*** UPDATED: June 2018 ***
I first dined at The Melting Wok Ubud in 2016 and I couldn’t stop thinking about their sublime crepes. When I returned to Bali recently it was the first restaurant booking I made. The Melting Wok Warung is a tiny little place that is easy to walk past unless you know where it is but trust me when I say this is one warung you absolutely want to seek out. The Melting Wok Ubud menu is tight but you are sure to find something to tantalise those those taste buds. Read on for all the details …
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Melting Wok Warung Ubud Overview
The Melting Wok Warung is an unpretentious micro eating house in the heart of Ubud, Bali. With only eight tables and a stellar reputation, you either need to book a few days in advance or be extremely lucky. We fell into the latter camp on our first visit when we scored the very last vacant table for a late lunch after our nearby Chez Monique jewellery making class. On my most recent visit Ubud was jammed with people and I wasn’t taking any chances so I book two days ahead. Melting Wok Warung is open air so it can get a little sticky in the heat of the day but don’t let that put you off. Friendly wait staff greeted us enthusiastically on arrival and the personable service continued throughout our visit. Make no mistake, The Melting Wok Ubud Bali is not a fine dining establishment, but what it does do, it does exceptionally well.
The Melting Wok Ubud Menu
Menu’s at Warungs are usually tight and the Melting Wok Bali is no exception. The Melting Wok Ubud Menu is displayed of a series of three handwritten blackboards, two of which are carried over to your table by tiny wait staff where they will explain them in detail. The dessert menu is on the wall at the rear of the restaurants and features some of this little warung’s greatest hits. The handful of delightful dishes on offer are Asian/French fusion, which is no doubt influenced by the French owners. The blackboard menus are split between ever-changing specials and stalwarts of curries.
What We Ate At The Melting Wok Ubud
On both visits I chose the Chicken Coconut Curry with Rice from the Melting Wok Warung menu. The Hubs changed it up and opted for Chicken Curry with Noodles on the first visit and the Marlin Coconut Curry with Noodles the second time around. Melting Wok Warung allows you to choose your own heat factor and we played it safe with medium. All dishes were exceptional. The substantial servings of fresh authentic flavours were truly a delight to the palette. While the coconut curry was milder than the traditional curry both delivered a nice spice hit. I washed my main down with two glasses of Hatten wine as I always like to sample the local drop. The Hubs stuck to his regular Bintang.
On our first visit we were absolutely blown away by our shared Creme Coco Crêpe. Not one for those watching their weight, this sugar laden creation was quite simply heaven on a plate. Our desert was perfectly cooked with crispy edges and served smothered in coconut cream and ice cream. We ate every single mouthful of this sublime dish and wished we weren’t sharing! On our second visit we didn’t share! I couldn’t go past the Creme Coco Crepe but The Hubs opted for the Crepe Chocolate. Both were good but the Creme Coco had the edge. These crepes are so good they make my epic list of 110+ things to do in Bali.
Final Thoughts On The Melting Wok Warung
There is much to love about the Melting Wok Warung Ubud. I devoured every morsel of delicious food with relish and would not hesitate to return for a third visit. The highlight for me was the delicious Creme Coco Crêpe, which despite my bulging belly left me wanting more. While there are many fancy restaurants in Ubud, the Melting Wok Warung should most definitely be on your short list. If this has whet your appetite for dining in Bali be sure to check out my bumper Bali restaurant review Roundup.
Melting Wok Ubud Essential
Location: 13 Jalan Gootama, Ubud 80571, Bali, INDONESIA
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm 6 days (closed Monday’s)
Average Cost: I paid approx AUD $25 for two courses for two people with beer, wine and tip.
Contact Details: Phone +62 8144174906 to make a Melting Wok Ubud reservation. Melting Wok Warung Ubud does not have a website but you can check out their Facebook Page and some more reviews on Trip Advisor.
Will you try the Melting Wok Warung when next in Ubud?
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Disclosure Statement: This post is not sponsored. I paid for my meal at the Melting Wok Warung Bali in full and as always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links for which a small commission may be paid.
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