Indonesia, as a country in the South East Asia region, is known to be a place where you can find the original richful cultures. With the differences in the way of living, you may experience how a country with much diversity feels like.
Other than having different forms of art, the country is also known for spoiling the tourists with the traditional foods. Each area has their own unique dishes that are different from others, like the things to eat in Madura for example.
The traditional foods that exist in an area can be pretty much different with another area located on the same wide island. The East Java province created their own popular traditional cakes, like Nagasari and Jenang for example. Meanwhile, West Java has different kinds of traditional foods as well.
And today, we want to take you to visit some of the top culinary spots around West Java, especially in the city of Bandung. Without further ado, here’s some for you
Culinary Spots in Bandung
1. Paskal Food Market
· Location : Paskal Hypersquare, Pasir Kaliki st., Bandung
· Opens at : 11 am to 11.30 pm (up to 12.30 am during weekend)
The first culinary spot you can visit in Bandung is a location called Paskal Food Market. The place is rich in food variants, from the vegetarian meals up to the Indonesian foods for seafood lovers. Paskal Food Market comes with an open space concept.
In this culinary location of Bandung, there are more than 50 stands that provide a variety of foods. These food stands also serve the Chinese and Japanese food. Do not miss the traditional cuisines such as Empal Gentong, Bakso, and many others.
2. Rumah Sosis
· Location : Setiabudi st., Lembang, Bandung
· Opens from : 10 in the morning to 10 pm (crowder during weekend)
Rumah Sosis Bandung is a culinary tourism destination in Bandung wrapped in an interesting concept. It carries the new idea of ”Eat – Swim – Play” restaurant, which means that at this location, visitors can enjoy the 3 main activities like eating, swimming and playing.
Dozens of culinary menus mainly used sausage as the basic ingredient. You can choose either BockWurst sausages, Barbecue Sausages, Crispy Sausages, or others to fill your empty stomach.
3. Warung Bu Eha
· Location : Cihapit Traditional Market
· Opens from : 6 am to 4 pm
This traditional restaurant was founded back in 1947, so it is called as a legendary and iconic restaurant in the city of Bandung. This restaurant still maintains the old and enjoyable buffet style. Customers can choose the side dishes as they pleased that were already provided at the table.
There are many traditional Sundanese food menus served at this restaurant, from Gepuk, tofu, tempeh, Urap vegetables, and many more.
4. Nasi Kalong Bandung
· Location : Riau st., Bandung
· Opens from : 7 pm to 3 am
Kalong basically means bat in Indonesian. Bats are known to be nocturnal animals, who live around when most people are asleep. So does this restaurant that opens at night time. Being a legend of the city, Nasi Kalong Bandung still becomes a favorable affordable restaurant to visit during the night.
If rice is generally white, the rice in Nasi Kalong has a purplish black color derived from Kluwek (Pangium Edule). When ordering Nasi Kalong, visitors can also add other side dishes such as roasted stir-fried beans and honey fried chicken that are also delicious.
5. Bakmi Apin
· Location : Gandapura st., Bandung
· Opens from: 8 am to 8 pm
There are some types of noodles in Indonesia, and one of them is Bakmi. As a noodle that everyone likes, you can also get a taste of this meat that is included as one of the delicious Indonesian noodle dishes in a small restaurant called Bakmi Apin.
A portion of Bakmi contains sprinkled chicken meat toppings with some crackers, and other vegetables. The round chicken meat toppings can add the flavor nicely, and the round shape itself became one of specialties that Bakmi Apin has.
The top requested menu on the stall is Yamien Manis. The appearance of the noodles does look like typical Javanese noodles due to the addition of sweet and salty soy sauce. Minced chicken meat and the tasty borth completed the flavor of Yamien Manis.
6. Batagor Hanjuang
· Location : Astina st., Cicendo, Bandung
· Opens from : 7 am to 4 pm
Batagor Hanjuang started selling batagors on Astina street in the 1990s, thus becoming a legendary place to eat. In a day, this small and simple wagon can sell 1,500 pieces of batagor.
It is also known as batagor with original recipes that are healthy and inexpensive. Only using a simple typical wagon on the roadside, the owner is able to cook batagor from day to night.
This flavor of this batagor, in fact, is not as simple as the place. Batagor Hanjuang has the strong special taste of mackerel fish meat that can be felt strongly on the tongue. Its tasty flavor then combined with the fresh peanut sauce, making it a simple yet perfect dish.
7. Iga Bakar Si Jangkung
· Location : Kejaksaan st., Kebon Kawung, Bandung
· Opens from : 11 am to 11 pm
The last one as one of the top things to eat in Bandung, is a place named Iga Bakar Si Jangkung. The place is very simple, more like an ordinary restaurant.
The place is narrow and seating is limited so you have to struggle a bit just to get a seat. It also provides live performance music facilities.
Various delicious dishes have been prepared in this place. There is a diverse menu of beef ribs,chicken and mutton as well as the special dish, Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice), with a mixture of meat on rice.