Bandung is a heaven for food lovers who enjoy new experiences. There are a lot of varieties, not only local cuisine but international ones. You can find any food you want for any kind of taste. That most eateries in Bandung focus on creating new variations.
Nasi Timbel is the famous Sundanese dish. It is a tube-shaped rice that has a distinguish flavour, because it is cooked inside a banana leaf. It is usually served with lalapan (raw vegetables), fried tofu & tempe, fried chicken and chili paste. You can find this type of dish in most of Sundanese restaurants.
Batagor is similar to bakso tahu/siomay but it is fried instead of being steamed. It is served similar with peanut paste and sweet soy sauce. Served also as a snack.
Kingsley Jalan Veteran (Bungsu) no 25 Bandung +62-22-420-7104
Batagor Riri Jalan Burarangrang no 41 Bandung +62-22-730-3349 come.to/batagor
Bakso Tahu / Siomay is a steamed meat with/without tofu. It is served with peanut paste, sweet soy sauce and a lime. It is suitable for a snack, eat at anytime.
Mie Kocok is a noodle soup, served with beef foot, beef skin and tauge or mung bean sprout. If you don't fancy with these parts of beef, then you can ask not to have it and you can still taste its appetite.
Lotek is a mixed boiled vegetables, served with peanut paste and some chillies, similar to gado gado. The hotter the better.
Lotek Kalipah Apo, Jalan Kalipah Apo no 42 Bandung +62-22-420-5983
SALAK or snakeskin fruit is a species of Indonesia palm tree native. The shiny, dark brown, scaly skin can be peeled off and inside there may be two or three irregular sized segments. Rub off the membrane covering each segment and eat the crisp cream-colored flesh. The fruit inside consists of three lobes, each containing a large inedible seed. The lobes look like, and have the consistency of, peeled garlic cloves. The taste is usually sweet and acidic, but its apple-like texture can vary from very dry and crumbly.
BELIMBING, the star fruit or carambola, is believed by many Indonesians to have qualities promoting good health. It is a pale yellow fruit with ridges that form a star shape when the fruit is sliced across. Belimbing are crunchy, and have a slightly tart, acidic, sweet taste.
Favorite Dish: JERUK. Indonesia also has many varieties of citrus fruit (jeruk). The largest is jeruk Bali, pomelo or shaddock, which is a seasonal fruit. It is larger than a grapefruit and has green skin and a thick whitish membrane, which is peeled or cut off to expose segments of pink or yellowish pulp. Remove the skin and the pips from each segment. Jeruk manis is the Indonesian version of an orange, but the outer skin is green when the fruit is ripe. They are good to squeeze for juice. Jeruk Garut is a green or orange colored tangerine. Its skin is loose so it’s easy to peel and it is juicy and sweet. Jeruk peres is a smaller juicy tangelo that is ideal for juice. Jeruk nipis or lime is about the size of a golf ball and can be used for drinks or as a flavoring. Lemons are usually imported but a local variety is called jeruk sitrun. The tiniest of the jeruk family is jeruk limo or jeruk sambal, which has a rough green skin, and sharp flavor and is used in cooking.
PISANG (bananas) is the most common and cheap fruit in Indonesia. There is a wide variety of bananas, from the tiny, sweet pisang mas to the large pisang tanduk or plantain used for making banana fritters (pisang goreng). Pisang kepok and pisang raja are also good for making banana fritters, pisang susu is a kind of small starchy banana with light yellow skin and pisang Ambon is the kind of banana that is most commonly eaten in western countries. Just peel and eat! Believe it or not, pisang raja serai is good eaten with a slice of cheese!
Sunday Morning at Gasibu Park. After having a party on saturday night, wake up very early in the morning around 5-7am. Go to Gasibu Park at the front of the Gedung Sate complex and wear your sportswear. At the park, you can go jogging and do some stretching, and after you finish, food stalls are already waiting for you with a lot of food varieties.
In the walking distance, there is a famous yoghurt cafe with a nice and relaxing setting at Jalan Cisangkuy. It has many flavours of fresh yoghurt with fresh fruits. Very suitable as a resting place after walking in the hot weather.
Yoghurt Cisangkuy Jl. Cisangkuy no 66 Bandung +62-22-727-3956
Imagine this. It's past dinner time, your stomach starts to growl, you want to eat, but you don't want anything heavy. What do you do? Well, this place is perfect for you. It's called Hongsin Restaurant. They specialize in porridge, and they open from 9 PM.
They have different kinds of porridge, but for some reason, their fish porridge always run out the earliest. So what you do is you order the type of porridge you want (chicken, fish, beef, pork, etc.) and then you can order some side dishes too. The side dishes ranges from cakueh (some kind of fried donuts that go very well with porridge) to fried wonton to jelly fish to the thousand year old eggs.
My experience going there were always great. Good food, good service, and clean.
Favorite Dish: 1. Fish porridge
2. Thousand year old egg (pie tan) porridge
The restaurant is wide spread, providing guests with private dining experience as they are assigned individual huts located about 5 meters away from others. The huts can be located anywhere from the top of the hill, hillside, by the stream or even by the waterfall. It has a romantic ambience, particularly after the sun sets. Food is tasty, well presented and reasonably priced. Service is excellent and the waiters attend to you to within minutes. To be able to enjoy the view, be there early, perhaps around 4pm. For safety reason, do return to Bandung city early as the road is dark and in poor condition.
I love this place. Great restaurant..... It's a sundanese specialties restaurant but they also serve international food such as steak, lasagna, cream soup and others.
two thumbs Up!
Favorite Dish: Fried Prawn & Fried Fish.
I guess this is amongst the most visited restaurant by the tourist as well as the local included.
During my 2nd trip to Bandung together with my mom & hubby, we finally managed to squeeze into the itinerary to have our lunch here. And wala...we spent our time there for about 3 hours; most of the time taking pictures & enjoying the scenery.
Really love the place. The food was great & served by pretty petite Indonesian ladies, the surrounding beautiful & the weather was good as well.
We chose to have our lunch in one of the open gazebo (saung as its called here) near the paddy field instead of inside the restaurant itself. Afterall, u travelled to experience something different!. Some saung are built just by the lake within the area. Take off your shoes as you climb up onto the saung. The saung comes in different sizes that will suit you & your partner or the whole big party - well to a certain limit of course! The small saung can comfortably fit in 2 to 4 people.
There is a Japanese-like table where people will sit on the provided floor cushions. As you ready to order, you only need to use the traditional PA system called kentongan. I can only compare it to what we normally watched in movies where the lady/lord of the house ring the bell just to call the servant to the dining table!
Major parts of the restaurant compound are planted with paddy but it is only for decoration. No rice is harvested from them. Sounds like a waste but at least we as the people from new generation can at least gain this invaluable experience of having our meals surrounded by the greenery of the paddy fields.
Do spend the time to venture around. We tremendously enjoyed ourself just by having our lunch here & enjoying the scenery afterwards. Here, curiousity will benefit you of bumping into the beutiful scenery of the resorts that are built near the man-made lake!
Check ot the pictures to see them for yourself.
Note: Pic 1, 2 & 3 courtesy of my hubby - Haris -
Favorite Dish: There are variety of dishes in the menu. But it is recommended to tried the local Sundanese food serves here.
We enjoyed the grilled chicken very much. Dont forget to have the local raw salad known as lalapan to balance your food intake. Give the fried brinjal with chilie paste a try as well.
The oxtail soup as known locally as sup buntut comes highly recommended.
As for drinks, me & mom really enjoy our glass of Avocado juice!
This place opens late late at night or early early in the morning. Depends on how you look at it. This place opens from 2AM in the moring to around 8AM. This place only serve porridge. This is a perfect place to cool down and warm up your stomach after a couple of rounds of Chivas shots at a nightclub.
Favorite Dish: Chicken porridge.
Very relaxing ambiance with dim light and outdoor seatings. We went here for a late dessert, right after a big dinner. So we did not order any heavy meals. This place opens until late, so if you need a place to just hang out, chill, and enjoy some good desserts, and drinks, I'd definitely recommend this place.
Favorite Dish: As you can see from the picture: 300 gram of fresh strawberries + white ground choco + strawberry ice cream. Served in a jumbo glass.
This restaurant serves another Local Indonesian cooking called SUNDA.
Before scouting for your seats, you need to select your dish to be eaten with the white rice. They got fish, prawns, chicken, squids....the list is endless and the one that I love most was lots and lots and lots of raw vegetables called ULAM .
Some dishes are freshly cooked just after you placed your order.
Surrounding is beautiful & good for meeting with friends. Bringing your kids should not be an issue since there is a playground for them. And its located within 'RUMAH MODE' Factory Outlets area.
Ample parking spaces provided.
Freshly fried chicken, freshly fried squids with plenty of the fresh 'ULAM'
MASAKAN PADANG or directly translated as FIELD COOKING is one type of cooking that visitors to Bandung or Indonesia as a whole should not miss.
In Bandung, Simpang Raya Restaurant at Jalan Asia Afrika is amongst the well known restaurant that serve Padang dishes.
Food? Ambience? Surroundings? Services? Summing all up, I would say EXCELLENT!
As you enter the restaurant, once seated, the waiter will start serving u with all kinds of PADANG dishes without u have to order anything.
DO NOT PANIC!
You will be charged on whatever u eat only. Each plates served normally comes with either 2 pieces of chicken, 4 slices of beef, 2 pieces of prawns etc. The price of each plate ranges between Rp7,500 - Rp25,000 (USD1 - USD3). All servings include a plate of vegetables - you can ask for more -, pot of rice & a glass of tea each.
'Ayam Pop' = Pop Chicken : I tried to ask for the recipe but the waiter replied 'SECRET'!
I guess thats why the signage also shows 'Istana Ayam Pop' which translates to Pop Chicken Palace
Dont forget the fresh Avocado juice.
Nyonya Rumah is Indonesian lingo for addressing "a house wife" or "hostess". So being here kinda like we're going to a friend's home and get kindly welcome :)
Favorite Dish: I do like their strawberry juice, apfel strudel and croissant. Plus open air lounge in the rainy days. Romantic indeed!
This restaurant and cafe is located in the bustling city center but it has great modern design and interior with open air lush garden and fish pools. There are several huts where you can have your meals by the fish pools. Or alternatively in the open air terrace/deck at second floor. In the evening and night, it's even more beautiful and romantic with the lights.
At weekends, the place is often packed with people having dinner. You may need to reserve first.
Favorite Dish: Choices of Indonesian and International foods, including steak, beer, and wine.
Kampung Daun or Leaf Village is one of the famous restaurants and cafes in North of Bandung. People are coming here for the great natural environment with tradional Sundanese "kampung" (village) concept. You are eating in a cozy traditional Sundanese hut in the middle of nice landscapes, trees, small cliffs with waterfalls, and garden.
When evening/night comes, the pathway and huts are lighten up by dimmed lights. It's very beautiful and romantics.
Mainly they serve Sundanese foods, snacks, and beverages. Though international/popular meals also available.
Favorite Dish: Sundanese dishes with fresh uncooked vegetables and hot chilli paste. You may try also Sundanese "bandrek" (hot ginger beverage with shreded coconut meat), "bajigur" (hot browned sweet coconut milk beverage with kolang kaling fruit), "colenak" (grilled fermented cassava snack with sugar or condensed milk or jam).
a peace n romantic place 4 relaxed n spoiled ur stomach. they serve any kind of yummy snacks. under a big old tree, u could sniff bandung atmosphire.
Favorite Dish: lechee fruit yogurt n somay, they'r very sour n yummy.......^O^