Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bandung Trip - Enjoying Sunset Amongst Greenery

We had our tummy quite hungry already and we decided to proceed to our next destination. We were considering between Kebon Awi Restaurant or Warung Salse. Kebon Awi Restaurant is a Sundanese restaurant in the middle of bamboo woods while Warung Salse is a cafe located atop of the hills at Dago.

Since Dad wanted to have a Sundanese dinner at his favourite restaurant, Alas Daun, we decided to have some light bites at Warung Salse.

Warung Salse has a unique space utilization. It is located at the edge of the cliff at the side of Jalan Dago Giri. Perhaps due to its narrow land area, it is designed to be cascading down the cliff. The roof at the main building is slanting. It really looks small from the outside, but once you step in, it feels spacious and heavenly.

Interior of Warung Salse, directly facing the woods
Outdoor area downstairs
We walked all the way down and found this beautiful wall art
Menu in the form of magazine
Our order: nasi bakar oncom (grilled rice with fermented soybean), tahu jeletot/tahu isi (fried tofu with stuffing of vegetables), batagor (fish cake with peanut sauce), tahu gejrot (fried hollow tofu in chili sauce), and rondo royal pisang (fried banana and pineapple)

The foods were pretty tasty especially the tofu variant. The nasi bakar was nice too. The only thing that was a bit of disappointment was the banana-pineapple fritter, I could not taste the pineapple at all!

Taking picture before leaving

After resting for a while, we continued to the next destination just a few hundred metres away, Lawang Wangi Creative Art Space. It is a newly establishment combining cafe, art gallery, and souvenir shop. Only in Warung Salse we knew that Lawang Wangi belonged to the same owner.

Lawang Wangi Creative Art Space has spacious parking area and minimalist 2-storey building. The first storey is used as an art gallery and souvenir shop while the upper storey is used as a cafe with a viewing deck.

Upon entering the building, we were welcomed by sounds of a traditional instruments and it felt so serene. We walked to the souvenir shop and saw arrays of handmade crafts and art items being displayed. We walked to the art gallery and took a glance of the exhibits. We then walked up and walked straight to the viewing deck.

Art Gallery

We were lucky that no officer was guarding the door to the viewing deck when we reached the second level. We just walked straight and started enjoying the panorama and of course, taking pictures.

The bridge towards the end of viewing deck
The view, how great thou art~~~
Don't follow, this is dangerous
Mom and dad <3

We walked in after a while, thinking there was only this platform to enjoy the scenery. But, to our surprise, at the back of the parking lot, there's a compound which was as beautiful as the viewing platform.

On the way down
Enjoying the sunset at the backyard
My favourite shot
The cheesy shot 
Mom's favourite shot 
Lawang Wangi Creative Art Space from the backyard

We drove back towards the city and found that the road was jammed like hell. We drove off from Lawang Wangi at around 6:00 p.m and we reached our dinner place at around 08:30 p.m. Another AWESOME ride.

We had dinner at Alas Daun, which was covered before in After the heavy dinner, we went back to Cibadak Food Street to try out another wedang ronde. Wedang Ronde Alkateri was recommended by a few friends and relatives. But still, for me, Wedang Ronde Gardujati 86 has no competition. Absolute champion!

Wedang Ronde Alkateri

Love is in the air,
Little Feet

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