Well Bali is no stranger to spicy food. Every local dish in this tropical island comes paired with sambal. There’s a popular saying that most meals are considered incomplete without the company of sambal. Typically served as a supporting role to a dish, the devil’s sambal at Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika, however, is the main star.
The restaurant has a humble, no-frills vibe that is mostly packed during lunch time. In its essence, Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika is like your typical nasi campur joint. The side dishes are laid out behind a glass display, which makes it hard to not drool over the dishes. Patrons can pick and choose any dish they like and a waiter will help to plate your meal, topping it off with their legendary sambal.
Confused about side dishes? The two highly recommended side dishes at Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika are their crispy chicken intestines and crispy chicken skin. If those aren’t to your liking, the deep-fried golden goodness might just convert you. Hope luck is on your side because the two dishes run out the fastest.
If you love your side dishes crispy, you came to the right place. Nasi Pedas Ibu Andika offers a multitude of deep fried options. While most of the dishes are chicken based, you can still find your fish, beef, or even vegetarian options at the display. Thankfully they are served mostly as a stew or thin curry, so at least healthier choices are still available.