first, we spent the night in Puncak where my friend owned a villa.. so, no cost for hotel.. wallet and money is safe and sound :) happy me.. second, we were travelling with my friend's car and a very nice friend of mine was willing to drive all the way.. so no cost for car rental and driver tips :) another happy me.. our shared cost (fuel, car park, tips, shared snacks and other stuffs) was Rp100k each.. there were 7 of us anyway.. so if you're travelling with fewer people means that cost per person is higher..
however, there is one problem.. one of my friend is a food-freak.. so he keep on telling us where to eat.. and since it's not often for us to travel together, we would agree and eat in any restaurant we found.. but then again, it's your choice to eat or not to eat.. so the cost for food is subject to each person's preference.. overall, the greediest friend of mine spent a total of Rp350k (include the Rp100k shared cost) during our trip..
now, here comes the food story :) prepare to drool.......
when we arrived, we were so hungry.. and my friend suggested us to eat in 'Nasi Timbel Dago' then continue to Prima Rasa.. another friend said that near Prima Rasa, there's a very nice 'mie kocok'.. so I prefer to try the 'mie kocok'.. in Nasi Timbel Dago, we ordered tahu telor petis (Rp17k) to share.. well, it's basically a mixed of fried tofu and egg with petis and peanut sauce.. well, my mom can make something exactly like this, so I'm not impressed.. but my friends are crazy about it.. well, it's personal taste I guessed :) and it was a large portion..
once we had finished our lunch, we continue to Prima Rasa in Jalan Kemuning.. and our mie kocok was closed due to the fasting period.. huhuhuhu.. how sad.. and I haven't had my lunch.. well, near Prima Rasa, we spotted a hawker Siomay Tulen.. another friend of mine said that it was quite good.. so off to the siomay.. costed for Rp3.5k each.. I had one potato, one tofu and two siomays.. tasted really really good.. it was quite expensive but it's really big and worth the taste :)
after shopping for food and snacks and stop by at Bawean Cakery.. we continue to shop :) well, we headed to Rumah Mode to see some stuffs.. I got myself a dress and a shirt.. I am weak at clothes, so do forgive me.. it's my biggest expense during the trip.. while the girls were off to shopping, the boys are resting in the canteen where my friend eat mie kocok.. I was too full to order another food, so I decided to order something refreshing like lime juice (Rp19k).. and it was GREAT.. such a refreshment in a hot afternoon.. then we continue to Paris Van Java since I have not visited it ever before.. so my friends pity me.. huhuhu.. the mall was designed really nice.. I love the big hall where we can walk and see around then took some pictures :)
Next, off to dinner... well, time do flies in Bandung.. we decided to have dinner in Warung Lela.. since it was highly recommended.. I had mie yamin manis bakso (Rp10k) and strawberry juice (Rp9k).. and it was really good.. really really good.. it's the only food that I'm able to finish one full portion.. I LOVE IT.. four thumbs up for Warung Lela.. :)
our food journey was not ended yet.. we continue to Maja House.. a new restaurant and lounge near Sapu Lidi.. it has a very nice ambience and offers a spacious area.. Bandung's night air and wind was perfect that we chose to sit in the balcony.. I chose something light and warm to drink, which was English Breakfast Tea (Rp12.5k).. I think it's quite cheap remembering the atmosphere and view we got.. gonna try their food and other drinks some other time.. but I am definitely addicted to it :) um, they also provided a function hall for wedding, in case you're interested..
we had finished our night talk in Maja House on 10 p.m and directly headed to Puncak.. it was 12 a.m when we arrived at the villa.. most of us had slept during the trip, except for my driving friend and the navigator :) thanks to them.. and our food journey still continued.. ahahah.. my friends are crazy.. we had our late night meal at Warung Shinta and had a big meal, including Sate Ayam and Sate Kambing (Rp32k/10 pieces), Sop Buntut, Hot Orange Juice (Rp8k) and we were given free hot tea.. I was going to order a portion of porridge, but they run out of it.. bad day for my food choices.. so instead I had a cup of hot orange juice and pick some of my friends' food :) I heard their sate kambing was really delicious, but I didn't give it a try.. the sate ayam was really fat.. and full of meat, not the skinny ones we find in Jakarta.. quite expensive, but then again, it was worth the taste and portion :) Warung Shinta managed to keep their original taste and service :)
after our late meal, we returned to the villa and had a long, nice chat with some sharing.. I love our conversation and how we can still be friends after all these years.. and I slept at 4.30 a.m ahahah.. I almost didn't sleep.. one thing I noticed is Puncak was not as cold as it used to be.. must be the effect of global warming.. unfortunately I woke up at 9 a.m.. argh.. I dunno why I can't sleep til noon like I used to.. my body seemed to have a natural alarm.. we had indomie as breakfast... you can't resist a warm boiled indomie in one cold morning :)
once my friends are ready, we headed back to Jakarta.. we stopped by at Ponyo for lunch.. it was quite a famous Sundanese restaurant.. we were hungry and ordered a lot of food, as you can see.. costed us a total of Rp300k.. so it's Rp40k each.. okay, we ordered soto buntut bakar, gurame goreng, babat goreng, usus goreng, lidah goreng, karedok, oseng kangkung, bakwan jagung, pepes jamur, pete, sambel dadakan and nasi timbel teri.. haha.. a lot means a lot :) let me highlight our lunch, the nasi timbel teri and sambel dadakan is really delicious.. others are just okay, delicious but not special.. well, my mom is a Sundanese and I had tried these kind of food a lot of time :)
then we stopped by at Melrimba Garden which was a park combined with cafe.. the garden is really beautiful and cost Rp5k each if we wanted to look around.. too bad, it was raining during our trip, so we were not able to finish our walk in the garden.. my friend was craving for jagung bakar.. so we climbed back up to a hawker near Puncak.. we had 5 jagung bakar, 1 pisang bakar, 1 indomie goreng telor kornet, 1 indomie rebus, 1 ovaltine, 3 kopi susu, 1 teh susu and 1 popercis keju.. total of Rp120k.. and i LOVE the popercis.. it's should spelled poffertjes, a food originated from Holland.. and the so called popercis costed for Rp17k only with such a big portion, generous chocolate and cheese.. I'm in love.. okay, forget about diet when you're on vacation..
here's my travelmates posing in Paris Van Java.. from left-right: Reza (happy driver), Lianny (car owner), Vincent (food freak, food map, food demanding), me, Louise (both prepare nothing and enjoy the trip mostly by sleeping in car :P), Karina (villa owner), Richard (navigator).. Love U guys.. let's do it some other time :)