Standing on Tukad Badung Street, Renon Denpasar is one of two franchises of Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku (the central of course in Kedewatan, Ubud and another franchise is in Kuta. This restaurants attracts many people to come especially the fans of Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku from Denpasar who do not have enough time to go to Ubud or Kuta.. On the first glance, it is like others restaurants; woody tables and chairs dominate the room then the cashier is in the left corner. Don’t sit on there if you are not in a hurry.
Pass on the second door and you will see the best part of this restaurant. There are, on the back of the first building, some gazebos covered with sago-palm roof stand. Those were built on the long pond and encircled by the high grass and also assorted flowers. While you are eating you will be comforted by spattering water falling from the bamboo tube so the noisy sound of the street in front of the restaurant will barely audible. It is allowed you to chat with your family and friends or laugh together freely.
Nasi Ayam Kedewatan gives you the chance to choose-the sitting on the floor-gazebo or -sitting on the chairs-gazebo. A comfortable place for having a lunch. However, Nasi Ayam Kedewatan’s Mrs. Mangku is not just armed with comfortable place but also balanced with the delicious and filling dish. Nasi campur (rice served with many kinds of food mate) is the only one menu offered. But don’t be disappointed. Because this menu’s concept is Nasi Campur so you get various food mates in one plate. The food mates are made from 80% chicken.
That rice on the white plate is mated with sate lilit (chopped chicken mixed with grated coconut and some spices then those are roasted), Tum (slices of chicken mixed with spices and grated coconut covered by banana leaves then steamed), two kinds of slices chicken; the hot spicy chicken and very soft and delicate chicken, sayur lawar (a very small slices of long bean mixed with spicy grated coconut), boiled egg, sisit ayam (a hot spicy chicken which had been cut up into strips), fried nut, fried chicken intestine, and very hot spicy special dry sauce.
Since it consists of a lot of food mate, sometimes people order a plate of rice then they continue eating it again. For me, two thumbs up for Tum. Its tum has soft texture but you can find small pieces of hard thing in it. This is a pretty mate. In general this will be your favorite restaurant with your family, friends, and mate. You only must spend your 10.000 rupiah for it. Then you will leave Nasi Ayam Kedewatan restaurant with full stomach and fresh mind. Don’t you want to try it?