Just a name not a taste
The name of Betawi should reflect the taste of Betawi food. But, I found that the taste of the food there is mixed between Betawi and Bandung. For example, Laksa Betawi has quite sweet and others too. The location is great, on the 2nd floor of TransStudio Mall. The price is quite expensive, just suit with the place.
23 Dec 2016
A fusion melting pot of Java and Sumatra food
Kafe Betawi is a 2nd floor F&B outlet located in Trans Studio Mall (TSM). The cuisine is a fusion of Sumatran and Javanese and Chinese culture. We only had two opportunities to dine at this café. The service of the staff is good and food served very quickly. Trans Studio Mall in Bandung is an upmarket modern shopping mall along Jalan Gatot Subroto, No. 829. It is just behind the Ibis Trans Studio Mall Bandung, a very nice hotel under the Accor Hotel Group. Trans Studio Mall is a new big shopping mall and also has an entertainment outlet and is very popular with everyone in Bandung as it is very new and has alfresco dining outlets as well. Many international cuisines are available in the mall. Their serving staff are dressed in the traditional Betawi Sarong Kebayas with a nice tattoo on either the left or right side of their forehead. If anyone has ever been to Singapore or Malaysia, the dressing attire is quite similar to the Nonyas. Their Avocado juice is good. The juice is made from 100% Indonesian Avocados which are best consumed as a juice in comparison to USA or Mexican Avocados. You can ask for your Avocado juice to be served plain with the sugar solution served separately, something that I liked very much as I tend to find that the Indonesians loved their drinks very sweet which I do not like. The other food on their menu that I particularly liked very much is their Lontong Cap Go Mei (pronounced as charp go may). Actually Cap Go Mei refers to the festival of the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. It is not spicy and is a dish served with vegetable soup, boiled/steamed rice cake, prawn crackers and sprinkled with a generous dash of deep fried shallots which makes the dish very fragrant and yummy. The staff speak limited English but sufficient to inquire if any dish is spicy or not or what the dishes that you are interested in how it is cooked or what it contains etc. I would recommend this dish if you are there. But then again, one man's meat is another man's poison. But do give it a try and the Avocado juice drink.
01 Jun 2016
One of My Favourite Casual Dining Restaurant
Located in the area of food court [Level 2] of Trans Studio Mall. Good place if you would like to try some of the local food, Kafe Betawi offers great variety of delicious Indonesian dishes & drinks with reasonable price. Expect to wait for tables if it's peak period or weekends.
02 Apr 2016
Trans Studio Mall, Jl. Jenderal Gatot Subroto No. 289, Trans Studio Mall, Bandung, Indonesia