Craving a carnivorous feast of Bali’s famous barbecued pork ribs? Get your snout around the only Naughty Nuri’s in Seminyak.
Though we’d love to kick things off with a mouthwatering, eye-widening description of everyone’s favourite ribs in Bali, we’ve got to get one thing straight first. You see, Naughty Nuri’s has built itself quite a reputation on the island. It’s become so iconic, so popular and so loved for its juicy, smokey and downright delicious pork ribs, that people want a piece of the porky pie. Yup, there are impersonators pretending to be the original, and we ain’t having any of it.
So FYI, to make sure you’re getting only the very best when looking for your killer rib fix in Seminyak, there is only one REAL Naughty Nuri’s, located on Jalan Mertanadi. And unless it’s got the Naughty Nuri’s logo, slathers on the secret Naughty Nuri’s sauce, and does the signature Naughty Nuri’s shake-shake dance with every twisted martini or margarita ordered – it ain’t Nuri’s!
Now, let’s get back to that mouthwatering, eye-widening rib-porn… A smouldering barbecue, a smooth, sticky sauce, and a plump and juicy rack that’ll have you licking your lips and begging for more – oh my!
That’s right, these naughty but oh-so-nice spare ribs are ready to rock your world – caveman-style. A whopping 600 grams, they’re a seriously mean and succulent slab, glutinously glazed in Nuri’s top secret recipe – so secret that even a few thousand rupiahs under the table didn’t get us any insight into the magic. But what we do know is that these mammoth morsels are grilled to fall-off-the-bone perfection on the famous Nuri’s BBQ, leaving a light charring on the outside for a sumptuous, smoky finish. Lip-smacking deliciousness right there.
But these sticky babies aren’t the only naughty thing on the menu. There are cheeseburgers and chicken caesars, pork poppers and potato wedges, and almost as famous as the ribs themselves are the knock-out margaritas and twisted martinis. In fact, they’re so good that legendary food critic Anthony Bourdain once called them ‘the best outside of Manhattan’. Now that’s saying something.
And in keeping with Nuri’s motto, “It’s five o’clock somewhere” [which just so happens to be ours, too], a Nuri’s trip can be made extra naughty with the martini and margarita “Wall of Fame”. The deal is, if thirsty little piggies can sink three martinis or four [massive] margaritas, then their name is carved into the wall for life. Yes you guessed it, Honeycombers made the cut. And we definitely joined in with the naughty waitresses who wiggle and jiggle for the signature “shake-shake” dance. What a hoot!
So, if you don’t leave slightly cross-eyed, full to the brim with the yummiest ribs on the island and a little worn out from all that shaking, then we’re sorry to say that you’ve gone to the wrong Nuri’s. You’ve been warned!
Naughty Nuri’s Seminyak, Jl. Mertanadi No.62 Kerobokan, Seminyak, p. (+62) 361 8476 783. Open daily from 11am – 10pm.
This story was proudly sponsored by Naughty Nuri’s Seminyak.