Pak Chi Met Grilled Fish
Bandung, as one of the main tourist destination in Indonesia, is well known as the city of fashion and food. You can find a lot of factory outlets and distros (small clothing shops) as well as several cheap restaurants in Bandung. When it comes to traditional food, you definitely want to try the grilled fish at Pak Chi Met. This restaurant is ‘ikan bakar specialist’ where you can taste scrumptious combo meals such as ‘Ikan Bakar and Cumi’ (Grilled fish and squid), ‘Ayam Bakar and Cumi’ (Grilled chicken and squid) and many more. The exterior of this restaurant actually resembles that of a Chinese temple, because of its Chinese-styled roof. Pak Chi Met provides two kind of eating area, which is divided into indoor and outdoor tables. If you come in the right time of the week, you can enjoy live music in indoor area of this restaurant. Pak Chi Met has got a nice outdoor concept with a small koi fish pond and some water feature. Outdoor tables are perfect when it is a sunny day and if you come with children, they can play at small playground at the outdoor side. This cheap restaurant in Bandung is bustling with domestic and international tourists to enjoy their meal with family with friends on weekends.
Pak Chi Met Grilled Fish is located on Jalan Sukajadi no. 157, near Paris van Java Mall, Bandung. You can reach Paris van Java Mall by several public transportation, but it is not recommended to get an ‘angkot’ (city transportation) as it is too crowded and the routes can be confusing. You may get a taxi and ask the driver to get to Paris Van Java Mall and you will find Pak Chi Met at the food court there. For a cheaper transportation, you can take a city bus called ‘Damri’ with Leuwipanjang – Ledeng route, going to Ledeng. You may stop right at the front of Paris van Java Mall from this city bus. However, using your own car or renting a car is probably the easiest and the most convenient way to travel around Bandung and reach this restaurant.
Ikan Bakar Pak Chi Met is the place where you can find unmatched grilled fish dishes. Pak Chi Met is well known for its roasted fish dishes (‘ikan bakar’), such as gurame, nila, bawal, squid, etc. However, what makes this restaurant’s meals very special is its legendary ‘belacan’ (shrimp paste) and ‘ulam’ (salad). It is chili padi mixed with some lemon sauce and chopped shallots which is very spicy yet addictive. There is also another menu you will love, ‘Paket Ulam Ikan’, which consist of grilled fish, stuffed squid & prawn satay, ‘lalapan’, 3 types of chili sauces served with steamed rice a ‘cobek’ and a glass of fresh tea. If you do not like fish, you can try ‘Paket Ulam Ayam’ which is the same as ‘Paket Ulam Ikan’ except the roasted fish is replaced with roasted chicken breast or thigh. The price is ranging from around 40 to 50 thousands rupiah for each. The opening hours of this restaurant is on Monday to Sunday from 10:00 – 22:00.
Pak Chi Met is the one and famous restaurant amongst visitors in Bandung. Give yourself a try because the grilled fish here is really good and all of the food are priced at affordable backpackers rate. Whether you come alone or along with your family or friends, eating in this place will definitely satisfy your belly.