--> Aswin and Alia's Food Journey: June 2014

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


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.


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

Black Coffee

The Menu Cover. Very Interesting!

Toasted Bun with Kaya

Milky Coffee


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.


Gado-Gado Batununggal
Batununggal Indah I No. 50

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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.

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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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.


The Vendor


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.


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



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...


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

The Box

The Content


Jejakrasa is Featured at TheBesty!


Jejakrasa is featured at TheBesty! Many thanks to Julia and TheBesty team for making it happen!

You can check the full feature report here. Or see our list of our selection of TheBesty restaurant that we recommended here.

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We Have A Name Card!

Yay! We are finally got ourselves a name card!

Hopefully this can make us easier to inform the restaurants about what we are doing (compared with the old days when we usually writes our email on a piece of paper... As Alia used to say: very very unprofessional of us).

And hopefully it would be easier for restaurants/ business owners to find us.

So... What are you waiting for? Looking forward to review your delicious foods soon!


Aswin & Alia's Food Journey
Email: jejakrasa@gmail.com
Web: www.jejakrasa.com
Twitter: @jejakrasa

Yay! Our official Name Card!


Es Doger....Alhamdulillah!

What I love from Bandung and the surrounding area is you can find almost any type of food and sometimes you found an interesting one.

That day I went to Griya Yogya department Store with my mom in Cibabat, Cimahi and I saw a tent in the corner of their parking lot that sold the variety of local snacks such as awug, es doger, es goyobod, and so on. Suddenly it reminded me of es doger in BSD which I've been missed a lot. So, why not bought one?

Es doger is one of traditional ice cream that is made from coconut milk and served with toppings like black sticky rice, peuyeum, crushed coconut, etc.

Es Doger Alhamdulillah
(They also serve Goyobod & Es Pisang Ijo)
Griya Yogya Parking Lot, Cibabat, Cimahi
Telp. 08568469958
BB 2a5a95b8
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Their small stall on the parking lot of Griya Yogya Cibabat
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The Es Doger


Hanging out at Kue Balok Kang Didin

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This street vendor had been raved a lot and once a local newspaper published an article about this vendor. For your information, kue balok is a traditional snack from West Java area, it is made from flour and have a similar taste like pukis, waffle, or pancake. The difference is how they cooked, while the other are more modern, this one using specific equipment with brisket.

That day I had to pick up Aswin from the airport and since there still so much time until the airplane is landed, I decided to take a look this kue balok stall on jalan Abdurahman Saleh. The place wasn't hard to find because I could see motorcycles line up for on street parking and many people lounging around near the stall.

I opted for take away. I couldn't imagine myself hanging out with the youngster here. Well, I kind of tempted since the weather was cold and one or two drinks of wedang would warmed up my body. So, I just order 10 pieces of kue balok in variety of flavor, such as original, chocolate, and blueberry. The original one cost Rp. 1500,- and the one with flavoring cost Rp. 2000,-. I waited around 10-15 minutes for the kue balok.

Although some people said that it taste ordinary, but I think this one is quite different. It has more soft texture like pukis and after all it is good! So, I munched them while waiting Aswin in the airport.


Kue Balok Kang Didin
Jl. Abdurahman Saleh (in front of Neutron)
Telp. 081220349939
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The process of making kue balok
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The specific equipment that is used to make kue balok
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The infamous kue balok in various flavors
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The place is packed with people


Kue Bay Tat from Bengkulu: New Knowledge, Old Memories

Kue Bay Tat is a traditional snack originated from Bengkulu. It is a cookies made from wheat flour with pineapple jam as their topping. The overall taste reminds me of Nastar cookies that my late grandmother used to make when celebrating Idul Fitri.

Ah... This cookies really bringing up old happy memories.


Kue Bay Tat
Jl. Gg. Dharma Wanita V RT 17
Pematang Gubernur
Bengkulu - Indonesia
Phone: +62 81367232845

The Box


Chingu Korean Fan Cafe: K-Pop Fan Cafe

Another Korean restaurant in Bandung, this restaurant is unique as they incorporated the K-Pop fever in their restaurant. Aiming for younger generation, you can see posters of current K-Pop idols and their performance in the large flat screen TV in the middle of the restaurant.

Quite affordable and very much sticking with the original menu from Korea, this restaurant offered a variation for those of you who really loves Korean Food/ Culture.


Chingu Korean Fan Cafe
Jl. Prof. Eyckman No. 28
Bandung - Indonesia
Phone: +6222 2041193
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chinguID

The Menu

The Seating Sign

Buricha Cold



Spicy Chicken Mild


Dessert Jell-O


Bubur Ayam Pak Sunar: For Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Time

While we are on the subject of discussing Bubur Ayam, we provide you with another vendor. This time it is located in West of Bandung area. Strategically located in the junction of Jalan Cibaligo and Jalan Pesantren, this vendor opened almost 24 hours, serving for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The overall taste was okay, and their price is very affordable, just around Rp 10.000 ($1) per portion.


Bubur Ayam Pak Sunar
Ruko Pertigaan Jalan Pesantren & Jalan Cibaligo
Cimahi - Indonesia

The Bubur Ayam


Bubur Ayam Pak Amid Jalan Padjadjaran

After a quick exercise in Padjadjaran sporting, we decided to try to Bubur Ayam vendor. The location is quite convenient, with spacious parking and seating area.

The Bubur Ayam in overall tasted great and quite hearty. Enough to refill your energy after exercising.

Now, if only the provide bed also here for me to rest...


Bubur Ayam Pak Amid
Jalan Padjadjaran
Bandung - Indonesia

The Logo

The Bubur Ayam


The Glorious Cimplung: Sambel Hejo Restaurant

Sambel Hejo Restaurant is one of the traditional Sundanese restaurant in Bandung. The first branch opened in Purwakarta, and quickly opening several branches all around West Java.

Their specialty menu include: fried chicken, various types of pepes, sayur asem, and their signature item in their menu: Cimplung (deep fried potato ball).

In fact, cimplung is the only reason for me to visit this place, and it takes us around 10 minutes of waiting just to try them.

Worth every second of waiting.


Restoran Sambel Hejo
Jl. Banteng No.3
Bandung - Indonesia
Phone: +6222 7208421
Website: http://sambelhejo.com/

The Branches

The Serving #1

The Serving #2


New Menu From Disini Bakery

Disini Bakery has introduced two new sets of menu to compliment their bakery line-up. The first one is Tokyo Banana, a Japanese sweet cake originated from Japan. The version in Disini Bakery is slightly larger and colorful.

The second new bread is their Charcoal Bamboo Bread, bread that has been infused with Bamboo during baking. It has detoxification effect and it was said good for your health.


Disini Bakery
Jl. Cikawao No. 14
Bandung - Indonesia
Phone: +6222-4239591
Fax: +6222-4232459
Email: disini.bakery@yahoo.com

Tokyo Banana & Charcoal Bamboo Bread


Bali (Culinary) Trip in March 2014: Kura-Kura Bus

For those of you who does not like the idea of taking a bus ride without Air Conditioner and weary with the old bus of Perama Tour, you can choose to take the newly launched Kura-Kura Bus. This new Japanese-Indonesian venture pledged to provide convenient travel service for tourist who like to go around Ubud, Kuta and Sanur but does not want to rely on taxi services.

Currently providing six lines (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Ubud), the shuttle service is, in our opinion almost similar with the concept of Hop on Hop off bus that already available in several tourist destination all around the world.

With fares between Rp 10.000 ($1) for Seminyak, Legian and Kuta lines; Rp 30.000 ($3) for Sanur line; Rp 40.000 ($4) for Nusa Dua line; and Rp 70.000 ($7) for Ubud line, this is an affordable choice for you to travel. You can also use their daily pass for traveling experience cross-line.

The bus is equipped with WiFi, Air Conditioner and brand new seats. This is one service that you should try when you are visiting Bali.


Kura-Kura Bus
Ground Floor, DFS Galleria
Jl. ByPass Ngurah Rai
Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80362
Phone: +62 361 3700 244
Email: info@kura2bali.com
Website: http://kura2bus.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kura2businfo

The Bus

The Interior

The Interior #2

The Brochure


Bali (Culinary) Trip in March 2014: Perama Tour

When you are traveling using backpack method, you will wanted to minimize the budget that you spent, including for transportation. There are several ways for you to save those budgets including renting a motorcycle or renting a small car. The price range is somewhat quite affordable with price for renting motorcycle starts from Rp 60.000 ($6) per day and price for renting a small car starts from Rp 200.000 ($20).

But if you don't ride a motorcycle (like us) or your bungalows cannot afford a parking space (like we experienced right now) there is an easy way for you to travel in backpack style. Taking a bus trip to Ubud from Kuta using Perama Tours.

With affordable price of Rp 50.000 ($5) per person, you can take the bus to Ubud from Legian Street every four hour. The bus quite old, with no AC, but the experience is priceless!

We suggest you tried them as part of your backpacking experience.


Perama Tours
Kuta Office
Jalan Legian No. 39
Kuta Bali,
Phone : +62 361 751551/ +62 361 751875
Fax: +62 361 751170
Website: http://www.peramatour.com/index.html

The Bus!


Bali (Culinary) Trip in March 2014: Finding Mosque in Ubud

This blog post relates with one of the difficult task for male moslem when traveling in non-moslem area: Finding a Mosque for Friday prayer. In Ubud, the largest Mosque presented here is the Ubudiyah Mosque, and it is quite tricky to find it.

So here I attached the coordinate in Google Maps. Hopefully the address can be useful.


Ubudiyah Mosque
Jl. Cok Rai Pudak
Ubud, Bali - Indonesia