Tj’s Warung Ubud

Image of large window at Tj's Warung with the menu printed on itTj’s Warung Ubud:

  • Vegetarian Curry (with rice)
  • Price: 20k
  • Score: 6/10
  • January 27th, 2017

Tj’s Warung Ubud is a great place to eat if you’re on a budget.

They have a separate vegetarian menu written on a chalkboard outside the restaurant, with items such as the traditional Gado Gado (veggies/tofu/tempeh and peanut sauce), Nasi Goreng (veggie fried noodles), Cap Cay (steamed veggies), spring rolls and tempeh/tofu.

Image of chalkboard with vegetarian menu options written on it
Vegetarian Menu at Tj’s Warung

Most items are just 20k rph which is easily the cheapest place I’ve come across.

The Food:

I decided to give the Vegetarian Curry a try. There’s no real description as to what it contains but it was full of veggies at least. When I asked they told me it had veggies and coconut milk but I couldn’t taste much coconut milk in it.  

 

Image of vegetarian curry with tofu, carrot, broccoli, tempeh, green beans and steamed rice
Vegetarian Curry and rice; Tempeh, tofu, green beans, potato, carrot, broccoli

The curry contained tempeh, tofu, carrot, green beans, potato, cauliflower and some broccoli, and came with a plate of steamed rice. You can’t knock it for the price.

That said, I did find it a bit oily, and I don’t think I’d like to eat here every day. But when it’s chucking it down with rain and I have this place at the bottom of my street, it’s the perfect solution. Cheap and easy.

I have eaten here on other rainy days, and tried the Gado gado, and Cap Cay. The Gado Gado is my favourite by far, and only 15k. It’s a plate of veggies, tofu and tempeh with a bowl of peanut sauce in the middle. The peanut sauce is really tasty and there’s a decent portion of tempeh too.

I didn’t enjoy the Cap Cay. Again there were loads of veggies but whatever it was cooked in was pretty oily and not very tasty.

Tj’s also have some pretty cheap drinks. Fresh young coconut is just 10k, and freshly squeezed juice is also 10k, but as is to be expected, it’s only a little bit of fruit blended with lots of ice and water.

Tj’s Warung Ubud is located right around the corner from Cafe Vespa. The restaurant is pretty comfortable with tables and chairs, and a few sofa/benches. It’s very bright and light inside, if just a little sterile. There is wifi here, but like everywhere else, it’s reliably unreliable.

 

Image of tables and chairs inside tj's warung
Plenty of seating inside Tj’s including some comfy bench seats

Tj’s Warung is open from 8am until 10pm. The staff are lovely and their English is really good too.

 

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