Thursday, July 30, 2015

Top 5 Bandung Street Food Feast!

Bandung is capital of Indonesia's West Java province, a large city with huge variation of street food & high class dining experience. Since i was child, my parents oftenly invite me to have a culinary trip at Bandung and find the differences between Jakarta culinary industry with this big city. Well, as i'm growing bigger, i feel quite addicted to visit Bandung whenever i'm free to taste Bandung culinary heritage. But for this review i just make it short to do a review for street food only (PS: Many people ask me to do more street food review, rather than 5 star restaurants! #quotesup). For those who love exquisite & elegant dining experience in 5 star hotel or any brilliant restaurants around Bandung, just wait for the next review after this. Well, here is the top 5 bandung street food based on my opinion. Check this out folks!

1. Mie Kocok Bandung
Jl. Haji Akbar No.4 (Infront of Kartika Sari)
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40171

Operational Hours: 6:00am – 16:00pm (Everyday)

Believe me folks, this one absolutely DA - YUM! I can feel every single things on that plate seems work really well in my mouth, especially that meat. The yellow noodle have a generous texture which is thick and smooth. If we talk about the soup, it's should be tasty and salty which is blend really well with the meat and that noodle. And the good things here is that noodle and also the meat can absorb all the fragrance of that soup to create a tasty layer on it. Must try!

2. Siomay Bandung Tulen
Jl. Haji Akbar (Beside Kartika Sari)
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40171
Operational Hours: 6:00am – 16:00pm (Everyday)

I couldn't explain more for this, because it's horribly DELICIOUS! Siomay Bandung as known as Steam Fish Cake here pretty satisfying in terms of texture and flavour. Talk about the texture, fish cake should be have a little chewy texture along with dense layer inside of it, and here is what you got. Then move on the flavour, basically all of the flavour comes out from that bloddy Peanut Sauce with a splash of sweet soy sauce on the top of it. So, if you combine the fish cake with that sauce, all the fragrant, texture & flavour gonna explode in your mouth. Don't blame if you get addicted with this!

3. Batagor Kingsley
Jalan Veteran No. 25
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40112
RSVP: (+62 22) - 4207104
Operational Hours: 08.00am - 20.00pm (Everyday)

Move on to the fritter one, this dish absolutely the GREAT one! As you can see, the perfect golden brown layer on the outside and a full layer of fish cake mixed with the bean curd on the inside become a wonderful food all the time. Actually, if you can imagine, this Batagor Kingsley have a very small portion (PS: Not enough to fit your big tummy!), so the other option that you have to do is order 2 different portion of the fritter & soup one. Both of them taste great, but for me the fritter one definitely the BEST!

4. Western Hotdog
Paris Van Java (PVJ)
JL. Sukajadi
Bandung, Jawa Barat 40162

I bet everyone already know Hotdog, even the background and the good form of it. A hot dog is a cooked sausage, traditionally grilled and served in a slice of long bun. Sausage that we oftenly found here is a 20 cm sausage with chicken or beef as the basic ingredients. But one more second, this dish absolutely looks different. Can you guess it? Well, the sausage looks little bit longer. Yeahh, 50CM sausage and 70CM sausage is ready to serve you here. So with this kind of sausage along with the thick and long bun to served it, i bet everyone of you wouldn't feel hungry anymore after try this. Basically the simple sauce on top create a good flavour and for me the most important things here is the sausage grilled really well. I really love this dish so much. Don't you?!

5. Bola Ubi Bandung
Jl. Gardujati (Opposite of Hotel Trio)

Here is the last for desserts. Maybe it looks unusual and kinda unique, well behind that presentation you will find a very great flavour of it. A sweetness of the yam and a crunchiness of the layer. Well, this good desserts with best flavour only available in Bandung area, not even in Jakarta. 

Personal recommendation & opinion:
Much better to come on weekdays to avoid traffic around all of that places. 



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