome Cheesy Bombs. This place serves a decent range of beer and is generally a happening place to hangout.
How to get there :
Address : 2, Ground Floor, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Contact Number : +019-3399 611
Opening Hours : Daily. 1600 hours to 0200 hours