Jl. Serayu No.2, Bandung
Opening Hours: 11 AM – 8 PM
Price Range: IDR 8k – IDR 12k
Hello Belly Bulliers! Do you know Cuankie?? I bet you know only the food (meatball), It seems like a Chinese name right? But actually is a BIG NO! The terms Cuankie itself was from Indonesian phrase “Cari Uang Jalan Kaki” or in English it means Earning Money on foot. The culture of Cuanki itself was established based on the habit of former Cuanki seller in the past, whom was selling the meatball by carrying a carriage or pushing a cart around the city of Bandung.
Serayu is a street food concept of traditional meatball house located in Riau district, heart of Bandung city – The outside of the building was simply a few table to provide the crowd with their legendary meatball stand that was there only for you who wants to get take-away meals .
The inside interior were simply an ordinary house with two long-aligned table and single-long table to provide the crowd, and a meatball stand that provide the meals for you who wants to dine-in. I prefer took the outside table, because inside the house were a little bit hot for me, follow me if you don’t want to get sweat!
Their menu were very simple, you could see this all around the meatball house. They only served Cuankie meatball and batagor! The price for each portion of meatball also was really cheap! Only IDR 12000! Woohoo!
If you want to order you simply could walk into their stand and ask for help. Also don’t forget to pay the bill on their cashier inside the house after you enjoy your meal, it’s a self-service meatball stop after all, and they won’t charge you if you run away, will you run away? I don’t think so! LOL!
Anxious about the dishes? Let’s bullyyourbelly!
For you who still anxious about cuanki, well met! Yeah this is a meatball soup, crafted from two pieces of beef meatball, bean curd, steam shiu-may, and two pieces of batagor, served with their secret fish-broth and a hint of celery and fried onion. The taste was good, I love when the batagor were melted because of their fish-broth, it gave an unique indulgence in my mouth!
Batagor is a Bandung’s traditional dish, it’s a mixed-mashed up between meatball, shiu-may and beancurd, served deep fried with peanut sauce. At Serayu, they served three different kinds of batagor, they were beancurd batagor, shiu-may batagor, and the famous crispy batagor, or many people said “dorokdok batagor”, I really loved their dorokdok batagor, because it’s simply tasted like traditional fish-chips, it’s very crunchy and perfectly balanced with their peanut sauce.
Overall I had a good experience having my evening snack at Serayu, as a street food, they could serve good quality traditional meatball that remind us about Bandung heritage culinary. The food was good, the price was good, and the self-serving concept was also good! I just hope they could improve their self-serving system, in case somebody run away, LOL!
So, what are you waiting for belly bulliers?
Come try and bullyyourbelly @ Baso Cuankie / Batagor ”Serayu”, Godspeed!
Map of Jalan Serayu