Best Sundanese Food in Batam at Rumah Makan Sunda Ibu Joko
A must try if you are into local Indonesian food. What is Sundanese food? Sundanese are mostly people who are from West Java, Indonesia. And these are their food, GOOD FOOD!
This is how the front looks like. A very typical eating house in Indonesia.
You will notice a small outdoor section to the right of the entrance. You will see some dudes are BBQ-ing lots of satay. I was salivating as I saw them glazing the meat with their sweet and spicy marinades.
This is how the inside looks like. It is ALWAYS crowded. They actually have a second floor seating area too, which is usually quite full as well. If you come here during weekdays lunch hours, be prepared to wait for seats
There is quite a variety of selections as you could see. The idea is, you take what you want and put them on your plate. Then you proceed to your seats. A lady will then calculate the food on your table and write you a total bill.
Their bill has been the same for the past decade at least. How much your meal costs purely depends on what items you have on your plates. On average, I would estimate a regular plate with 3 dishes cost around Rp 30,000 (SGD 3).
DELICIOUS SUNDANESE CUISINE
Let me make a disclaimer first. Dish-to-dish, I have had better ones in other upscale Sunda Restaurants. But in terms of overall satisfaction, this is my No 1 choice.
What a typical meals for two looks like. Let’s zoom in…
Quite a standard selection of bbq chicken, satay, and omelette. I absolutely recommend the satay. Bbq chicken is quite good too and that “sambal” is amazing. A good “sambal” is what Sundanese cuisine is all about
Not so standard selection. Why? The satay and “bakwan jagung” look quite normal. But what is that black thingy? It is a beef’s LUNG! We call this “paru paru”. I love it! And again, the satay ranks quite high in my personal standard
A little blurry but these two chili sauces are quite spicy. A good “sambal “can usually tell you how good the restaurant is! That’s what I think anyway. hahahaha
Another one of my favorite this here is this Beef rendang. The gravy is super tasty and the meat is quite tender considering the part they use are not exactly sirloin or tenderloin. hahahaha
Their “Ikan Bakar” is pretty good too. But alas, too much food for my cute tummy. I wish I could eat them all!
Finally, I would like to dedicate this post to these unsung heroes that many of us probably take for granted. These are the servers, the cooks, the cleaners, basically people behind the scene who make sure the food you eat here are good and consistent. Let’s start thanking them with proper courtesy and manner. Or if you are too shy to do so, please just appreciate them by just respecting them. I make it a habit to compliment them especially the cooks but sometimes I am guilty as charge. Customers are not always Kings you know. Okay that is all for now or else I get too carried away. Hahaha..
Terima kasih yah mbak mbak dan mas mas yang ramah dari RM Sunda Ibu Joko. Masakannya enak enak. Terima kasih sudah sering support koko dan nonton live koko yang gak karuan yah. Hahaha.. sampai ketemu lagi
LEARN YOUR INDONESIAN
Ayam bakar = BBQ Chicken
Ikan bakar = BBQ Fish
Sate ayam = Chicken Satay
Sate kambing = Lamb Satay
Rendang sapi = Beef Rendang
Sambal = Chili
Paru paru = Lung
Bakwan Jagung = Corn Fritter
Berapa? = How Much?
Terima kasih = Thank you
PRICE💲: Rp 3,000 per stick
LOCATION📍: RM Sunda Ibu Joko
– komp jpk blok d75-76, nagoya square
– besides Lai Lai hotel
– near Goodway and Harmoni Hotel
– 15 mins walk from Nagoya Hill mall
They have another location in Batam Center just beside Harmoni One Hotel!
HOURS⏰: Lunch and Dinner