Naughty Nuri's in Melbourne? Now that is a superb news especially when the random craving for Indonesian Food can be overwhelming. Recently opened for business, it is no surprise that many locals and Indonesian (especially students) came in for a taste. Located conveniently at Melbourne Central Mall, Melbournians don't have to fly all the way to Bali to taste their Signature BBQ pork ribs or experience the Naughty Nuri’s fun atmosphere. Apart form their Signature BBQ Ribs, we also tried their famous Ikan Bakar Jimbaran (Jimbaran grilled fish), Bebek Betutu Gilimanuk (duck), Indonesian Mie Goreng, 3 of their Naughty Tapas and of course 2 of the Naughty Desserts.
|Melbourne, let's get Naughty!|
For the starter, we were served with cracker and peanut sauce dip.
|Crunchy cracker and peanut sauce|
If this is your first time trying Naughty Nuri's, make sure to order their Naughty Cocktails to get the whole Naughty Nuri's experience. It comes with a cocktail dance by the Naughty Nuri's staffs! How fun is that?
They also have a selection of Naughty Mocktails and Indonesian drinks to choose from.
|Lombok Island Ice Tea, Pink Margarita, Seminyak Sunset, Lychee Martini|
A definitely must have here, the Naughty Nuris 1995 Signature BBQ Pork Ribs. Pork ribs are marinated with Balinese Spice, grilled to perfection and served with sambal Nuri's sauce, fries included. The ribs are huge compared to the ones back in Indonesia but their marination sauce tastes the same. So juicy and Delicious!
|Naughty Nuri's 1995 Signature BBQ Pork Ribs|
Bebek Betutu Gilimanuk is another popular dish here. Half duck marinated in traditional Balinese spice, braised till tender and full of flavours! The duck meat is of a great quality, it was juicy and easy to peel off. Drizzles the sauce on the meat for that enhanced savoury flavour. Serve with rice, Balinese Lawar and sambal sauces.
|Nuri's Bebek Betutu Gilimanuk|
Ikan Bakar Jimbaran / Grilled Barramundi fillet marinated in coconut oil is one of the common dish in Bali, it served with some mild chilli sauce on top, plecing kangkung (spicy water spinach) and 3 sambal sauces. The fish meat has a delicate silky texture with a hint of crunch from the fish skin. Taste best with the sambal on top of the fish itself or with extra sambal from the sides. Great ribs alternatives.
|Ikan Bakar Jimbaran|
Another staple for Indonesian food, Indonesian Mie Goreng. Stir fried noodle with eggs, chicken , squid, prawn, cabbage, choy sum, onion and carrot, Simple yet satisfying!
|Indonesian Mie Goreng|
Presenting, the Naughty Tapas! Choices of 3 for just $27. It was hard to choose but we ended up with quite a spread. The Crispy Pork Ear, Crispy Pork Belly and Lemongrass Spiced Calamari.
Pork ear? Yes please! Not your usual bites but the Crispy Pork Ear are a common delicacy enjoyed by pork lovers all around Bali. The texture is rather chewy but I'm sure that once you get the hang of it, you will be addicted to it. These savoury pig ears are marinated with spices, slow cooked and then deep fried until crispy, served with the creamy Sriracha mayo and lime.
|Crispy Pork Ear|
Nothing beats the texture of easy bite calamari which is why we love their Lemongrass Spiced Calamari. Deep fried fresh calamari tossed with fried lemongrass, fried garlic, topped with fresh chilli and spring onion. Enhance these bites by dipping it into the special seafood sauce. The crunchy garlic is my favourite part, fragrance and delicious!
|Lemongrass Spiced Calamari|
Crispy Pork Belly is one of the most popular tapas choice. The outer layer is crunchy and the meat is oh-so juicy! Pork belly steamed, stabbed and coated with secret marination, dried overnight, roasted with salt and finally deep fried until the skin turns crispy! Add a little bit of the Special Seafood Sauce for that extra citrusy flavour.
|Crispy Pork Belly|
There is always an extra tummy for dessert, especially for Naughty Dessert! We had to get their Es Teler and Es Campur, just because we missed Indonesian dessert too much! The refreshing milky flavour really cures our craving for Indonesian dessert. Most people that are not familiar with Indonesian dessert will find it weird to find avocado as part of the ingredient but we can assure you that it brings balance to the refreshing sweet ice with a hint of that creamy texture. Super refreshing and yet creamy at the same time.
|Details on Es Teler|
|Details on Es Campur|
|Located at Melbourne Central Centre|
Shop 317, Level 3, Melbourne Central Centre
211 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Mon - Sun: 11am - 10pm