When do you look at West Java? Which is your favorite place you want to visit? Indeed the answer is Bandung. Bandung is also known as Paris Van Java. In addition, Bandung is also known as the center of fashion in Indonesia. If you stop by Bandung, don’t forget to shop for lots of clothes because many boutiques sell clothes at low prices with the best quality.
Apart from shopping spots, a trip to Bandung is incomplete if you haven’t tasted a variety of local culinary delights. Bandung specialties are also famous for this one Sundanese spice, and a local favorite is this type of spicy cuisine. Check out the following article to find out about the delicious snacks offered by the city of Bandung.
If you look at Bandung, it will be easy for you to find this kind of food on the side of the road. It will be a perfect meal for people who like both spicy and hot food. The main ingredients of Seblak are raw chips, rice noodles, and meatballs. It is poured into a hot spicy sauce with some spices. If you want it dry, you can ask for a fried seblak. This means that you won’t put any sauce in it. You can also ask for level spice according to taste. Because of its extraordinary taste, it turns out to be the most preferred food in Bandung and around West Java and even in other cities in Indonesia.
Tutut is one of the local foods in Bandung. This small to medium-sized snail is cooked with spicy seasoning with lots of bay leaves, small lemongrass, galangal, and a little garlic. Each herb must be well sliced for the perfect flavor. After that, pour it into boiled water using a little chopped coriander. You can serve the tutut once the sauce is hot. Easy to make, right? Don’t worry if you don’t have a chance to make it. There are lots of tutut peddlers that you can see in Bandung.
- Mie Kocok
As the name implies, this one snack is made by shaking food and putting it in hot water. Shake noodles are made with beef broth and noodles as the main ingredients. The noodles used must be yellowish. In addition, to increase the enjoyment of food, the presentation is added with beef leg veins, bean sprouts, and celery leaves. Do not forget the lemon juice will also add to the freshness of the Mie Kocok. You can also put hot chili sauce and soy sauce in it.
- Nasi Timbel
Lead rice is rice wrapped in banana leaves and processed by steaming. The rice used in rice lead is a type of bagolo rice and mixed rice. The hot temperature of the rice will produce an unpleasant odor. Then, the rice is likely to be wrapped in banana leaves and served with various dishes. The dishes served include roasted or fried poultry, salted duck eggs, sayur asem, tempeh, tofu, lalab and chili sauce.
Peuyeum is fermented cassava or so-called “tape” in Java. This is a typical food in Java. “Tape” originating from Bandung is called peuyeum. The advantage of eating peuyeum is that it warms your entire body. It’s because of the consequences of fermentation.
Cassava will need two to three days before this fermentation. Peuyeum may be easily found in standard food centers or so-called “Souvenirs Center” in Bandung. You will see a lot of tourists hanging out there. Bandung tourists like to buy peuyeum because it is a typical Bandung food.
Batagor stands for Baso Tahu Goreng (fried meatballs and tofu). This is a famous conventional food from Bandung adapted from Chinese cuisine. The food is made from sliced tofu mixed with soft fish and tapioca flour. Most likely, the individual ingredients will be rolled into small pieces and then fried. After that, it might be served with a delicious peanut butter sauce. Almost all Indonesian people also know about this type of food.
It will be a famous traditional food in Bandung. Maybe you’ve tasted some of them? If not, then you need to pack your things and go to Bandung. If you want to understand more about Bandung cuisine, then you can visit Street Food in Bandung.
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