If you are looking to pamper your taste buds with myriads of delicious and sumptuous dining menus, then why don’t you spend a holiday in Bandung and explore its culinary world. You’ll be amazed with what Bandung has to offer. From various foods sold on street vendors to haute cuisine, every visitor will be able to find something to their liking here, in Bandung. From cheap food stalls and diners such as warung, kaki lima and rumah makan to expensive and delicate meals in five-star hotels and chic restaurants, almost every kind of dish are available throughout Bandung. When you’re going to Bandung, it is not the question of what you CAN eat, but what would you LIKE to eat, as Bandung has everything but the best of the culinary world could offer.
As the Sunda is the ethnic name of the local people living in West Java, tasting the local Sundanese food is a must do when visiting Bandung. One of the many famous Sundanese restaurants in Bandung with cheap price and lot of branch is Ampera Restaurant. Just like any other Sundanese restaurants, it mainly serve dishes consists of fried fish, pepes ikan (steamed fish in a banana leaf), raw vegetables and chili pastes. To try this type of foods, there are numerous Ampera branch restaurants that you may visit such as the one in Jl. Sukarno Hatta (Cigereleng), Jl. Sukarno Hatta (Sanggar Hurip), Jl. Sukarno Hatta (Metro), Jl. Pajajaran, and Jl. Pungkur. A newer and more prestigious Sundanese traditional restaurant, Bumbu Desa, is also a suitable place to taste local sundanese food in Bandung. It has several branches in multiple locations such as the one located at Jl. Laswi No. 1 and Jl. Pasirkaliki.
After enjoying such meal, you might want to try the local Sundanese snacks. Bakso Tahu, locally known as Siomay, is a steamed fish meat with or without tofu, almost similar to Chinese dumpling. It is always served with peanut paste, sweet soy sauce and a lime for a fresh taste. In almost all streets in Bandung, you may always find somebody who sells this food either with a wheeled stall (gerobak) or a small warung. The most popular place that sells Siomay is Siomay Pak Lili at Jl. Geger Kalong Girang. This place has sold this local snack for 15 years.
For those who want to eat in a local Sundanese village or have romantic international cuisine with a breathtaking view, then try out the foods at Kampung Daun Restaurant. Located in Jl. Sersan Bajuri Km 4.7 No 88 Villa Trinity Complex, the meaning of eating out in Kampung Daun Restaurants could be taken literally as you will eat at a semi open hut in the middle of valley. The enchanting and almost magical atmosphere here is really something to experience, with a scenic view of a small waterfall and river, lots of trees, bushes and secluded “pondok” small huts for a relaxing dine. The food prices here might be higher than in Bandung or even other high end restaurants, as you need to cover the cost of the use of the huts.