Sitting at tables, their legs dug right down into the sand, under the shade of trees, the waters from Sanur Bay almost lapping at your feet [not so nice at low tide], and enjoying some of the best simple Sate that you can find in Bali! That is what this place is all about.
The Sate [preferably chicken] arrives on the mandatory ceramic trough, full of burning coconut husks that have been reduced to just embers. A plate containing a serving of rice, and that wonderful tangy Balinese Sate sauce [it's dark in colour and possesses quite a bite, thanks to the sweet soy and lessor galangal that have been added to it's peanut base].
That is not all that they sell here, but it is the main reason why I have been coming here for years. There is also a complete range of Indonesian dishes available here, as well as quite a number of Indonesian-Chinese ones.
Ayam Pelecing is chicken that has been fried in a sauce of soy and chilli. Ayam Goreng Istimena is chicken that has been fried in soy. The Nasi Goreng comes with sate sticks, chicken pieces and a fried egg on top.
Ikan Bakar Sambal Mentah is grilled fish with a sauce of onions and chilli, whilst Goreng Gurami Asam Manis is a sweet and sour whole freshwater fish.
Almost all of the dishes can come with your choice of steamed rice, or potatoes and vegetables.
Amongst the better Indonesian-Chinese offerings on the menu are MieKwah, a noodle soup, Koo Lo Yuk, a crispy sweet and sour pork, Chy Fuyung, a thick vegetable omelette, and Soen Chung Ayuk which is sliced beef that has been sauteed in a spicy ginger and onion mixture.
Open early in the morning for breakfast, they also sell the usual range on international snacks and light meals. There is also a beach bar, if that is more your style!
Not, by any means, the best food in Bali, but well above average. The atmosphere is almost perfect for that long lazy lunch, and if anyone wants to go and get their bodies wet between courses, no one will ever notice!