Every Sunday, my parents and I always make a quick stop at this particular Batagor seller which is located right across the entrance of our church. It has been there as long as I can remember. Even when I was still in Elementary School, I had always visit this Batagor seller after Sunday school. My Dad love this particular Batagor so much he will always spare some times to have a plate when he is home for holidays.
Batagor is one of Indonesian traditional food that you can find mostly at pedestrian routes. It is made of a dumpling-skin covered dough. It is deep fried in a big pan full of boiling oil, and we eat it with some peanut sauce, sweet soy sauce, and some chilly paste. It is crunchy and very savory, despite the fact that this food is far from being healthy. But then again, we only live once, so why bother avoiding all the unhealthy food just for the sake of your well-being?
It costs you around Rp7000,00 for a plate of Batagor. Make sure that when you have the chance to try this funky dish you eat it with plenty of those peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce. I don't recommend you to add the chilly paste though, because the color of the substance is beyond bright, as if it was made from red and orange crayons.
|Batagor Somay, brought to you by a couple of Bandung's local citizen|
|Just look at those Batagor, ready to be served on a plate|
with some peanut sauce and a few drips of lime fruit
|The sight of the seller cutting the Batagor into small pieces|
so that its rather big size won't choke you
|Put some dough on to the dumpling skin, then dip it into the|
frying pan, and voila! your Batagor is ready
|Very tempting, yes? Did I mentioned that this dish is ridiculously tasty and savory?|
|Eat ALL the Batagor!|