Mie Kocok Persib
Culinary in Bandung is obviously have more variety than the other cities in Indonesia. Bandung has many culinary dishes either in the form of local food as well as western food which are always be sought by local and foreign travelers. The diversity of culinary dishes is certainly a selling point of this city, which reflected in the huge amount of good and cheap restaurants in Bandung. One of the most popular and unique local dish of Bandung is ‘mie kocok’ or whipped noodles. ‘Mie kocok’ is a dish which resembles a meatball soup, but coupled with bean sprouts and kikil (beef tendon), with flat-shaped noodles. A bowl of ‘mie kocok’ is very delicious eaten at the evening or night in the cool air of Bandung. If you want to taste this delicious dish of Bandung, you can try a stall called Mie Kocok Persib. This stall is very popular in Bandung and has been selling mie kocok for more than 50 years.
Mie Kocok Persib is located at the parking area of Persib Stadium in Jalan Ahmad Yani no. 262, Bandung. This football stadium is easily reachable by several public transportation in the city, such as taxi, ‘angkot’ (city transport) or bus. If you have the budget, you may take a taxi to get you to this location straightly. If you are short in budget, you can choose one of ‘angkot’ routes going pass this stadium at Jalan Ahmad Yani. The routes you can take are Antapani – Ciroyom, Dipati Ukur- Panghegar and Gede Bage – St. Hall. You can also take a ‘damri’ bus from Cicaheum station, with Cicaheum – Cibereum route. These public transportation can take you to the front of the stadium. Mie Kocok Persib stall is at the parking area which you will not miss. If you do not want to use a public transportation, you can rent a car from a car rental service. This stall is open every day except in national holidays starting from 08.00 to 21.00.
Mie Kocok Persib, being a 50-year-old-stall, still retains its original taste which is still loved by its customers. The customers of this stall are not only coming from the city, but there are also many travelers coming to this stall from the other cities in Indonesia to taste this stall’s ‘mie kocok’. Even though the stall is a bit rugged, but the ‘mie kocok’ served here has a great quality with beef bone and delicious seasoned dressing. The ‘mie kocok’ will be more enjoyable if you eat it along with some crackers and chili sauce. The ‘mie kocok’ served here is priced reasonably cheap. With only 12,000 IDR you can already taste a full portion of this delicious dish of Bandung. The drinks are limited though, you can only order a glass of ice tea or orange juice for 3,000 IDR.
A true backpacker will not want to miss Bandung, home of some good and unique dishes in Indonesia. To taste them, you can choose from some cheap restaurants in Bandung, one of them is Mie Kocok Persib in Jalan Ahmad Yani. You can taste the delicious ‘mie kocok’, a unique dish of Bandung, with a small fee in this 50-year-old-stall. Come and try it for yourself.