I read raving reviews about this famous restaurant, Kampung Daun Restaurant while I was doing my research for Bandung visit. As such, it arouse my curiosity. Hence, I plan for a meal at this quaint greenery outdoor restaurant to satisfy my inquisitive.
Kampung Daun Restaurant is on a 3 ha forest. Therefore, when you enter Kampung Daun, you will feel that you entered a nature reserve. You will be greeted by lushy verdant everywhere. We went for a meal during an odd timing, around 4pm as we saw reviews that mentioned the queue can be as long as an hour wait. That freak me out.
Dinning is in private hut. Most hut is a distance away from the nearest one, though there are a few that are next to each other. Nonetheless, there are lots of privacy while dinning since guests have the entire hut to themselves. The one we dine has a hut next to it. We were at Hut S7b while the one beside is S7a.
Guest will dine like the local, sitting on the wooden plank, as if sitting on the floor which I am totally not used to.
Ring for the service crew by hitting hard at the bamboo.
Beside the dinning in menu with mainly Sudanese food, there is also a comprehensive list of Western food as an alternative.
At Kampung Daun, there are 2 street vendors selling Kerak Telor and Candy.
We ordered the Terong Goreng Klangenan (IDR 25k), fried egg plant with a savoury sauce. It was decent.
Nasi Bakar Terong Penyet (IDR 62.5k) was one of the main we ordered, likewise for sharing.
Nasi Bakar is flavoured rice steamed with spice, herb and some vegetable. Simple ingredients used but the turn out was fabulous. We enjoyed the rice. Even myself who is a non-rice person love it.
The grilled chicken on the Nasi Bakar Terong Penyet was average. By the side, there are sambal and egg plant too.
Our second Main for sharing was Bebek Keremes (IDR 97.5k). Comparatively, we thought the duck fare better than the chicken. I suppose it was the marinate cum the sauce on the duck that result in the flavourful meat. We relished on the dish. Alternate duck dishes are Bebek Bakar (IDR 87.5) and Bebek Goreng (IDR 87.5).
Some other recommendation at Kampung Daun are Nasi Tutug Oncom (IDR 65), Nasi Liwet for 2 pax (IDR 145.5), and Sop Iga Sapi (IDR 85k)
Similarly, the list of beverages available were pretty standard, offering the usual drinks. We got the Coconut and a Hot Ginger Tea (IDR 25k).
In general, we thought the food served at Kampung Daun was delicious. In addition, it is the ambience of dinning in such native natural environment that lures us toward this restaurant. Moreover, when dine at off peak hours, it is extremely serene.
Kampung Daun Restaurant
Villa Triniti, Jalan Sersan Bajuri KM. 4,7, Cihideung, Kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat 40154, Indonesia
Tel: +62 22 2787915
Daily 1100 to 2300
By Car, Taxi or Uber