traveling to Bandung means good food and great shopping.. especially when the journey is shared with college friends who we haven't seen for a while.. so there we were.. five talkative girls traveled together in a rented Kijang Inova.. this means a journey full of gossips, laughter and so much fun (poor you, driver).. it was a two-day trip, too short but I really enjoy every second of it :) we rented a car to pick us in Jakarta, travel to Bandung and go around Bandung, then deliver us back to Jakarta, the next day..
we started our journey quite early, so our first stop in Bandung was Mie Naripan to have some breakfast.. I heard that it was quite famous in Bandung and Jakarta, serving mainly noodles.. it was established in 1965, much older than me ya? I ordered a portion of mie yamien pangsit rebus - yamien noodle with dumplings (around Rp25,000).. yamien noodle is noodle mixed with sweet soy sauce, giving a unique and nice taste in your tongue.. actually, here you can choose between the sweet soy sauce or salty soy sauce, but I prefer the sweet one.. it brought me back to college days, when the five of us used to order each a portion of yamien noodle from our cafeteria and it tasted really delicious and was very cheap.. we also decided to order three pieces of bakso goreng - fried pork meatballs (around Rp3,000 each) to accompany our noodle..
the noodle came in a big portion, with generous minced pork on top of it.. it was chewy and nice, not overcooked.. I think the noodle was homemade.. the sweetness level was enough and just right, the way I would've like :) add a little chili sauce, then you have one perfect bowl of sweet noodle with pork.. I have to give a special credit to the dumplings since it was really delicious.. if I'm not mistaken, it was filled with a mix of shrimp and pork, but I'm not too sure haha.. the fried pork meatballs were just okay for me, nothing was special and I had better.. overall, it was a huge breakfast.. but delicious, I must say.. just a perfect way to start the trip in Bandung :D
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