Cibadak In The Morning

January 22, 2015
There's nothing to do. All work's done and i craved for something fresh. Not food. Needed a short walk to freshen up my mind. And so i took all the gang to the south of the city of Bandung. Alun-alun Bandung. 

We started at 6 in the morning. There were four of us. Haven't took a bath yet and with this sleepy heavy face we bumped ourselves in a bus called DAMRI. Those public transportation in Bandung, there are Angkot and Bus. For the bus, DAMRI is what local gave for it's name.

We're the first passenger. Couple minutes of ngetem, people started to come and sit. Pengamen jalanan (street musician) sang three songs, then the bus finally ready to strool down the road of Bandung. 

Not so many people at that time inside DAMRI. It's ours! Tried to sleep but it was hard to skip the moment when you're in a bus and at the same wanted to see all the street view from above. I mean this bus, DAMRI, is so different from other public transportation in Bandung because of it's height. 

I like DAMRI. I especially love watching the view from above and that's what i get from sitting in DAMRI. I can watch people's activity. I very much in to the idea of enjoying the view from the window of DAMRI. I think that's a little bit romantic. Open the window, with that breezy wind i observed what's people do. What's out there from the window of DAMRI is like watching a short documentary with the bird eye level. 

Anyway, we arrived at the corner of Jalan Cibadak 40 minutes later. Bandung were so calm that day. The wind and the sun were perfect. Give me warmth but also there's a little wind come and around swrilling my hijab.

Jalan Cibadak was still empty. It is one of those hustle and bustle street in this city. It is very packed! Along the street you will find a lot of store selling stuff of daily needs. Basically if you have your own business and need tools and such thing to supply your work, go to Jalan Cibadak! They have all that you need. Highly recommended.




People who lived in Jalan Cibadak are Chinese. Well, mostly. The shop are open at 8 am and close at 5 am. On sunday all the store are closed but if you have their contact number just call and make an appointment to make a transaction. 

We walked all the way Jalan Cibadak heading to this Tukang Bubur (Poridge Stall). There're this bread-bycyle-small-shop and our tummy rings a bell. I stopped him and we bought several breads. These bread comes from the shop at Jalan Gardujati, about 500 m from where we stood that day. It s an old shop so the bread has a very original taste. It's like when bite it, you fly to where your grandma still went to school. The bread is not like the one you eat at Breadtalk or Sari Roti.

One of the best, very recommended is bread called Roti Gambang. The taste so warm because of the ginger and the smell of cinnamon is so heartwarming. Somehow the texture is heavy but it's really good and yummy.

Finished with the Bread, we went straight to Tukang Bubur Maranti. Not that-usual-Tukang Bubur. This one is superb! extraordinary! This one is the best Tukang Bubur you can find in Bandung. Guarantee to that! The taste is super delicious, very gravy and thick. The topping of the poridge are very rich which is rare to happen in any other tukang bubur.  

Our tummy felt yumm and calm now so we're back on the track. To Alun-alun Bandung. Klik here to read about it. 





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