There is a thing about Indian food: it should never be fancy, served in a posh restaurant. It simply kills all the fun! The real Indian food must come on the “prison” plate and urge you to eat with your hands, mixing all the ingredient together using your fingertips. That’s the vibe of Tulsi, Ubud’s (or should we say, Bali’s?) most authentic Indian restaurant.
They don’t have an extensive menu here. Basically, what you get is thali – the Indian-style nasi campur, where you can choose your ingredients. Do you want a dosa (thin crispy pancake) or roti (fluffy buttery flat bread)? Curry chicken or charred eggplants? Potatoes of pumpkin? Once your order is delivered to your table, you won’t help it but splash your hands in excitements: it does smell and taste like mama India! Throw in some spicy chai tea – served in a proper stainless steel glass! – and you can feel the gentle breeze of Malabar straight on your face.
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The place might look like a shack from the street, but once you step in you’ll be surprised it’s actually a nicely designed cafe with pretty tiled floor. It can get really busy during the lunch hours and no wonder – everyone wants a bite of real India!
Go find it: No.4, Jl. Nyuh Bojog No.2, Nyuh Kuning (opposite the football field)