Dayu’s Warung Ubud:
- Quinoa Salad + Sweet Potato Tempeh Burger
- Price: 35k + 45k (+10% tax)
- Score: 5/10
- January 24th, 2017
Dayu’s Warung is in the centre of Ubud, down a quiet side street, away from the main road.
The evening we arrived they were experiencing a power cut which reduced our options for food. The Quinoa salad was still available, so my friend and I both went for that.
‘Quinoa Veggie’s Tempeh Salad: green, avocado, cucumber, jicama, fried tempeh, carrot, quinoa w/basil dressing.’
It sounded great but the reality wasn’t quite so. The salad was mostly a bed of lettuce, soaked in an oily dressing with a few pieces of cucumber, and carrot on top. The tempeh was almost non-existent. We had to dig to find a few tiny pieces. The avocado was a bit better and there was at least some quinoa.
That said, the dressing tasted really good. The salad was really tasty, but no way filling enough for a main meal. Again, we went back to the menu.
Rez picked another similar salad, and I went for the Sweet Potato Tempeh Burger. Sweet potato patties, tempeh, side w/ sweet corn pumpkin curry, mixed salad and gomasio lime dressing.
This time, the meal was incredibly heavy. The sweet potato burger was very dense, and very bland. There really wasn’t much flavour to it at all. There was a large piece of tempeh in the middle and some sort of salsa on top. Neither of these managed to add much flavour though.
The curry was pumpkin and lentils and didn’t really complement the burger. It all seemed a bit ‘slapped together’. As you can probably see, it’s not a very appealing looking dish either. The lime dressing on the salad was good though.
Overall the food was reasonably priced and I’m willing to believe the power cut may have played a role in the substandard food. They also have cookies and vegan cakes which look like heaven. That’s enough for me to go back and give it a second try.
Atmosphere and Wifi
The atmosphere and seating inside the restaurant was worth going for. The electricity, and wifi came back on towards the end of our meal. The wifi signal was one of the strongest out of most restaurants so far.