The renowned Naughty Nuri's in Bali, Indonesia has finally landed in Singapore. Popular for its succulent barbecue pork ribs, Indonesia fare and martinis, the restaurant has opened its first outlet at Capitol Piazza. No longer do we need to fly all the way to Bali to satisfy their barbecue pork ribs cravings.
Mad Ribs Half Rack 3.8/5
Known for having the best sticky pork ribs in Bali, we just have to try it for ourselves. We had the Mad Ribs Half Rack ($18.80). Marinated in balinese spicies and glazed with their special asian bbq sauce, the pork ribs were indeed juicy and succulent. However, it lacked that charred aroma to encompass that beautiful meat. Even my dining partner who has dine at the Bali outlet, felt disappointed. Saying that, a highlight worth mentioning is the kechap manis chilli sauce on the side. It complemented the pork ribs very well, giving it a wicked kick in flavour.
Pull Pork Burger $16.50
From the grill, we also tried the Pull Pork Burger ($16.50). Sandwiched between the homemade bun is yogurt mint slaw, cheddar cheese, bbq sauce, lettuce and the pull pork. The burger felt sort of off balance, with the pull pork overshadowed by the intense flavours of the slaw, cheese and bbq sauce.
Nuri's Signature Martini 3.5/5
Not to forget, the bar at Naughty Nuri's shakes up some interesting Martinis and Cocktails by the in-house Master Mixologist Ricky Paiva. We started with the Nuri's Signature Martini ($19.50) that is infused with the pandan flavour on top of the refreshing coconut.
Crispy Pig Ears 4.2/5
Ideal to go with the martinis and cocktails are some small plates on the menu such as the Crispy Pig Ears ($6.80) and Burnt Squid ($8.80). The Crispy Pig Ears, with its crunchy soft bone that is perfumed with spicy curry powder is really addictive.
Burnt Squid 4/5
A light bite that comes with a slightly burnt surface, gives the bouncy Burnt Squid ($8.80) a hint of smokiness. The sweetness of the squid is further accentuated with the red pepper sauce.
Sambal Prawns Petai 4.2/5
Besides the grill and small plates, I find the Indonesian fare fairs much better than the rest. The Sambal Prawns Petai ($11.80), stir fried in home made sambal and bitter beans, carries a fiery spicy kick to it. I like the fact that it is not fine tuned for the wider public.
Lemak Chili Party 4.5/5
The Lemak Chili Party ($6.80) has the whole chicken leg cooked in a tumeric coconut gravy. The tender chicken leg with the creamy gravy has me craving for a bowl of rice to go with it.
I have not tried Naughty Nuri's in Bali hence I could not really compare the food experience. I can only judge on my on personal preference. Overall I think the pork ribs is above average, saving grace is the kechap manis chilli sauce. However, I will return for their Indonesian dishes. I fund them better than the grill items and small plates.
Naughty Nuri's Singapore
15 Stamford Road
Tel: +65 63847966
Nearest MRT: City Hall (EW Line, NS Line)
Daily: 1130am - 11pm
1) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit B. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at City Hall MRT station. Take Exit D. Go to ground level. Walk over to Capitol Galleria. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]