From Bangkok I flew into Bandung, Indonesia for Ananta’s wedding where we stayed at the Hilton for 3 days. Arriving at 11pm on Friday, with the wedding @ 6pm on Saturday and our flight @ 12pm on Sunday we did not get a chance to tour and eat around the city. Instead we had our breakfast and lunch inside the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Purnawarman.
The breakfast buffet spread was actually quite big. With an open-kitchen concept the restaurant served a variety of cuisines.
Continental dishes included an egg station, sauteed mushrooms, salads, smoked salmon, waffles and even ice cream!
Indonesian Dishes included Coconut Rice, Fried Noodles, Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Cakes, Corn Flour Pudding, Indonesian Beef Stew and many more…
Chinese selections included assorted Dim Sum, Porridge and a Noodle Bar and last but not least there was also a juice bar, assorted fruits counter and a bread and cereal station.
Not being much of a breakfast person I did not sample everything. The stuff that I had that was good included the noodles, Indonesian Beef Stew and Waffles.
I don’t know much about Bandung and how popular it is among tourists but I can attest that the breakfast buffet spread can rival any of the 5 Star Hilton or Starwood Properties in bigger and more touristy cities like Bangkok, KL and Bali.
For lunch we decided to go light and ordered from their ala Carte menu instead of their buffet.
Sam ordered the Club Sandwich and me the Soto Daging Soup (Beef Soup) and Grilled Chicken Salad.
To my surprise the soup was actually meant to be a meal by itself as it came with a plate of rice and some fried crackers. Despite looking like a simple broth the soup was very aromatic and flavorful from the spices used. I also quite liked the crunchy little beans that were inside the soup.
There’s not much to say about my Grilled Chicken Salad except for the fact that it was beautifully plated. The salad was crisp and chicken breast was not too dry.
Overall the food at Purnawarman Restaurant was pretty good. The prices are also very reasonable especially for a five star Hotel.
Price: $$ (Breakfast was included in our room. Lunch was under USD $20 per person)
Address: HOS Tjokroaminoto No. 41-43, Bandung, Indonesia 40171