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November 21, 2014 | Bali, Balinese Cuisine, INDONESIAN CUISINE, No Pork, Uncategorized

This eatery has been on my must visit list for a long time. It was not easy to find and once I got there too late as they’ve already sold out. I didn’t manage to visit it until last month. We came here early around 10 in the morning. Located on a quiet street of Jalan Kutat Lestari, just next to Warung Khrishna (read the review HERE). It is just a simple warung, not pretty or fancy, just a place for locals.


The menu is printed on a poster hanging on the wall. Warung Kutat Lestari specialty is lawar cumi. Usually Balinese lawar is made from shredded pork/beef/vegetables mixed with traditional Balinese spices called base genep, but here in Warung Kutat Lestari, Bu Jani is using thinly sliced squid complete with its ink. So we ordered 3 portions of nasi lawar, one for me, one for SC (no sharing this time) and one for our driver who also haven’t eaten this before despite being a Balinese. A portion of nasi lawar consists of warm rice topped with lawar cumi, fried squid, fried shrimp and fish, some green vegetables, chili sambal and a bowl of soup.


About the taste, it was surely damn delicious. The lawar cumi was very tasty. I thought the fried squid will be tough/chewy but it turned out very tender. The freshly fried fish was also good and to top it all, the sambal matah is superb. It was so spicy and burning my tongue, yet I can’t stop eating until it’s finished. It was also very reasonably priced, costing about 20K a portion if I’m not mistaken.

Besides lawar cumi, they also serve sate laguan and pepes jangki. I don’t know what those are, maybe some kind of fish. I think I’ll have to come back again for this and of-course the heavenly lawar cumi

Warung Lawar Cumi Bu Jani
Jl.Kutat Lestari No.1
Sanur – Bali
ph. +62(361) 283 616

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