KOU Cuisine ☆ Beautiful Jam & Salt Shop in Ubud, Bali
On the first day of my first trip to Ubud in Bali, my friend, Kara, whom I traveled with and I went to Jalan Monkey Forest Street for our first outing together. We walked around and the first store that grabbed my attention on Monkey Forest Street was KOU Cuisine. We were on the other side of the street from the store, so I didn’t pay attention to the name of the store or what was sold there. I just thought that the store looked really pretty.
I said to Kara pointing to the store, “do you mind if we check out that store?” and she replied “look what it says on the sign.” The reason she said that was because I shared a list of places my friend, Masako, recommended and KOU Cuisine was one of them. (You can read about Masako’s recommendations for Jakarta here.)
I usually like to get my souvenir shopping done at the beginning of a trip, so this was perfect. Otherwise, I sometimes run out of time to do souvenir shopping and I get nervous and end up making poor choices. I love buying perishable items for souvenir so that the receivers don’t feel obliged to keep it. The only thing about salt and jam for souvenir is that you have to carry a heavy bag around when you’re walking and also you can buy so much of it because it becomes weight in your suitcase.
KOU Cuisine is a beautiful store as you can see. I passed KOU Cuisine a couple of times during our 4 day trip in Ubud, and it seems that there were always tourists shopping there. KOU also has another store which is called KOU BALI that sells hand-made soaps and bath salt. It was about 10 minute walk from the KOU Cuisine. If you ever go to Ubud, Bali, I’m sure you will go to Jalan Monkey Forest Street for shopping and will recognize this store. If I ever have a chance to go back to Ubud (I hope!!), I would love to visit KOU Cuisine again.
Jl. Monkey Forest
TEL: 0361 972 319
Jl. Dewi Sita
TEL: 0361 971 905