Pecel Lele Lela
The city of Bandung in Indonesia is famous for its restaurants and cafe due to its pleasant climate. Fine dining in cafes and restaurant styles are well spread around the city and its suburbs. Bandung also offers hawker street food and there are many big, modern restaurants. If you are a backpaker, do not worry as you can easily find a cheap restaurant in Bandung serving various food and drink. One of them is the famouse Pecel Lele Lela or Lela’s Catfish Pecel (Indonesian sauce based on chilies, peanuts, tamarind and coconut sugar) restaurant. Catfish pecel are usually found at many roadside stalls and tents but this restaurant offer a higher level of the dish. This restaurant is not only offers lele dishes with the form of pecel. Pecel Lele Lela presents the latest innovations of processed catfish for catfish lovers. When you enter this restaurant, you will always be welcomed with “selamat pagi” or “good morning”, even though it is day or night time. The idea behind it is that so you will always feel the morning spirit while you are eating in this restaurant.
Pecel Lele Lela restaurant is located at Jalan Dipati Ukur no. 248, Bandung. It is a convenient location which allows the restaurant to be visited by many visitors, including students and tourists. There a some ‘angkot’ (city transport) route going though this street, including Cicaheum – Ciroyom, Panghegar – Dipatiukur, Gede Bage – Simpang Dago and Riung Bandung – Dago. You can also take a taxi to get here but it will be more expensive. There are also two ‘damri’ bus routes you can take, they are Dipatiukur – Jatinangor and Dipatiukur – Leuwipanjang. If you want a more convenient way to travel around Bandung, you can rent a car from the car rental services in the city. Pecel Lele Lela open every day starting from 10.00 to 22.00.
When you enter this restaurant, you will be welcomed with a big room dominated with a combination of bright green and yellow which creates a “fresh” feeling. After you are welcomed with “selamat pagi” by the employees here, you can choose your seat and look at the menu. Pecel Lele Lela offers catfish dishes which are different than usual, including lele mayonnaise, fried spiced lele, lele with Padang sauce, fried fillet lele, etc. The price is fairly cheap and affordable, ranging from 10,000 IDR to 20,000 IDR. The favorite menus of this restaurants are lele with Padang sauce, fried fillet lele and fried chicken with honey. There is also a free wi-fi hot spot here so you can enjoy free internet while you are in this restaurant. Which makes this restaurant unique is that this restaurant provides free meals for visitors named Lela. In addition, if you visit this restaurant on your birthday, you can enjoy a free meal with just showing your ID card to the employee. This restaurant is now has 23 branches spread across Jabodetabek and Bandung.
A trip to Bandung will not be completed if you do not visit the cheap restaurants in Bandung. There are a lot of choice, starting from the local cuisine to western food. Pecel Lele Lela is the place where you can find a fine local dish called pecel lele. Different from the street stalls, this restaurant offers a unique variety of catfish dishes which will satisfy your culinary needs.