|Siomay goreng - Batagor Kingsley|
Unlike the previous visit, on this visit to Bandung I actually got to plan part of it. And we were not in a rush so I sort of searching and planning as we went. One of the popular snacks that everyone says every visitors to Bandung ought to try is batagor which was short of baso tahu goreng. Batagor is a deep fried tofu stuffed with fish paste served with peanut sauce. One of the popular restaurant for batagor is Batagor Kingsley. Don’t ask me how or where they got the name from. Because seriously none of those people working there looked like a Kingsley.
From what I found this restaurant has been around quite some time. They grew from a small store to a bigger restaurant now so I thought they must have done something right. When we arrived there at around 4ish there were a few tables occupied. The store front were rented out to a few other vendors that sell other snacks and drinks. It worked out like a mini food court.
My parents ordered the batagor and I ordered siomay goreng. Siomay goreng from my understanding is similar and the only thing different is siomay didn’t use tofu. Our orders took about ten minutes to arrive. Meanwhile I went to browse the snack shop looking for inspirations.
The portion was tiny but surprisingly filling. The sauce was served on the side on each small plate. I don’t know what people liked about this snack but I wasn’t impressed. The peanut sauce seemed bland and not nutty. Possibly because the peanuts were not cooked through prior to grinding. Maybe it was supposed to taste like that. I am not going back.
I included some other recommended batagor places below.
Address: Jalan Veteran No. 25, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Phone:+62 22 4207104
Address: No 21, Paskal Hyper Square, Jl. Pasirkaliki Blok A No.25-27, Kb. Jeruk, Andir, Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Phone:+62 22 86060594
Prima Rasa Bakery and Snacks
Prima Rasa specialized in selling different types of snacks unique to Bandung. I remembered visiting one of their stores years ago when we visited Bandung with my brother and his family. So when I came across the name while researching I decided it’s time to swing by again.
|Prima rasa cheese roll (photo courtesy of Prima Rasa)|
|Picnic roll (photo courtesy of ksmtour.com)|
Prima Rasa - Pasir Kaliki
Address: Jl. Pasirkaliki No.163, Pamoyanan, Cicendo, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Phone:+62 22 6120177
Prima Rasa - Buah Batu
Address: Jl. Buah Batu No. 169 Bandung
Phone:+62 22 7311537