Bandung Trip 2011, Part IV: A Pretty~licious Souvenir From Trinity

The next thing that i wanna share with you guys on my Bandung trip is a colorful pretty~licious edible souvenir from my old bestie, Trinity. It is actually a set of 10 colorfully painted steamed buns in different types of fruity shapes.

According to Trin,Andy Yang Pastry in which this souveneir was bought, is a very famous pastry shop in Bandung. Thanks to her, i managed to taste something from this shop. My first thought when i saw these pretty~licious was, "Oh my!! These are so cute and pretty! Can these really be eaten?" Well, of coz, when i ate these buns, i've peeled off the outer skin first. After all, too much of coloring will do you no good to your health, rite! :)

'Bakpao Buah-Buahan' / Fruity Steamed Bun
Filling: Green Bean Paste, Pandan Flavor Paste & Red Bean Paste

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Jl. Dalem Kaum 74
Bandung 40251
Tel: (022) 4230 819, (022) 4239 877


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Bandung Trip 2011, Part III: Getting Romantic~licious At The Valley

I was really excited to go to this restaurant because my hubby has been talking about it ever since he's been there during his recent business trip. He has been longing to bring me there, so when we were finally there together, he was ecstatic.

It is called 'The Valley' or locally pronounced as 'Wal-lei', i guessed it is simply because it is situated on a valley. According to my hubby, it is an ideal romantic place for lovey dovey couples like us to dine in. :) Being there myself, i totally agreed with him. Besides the quality menu of steak and seafood, it has a beautiful night view with it's outdoor setting only dimly lighted with candles and decorative lights around its' pillars.

The Valley
Bistro Cafe & Resort Hotel

Beautiful Bandung city night scenery

Outside terrace romanticly decorated with dimly lighted lights

The lovey dovey couple

Zuppa Soup
Rating: 4/5
Recommended. The pastry is really fluffy and crispy, love it!

Mixed Grill & Tiger Prawns*
Rating: 4/5

Beef Ribs Mixed*
Rating: 3/5
*I forgot what's the name of these dishes. If you wanted to try out these dishes, try to look for its description.

Rating: 4/5
Really generous on the lemon.

Avocado Juice
Rating: 3/5
The texture is really thick, it's like drinking some melted ice-cream.

With the above, we ended up with approx RP600,000/ RM215. We thought that the price is reasonable for a 5 star restaurant. Great view, great ambience and great food! Most importantly, you must come here with your other half.

Jl. Lembah Pakar Timur 28,
Bandung Dago,
Tel: 022-2531052

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Bandung Trip 2011, Part II: Mie Naripan 108

I've always wanted to try bakso whenever i see them at the malay stall here, back at my own homeland, but was always stopped by the thought that it would not taste nice. I never really know how it looks like until I have tried it at Mie Naripan 108, Bandung.

All along, i thought bakso is something like mee jawa with the thick rojak-like gravy. How shallow is my knowledge! I was wrong! Bakso is a simple beef noodle with meatballs. What really makes a bakso yummy are its springy noodle and spongy fresh meatballs. Mie Naripan 108 has both of these!

Mie Kuah Baso Goreng
Rating: 4/5
Springy noodles with piping hot beef soup, minced meat and yummy~licious fried stuffed taufu.

Yamien Manis Baso Goreng
Rating: 3/5
Springy noodles in sweet sauce and minced meat. My hubby love this one with lots of 'sambal' but I don't like sweet noodles.

Beef Balls
Rating: 4/5
Comes together with our noodles, these huge fresh beef balls are simply yummy~licious.

Baso Goreng
Rating: 4/5
Fried Stuffed Tauhu. I am not sure what was added in the stuffing, but i reckon it was fish paste mixed. It was spongy in the inside with a slightly crisp on the outside, yummy! Good to go as snacks during tea-time.

Es Jeruk
Rating: 4/5
Oh, i really love their 'orange' juice! Mind you, they don't have oranges like here, in Malaysia. Their oranges are tangerines. I've always love tangerines, especially when we can only get it during festive season only, so this is absolutely my favourite drink in Bandung!

The Menu

The inside of shop: clean & tidy.

The calendars collection - It was 16th August
And he had to peel off about 10 calendar pages everyday. Notice the hand drawn nostalgia signboard on top of those calendars? One can only be reminded of the past when they sees this 'good-kept' signboard.

So, if next time you are in Bandung, and you're a beef eater, you MUST try this bakso. It has been around since 1965 so all locals should know this place. It's simply yummy~licious!!

Jl Naripan 108,

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Bandung Trip 2011, Part I: Meeting Up With Trinity & Family

One of the most memorable moments we had while we were on our Bandung trip was meeting up with Trinity, her friendly hubby Hendra and their two lovely sons Clay and Clifford. It was really a great meet-up. Trin & I were instantly 'clicked' even tho' we've not met each others before. Same goes with my hubby and her handsome hubby Hendra. We were like old friends meeting up again. :)

...trin & i were instantly 'clicked' even tho' we've not met each othersbefore...
I've known Trin from her blog Rooms of My Heart when I first started blogging with A Great Pleasure in 2007. We were really close during that time but as time goes by, i started to lose my blogging mojo due to my hectic schedule and hence later totaly disappeared from blogosphere. Few years later, thanks to Facebook, I was reconnected with Trin again. Trin is really a down to earth, lovely woman, as well as a pretty wifey. It was a great pleasure meeting up with her and her family.

Lovely Trin & Me

My hubby, me, Trin, Hendra and their cute~licious sons Clay & Clifford

We had Sudanese food at one of the restaurant in Istana Plaza (Shopping Mall). I forgot what's the name of that restaurant but their foods were yummy~licious.



Water Convolvulus/ Kangkung

Ayam Penyet

Deep Fried Fish

Some type of yummy rice
Thank you, Trin & Hendra for the yummy~licious dinner and spending the night with us! We had enjoyed your companions. Let us be your guide when you guys come to Malaysia next time, k! Can't wait for the chats again!

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