Sawah Terrace at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Redefines The Rich Flavors of Indonesia
With the recently relaunched menu, Sawah Terrace at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve introduces new culinary experience that focuses on the rich flavors of Indonesia in Bali
Located at the edge of the Reserve valley in Ubud, Bali, Sawah Terrace at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve provides panoramic views of the majestic Ayung River, bringing dining with nature concept to the next level. Focusing on the rich flavors of Indonesia, the all-day dining restaurant has crafted a creative menu that is inspired by distinctive flavors from across the archipelago.
From Sumatra, we have slow-cooked beef cheek Rendang curry, while in Java there are grilled satays and braised oxtail soup or Sop Buntut. Moving on to the east, in Sulawesi there is a signature Manado spicy basil red snapper called Ikan Kakap Woku. Finally, from the Island of Bali, we have two must-try recipes: braised duck in Balinese spices or Bebek Betutu and traditional Balinese style roasted pork or Babi Guling.
Before the starters and main course, a stone bowl of fresh mix vegetables with sambal for the dipping, also known as lalapan, with sides of dried anchovies and kerupuk or Indonesian crackers are served. Meanwhile, the fermented rice Tape Uli and Es Dawet Nangka and Cendol from the dessert menu are also adapted from two popular Indonesian desserts, which are further elevated and served with a scoop of ice cream and exotic soup.
Not only the menu, Sawah Terrace evokes the real “back to the roots” experience and introduces the traditional dining custom inspired by the region. As an example, knives are not needed as Balinese usually prefer to eat from a flat dish with a western-style fork and spoon. A hand washing ritual ‘kobokan’ is also offered on the table before every meal. Kobokan bowl consists of water for rinsing as well as lime, pandan and kafir lime leaves as natural sanitizer. For more information and reservations, please call +62 361 479 2777 or email to email@example.com or visit www.mandapareserve.com.