If you’ve never heard of Roti Canai, then you’re missing out! It’s a dish that has been greatly influenced by the South Indian cuisine and culture in a form of flatbread, and is typically served with curry and dhal dips. With radically different names, this dish can be largely found in Brunei (Roti Kosong/Murtabak), Indonesia (Martabak), Malaysia (Roti Canai) and Singapore (Roti Prata).
Now, where can you find it in Bali? Familiarise yourself with this one go-to hang out place that is sought after among the Denpasar, Kuta and Jimbaran residents of Bali. An eatery that serves tasty yet flavourful Indian food, Warung Bunana has validated its popularity by opening 3 branches in Sunset Road, Jimbaran and Sanur.
I popped in their branch on Sunset Road by chance that isn’t far from the Sunset Point Shopping Centre, and received such warm welcome by the employees at Warung Bunana as they ushered me to my seat. With an affordable price range between Rp. 6,000 – Rp. 19,000 and food that can promptly satisfy your palate and hunger, it’s no wonder this warung is very much adored and enjoyed by the locals and tourists from all walks of life.
For the most obvious reasons, the assortment of Roti Canai at Warung Bunana is a must-try. So I opted to try more than one and gave their variety of Roti Canai a go, specifically the Roti Canai (Rp. 6,000), Roti Susu Keju (Rp. 10,500), Roti Sarden (Rp. 8,500), and a large-sized Martabak India (Rp. 16,000), all served with Kare Ayam (chicken curry) for only Rp. 10,000 each. Tenderly flaky on the outside and delicately soft on the inside, each jazzed up roti had a smack of savoury goodness. Besides Roti Canai, their Teh Tarik is all the rage. Given the sizzling hot weather on that day, I ordered Ice Teh Tarik to cool myself down and Teh Tarik Cardamom out of genuine curiosity. The cardamom in my tea smelt and tasted almost like cinnamon, but still had its own rich flavour and aroma.
Such delightfulness undeniably lies in the beguiling simplicity and ordinariness of the Roti yet somehow is able to turn itself into a culinary work of art. And when you wash it down with a nice, creamy and foamy drink, prepare yourself to crave more. This makes Teh Tarik a fine companion to roti. To simplify, Roti Canai + Teh Tarik = fantastic combo! So, swing by Warung Bunana for some good food that won’t break the bank!
P.S. A small piece of advice: If you’re trying to steer clear of the crowd, avoid going in the late afternoon as it tends to get really packed. But other than that, it’s all good!
|THE KENCANA RUNDOWN|
|Price Range/Entrance Fees||Rp. 6,000 – Rp. 19,000|
|Opening Hours||10 AM – 10 PM|
Jl. Sunset Road No.28, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia