Thursday, November 06, 2008

Tripping Jakarta & Bandung - Part 2

In this Part 2 of my post, I'm posting some of the more interesting food that I had in Jakarta/Bandung during day 1 and 2 of my trip.

Salted Chicken
This dish was really tasty, from a Chinese meal we had for dinner at a place called Raja Kuring. It came with flames (you can still see some of the flames in the pic) and with the aluminium foil sitting on a bed of salt. It's Salted Chicken but unlike the ones which is baked back home here, the chicken was fried. Not very meaty but very flavourful!

Risol Rogut
Next, on the way to Bandung the next day - we made a stop at a rest area and I came across a snack stall. This Risol Rogut is somewhat like a deep fried breaded snack with some meat and vegetables inside. Pretty normal right? But what made me try this snack was because ...

Risol Rogut with Chili Padi
they served it with chili padi, uncut! The chili was really really spicy hot and kicked it up a notch (or two or three) for this otherwise normal snack.



Banana Leaf Tofu
During a Sundanese meal, we were served a wrapped Banana Leaf item - we thought it was some kind of Otak-Otak at first.

Banana Leaf Tofu
Turns out it was some sort of Tofu - a mix of tofu and coconut milk and it was on the salty side. More interesting than tasty for me though :o)

Sudanese Food
The Sundanese Meal was rather interesting as compared to the Nasi Padang meals we had...

FOOD!
'cos there were just so many varieties to choose from!

But believe it or not, the best dish I had was during my breakfast in Hyatt Jakarta and what was it???

Waffle Breakfast in Hyatt Jakarta
When I ordered waffles, the hotel staff meticulously made them and decorated it with a strawberry, topped it off with powdered sugar (with maple syrup on the side) and hand delivered them to me! So pretty looking, nice and warm! The rest of my friends on seeing this put in an order too but they were disappointed as they were just handed a plate of two pieces of waffle with maple syrup only! Hahaha...



To Be Continued....



20 comments:

Jason said...

The waiter likes you! :P

k.t.x said...

heyhey ugwug babe, wassup? jakarta left me a bad impression, but perhaps i need to explore more. everyone single 1 of my friends..who was on the same trip got either some kinda of diahrea or some sickness...except yrs truly, but by the time i was bk in KL, i developed tummy ache too...so..yeah, every single one. lol.

Precious Pea said...

How come you were given special treatment? They must have known you are a food blogger! Hehe!

Tummythoz said...

Wow so much variety to choose from. Darn stressful! ;>

kampungboycitygal said...

hows the shopping part? heard a lot of outlets at bandung

Kok said...

wmw,
I wanna visit Jakarta and Bandung liao! You wanna be my tour guide?:P

Hazza said...

Funnily enough, I saw a Sudanese restaurant at the Curve on the last day of my stay in M'sia, and was quite surprised but did not take a closer look. Never seen this cuisine served anywhere else that I have been.

JENCOOKS said...

The Sudanese spreads looks yummy good but certainly Hyatt clean cut pancake topped with cherry is the winner.

wmw said...

Jason : Hmmm....any other explanation?

k.t.x : Well, Jakarta left a "lasting" impression on the whole batch of us. We all fell sick!

Precious P : Nolah, don't think so. They don't even know that I'm one in Klang Valley, let alone in Jakarta! Hahaha....

tummythoz : We ate until we no longer wanted to eat in the days to come!

KBCG : Oh yes! Did shopping in Bandung, some dropped till they dropped or in this case, till they fell sick! Hahaha...

Kok : Don't want to go again, I'm afraid. If you go, you better take lots of vitamins before hand...strengthen yourself!

Hazza : I'm not aware of the one at the Curve. Frankly my mind is still not functioning well, so that might just be omitted from my brain now! Hahah...

Jencooks : Which is why I said that was the best meal I had! :o)

New Kid on the Blog said...

how come your waffles is so special ??

Artwork said...

haha, i can see that i would like the risol rogut snack. love the hot stuff... but not so sure about the "lasting" impression from jakarta bit. :P

jo said...

I'm confused...Sundanese or Sudanese?? Sudan is in Africa wor, my ex-neighbour is from Sudan. Indonesia is Sunda, no? So the one fr Curve is from Sudan, Africa or similar to the one from KLCC i.e. Sundanese food?

mimid3vils said...

How come ur waffle different with ur friend? The waiter may be had a crush on u *grin*

Cynthia said...

Look at the crispy-ness of the skin on that chicken and of course, anything that comes wrapped in a banana leave is heavenly.

wmw said...

NKOTB : Dunno, but it was a lovely start to the day :o)

artwork : The "lasting" impression finally went away for good this week! Well almost, 90% well now!

Jo : Now I'm confused too! Hahah...think the one at the Curve is Sundanese! I left out the "n".

mimid3vils : Crush on me? Hahaha....then he should have made me heart shaped waffles!

Cynthia : Hi there! Yes, that chic dish was lovely!

Life for Beginners said...

Ah, special delivery for a special guest ma... ;)

Your poor friends though...

J2Kfm said...

ha? must fall sick 'compulsorily'?!! hmm. needs a tummy of steel then.

the Sudanese fare looks a bit scary. all meats also nearly same colour one? no 'exotic' meats?!

wmw said...

LFB : Hahaha...no need to pity lah, just waffles.

j2kfm: I think so, all 3 batches of us had some sort of sickness! No exotic meats for me! That's for Teckiee!

sc said...

food looks good in bandung!

wmw said...

SC : You've been to Bandung, haven't you?