Enjoy Southern comfort food and good ‘ol BBQ menu at Seminyak latest hot spot, Betty Lou.
Bali culinary scene is on the rise. Whatever you want to eat and whichever flavor you desire are all available. However, it’s been a while since we found a place that offers American Southern food. We’re talking about the real comfort food that Oprah never stops talking about. Look no more, cos Betty Lou has just arrived in Bali and she’s ready to fill our belly with all the good stuff.
Betty Lou is located in the Petitenget street, right above the famous The Holly Crab Bali. Being on the second floor gives it a nice feeling. You can choose to sit and smoke in the outdoor area while seeing the busy street in action, or inside where it is nice comfortable with its high ceilings, white colored woods and big couches. Right on the wall is a big mural of a pretty lady, you can call her Betty Lou.
Betty Lou is a fictional character. The owner, Chef Albert Wijaya, wants a name that will remind people of South American that is famous for its comfort style food. This is the food coming from the barbecue belt in America; Carolina, Texas, Memphis and Kansas City. These places are famous for its authentic American barbecue where the meat is slow smoked for 18 hours, making the meat really tender and juicy. We go to the kitchen and see how the chef unwrapped his meat stock that has been smoked for 18 hours. He prepared the meat in shift, to ensure that the brisket and ribs are always available.
Their signature food is the Texas Style Wagyu Beef Brisket and a huge 1.1kg slab of wood-smoked, US-sourced St. Louis Pork Ribs, slow-smoked for up to 18 hours. The secret is not just in the slow smoke, but in the rub. The chef won’t tell us his secret but it is smoky and sweet and savory and all that flavor melts beautifully with the meat. It’s hard to move on from this meat. You can enjoy this with a selection of side dishes, starting from the garlic-roasted mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, and home cut fries. They also have two homemade bbq sauces that come in two flavors: original or spicy. But, once you tried it, you’ll know that the meat is the star!
Back to the topic comfort food, you must also try their other dishes. The Southern Style Fried Chicken is amazing. It’s crispy and juicy at the same time. The creamy Crawfish Spaghetti is a crowd’s pleaser. It also offers unique selections of appetizers such as Zucchini Fries, Sweet Potato Fries and Crispy Pig Ears. Betty Lou’s food menu is also accompanied with a list of refreshing tropical beverages such as Watermelon Hibiscus Tea Cooler and Cucumber Spritzer, and also signature cocktails such as Watermelon & Passion fruit Mojito, Dirty Smoked Rosemary Martinis and Watermelon Lime Margarita. A little hint, the crispy pig ears goes perfectly with your cocktail and you won’t be able to stop yourself from eating them again and again. Come visit Betty Lou, they open from 11AM to 11PM everyday.
Jl. Petitenget No.50, Seminyak
+62 361 4741392