Bali Advertiser, December 2007
I remember a time when you were lucky to find anything more than fried bananas on local restaurant menus. Then came Murni’s Warung. Established in the early eighties [actually 1974], Murni’s Warung was one of the first restaurants to serve a selection of international sweet dishes to appease the cake eating, chocolate-craving tourist. It was the chocolate brownies and home-made pies that served many a home-sick traveller.
Perched on the edge of the Tjampuhan suspension bridge, Murni’s Warung is run by none other than Ibu Murni. Ibu Murni is a well-known local identity, hailing from the narrow streets of Penestanan and is one of the culinary tour-de-force mothers who set the gastronomic standard of Ubud.
But it is more than that.
Murni and others in her league shaped the eating style of Ubud by adding loads of gracious Balinese hospitality and charm to their establishments. Ibu Murni still runs her world famous Murni’s Warung, in between belting it out with the local badmington team. Drop in and say hello over a piece of pie.
She loves having a chat.