Warung Men Weti’s is the type of hole-in-the-wall place we live to find. Aunty Weti’s nasi campur makes for a great post-surf breakfast and a wonderful start to the day. The place is street food to the core–it consists of a small stall where the food is served and a few tables and chairs for seating. Weti herself holds court behind an impressive collection of nasi campur, doling out generous portions with her own impressive hands. This place is not for the squeamish–some of our Indonesian friends even refused to eat here out of sanitation concerns–but those with an adventurous spirit will be rewarded for their bravery with mouth-watering fried chicken skin, shredded chicken, and a bean sprout salad unlike any other.
Ordering at Weti’s is a somewhat chaotic and ad-hoc affair in which the loudest and most confident of customers seems to win out. Another reason this place is not for the faint of heart. The key is to not be shy. Get right up in front and order ‘satu’ plates to eat ‘disini’. The Indonesians may give the fair skinned bule eating at the local spot a sideward glance, but look closely and you’ll catch a glimmer of respect in their curious gaze.
That respect is earned however, as it was not uncommon for us to spend a considerable time on the porcelain throne post meal. The length and severity of these visits to the commode will lessen with time as your gut becomes accustomed to the island’s exotic fauna.
Men Weti’s is close to central Sanur, at the end of Jalan Pantai Sindu.