Trying Rujak Bulung Boni and Tipat Cantok at Warung Dong Soka
Apart from suckling pig and betutu, tipat cantok and rujak are two famous Balinese foods. These foods are delicious and also do not contain pork or lard, so they are safe for people who do not consume pork.
This time, let’s take a look of tipat cantok and rujak in
this article. Maybe you will love this food after trying it!
I remember that, in the past, the most delicious rujak stall
was in an alley called Gang Kelinci. There is a big ditch in this alley. The
stall stands in a ditch. At this stall, we can enjoy rujak, crackers, and
various kinds of snacks.Unfortunately, Gang Kelinci no longer sells delicious
Balinese Home Cooking:
I'm having a bit of difficulty finding rujak and tipat
cantok stall. Then, one day, I found a small restaurant near my house. Out of
curiosity, I tried going there.
Warung Dong Soka: A Place to Eat Traditional Food with a
We can see Warung Dong Soka clearly from its thatched roofs.
The restaurant is using wooden furniture and the ventilation is good enough to
make the atmosphere feel cool.
It was relaxing to sit here, with enough light, and the
place is also clean.
Warung Dong Soka has a fairly modern concept with an open
kitchen where we can see the process of making the food. Warung Dong Soka
provides a variety of rujak, nasi campur, and traditional snacks such as godoh nangka
(jackfruit dipped in flour batter and then fried).
The price of the food menu starts at 10K rupiah, or around
Tipat cantok is similar to gado-gado. But tipat cantok always been made by mortar. Because of that, it is named 'cantok' or being grinded. Tipat cantok does
not use additional chips or fried tofu. However, eating tipat cantok has its
own impression. Usually, I add some noodle snack crumbs on top. But it's not
available at this restaurant. So, I just eat it as is.
Rujak Bulung Boni: A Unique and Rare Menu
If you are bored with rujak buah, you can try Bulung Boni.
Bulung boni, or what is known as grape seaweed, has a unique texture, much like
fish eggs erupting in the mouth. The savory taste is further strengthened by
the spicy seasoning combined with kuah pindang or sea fish broth and then
topped with kacang mentik, kind of Balinese nuts.
Visiting Museum Bali:
Es Gula: Signature Beverage from Rujak Stalls
Usually, rujak stalls have a recipe for making red syrup. I
remember that there was a frambozen taste in my grandma's syrup. However, at
Warung Dong Soka, the taste of the syrup is mixed with lime wedges, so there is
a sweet and sour taste.
Hanging out at Warung Rujak used to be an interesting form
of entertainment as well as a place to socialize. Unfortunately, over time,
people come to cafes more often or going online on social media.
The presence of rujak stalls with modern concepts such as
Warung Dong Soka can be an option when on vacation in Bali. Meanwhile, for
those who have ever hung out at rujak stalls, this modern rujak stall can bring
a bit of deja vu to Bali in the past.