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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Our Bandung Trip (Part 3) - Food!

Do you love eating chilli? If you are like me, then you will especially like this post! (:

Thanks to Ps and wife, we got to taste as many good food in Bandung as we could in our short time here... They were suggesting eating at 2 places each for our lunches and dinners in order to intro all the favorite foods!

I am not surprised if I had loaded on a couple of kilos during this trip...

Now, here's a restaurant which serves Sundanese food ala kampung style!

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There's a 'fireplace' there.. which I think they cook their food above the fire. And there are some seats which are like the Japanese's tatami. You sit down on a raised platform, without your shoes on, and tuck into your meal with your family.

So off we went to take our food... We got to choose whatever we want, then pay at the counter.

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And I was absolutely thrilled to see this:

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A BIG bowl of sambal belachan!!! With chilli, I can eat more than usual. (: In fact, there are always more than 1 type of chilli available at every meal place in Indonesia.

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Here's bandung @ Bandung. HAHAHA! But they do not call it the 'bandung' drink... I think they call it Sirop Susu.

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Here's the Sirop Susu drink and Sirop Susu ice lolly covered with chocolate syrup after a sumptuous meal!

The next place we went to was an outdoor restaurant- Kampung Daun

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The restaurant's setting is mostly Mother Nature herself with big ferns, trees, waterfall, flowers, all along a long sloping terrace!

The view is more beautiful at night.

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There were little huts situated along the sloping terrace of this place where you could enjoy your meal and fellowship at. Here're more pictures!

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Waiters preparing a hut for the next customers

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Here's Ps's wife getting the waiter. Just use the stick at the right hand side and knock the hanging wooden cylinder. So cool and tribal sounding!

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Then the waiter comes along with the food after about 15 mins...

So here's the food (which was only average by the Indon's standard)

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Well, nevertheless the satay here beats Singapore's hands down! The meat is super well marinated and cooked over charcoal!

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Fried chicken with peanut gravy

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Some tapioca dessert laced with coconut sugar and shredded coconut.

And here are the pictures of the satisfied diners!

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Ps & his wife

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Us! (:

There was also another day when we were rushing and Ps wanted to get some food for us and suggested takeaway.

We were thinking... MacD?

NO! (I think no MacD in Bandung)

It was a bag of deliciously fried tauhu!

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Here's the takeaway place!

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Here are the pictures of the some of the other food we tried in Bandung. Enjoy!

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'Standing' fish. It was so crispy!

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Real oxtail soup! The meat is really from an ox's tail! A very tasty soup but a little oily and salty for me.

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Tauhu mixed with fishcake wrapped in thin flour paper and fried. Then served with yummy peanut gravy. A bit like our tauhu goreng but NICER of course!

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Oh so spicy fried chicken!

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Nasi padang- Indo's fast food because....

They would lay out 20 over dishes on the table for us straightaway. If we touch and eat, we pay. If not, just leave it. Of course, orders of more of the same dish are welcomed!

I think the nasi padang there is very delicious except some of the dishes were too salty... esp the beef rendang and chicken curry.

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Laksa... which Jared thinks Singapore's still better.

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Beef noodles. Nice soup!

Lastly, ais krim/ice-cream time!

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Ice-cream in coconut

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Ice-cream in pineapple

Looks exotic? But it's just very normal tasting...

So that's all for our Bandung trip. I think it's really not a bad place to visit if you have a local to bring you around or at least a personal driver to drive you to the various places and could recommend the good stuffs there. (:

4 comments:

David Ang said...

JERB! THE FOOD LOOKS REALLY FANTASTIC! I'M CHILLI EATER TOO AND IM VERY EXCITED TO SEE THIS!!!!

Jayme Shing said...

I am so hungry after viewing your post!!! I want to go bandung too!!

Jerb said...

HAHA! Yea man... I feel hungry every time I look back at these photos!

Anonymous said...

my god! the foods seem so delicious!!! I'm going to Bandung right away!! :))