--> Aswin and Alia's Food Journey

Mamak Kitchen: A Fusion of Singaporean, Malaysian, and Thailand Cuisine

Opened in the mid of 2013, the restaurant is serving a fusion of Singaporean, Malaysian and Thailand cuisine

Bali (Culinary) Trip in March 2014

Finally, after a year of planning, we are able to set up a trip to Bali. Very excited! Alia has been mentioning about Ubud for quite some time and now this trip is about to be realized.

Welcome Home: Nanny's Pavillon Housewarming

On 30th of April 2014, we were invited to the housewarming of the newest Nanny's Pavillon restaurant in Jalan R.E. Martadinata (Riau), Bandung.

Caffe Bene: Korean Coffee Shop in Bandung

Alia has been craving to visit this place for a while, so when the time comes to visit she was delighted

Warung Sangrai: Real Indonesian, Eat With Their Bare Hands!!

Located in the opposite side of Mamak Kitchen, the restaurant is serving traditional Indonesian Food with one particular course that are standing out: Quails

10/22/2014

Things We Found in Keuken: Original Brandon & Jason Coffee and Lemontree

Keuken is an annual food festival in Bandung. Today is their fifth edition and it takes place in Bandung City Hall. There are several food vendors opening their stalls today and we have managed to sample several outlets that interests us.

For more information about Keuken, you can go and visit their website here.

Original Brandon & Jason Coffee + Lemontree

We found these two vendors side by side on our way back home. One specialized in local coffee and the other one sells fresh lemonade. The Original Brandon and Jason coffee provides two unique menu: Iced Lemon Black and Iced Sparkling Black. We tried the Iced Sparkling Black, and for us it tasted quite unique. The Lemontree offered a freshly squeezed lemonade which also tasted wonderful.

Looking forward to find these two stands in the next Keuken event.

Enjoy!

The Original Brandon & Jason Coffee

The Lemontree Lemonade

10/21/2014

Things We Found in Keuken: Growbox

Keuken is an annual food festival in Bandung. Today is their fifth edition and it takes place in Bandung City Hall. There are several food vendors opening their stalls today and we have managed to sample several outlets that interests us.

For more information about Keuken, you can go and visit their website here.

Growbox

Growbox is a stall in Keuken which specialized in mushroom product. They are promoting mushroom as an alternative source of food, especially as meat substitute.

In this event they sell Mushroom Burger and Mushroom Hotdog. The taste is okay. What interests us is their signature Nature Immune Booster beverage, made from... Guess what! Mushroom.

At first we were not quite sure about the flavor, but after a few sip we grew to like it. Overall it tasted like Lemonade (believe it or not). We really loved it.

You can find their store in this address below.

Enjoy!

Growbox | grow your own food
CV IDEAS Indonesia
Jl. Cijagra I No. 48
Bandung
Web: www.halogrowbox.com

The Stall

























Mushroom to Grow in a Box

























Mushroom Burger, Hotdog and Beverage

























Nature Immune Booster Beverage


10/20/2014

Things We Found in Keuken: Umabo

Keuken is an annual food festival in Bandung. Today is their fifth edition and it takes place in Bandung City Hall. There are several food vendors opening their stalls today and we have managed to sample several outlets that interests us.

For more information about Keuken, you can go and visit their website here.

Umabo

Umabo is a restaurant originated in Jakarta that is opening their stall in Keuken as special tenant. Their menu is appeared to be a mix of American/ Mexican comfort food. Today we tried their chili fries, corn cornitas and hotdog. They also sells their own special beverage: cranberry crush.

Umabo
Jl. Wijaya 1/22
Phone: +6222 7222063
Web: www.umabojkt.com
Twitter: @umabojkt

Umabo Signage















Corn Cornitas, Chili Fries and Hotdog

























Chili Fries and Cranberry Crush

8/20/2014

Joe's Classic Lemonade: Big. Bold. Refreshing!

Joe's Classic Lemonade.

Big Bottle...

Bold Flavor...

Refreshing Lemon Juice...

Nuff' Said!

Enjoy!

Joe's Tea
Website: http://www.joetea.com/products.html
(In Bandung we found them in Total Buah Segar, Setiabudi Market, and several Mor Store branches)

Big. Bold.Refreshing!


8/19/2014

Siomay Graccia: A Simple Traditional Snack from Bandung

A simple yet delicious Siomay package in Bandung. Mostly you can find them in supermarkets and fruit store such as Total Buah Segar.

Great for snack or in-a-rush meal substitute. Each package consisted of six Siomays and a plastic of sauce. Really convenient, and tasty too!

If you want to order them directly you can try and contact the following address.

Enjoy!

Siomay Graccia
Kompleks Batu Mas IV K6
Bandung 
Phone: +6222 705322995
Mobile: +62 8996900088



Siomay Graccia




8/18/2014

Food Gifts from Vietnam

After our parents return from Vietnam, they brought us several snack gifts from Vietnam. The first one is some kind of traditional bakpia from there, while the other one is some kind of peanut.

The initial research of the brand "Khong Sac" via google has provided us with several images of lovely airlines stewardess taking selfie pictures with caption on Vietnamese language.

Hmmm... We guess either the brand is sponsoring an airlines there, or the meaning might be different :D.

Wait a Second, This is Not A Stewardess!
























Anyway, for the second gift, the peanut, after closer inspection, it is revealed to be a package of dried lotus nut. After a quick search via Google it is revealed that this is a delicacy and considered as medicine in Chinese and Vietnam culture. Neat!

Dried Lotus Nut



















Enjoy!

8/17/2014

Homemade Fried Rice For An Empty Stomach

Feeling a little bit like cooking today.

We decided to try and cooked a plate of fried rice. For cooking, we tried to use the regular fried rice trick from the street vendor with the eggs being mixed inside the rice.

We also scavenge our refrigerator, and (literally) throw everything that is left there into our fried rice concoction.

The end result: overall okay fried rice. Not too proud with the end result, but enough to fill our empty stomach :D.

Enjoy!

End Result. Not too proud with it, but it gets us through the day :D

8/16/2014

Let's Get Nostalgic: Warung Lela


Warung Lela has always become our favorite noodle vendor in Bandung since our college time. But since the location is quite far from where we lived, we have not visited them as often as we liked.

So, when the opportunity appeared, we took our time to visit the restaurant. 

The food menu in overall are still the same. The noodle is still tasted great. And their pangsit goreng is as delicious as the last time we tried them.

In overall: it is (still) worth the trip. Enjoy!

Warung Lela
Jl. Kupa No. 6
Bandung, West Java 40135
Phone: +6222 2501396
 



Yamien Manis + Baso

Iced Tea

The Delicious Pangsit Goreng




8/15/2014

Fried Rice Vendor at Sudirman Street, Bandung (Contributed Article by Ruben Juliarto)

This posting is contributed by Ruben Juliarto, our beloved friend and regular contributor for Jejak Rasa. Thank you and look forward to hear about your next article contribution bro!

Three hours bus ride to Bandung made us hungry. It was 10 pm so we decided to visit our usual chinese food hawker at Jl. Sudirman Bandung, which is near Marie Tunggal biscuit and gas/petrol station. The warung stands at left side for Cimahi direction.
We ordered fried rice and kwetiaw thick noodle. After sleeping with growling stomach at the bus ride, the fried rice was truly heavenly joy. 5 minutes later the plate was almost empty plate as you can see the report picture. Always remember our grandma wisdow, don't make any left over rice so we finished all of them with smile. While we were eating, we smell fine aroma of cooked food which made our stomach even fuller. The waiter also served us two glasses of tea, which tasted original Indonesian IMHO.

After it ended, it was costed 20k rupiahs. It will be less than $2 if we convert it to USD. Next time we will visit this nasi goreng warung again.

  
Empty Plate = Happy Customer!

6/21/2014

Bangi Kopitiam Braga CityWalk, Bandung

We visit this place by accident, as we are "stranded" in Braga CityWalk, waiting to pickup our parents from the hospital. As the place has been heavily renovated, we find plenty of new vendors in the mall. One of them is this: Bangi Kopitam.

Located conveniently in front of the mall, Bangi Kopitiam boasting various snacks and foods from Malaysia. Their signature item in the menu? Toasted Bun with two different Kaya topping and their coffee. In overall their food tasted great, especially with the discount that they are serving right now :).

Hopefully the discount are still available when we visit them again soon.

Enjoy!

Bangi Kopitiam
Braga CityWalk
Jl. Braga No. 99 - 101 Lt. G03.
Bandung
Website: http://www.bangikopitiam.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BangiKopitiamID

Black Coffee

The Menu Cover. Very Interesting!


Toasted Bun with Kaya

Milky Coffee

6/20/2014

Gado-Gado Batununggal

The first time we found this restaurant is by coincident. Aswin wanted to have a gado-gado, and currently I have to visit Batununggal to post a package. After circling around in the area, I finally found one shophouse that sells gado-gado.

The vendor sells gado-gado, rujak cuka, noodle, and variation of Chinese foods. The gado-gado that they are selling is quite delicious, with lighter peanut sauce compared with the other vendors that we used to have. With the price of Rp 18.000 (around US$ 1,5) with lontong, it is quite a bargain and enough to fuel you through the day.

Enjoy!

Gado-Gado Batununggal
Batununggal Indah I No. 50
Bandung


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6/19/2014

Our (Culinary) Trip with Yogalates Community to Floating Market, Lembang

Situ Umar in Lembang has been transformed into tourism destination called Lembang Floating Market. It has been quite popular nowadays, therefore in the weekend this place always packed with tourists.The location itself used to be a fishing area for the locals and some said that it was quite dirty and not so delightful. Situ Umar was not popular either.

It was a long weekend with two holidays in between, so on Thursday our yoga class decided to have a trip to Lembang Floating Market. Since it was a holiday, we took a detour through Cihanjuang area and stopped for a moment at Tahu Susu Cihanjuang. We were quite right because the traffic was awesome and we arrived at already hectic Floating Market.

Floating Market located behind the Grand Hotel Lembang and once you entered the place, you saw a little lake surrounding with beautiful landscapes and there were saung and seating areas around the lake. We had to pay Rp. 10.000,- (+ US$1) for a ticket, but it also included with the welcoming drink. Our friend, Mala, already arrived early, so she booked a saung for us. After that we sat, enjoyed the view, and saw people passed by. We decided to have ala carte snacks, it consisted of spiraled crispy fried potatoes, grilled sausages, batagor, satay, combro, and tutut. We had to exchange our money with coins that valued Rp. 5000,- and Rp. 10.000,- each. The interesting things the vendor stalls were a boat, so it was mimicking the floating market in Thailand or Kalimantan.

The area itself were tourism spot for family, it had a full package for every member of the family. On one side there's rabbit park for children and you can sail a boat in the lake. I just like sitting down in our saung, have the snacks, and saw people passing by in front of us. Well, it was scorching there, the sun shined so brightly.
Enjoy!

Lembang Floating Market   
Jl. Grand Hotel  No. 33 E
Lembang, Kab. Bandung Barat
Phone: +62 22 2787766
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Situ Umar
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The vendor with their stalls on the boat
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Interesting concept
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Let's sail on a boat!
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Our ala carte snacks!
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Namaste!

6/18/2014

Batagor Vendor in front of ITB, Bandung

Batagor is one comfort food that we really liked. It has the crunchy texture you will find in similar comfort food such as Nacho, French Fries and Pop Corn, with the chewiness fillings of a Marshmallow. 

So, every time we are feeling down (usually after meeting my supervisor in my campus), we usually goes to and eat Batagor. With the average price of around Rp 10.000 (US$ 1) per portion, it is a snack that you cannot miss.

Enjoy!

The Vendor

6/17/2014

Baso Tahu Tulen Situ Indah, Bandung

One of the alternative for Baso Tahu lover in Bandung. They are a tad bit expensive compared with the average Baso Tahu vendor around Bandung, but it is still recommended, especially for tourists who come to Bandung.

I found their vendor in Jalan Buah Batu, besides the Griya Supermarket, but I am guessing they have several other outlets all around Bandung.

Enjoy!

Baso Tahu Tulen Situ Indah
Jl. Situ Indah No. 4
Pagarsih Barat - Bandung
Phone: +6222 70736861


Yum!

6/16/2014

Bakpia Djava from Yogyakarta

Dja? or DjaV? Djava?

Don't let the name confuse you. All we know is that they tasted wonderful!
Alia as one of the keen consumer of Bakpia already gives her thumbs up. So I guess it is quite recommended.

Too bad they sell them in Yogyakarta, which is two provinces away from our city. Perhaps we might get the chance to visit the city soon. Or perhaps someone is kind enough to deliver them again to us soon? :)

We can only hope...

Enjoy

Bakpia Djava
Jl. Laskda Adisucipto KM 8,5
Yogyakarta
Phone: +62 274 488761
Website: http://www.bakpiadjava.co.id/


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