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  • Bandung, Indonesia | Wake Up To 5 of Bandung's Best Breakfasts

    Waking up to cold and freezing temperature in Bandung? This city never stops offering you cuisine options, not only in the afternoon or evening but also early in the morning. Here, we recommend you five mouthwatering breakfast in Bandung that will start your terrific day. Surely all these are halal! via GIPHY Chicken Congee The Chicken Congee is almost anywhere in Bandung. So, the real challenge here is – where exactly is the best Chicken Congee in Bandung?  Here, in Lembang, West Bandung Regency, we tasted the best chicken congee stall that serves a pretty big portion and tastes absolutely amazing. The congee has a thick consistency with shredded chicken, boiled eggs, chicken hearts and gizzards as toppings as well as some fried onions as garnishing. The Chicken Congee is served hot which feels absolutely amazing for breakfast. At IDR 12,000, the Chicken Congee is served with free crackers and hot tea. Note: The locals here commonly call the stall Bubur Ayam SMP 1 Lembang. Bubur Ayam SMP 1 Lembang means Chicken Congee in 1st Lembang Junior High School (the stall is located in front of the school) Address: Jalan Raya Lembang No 357, Jayagiri, Lembang, West Bandung RegencyOpening Hours: 6AM to 10AM (Daily)Contact: +62 87825891965 Lontong Kari Actually, we are not moving anywhere from the first stall who serves Chicken Congee. The same stall also offers Lontong Kari or in English, we perhaps can call it Curry Rice Cake. If you are looking for a meaty-breakfast, this stall is an excellent choice for you. In a bowl of Lontong Kari, you'll find three things – beef broth, shredded beef, and rice cake. The beef broth is amazing! Get a warm bowl of Lontong Kari at IDR 15,000 each for your breakfast or even brunch. Address: Jalan Raya Lembang No. 357, Jayagiri, Lembang, West Bandung RegencyOpening Hour: 6AM to 10AM (Daily)Contact: +62 87825891965 Roti Gempol Credit: Satya Winnie Bread is also a common choice for breakfast. Here at Roti Gempol restaurant, they have toast as the primary menu. The restaurant serves various fillings such as peanut butter, chocolate, smoked beef, eggs, and cheese. There are two choices of bread here, white bread and wheat bread. However, the wheat bread has a is served in a bigger portion than the white one. The wheat bread will be toasted for several minutes until the colors turn golden brown until crispy. Prices start from IDR 16,000 to IDR 30,000. Note: Long queues on Saturdays and Sundays.  Address: Jalan Gempol Wetan No. 14, BandungOpening Hours: 7AM to 9PM (Daily)Contact: +62 224239469 Nasi Kuning Homan Credit: Foursquare Located near Savoy Homan Hotel, Nasi Kuning Homan or perhaps Homan Yellow Rice is not a restaurant but just a cart with a simple tent stall. The seller provides several long tables and wooden chairs that can accommodate up to 10 people. Although the place is really simple, the Homan Yellow Rice tastes really good! You can choose side dishes such as shredded chicken, sliced omelet, tempeh, heart and gizzard, roasted soybeans, and slices of cucumber. This filling-breakfast is worth for IDR 12,000. Address: Jalan HomanOpening Hour: 6AM to 10AM (Daily) Kupat Tahu Petis Pak Haji Credit: Tribun Jabar First of all, Petis is a traditional food seasoning in Indonesia. Petis is processed by fish or shrimp cooked until it is completely dry. It is then added with salt and brown sugar so that it tastes rather sweet. In a plate of Kupat Tahu Petis, you will find fried tofu in charcoal and cut into small pieces, added with bean sprouts, rice cake, crushed yellow crackers, and petis. The dish is served with peanut sauce. While Kupat Tahu Sayur is similar but it is served with broth instead of the peanut sauce. You only need to pay IDR 17,000 for each plate of Kupat Tahu Petis or Kupat Tahu Sayur. Address: Jalan Halimun No.2, Lengkong, BandungOpening Hour: 9AM to 4PMContact: +62 81221199126...

  • Planning A Vacation To Bandung? You Have To Try These 5 Halal Street Food!

    Bandung, also known as Paris Van Java, is famous for its tourism destinations. Many tourist spots can be found in this capital city of the West Java Province. Moreover, Bandung offers various regional culinary specialties, particularly traditional snacks that are widely known by locals and regular tourists. All these street foods are halal and very affordable. Here 5 most mouth-watering street foods in Bandung and where you can buy them! Read more about Indonesia Durian Ice Cream Picture: Adyla Haquee The king of fruit! Some would say durian is the best fruit in Southeast Asia. In Bandung, you can have them in a form of a unique cuisine that will brighten your sunny day. Although Bandung is not the city that produces this fruit, we can see a number of 'Es Duren' sellers' on roadsides, especially the one leading to Dago area. The sellers would sell them in small carts and would shift around from time to time. You only need to spend IDR 12,000 for a cup of Durian Ice Cream. Address: Along Jalan Cihampelas, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 9AM - 5PM (Daily) Bandros The Bandros is an iconic pie from Bandung. They are made from a mixture of rice flour, grated coconut, coconut milk and served with sugar. Its shape is similar to a half moon. These delicacies are cooked with a traditional grill. Bandros are often served for breakfast or as a snack during tea time. They would taste even more delicious when served hot and accompanied by hot tea or coffee. There are two types of Bandros known in Bandung, namely salty Bandros and sweet Bandros. You can buy a package of Bandros for as little as IDR 10,000. Address: Along Jalan Juanda, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 8AM to 6PM (Daily) Cilok The next one is an extremely unique street food that can only be found in Bandung. This tasty snack is called the Cilok! The name might be unique for foreign tourist, but it is one of the most common and affordable street food in Bandung. Cilok stands for 'Aci Dicolok' which means stabbed starch in Sundanese language. This is because dried beef meat is used for their fillings. Stab them with sticks, dip them in a mixture of peanut sauce and soy ketchup and you're ready to enjoy their heavenly taste. You will feel as if you are chewing on a meatball except its smaller, chewier and definitely tastier. Cilok sellers are everywhere in Bandung. They will cost you around IDR 10,000. Address: Along Jalan Dipati Ukur, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 8AM to 8PM (Daily) Seblak If you are a fan of spicy food, this street food will bring you to another level of mouth-watering goodness. Seblak originally came from Bandung. This street food is made from chewy cracker sautéed along with onion spices. In its development, Seblak is served with some additional toppings such as eggs, sausages, sliced vegetables, meatballs, seafood and many more. The best part is, you can choose your preferred level of spiciness. Seblaks from different vendors would taste completely different from each other. Some of them are cooked with onion spices, garlic, salt, galingale, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and other flavourings. After sautéing, raw crackers that have been soaked in water are added to the pan for stir-frying. When you try a spoon of Seblak, you will feel something chewy in your mouth. No doubt, the boiled raw crackers are the main ingredients. For a bowl of Seblak, it would cost around IDR 10,000. Seblak is also easy to find in every spot in Bandung. Address: Along Jalan Sukajadi, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 8AM to 8PM (Daily) Batagor Batagor has now spread out around all of Indonesia. However, the best Batagors still come from this city. Batagor is short for 'Bakso Tahu Goreng', which means Fried Tofu Meatball. It is usually served with peanut sauce and soy ketchup. The 'meatball' is actually made from different kinds of seafood including tuna, mackerel, and prawn. After they are minced, they will be stuffed inside a Batagor skin and finally deep fried in palm oil. This dish is influenced by a Chinese Indonesian cuisine known as Siomay. The difference between the two is that Batagor is deep fried while Somay is steamed. Batagor sellers can be found in street-side food stalls, portable carts and restaurants. You would have to pay IDR 12,000 – 15,000 for a plate of yummy Batagor. Address: Along Jalan Riau, Bandung, West JavaOperating Hours: 8AM to 8PM (Daily)   Read more about Bandung...

  • Give Your Hair A Treat At This Shariah Compliant Hair Salon In Bandung, Indonesia

    Some travel to challenge themeselves for an adventurous journey however, there are also some that travel to relax and to pamper themselve. While there are a whole spread of salons in different countries, you might even find rare Muslimah-friendly salons on your holiday! In Bandung, the capital city of West Java of Indonesia, you'll be happy to find a whole lot of women-only salons, where men are not allowed in. If you happen to be in Bandung, Indonesia, the Syarah Salon is a perfect choice for a Muslimah! Syarah Salon, Shariah Compliant Salon in Bandung For a Muslimah, having a women-only environment can be really important for them. This is especially when they want to go for a treatment for their hair or pampering spa sessions. However, it does not mean that a Muslimah does not have the desire to pamper themselves. Just like any other women, taking care of their appearance is as important for them. Yuyun saw this problem as a big chance to start her own shariah beauty salon. She opened “Syarah Beauty Salon” to serve only for Muslimahs. In her shariah-compliant salon, she offers comfort, safe and calm place to have beauty treatment. Yuyun joined a beauty treatment course in Jakarta around the year 2015. She then went on to open up a salon, accepting both male and females. She then went on to stream-lin her salon to cater mainly for women. Beauty Treatments Syarah Beauty Salon also offers services for different parts of the body. From hair to toe, ladies! For instance, women who wear hijab usually come here to have a haircut, cream bath, facial and a body spa session. Typically Yuyun would have at least 11 customers a day at her salon. During the weekends or when the festive days are approaching, it would get really hectic. Unfotunately, I could not see how she manage her salon since I was not allowed to take a look inside. Yuyun has kindly provided these photos to give us a better view on her salon.  Business Challenges Every company or start-up has their very own set of challenges. As fo Yuyun, she finds it difficult to find well-trained employees. Yuyun has had multiple occasions where she spends time training her employee and the employee ends up leaving the start once she has mastered the skill.  Optimistic, Yuyun remains strong with her business and even plans to open a branch. With support from her husband, she is still motivated each day to manage her shariah salon.  Address: Taman Kopo Ketapang Ruko Blok A1 Number 2416Opening Hours: 8AM to 8PM (Mon-Sat) So the next time you go to a Muslimah Salon, share with us your experiece on the HalalTrip App!...

  • Pick Me: Get Your Meatball Noodle Cravings Fixed When You're In Bandung, Indonesia

    As the capital city of West Java province, Bandung is the best destination to find a variety of cuisines for your hungry tummy. The city offers so many food choices for tourists. Surely, it is easy to find halal food in Bandung. There are so many halal food places near you in Bandung. For those who love to eat noodles with meatballs, this is my best recommendation! PICK MIE: Halal Noodle and Meatball without Preservatives Pick Mie Noodle and Meatball is located in Southern Bandung. It takes 10 minutes from Soreang Exit Highway Gate to reach the restaurant.  Picture Credit: Pick Mie Facebook Pick Mie serves so many tasty food. Of course, their main specialty is the noodles with meatballs. For your information, Pick Mie cooks their meal without adding any preservatives. They only use natural ingredients. So it is an excellent 'healthy' meal for you and your family.  Let me show you some of their meals that will surely make you drool. ​Chicken Noodle Rib Meatball  Minced Rib Noodle Special Rib Noodle Picture Credit: Pick Mie Don’t worry about the meal and drink prices. This restaurant will surely save your pocket. Take a look at the menu below and start planning your meal! Picture Credit: Pick Mie Pick Mie has become the ultimate go-to for the people around the area. A cool hang out place for young teenagers, great restaurant for family gatherings and best location for a reunion. The restaurant has a spacious setting. You can choose either to sit inside or at the open area. If you're rushing to perform your prayers, don't worry because there is a big mosque nest to the restaurant. Moreover, when there is the call of prayer or the adzan, the waiters will ask politely for 30 minutes break to have perform their salath. Address: Jalan Gading Tutuka, Terusan Kopo KM 15.5, Soreang, Bandung Regency, West JavaOpening Hours: 10AM to 9PM (Sat-Thu)                          12.30PM to 9PM (Fri)Reservation : +62 8579888890Delivery Hotline: +62 812222330066 Facebook | Instagram A restaurant with great healthy food, affordable prices, and a Muslim-friendly atmosphere. What are you waiting for? Give Pick Mie a try and share with us in HalalTrip App!...

  • Looking For A Spiritual Getaway While On Vacation? Here Are Five Shariah-Compliant Hotels In Bandung, Indonesia

    Bandung, the capital city of West Java province in Indonesia, has been one the best tourism destinations in South East Asia. Bandung offers many family vacation spots that you should not be missed. Located in the hilly area of Indonesia, Bandung is also known as 'Paris van Java', translating to 'Paris of Java'. Bandung is known for its beautiful vacation spots, highlighting nature at its best form. The food in Bandung has also taken the spotlight as a tourist attraction for travelers, especially on social media. With hotels and halal food scattered around the city, Bandung is the ideal destination for Muslim travelers that are traveling solo or even families that are traveling with children. A halal-friendly hotel or a Shariah-compliant hotel is always helpful for the late night cravings as well as to facilitate our needs when performing our daily supplications. While a hotel in Bandung would typically cater to the needs of Muslim travelers, a Shariah-compliant hotel has its own special requirements that may differ from other conventional hotels, such as : 1) The hotel can only accept a legally married couple. They have to show their marital document or family card.2) The hotel must provide Halal food and prove by a Halal certificate given by the Indonesian Ulema Council.3) The hotel provides qibla direction in every room and a small mosque within the hotel area.4) Some Shariah-compliant hotels provide meals for Suhoor during Ramadan Here are 5 Shariah-compliant hotels that you should definitely look out for to better suit your needs: 1. Daarul Jannah Cottage Picture Credit: Daarul Jannah Cottage Facebook  This is one of the best shariah-compliant cottages in Bandung. The cottage is located inside Daarut Tauhid Islamic Boarding School managed by Abdullah Gymnastiar. You can take a walk to Daarut Tauhid if you want to join the public recitation. The cottage also provides a supermarket and Muslim fashion store. Enjoy staying in your own sanctuary with the garden view. This cottage is ideal if you're looking for a spiritual getaway from the hustle bustle of the city. One more thing you need to know is, here Jannah means heaven, so the management of this cottage want their guests to stay in Daarul Jannah as heaven for their family. Address: Jalan Gegerkalong Girang no.67 Kompleks Pondok Pesantren Daarut-Tauhiid, Bandung.Price: IDR 250,000 per nightReservation: (+62 - 222007955) Facebook 2. Lingga Hotel Picture Credit: Lingga Hotel Facebook This is definitely another great place to stay in Bandung. This hotel has an excellent tagline: For anyone who desires Muslim Atmosphere. This hotel is a perfect place for an affordable family vacation with a swimming pool and a playground for kids. Spend some quality time with your family here. Moreover, the hotel has a ballroom which is often used for Islamic marriage ceremonies. Address: Jalan Soekarno Hatta No.464, Batununggal, Bandung Kidul, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40266Price: IDR 375,000 per nightReservation: (+62 - 227562980) Facebook 3. Ruby Hotel Syariah Bandung Picture Credit: Ruby Hotel Syariah Bandung Facebook A two-star Islamic hotel that prioritizes comfort for your families. This hotel has a unique cafe on the rooftop called the Roof Cafe that offers Halal food for sure. In addition, you can see the city view from your window. In every room, you can find prayer equipment and the Quran. Address: Jalan DR. Rubini No.4, Pasir Kaliki, Cicendo, Bandung city, West Java, 40171.Price: IDR 400,000 per night.Reservation: (+62 - 224265020) Facebook 4. Narapati Indah Syariah Boutique Hotel & Convention Picture Credit: Narapati Going for a luxurious stay in Bandung? This boutique hotel offers a cozy and luxurious living environment for its guests. The Shariah-compliant hotel has its own Ballroom, Business Center, Library and Conference Room. If you want to try something different, indulge in the eastern atmosphere by booking the Narapati Suite Room at IDR 1,275,000 per night plus breakfast for two people. Just like other Shariah-compliant hotels, only legally married couples can stay together in this hotel. Address: Jalan Pelajar Pejuang 45 No.31-35, Lingkar Selatan, Lengkong, Bandung city, West Java, 40263. Price: IDR 400,000 per night.Reservation: (+62 -227307736) 5. Orange Home Syariah Picture Credit: Orange Home Syariah Facebook Another affordable accommodation in Bandung is the Orange Home's Syariah. This is definitely the ideal hotel if you're going on a budget vacation. This hotel may not offer you complete facilities like others but the price would really save your pocket during your vacation. We can say that this Islamic hotel is quite cheap in the town area while giving you a proper place to rest. The hotel provides extra beds, air conditioner, water heater, television and internet access in the room. It is located just 10 minutes away from Bandung Trade Center.  Address: Jalan Babakan Jeruk I No.76, Sukagalih, Sukajadi, Bandung city, West Java, 40163.Reservation: (+62 -222014955) Facebook That's all for our Top 5 Shariah-compliant hotels to stay in Bandung! By the way, if you have any other Islamic hotels in Bandung, West Java, share with us on the HalalTrip App!...