As in most tourist towns it can be tough to find places to eat in Ubud that aren’t just full of other tourists eating what locals eat but paying 3 times the price. Mangga Madu is one of those rare finds that caters to expats, locals and tourists. It’s no secret it exists, but a lot of tourists who don’t have their own transport find it just a little too far from central Ubud on foot.
For years Mangga Madu has been serving up consistently delicious nasi campur (rice with small portions of a number of vegetable and meat dishes) and other staples like cap cay (vegetables stir fry with a light sauce), nasi goring (fried rice) and soto ayam (chicken noodle soup). Everything is extremely cheap, dinner for 2 is usually no more than $5, and the prices haven’t changed much at all since I started going there 8 years ago.
If you make it there, you’ll definitely go back, especially if you try their sickly pink but somehow addictive soda gembira or happy soda.