Paris Van Java. This is another known name for Bandung. It is a capital of Indonesia‘s West Java province, and housed huge variety of wide range of cuisine spreading from fine dining right down to the street food. I was in Bandung during my short holiday with my families recently and this time, I already set our sight on Bandung’s very own street food. For those who love to eat by the roadside and experience the authentic of the city, well here you go. The top 9 street food you must try when you’re in Bandung!
Mie Kocok Bandung. Believe me folks, this one absolutely nuts! I can feel every single things on that plate seems work really well in my taste, 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. It is located at Jl Haji Akbar, opposite of Kartika Sari.
“Believe me folks, this one absolutely drives me nuts! I can feel every single thing on that plate seems work really well in my taste, especially that meat.”
Roti 234. Despite how it is being done is actually famous with the locals and taste real great where you get to select the filling from salty (beef cornet) to sweet (choco, blueberry etc). Its located at Gang Kote Jln. Sudirman. Come after 5pm.
Pisang panggang or grill banana. It is served with condensed milk + cheese + choco meisjes, taste very good. Its located at Jln Sudirman Gang Kote near the Roti 234 stall.
Potato balls or Bola Ubi. It has a hollowed innards and taste a little sweet. Easily you can pop in 10 of these in your mouth. It is located near where the infamous Roti 234 @Gang Kote. Gang Kote is a small lane at Jln Sudirman.
Nasi Goreng Savoy Homann or Savoy Homann Fried Rice. It is not actually a product from the Savoy Homann kitchen. The street stall took the name because it is located in front of the famed Savoy Homann Hotel in Jalan Asia Afrika. This fried rice is famous for its taste and not just the name. Opens after 7pm and this is a Halal dish. Just look for Savoy Homann Hotel and you’ll see the joint.
Sop Kaki Sapi & Babat Khas Jakarta. When I crave for a soup, I often come back to Jalan
Cibadak 125 for this fabulous, savoury, generous and tender meat of Sop Kaki Sapi or Cow’s leg soup. If you think you can’t swallow it after head the name, perhaps you can opt to change it to babat or tripe, meat, or both. For me, I just opt for a meat soup. The meat, potatoes, and tomato are cooked in coconut cream and fragrant cow leg broth, making my tummy full (again).
“When I crave for a soup, I often come back to Jalan Cibadak 125 for this fabulous, savoury, generous and tender meat of Sop Kaki Sapi or Cow’s leg soup.”
Sosis Bakar Cicipi. Served from a food truck, this grilled sausages can be chosen from the
selection of bratwurst (short or longer one) and sauce (barbeque, black pepper, or mixed). You can find this food truck available nearby Pattaya Juice at Jalan Cibadak.
Sate Pak Rahmat. Another popular street food destination is at Jalan Gatot Subroto 32 where Sate Pak Rahmat is located. You can see the juicy chunk of grilled meat, mutton, chicken and some other stuffs which I can’t recall in set of skewers onto your plate ready to be jumped at. To eat it, you need to dip those grilled meat into a peanut sauce served together with it then only into your mouth. The taste, arghh.. Irresistable!
Sate Kelinci Sapri. In English it stands for a rabbit grilled skewer. A guy by the name Sapri owns this joint, which location is called Lembang. The area is a bit outskirt of Bandung. I kind of like it, as it tastes way better than chicken, beef or even lamb.
Finding these food joints is easy when you have a local friend helping you out. Get real people. Your tourist guide book and Google can’t help you much when you want to explore deeper into the city you’re visiting.