Still looking for the ideal place to dine? You should try to come to Waroeng Sebatoe in Sebatu Villa, Tegalalang, Gianyar. The place is very unique because it is placed on top of a cliff surrounded by tress. In addition to give a great view, the restaurant also offers a thick spiritual atmosphere because it is near the Dalem Pingit Sebatu Temple where the Hindus usually purify themselves.
The restaurant is design with the traditional Balinese architecture so it will give a great experience when dine there. There are various kinds of menus in Waroeng Sebatoe such as Chinese foods, Balinese foods, vegetarian and various kind of juice.
The most demanded menu is capcay, lawar, fried rice, chicken and suckling pig and fern vegetable. The taste is very delicious because it is made with traditional seasoning and also using traditional method, said the owner I Nyoman Arimbawa.
He added that not only food but the juices in this warung are also demanded by the customers especially during a hot day. The favorite juice is the markisa juice or usually called juice lisa. “If somebody orders the juice then we pick the fruit directly from the tree so it is very fresh and it is also contain a lot of vitamins,” Arimbawa explained.
He said that in addition to the locals, many tourists also often eat in his warung. They usually come after sightseeing at the Sebatu Temple. Not to mention that the way to the temple must pass Waroeng Sebatoe so it is very strategically placed. “Most of the tourists are coming from France, Eastern Europe and Asia. They like to do spiritual tourism to Sebatu Temple,” Arimbawa said.
The locals are usually crowded during holy days such as full moon or dead moon. They come to Sebatu to carry out purification ritual. According to Arimbawa, Sebatu Village is also very famous for its handicrafts. Since 2007, the spiritual tourism is also keep on increasing. “Sebatu Village also has trekking and cycling attraction,” Arimbawa said. (BTN/ocha/015)