Next time we'd stick to the good old Braga Permai, thank you very much.
Looks like a really good place to eat.
Oh, indeed Braga Permai is. My grandpa (from the mother's side) often bought cakes there when he dated my grandma. My parents regularly dated there. And when I was kid --before we moved to Jakarta-- we used to eat there regularly. Sadly when we moved back to Bandung around 1990s, the restaurant was rather unkempt and very empty. I remember we ate there once or twice just for the sake of nostalgia, but the food were still great as usual. Fortunately Braga Permai belongs to the city hall --a private business entity would have probably closed it down. But in early 2000s the city of Bandung started revitalizing its old town area, and Braga Permai was renovated. Since then, my mother and I ate there quite regularly, we even had our favorite corner on the patio.
Jumbo Eatery, which I described earlier, seems to heavily relies on gimmicks like jumbo portion everything, but it was across the prenatal hospital, so I decided to be adventurous. Braga Permai, on the other hand, never relies on such gimmick. They still serve the good old steak, the good old ice cream, and the good old everything since my grandparents were young. Sure, it's not haute cuisine, but it is the 'good old' part that keeps me coming back.
Maison Bogerijen, which would later known as Braga Permai.
I see they serve "Poffertjes". We have those here in Denmark as well. Here we serve them with all sorts of sweet stuff, like jam or powdered white sugar. They are considered an X-Mas treat by the way, so we only eat them during all of December, starting with the 4'th last sunday before the 24'th of December and to around the 27'th of December. There is a town in America, that are founded by Danish emigrants, going some 200 years or so. They still eat them, yet for breakfast and with a special sausage called "Medister". They have as far as I remember, stopped using pork for the old Danish recepies, because you know, America is the place that people eat beef. Really strange to see....
Poffertjes, were traditionally flat, and were nothing but a slice of fresh Apple, dipped in a kind of batter and then fried. That is why it is named "Æbleskiver". Translated roughly to Apple-slices. During some 300 years, they have evolved to that round cake. From Wikipedia And speaking of old X-Mas treat's. Then there are "Klejner" that we have made in Denmark since mideval times. Actually the oldest cookie/cake that we have. And it is AWESOMME. Normally cooked in pig-fat or coconut palm oil. Yet they taste best, if you cook them in sunflower oil. And please do not skip on the lemon peel, when you make the dough. 😜
While Braga Permai offers poffertjes, its specialty is actually gingerbread cake. You should try it.
Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
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