Bandung, a city famous as The Paris van Java, is the hideaway place for Jakarta residence during weekend. Other than to enjoy the magnificent view, many people visit the capital of West Java province to pamper their taste buds. You’ll be amazed with what Bandung has to offer. From various food sold on street vendors to haute cuisine, every visitor will be able to find something to their liking here. Culinary paradise!

A good breakfast could always lead to a good day, so having a nice breakfast is the perfect step to begin your culinary journey in Bandung. One of the easiest place for one stop breakfast experience is at GOR Pajajaran. In Indonesian, GOR means sport center. In the morning, people exercise at GOR and its surroundings. But what is the relationship between sport center and breakfast? Well, no pain no gain! Highlight the gain part, and you’ll understand 🙂

To satisfy hungry people after exercise (and also those who skip the exercise part), around GOR there are many food vendors. In terms of choice, GOR Pajajaran clearly defeats the Gasibu Field (which is also a famous place for breakfast in Bandung). If most seller in Gasibu are selling the same menu (lontong curry, chicken porridge, meatball, chicken noodle), the menu offered in GOR Pajajaran is more varried. You can look for ambokueh (Bandung typical snack), noodle, pork porridge, otak-otak (grilled fish cake), chicken rice, etc. If somehow you can’t decide which one to try, then consider these shortlisted ones to help you :

1. Cakwe Lie Tjay Tat

Cakwe Lie Tjay Tat

The Famous LIE TJAY TAT

Lie Tjay Tat was a legendary cakwe seller from 1934. Used to open the store at Pasar Baru, now they serve the breakfast in GOR Pajajaran. As the name indicated, the must order item is cakwe. Cakwe, also known as Chinese Fried Churros, is a long golden-brown deep-fried strip of dough. Originally eaten in China, this tradition also passed down by Chinese migrants in Indonesia. Conventionally, cakwe are lightly salted and made so they can be torn lengthwise in two.

Old Uncle Frying The Cakwe

Old Uncle Frying The Cakwe

But in Lie Tjat Tat, they usually serves it in a portion containing 2 cakwes cut into pieces (IDR 10K). Something special about their cakwe is that the crust is very crunchy, yet it is still soft and moist inside. Ah also, Lie Tjay Tat recently just broke Indonesian record by making the biggest cakwe ever….13 meters!

Lie Tjay Tat Cakwe Porridge

Lie Tjay Tat Cakwe (half portion)

Another must try at Lie Tjay Tat is its Bapia. At the beginning we were quite surprised since Bapia in other places usually means sweet cake. But the Bapia they have is different, it is a salty pie with meat! Apparently, Bapia here is literally translated from Hokian language, ba (pork meat) and pia (pie). We ordered the one filled with grind pork and chive (IDR 15K). Guilty pleasure, a must try!

Bapia Pork and Chive

Bapia Pork and Chive

Open : Everyday 05:00 am – 11:00 am

Address : Jl. Pajajaran (inside GOR Pajajaran)

Phone : +62 812-2411-115

Website : –

Atmosphere: Outdoor, food stall, relaxed

Vegetarian Friendly : 

Tastiness level : ♥♥♥♥

Spending : $$$$$

Tips : try Hokkien Bean Porridge. This is peeled peanuts boiled for a long time, so the nuts become very soft, but not destroyed. The most delicious way to enjoy it is to dip the cakwe to the porridge.

2. Baso Anugerah

As mentioned before, there are many food stalls in GOR Pajajaran, and this little stall is nestled somewhere there. But no worry, it is very easy to find it, just look for the crowd!

Baso Anugerah

Baso Anugerah- The Hungry Crowd

Usually fried meatball are made of pork or chicken meat, but this one is made from mackerel fish. Deep fried for around 20 minutes, the result is super crunchy meatball, with soft part inside (IDR 8K). The taste is so yummy (without any fishy aroma), and becoming more perfect after you dip into the sweet & sour chili sauce. Please be prepared for a long queue though, many people will be more than willing to bring this snacks home.

Fried Meatball -Baso Anugerag

Fried Meatball -Baso Anugerag

Open : Everyday 07:00 am – 12.00 pm

Address : Jl. Pajajaran (inside Pajajaran Sports Center)

Phone : +62-818-228956

Website : –

Atmosphere: Outdoor, food stall, relaxed

Vegetarian Friendly : ×

Tastiness level : ♥♥♥

Spending : $$$$$

Tips : if you want the meatball to be even more crunchy, ask the seller to cut it open during the frying process…….heaven 🙂

3. Tahu Baso Vikhey

A visit to Bandung will not be complete without trying Bandung local food, Tahu Baso. Once you arrive in Bandung, you will soon notice that there are people selling Tahu Baso almost everywhere. If you don’t know which one to try, hit Tahu Baso Vikhey for breakfast.

Tahu Baso is a very simple food, just tofu stuffed with mix meat paste (usually fish), then steamed. The interesting part is that Tahu Baso is usually served with its companion; bittergourd, cabbage, egg, potato….all filled with the same mix meat paste. To order, you just choose whatever things you want in your plate (IDR 7K/pc). The seller will then cut them into small pieces, and pour the peanut sauce on it….MAMMA MIA!

Baso Tahu Vickey

Baso Tahu Vickey

Open : Everyday 07:00 am – 12.00 pm

Address : Jl. Pajajaran (inside Pajajaran Sports Center)

Phone : –

Website : –

Atmosphere: Outdoor, food stall, relaxed

Vegetarian Friendly : ×

Tastiness level : ♥♥♥

Spending : $$$$$

Tips : for a never ending Bandung culinary moment, grab some of this Tahu Baso for takeaway

P.S : for a wholeday culinary experience in Bandung, check  Eating Bandung Culinary Like Local People Do

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