April 22, 2012

Bandung Culinary

Bandung has definitely become the second home for me since I no longer consider myself as a tourist whenever I visit it. Sometimes having two cities as your home is advantageous, especially when you want to escape to one city to get away from the other one. But you have to face the fact that after you're familiar with a city, there are fewer and fewer places where you can find and do something new. For instance, like, factory outlets, local brand stores, family attractions, Dago Pakar and natural sites in Bandung have become boring. For me, the only interesting things it left behind are memories, great foods and brand new restaurants. 


Chocolate cheese bread at Roti Gempol

A kind of Korean noodle

Bibimbap (egg, vegetables and rice)

Some Korean appetizers at Tudari Restaurant

Where are we going is probably the most frequent question that would come out when me and my boyfriend spend our time together in Bandung. It seems like we face the same condition as the one we have in Jakarta, we don't know what else this city could offer us except for the fashionable concept stores, good movies and short events. Since then, trying a new kind of food or restaurant that we've never tried before is somewhat a real refreshment for us.
Here are some recommended foods from both the old and new restaurants in Bandung that we've tasted lately. Since I never good at making a review either for films, books or even foods, I won't review every food that I posted here. All I can say is, whether sweet snack, spicy meal, Asian, western, it's all worth the try.

Mix Fire Fondue at Cafe Du Chocolate 

White Plate Red Velvet at Hartwood
  


Iga Sapi Cabe Rawit

Some foods at Rumah Makan Legoh 

Dark Chocolate Layer Cake at Fabric

Escargot at Fabric

April 20, 2012

Always.

Photo by Me

Everything has its own place in time and everyone has their own time to spread their wings. Always believe that beautiful things come to those who wait.

April 12, 2012

Between The Trees





Jeans : 16 DS. Top : Ciel. Bag : KAYNN. 
Cape : Forever 21. Shoes : Topshop.

April 10, 2012

Dieng Plateau

I don't know if you're anything like me, but when I get the choice on a vacation, I can hardly decide where to go, whether traveling to get some cold fresh air in mountainous areas or the hot ones in white sandy beaches. It's because I find myself as a typical person who fair enough to love "wearing either a long cape or fancy sunnies". Well, there are some people who get more interested in beaches than mountains or vice versa, so they won't get confused in making decision. And finally, for this time, it was my mom who had decided to brought me and my sister to one of the famous plateau in Java, Dieng Plateau.

On our way to Dieng (from Yogyakarta)

 Sumbing Mountain 



If you haven't already visited Dieng because you don't have any chances or probably not very interested with this kind of place, I have to tell you that it is such an amazing place to visit. I mean, as I know so far, there aren't many destinations that provide some different attractions in one place. And Dieng is one of a kind where you can find an enormous vegetable plantation, temples, pond and crater all in the same place. While Arjuna Temple, Kaliasa Museum, Telaga Warna and Sikidang Crater are some things you must see, Carica, Purwaceng, Potato and Mie Ongklok (in Wonosobo) are some foods you must try. 

Arjuna Temple

Carica (papaya), one of Dieng main commodities 


Dieng's fried potato


Overall, Dieng has been well developed as a tourism destination. It's easy to found because there have been improvements in road, parking area and access to every attractions. Unfortunately, there are still some things to be concerned about. The local tour guide who speaking such poor English and not so comfortable home stay, for obvious instance, are its ultimate weaknesses. Whereas, Dieng has a great potential to become one of the main destinations in Central Java for both international and domestic tourists. I can say that because I saw a pretty good amount of foreigners and Indonesians visiting this place. Whether it's big or little, the weaknesses above will probably give them significant influence, especially for the foreigners. Yeahh, let's just hope the local government will handle it quickly .


Sikidang Crater

Edelweiss Flower

Good words from Indonesian former minister of culture and tourism in Kaliasa Museum

 

Travel can happen closer to home. Exploring an unfamiliar part of your country can be just as rewarding (and culturally eye-opening) as traveling to a new country
- Anonymous 

April 07, 2012

No Light, No Light.





Necklace , White Ring : (X)S.M.L. Bag : KAYNN (gift from Ican). Top, Pants : ITC Kuningan.