There is a culinary trend in Bandung that restaurants serve their food in unusually large portions. This is basically a gimmick to grab the attention of potential new customers. It tastes the same than the normal portion and it is not supposed to be eaten just by one consumer.
The easiest way to make a big portion serving is by filling up a big plate. Otherwise, the restaurant makes the foods bigger. These foods are supposed to be eaten together with friends or family. Here are some restaurants that serve big portions in Bandung.
Sonoma Resto offers western fast food like hamburger, pizza, steak, and hot dogs in huge size. You probably can’t get all the buns and fillings in one bite of this monster black burger. There is also an oversized Superhero hot dogs, steaks with rich gravy and melted parmesan cheese. And then there is a pizza slice so big that it often serves as a birthday cake.
Bakso is a Chinese-influenced local meatball, made from beef. Normally, the ball in many bakso stalls has a diameter of maximum five to seven centimeters. However, in Bakso Astaghfirullah, you can get a meatball of 15 centimeters in diameter.
One of this meatball can weigh up to two kilograms! It is to be eaten with soup and other side dishes, ideally with friends or families. But if you can take it down alone…
Seafood Kiloan Bang Bopak
This small restaurant provide a unique eating experience with a platter of selected seafood. Even though Bandung is not connected to the sea directly, all ingredients in Seafood Kiloan Bang Bopak is fresh. You can pick a platter filled with an assortment of seafood like prawn, lobster, clam, squid, crab, and many more. Each menu is accompanied with a special sauce that you can choose yourself.
This restaurant offers really big servings, up to 3 kilograms in total per serving. The Monster Platter is filled with steaks, grilled chicken, chicken wings, chicken nugget, onion rings, and Pita breads. There are other monsters too like monster sausage, monster steak, or monster pizza. The hamburger here has at least five layer of patties.
Another restaurant with oversized serving. You can get a platter filled with corns, grilled chicken, steaks, French fries, chicken wings, sausages and many more. You are allowed to eat them all alone, but it is highly suggested to bring friends here. Even the desserts are over the top. You can have an oversized ice cream served in a giant cocktail glass after finishing your meal.
Gluttony is the theme for these restaurant. If you are the type who pampers your taste bud and belly, these places are for you.