There are a lot of things to do out of town if you fancy something with different vibe, or simply when you’re tired of the town, well when it comes to me, I like to do things that revolve around food, so a little family getaway to a restaurant with different vibe (and view) could do much to me. A few weeks ago, I went with my mom and dad to Bumi Sampireun, a new restaurant owned by the same people who own Talaga Sampireun and located in Vimala Hills, Puncak.
I really wanted to give the best out of this post and took a lot of pictures, but the rain was unbearable on the time of my visit, it was super hard that we initially wanted to dine at one of their saung aka cottages, but it won’t be the most comfortable, so bear with the pictures I took here.
The restaurant’s surrounded by greens that the calm that you get from it is almost therapeutic. Damn I really wished it didn’t rain tho.
Lalapan Pucuk Labu – IDR 29k
This was a fresh cold appetizer with a hint of sour and tangy infused to it, a good one to prepare your palate before the heavier feast. On top of it is this chilli and shallot dressing (almost dabu-dabu like).
Tumis Bunga Pepaya
If this can be slightly less bitter, I would be liking this one, but I really like how well they cooked this, the nice spot-on firmness and chewiness.
Pepes Jamur – IDR 59k
One of our favorites of the lunch! Slightly pricy for IDR 59k to be frank with you but this was delicious, well seasoned, spicy and best paired with rice.
Udang Bakar Madu – IDR 129k
This was my favorite menu of the day, grilled prawns with honey sauce. I love how the honey was given generously all over the prawns but without overpowering the whole flavor of the fresh prawns. This has been a major best seller in Talaga Sampireun that I believe in no way they’re not bringing this one here to Bumi Sampireun.
Gurame Terbang – IDR 109k
The good old deep fried Gurame fish which still is one of most favorite Sundanese menus! It’s beautifully fried with this crunchy tail and coating, the fish was meaty and fresh, only the seasoning could be more vibrant to make this even more delicious.
NOW TO THE CHAMP! You know I always need to have soup to accompany my meal and since I was craving for something rich and spicy, I opted for this as recommended by the waiter, and boy, out of everything I had on the lunch, this one was my personal favorite! Just PERFECT! To do the justice, I had the Palembang origin and this was so close to that as far as I can recall. The fish was fresh and soft, the soup was rich and mild spicy, writing about this right now is making me craving for this at the very moment.