By all means, people rarely prefer fried duck because it smells fishy. However, different condition can be presented through duck menu served at Café Arma. The restaurant located on Jalan Pengosekan, Ubud, offers really tasty and not fishy fried duck. The menu is often called the ‘Drunken Duck” that can make visitors get addicted. Its serving is also quite unique. The fried duck menu comes with white rice cone wrapped in green banana leaves. It is accompanied with traditional vegetables served with appropriate sauce in the tongue. More interestingly, it is also equipped with three types of distinctive Balinese sauce and a shot of rice wine.
This typical drink of Hindu community in Bali makes the fried duck at Café Arma different. It is drunk at last right after enjoying the duck and vegetables. Balinese wine can eliminate the fishy flavor in the mouth as well as serves a dessert. The Drunken Duck menu of Café Arma is the most sought-after by tourists, especially foreign tourists. Indeed, initially they are scared with this type of menu. They think it is a great duck as they usually find in their home country and contains cholesterol. In fact, they are not. Balinese duck is very small and frequently takes outdoor exercise from running to flying, so that its flesh is sticky.
Once enjoying the Drunken Duck, nothing will be left because the whole parts are crispy and edible, including crunchy bones. So, do not be surprised, savoring the delicacy of drunken duck is accompanied by the strain of music while chewing the crispy duck bones. It can be enjoyed on the table or sitting on the floor in tatami-style. Do you not believe it? Once upon a time, you are advisable to make a visit. However, simply try first the fried duck menus at other restaurants in Ubud. Each indeed has different flavor, while the menu served at Café Arma offers a superior taste.
According to the owner, AA Sri Mas H, tourists who love the ‘drunken duck’ were mostly repeaters guests. Besides, many hotel guests also came to Café Arma just for having breakfast, lunch or dinner as well. They were including tourists staying in Sanur, Nusa Dua and Ubud region. “At first, they will say if they do not like it, but after a try they finally get addicted,” she said. (BTN/015)