Living in a town with as many dining options as Bandung makes it impossible for me to keep up with what’s hip and happening. You know, Bandung’s culinary business is constantly growing as new restaurants come and go. Some make a huge success, some are not lucky enough.
This year, DUSUN BAMBU made it to the most talked about place in Bandung. It’s like, everyone is going to there. I saw my friends pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and even Path. Some of them even came from Jakarta. And then I was like : “Why is everyone going? What’s in there?”
Fred and I decided to stop by last weekend. Well, people’s right. If you happen to be stopping through Bandung, you might not want to miss this one. You should not! I repeat. You should not!
Look Around You
A family park in the mountain feet. That’s how I describe Dusun Bambu. Can you imagine how peaceful it is to be there? There are lake, surrounding with tall trees. There are ducks playing around the river. And children running around, playing with another kids.
It was cloudy and drizzling the moment we got there – which is just perfect for us. I can stay here all day long.
See those nests shaped area? It was named after Lutung Kasarung. One of the spots in Dusun Bambu you can enjoy your meals.
I’m Hungry. Time for Lunch?
Now this place is called Pasar Khatulistiwa. It’s a place where you can find so many kind of Bandung famous street foods. You can also go shopping at the groceries market. Most of the fresh veggies and fruits are planted at Dusun Bambu, and some are from the neighboring local farm.
Anyway, here, you have to buy vouchers to be able to buy the foods. You can’t use your money right away. But don’t worry about the extra vouchers you don’t use. You can refund them before leaving!
Kembang Tahu (IDR 15)
As a starter, we decided to buy a bowl of Kembang Tahu. It’s a bean curd served with warm ginger syrup. I usually call it Dou Hua, since it’s a Chinese snack I guess? But here in Indonesia, people call it Kembang Tahu, or sometimes Wedang Tahu.
Aside from the warm and delicious taste it gives, this kembang tahu is a total mess. I mean, it should usually be served in a thin layer form of bean curd. Very thin and silky. Not this messy crumble curd. But nevermind, still tasted good tough!
Pempek (IDR 28)
Ah! This one is my favorite! I can hardly find a good pempek here. And I’m soooo happy that we found it here at Dusun Bambu. Pempek is actually some kind of fishcakes from Palembang served with a rich sweet and sour sauce called cuka (vinegar sauce). I also bought a pack of crackers and ate it with the vinegar sauce. Yum!
Nasi – Something (IDR 40)
I don’t know what this one is. It’s a set of meal consists of rice, chicken, boiled potato, boiled egg, veggies, and a nice thick savory curry sauce. I do love curry, I tell you. And this Nasi – Something (sorry, I totally forgot the name!) is a good thing, for me. Not for Fred.
We Also Love to Play Around!
We also spent some time walking around the area right after we finished our meal. Enjoying the fresh air we hardly found downtown, taking pictures, and hoping that time won’t pass that fast.
I’m totally impressed about this place! In fact, I have never found anywhere like this in Bandung, that’s why. Too bad that it’s too crowded on weekend. I had a hard time finding a seat for the two of us to enjoy our meal. Perhaps they should add more space and seats? 🙂
And oh! Dusun Bambu doesn’t take a reservation on weekend. Perhaps because it’s fully packed and they somehow don’t know how to manage it? I tried once and they refuse to reserve a seat for us. That’s why we didn’t make it to Cafe Burangrang, a nice restaurant in Dusun Bambu.
The entrance fee is IDR 15 per person and IDR 10 per car. You might want to bring some cash. And if you have some time during weekend, try to come during weekday since it is OVER crowded on weekend. And one more thing! Bring along your jacket or sweater since it might drizzling and windy on afternoon. Have fun!
Dusun Bambu Leisure Family Park
Kolonel Matsuri KM 11
Cisarua, Bandung Barat
Phone : 022 – 82782020
* All price are in thousand Rupiah (IDR)
Entrance Fee : IDR 10k
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