Pot Luck: Not Your Ordinary Coffee Bar & Library
This trendy coffeeshop is popular among students and the youth in bandung. What they offer is mostly the same as common coffeshops, but I love the atmosphere, the minimalist interior design, and the trendy visitors. There's also a small library and an art galery. Last but not least its most def cheaper than STARBUCKS!! ^__^
Favorite Dish: Iced Choco Chip Cookies
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Roda Priangan (the Priangan Wheel): best "Cah Kangkung" in the world (probably!)
if you visit bandung, make sure you have time to stop at this street vendor in pasirkaliki street. it has the best cah kangkung in the world (probably!) and various good food with extremely low prices. kangkung is leafy vegetable growin in the water. cah kangkung is a kangkung cooked with mushroom, egg quail and soft beef. it was served in a hot plate, so please becareful. everyone visit this place know that roda priangan has the best cah kangkung in bandung. i always eat there everytime i visit bandung. the rumour said that the owner of the stall pay the head chef for more than USD 1000/ month just to make sure he won't move. and if you just look from the place, which is extremely standard - located right in the pavement of a crowded street and covered with bad curtain/tent and expect no candles or comfort sit, you wouldn't believe me. but once you got in to the queue and eat the food... you understand why this very simple stall is always crowded with 'food follower'... and may be really pay the head chef for that much (in indonesia USD 1000/month is equal with a fresh graduate lawyer working as an associate in law firm) so, try it!
Favorite Dish: cah kangkung and butter fried chicken
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WaLe (Warung Leila): don't forget to look around the 'resto'
in a glance, WaLe seems like most cafe located in the high land of Bandung. it is far from the city crowd and you must drive your private car (rental or native friends you have there) to actually get there. WaLe is an abbreviation of WArung LEila. Warung is indonesian word for stall or kios, and Leila is the name of the owner. A Mother of two daughters and a housewife as well. The food is average, although some people consider her 'collection' of homemade noodles as super, i will score it between 6-7, not bad-lah. The price for the foods are reasonable (especially for the ice tiramisu cake and the choco/strawberry cake) and the taste, as i said earlier, is fair enough.
The thing which make WaLe different from other 'high' cafe is that it is made in the home of Leila's family. People can actually sit in her living room and watch teve and you can see her daughter comes out from their bedroom. You can also eat the food served there from their own dining table. You will feel comfortable and odd as well, but might also enjoy the time looking at some paintings collection and wooden crafts around the house.
As the stall grow larger, Leila bought/rent a house accross the street and change it into extension of her stall. When her house full of customers, you can ordered from the house across the street and eat there. From her backyard, you can see the hills in bandung and eat the noodles, it's pretty. at daytime, domestic tourist from jakarta or local people hang out and have light meal there. at nightime, couples (who often say WaLe is a very romantic place) and gang of youngster will visit the place for dinner or just hang out for coffee. You can see the city light from WaLe. Oh ya, one more thing, the area is called CIGADUNG. Leila house is located in the lecturer housing complex. Enjoy ur time in WaLe.
Favorite Dish: Yamin Noodle with Fried Wonton with tiramisu and chocolate cake. yummy.
the noodle is homemade and cooked carefully. it was very delicious when the first time i ate it. but on the second visit, it seems like some of the recipes has been put in very small quantity which make the taste different. the fried wonton is average, but it's one of my 'no matter the taste it' food. so i eat it.
the tiramisu is great (considering the price - Rp. 5000,-)
Braga Pemai: More Western than Indonesian
The restaurant is very cosy and the service is excellent.
We only had drinks there because it looked it bit to expensive (Western dishes between 30.000 and 40.000 Rps) and not enough local for me.
Beer was 15.000 for a large Bintang
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Kingsley: Don't miss the Local Food "Batagor"
So many menu choice in this Restaurant Chicken Noodle, Fried Rice and Fried Noodle, But the special menu is BATAGOR, its local food. Batagor means Fried Bakso (Meat Ball), Tahu (Tofu) mixed with sauce, the sauce made from crushed fried peanut and mixed in with soya sauce.
Favorite Dish: Batagor and Sweat Ice Tea
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Sate H.Gendut: The Spicy wiggle the tongue
Satay is chicken or mutton cut into small cubes pierced into skewers and then grilled on charcoal fire. The sauce made of a blend of chilli, garlic, crushed fried peanut and mixed in with soya sauce. The sauce is poured over chicken or beef satay. Mutton satay is usually served with just spicy soy sauce and garnished with cucumber pickles.
Favorite Dish: Mutton Satay
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Soto Sulung Gendut: Origin from Maduranese
Soto is Indonesian soup tasty, The soto contain of chicken or meat beansprout, vermicelli, thinly sliced cabbage with thinly sliced fried potato added on top. Its very delicious tasty.
Open from 06:00 - midnight
Favorite Dish: Beef Soto dishes
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Name it: So many cafe to mention
So many cafe to mention in Dago area, such as De peak, Calista, Kampong Daun, ...
Most of them have a cool atmosphere with a nite view of Bandung.Say it you will spend bout Rp. 100.000 / person.
Favorite Dish: I enjoying many mix juices with quite many names. Instead of International food, they have local food such as Nasi Timbel. Warm rice packed in banana's leave accompanied by trad. fried chicken, vegetables and locals spicy sauce. Mmmm yummy!!
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The Valley: Enjoy supa-supa, and the view!
As the name mentioned, The Valley that is located in a highland offers a view of Bandung, specially at nite. Great food and place to hang out with family or friends. sooo many choices of food, international taste, live music. They have seats indoor and outdoor.
Favorite Dish: I like supa-supa, soup with a custome-made hat. And also buntut goreng.
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Street vendor - 2: Street vendor - 2
Favorite Dish: 1.Batagor Kingsley, similar with dim sim 2.Batagor Riri(people said it's nicer, but, haven't actually tried myself) 3.Martabak San Fransisco (How can I describe this one... it's very thick pancake filled with either chocolate sprinkle, nuts, or cheese) should try this one if you go to Bandung! Trust me, it's very nice. 4.Pisang Molen Kartika Sari (It's semi pastry bread filled with a certain type of banana and some cheese) Don't miss this one definitely. But you might have to order it the day before. You wouldn't get any if you just go there, can just smell the aroma and regret not ordering. God knows how many thousands they sell each day.
There's more and more...
There's more and more restaurants in Bandung that's offering International cuisines. You will find all kinds of pasta and its sauces, Japanese food, beef stroganoff, Hungarian goulash, zuppa zuppa, steak etc and some of the French dish that the waiters can't even pronounce (they can't even speak English, how the hell can they pronounce French?) This variety you can have in one restaurant.
These kind of restaurants offers more of the atmosphere, the landscape, the interior, the fancy cutlery, table mats, creative designed menus, chair, iced water in a wine glass, etc. Some taste good, some just get it all wrong. (Imagine eating beef stroganoff that tastes like beef with mayonnaise and having it with rice.)
Locals will refer to some of these places as a 'cafe' but don't get confused. It's not like in other parts in the world who has more coffee and light meal. In some restaurants they still serve local dishes.
If the true flavour of Bandung that you're looking for,... this is definitly not the place to go. But, if those cool, pretty girls and guys you want to meet... then you're in the right place!
Kedai Nyonya Rumah: Kedai Nyonya Rumah
It's in the city area but it has a unique atmosphere that makes you feel like you're in the other part of town. Unlike any other restaurant of its type, you can find families, teenagers, working people, uni students, etc. Simply suits everyone. Good price. (you can have soup, main meal, and drink for roughly U$ 3-4)
Favorite Dish: Try the Indonesian dishes. They're all nice. Try the sop buntut (oxtail soup), buntut goreng (deep fried oxtail), lontong, very nice fried rice, java steak (traditional recipe), Lamb/chicken satay. All nice.
Don't know whether I should...
Don't know whether I should call this a restaurant,...
It's actually food stalls (warung).
It's really crowded specially on Sunday mornings. People jog there in the morning, and after they finish they eat breakfast. They have various types of food here. Porridge, Noodle, traditional meatball, satay, gado gado (Indonesian salad with peanut sauce), otak otak, etc. Nice traditional drinks. They have some fruit, meat, ready made food, pirated CD and VCD like local movies, Indian movies. Parking fee in Indonesia (except for shopping malls) is 10 cents (=Rp.1,000) unlimited time. The food price vary from 50c- $1. A bowl of meatballs of 10 is Rp.5,000 or 50c, porridge is around Rp.7500 or 75c. Cheap, nice food.
Street vendors.: Street vendors.
If you like to eat with the locals, very cheap and very nice meals, friendly service (especially if they know you're foreigner, they might give extra service, extra portion :) to make sure you have good impression.
#1. The Valleysituated in...
#1. The Valley
situated in such that u can see the city lights at night, actually really romantic =)
#2. Suis Butcher
hmmm.... a fav hang out...
located in the same area with The Valley. they both sell the scenery.
Favorite Dish: #1. The Valley
emphasize on european cuisine. this is one restaurant that emphasize on selling the view yet actually has a very tasty menu...
#2. Suis Butcher
absolutely affordable price for a very delicious menu
more expensive yet less tasty...
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