The original plan was to try the acclaimed Uncle Prawn. Anyway, this post is a gem of a place serving Sundanese food of West Java. I love Indonesian food actually. Probably because of the spices are close to Malaysian food. And this place sits in Sunway Giza Mall called Waroeng Mas Timoer. While Movida and all were right smack in the center, WMT is slightly in a quiet corner, actually i didn't notice it except for the wayang kulit (Golek is what is called in Bandung ) figure on top and then seeing the word Sundanese food, we made a bee line for this place. If you have been to Bandung and love the food, you will like this place. Pity i didn't recall any Batagor, or Bakso :P otherwise i would have ordered more. For those who are a fan of Teh Sosro, yup you can find it here. Funnily enough when i was a kid, i thought Air Bandung originated from Bandung but when in bandung, i hardly saw any.
|A rather comprehensive menu|
My Brother ordered the Nasi Timbel which comes with this funny looking rice package in a tube of banana leave. Nasi Timbel ( which you can see commonly in Bandung ) comes with an assortment of prawns, beef rendang and chicken. Er, doesn't look too clear here sorry. Hungry! The chicken is quite tender but the beef was a bit tough in my opinion. I can't remember a time i ate cooked veggies in Indonesian food, ( they probably have ) but most dishes here are accompanied by Ulam or raw veggies.
One of the best soups we had in Bandung was the Sup Buntut. So, when it was on the menu we ordered it. It's actually Ox tail soup. Buntut i guess being the end part of the cow and not the ass. The soup serving is quite big. Actually you can even eat this on your own with just rice as it has veggies in it. The herbs give the soup quite a nice flavor but i loved the one in Bandung better. Comparatively less oily then the one i had when i was there, i find this one lacks the kick of the one in Bandung. Maybe it is the herbs which i prefer it to be stronger. But nevertheless it was still good soup to eat. In fact the rainy days in KL will make this quite a hearty soup. It's quite easy to make, i only balk at touching and cleaning the ox tail -_-"
Note that portions are not tiny, i was quite stuffed by the time i had the soup + my own chicken rice but we decided to try the banana fritters from Waroeng Mas Timoer. Not bad. Not over fried like the local ones, feels like eating tempura bananas.Quite nice, Chocolate sauce adds a good taste to this. Banana not being my favorite fruit is always ... meh to me.
It's not a bad place to eat, not very pricey in my opinion. But the crowd was not that large. I think was only me and my brother @ 6:30pm but luckily around 7 plus, more people started to come in a bit. Hope this place stays on, i think having Indonesian food around is not too bad from the usual western and Chinese stuff and adds a bit of variety. [Not food plug, just like the food that is all] Oh, if you all like Indon food, kota damansara seems to have a lot of Indonesian food as well. There is Uma near Nikonian Academy which i heard serves.... Babi Guling. ( To the not familiar: Babi Guling comes from Bali )
Other blogs on Waroeng are here and here
B-13A Ground Floor
Sunway Giza Mall
47810 Petaling Jaya