Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Bandung Food Travel Guide

Bandung is a capital city of West Java, Indonesia. Bandung has a lot of uniqueness compare to other city in Indonesia. Bandung has a refreshing air as Bandung is 1,050 above the sea level and surrounded by the Sundanese Mountains. Not only the refreshing air, Bandung is only 112 KM apart from the capital city of Indonesia, DKI Jakarta. Recently, Bandung has been nominated becoming the most favourite city to travel for its culinary and the low-cost of living from people Jakarta. Also, Bandung has many restaurant, cafés, shop, and street food that the tourists always love to visit. Talk about culinary, Sundanese cuisine is the traditional food from Bandung. Below I would like to introduce some of the most popular food-seller types and their typical price range per-person:

The cafés below is not only served Indonesian traditional food but also traditional food with semi fine dining style. Usually, the view and the interior would make the price higher than other cafés or restaurant. Most of the cafés in Bandung are included in the category of “expensive” to Indonesian.

  1. The Valley (Rp.100,000 – Rp.250,000)
Address and contact number: Jl. Lembah Pakar Timur No. 28, Dago Atas. 022-2511450
The Valley is a good place for the tourist to see the whole of Bandung City since the valley is in the highland of Bandung City. The Valley has the Indonesian-Japanese food so far. The price is also suitable for tourist (8.8 USD – 22 USD)

  1. Rocca (Rp. 30,000 – Rp.55,000)
Address and contact number: Jl. Progo No. 16, Riau. 022-4205664
Rocca has really good interior and design for teenager to hang out. They served food from many countries. One of their best foods is Meat Mighty Pizza. Meat Mighty Pizza has the taste of Italian Pizza but also has the taste of Indonesian food in it. Meat Mighty Pizza is the best served with Italian Lychee Soda and Red Velvet cake for the dessert. Many people loves Rocca because of their prices are less expensive than other cafés but the quality is really good.

The restaurant below is well-known restaurant in Bandung. They are well known by their signature dish with the homemade taste. Even though they are too traditional for people who live in the city, people always love it because the taste is suitable for tourist because the spice is not too strong. Indonesians prefer restaurant than café because the price is on the “cheap” category or less expensive.

  1. Rumah Makan Asli Laksana (Below Rp. 30,000)
Address and contact number: Jl. Soekarno Hatta No. 649
Rumah Makan Asli Laksana is the best Sundanese food in Bandung. Even though the restaurant is really simple with Sundanese style, the tourists who are coming would really feel that she/he is in the Sundanese village. They give a plate of rice and a bowl of hand wash water to the costumer. They served many kind of Sundanese food; you can choose your dish by yourself on the table. The price is really suitable for the backpacker tourist.

  1. Ampera (Below Rp. 30,000)
Address and contact number: Jl. Soekarno Hatta No. 394
Ampera is similar like Rumah Makan Asli Laksana; traditional Sundanese food with Sundanese style. The only different is the restaurant is less traditional than Rumah Makan Asli Laksana. Ampera’s best dishes for the tourist are Ayam Goreng Kuning (Yellow Fried Chicken), Sambal, and fried intestine.

Stall or Small Shop

  1. Bakso Malang Enggal (Below Rp. 15,000)
Address and contact number: Jl. Burangrang No. 12
Bakso Malang Enggal is the well-known traditional meatball in Bandung. They served meatball with the fresh beef broth and fried Indonesian dumpling.

Street Food
Bandung street food is the most favourite food for Indonesian, the price is cheap and the food is delicious but the food is not really hygienic for some street food seller. Tourist should be careful to not to buy food in dirty place.

  1. Jalan Buah Batu (Below Rp.5,000)
Jalan Buah Batu means Buah Batu Road, you can find most of the Sundanese food street. The most favorite food for Indonesian student is Bala-Bala, Cireng, Cimol, Cilok, Jamur Crispy (Crispy deep-fried mushroom), Tahu Gejrot, Lumpia Basah, etc. Foreigner tourist should be careful, do not buy food at less costumer store; buy the food at store which many costumer comes.

Overall, Bandung has many variety of food. As I said before, Bandung is really famous for its traditional food but foreigner or tourist should be selective to choose the food that suitable for their taste. 

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