Bakso a.k.a the meatballs is the springy beef as big as a golf ball or bigger that mostly made from minced beef with flour. Not only a favorite among the students and kids but also gained international fame when U.S. President Barack Obama remembered it as one of his favorites during his visit to Jakarta.

The savory meatball is served with noodles or vermicelli in a bowl. Sold mostly from pushcarts called kaki lima, bakso nowadays is garnished with fried shallots, wontons, fried tofu, and many others. Here is the list of recommended meatballs you have to try in Bandung:

1. Bakso Cuanki Serayu

This is one of the most meatballs in the city provides cuanki meatballs (meatball, boiled tofu, fried wonton, fried tofu, fried meatball) and batagor menu. Opened at 11 am, Cuanki Serayu is always crowded at lunchtime. Its savory soup is made from fish bone broth. Order cuanki directly in front of the pushcart and take a table soon. You can enjoy a bowl of savory Cuanki Serayu starts from Rp 15.000.

Bakso Cuankie Serayu
Jln. Serayu No 2
Hours: 11 am – 7 pm
Phone: 0812-163-6600

2. Bakso Istighfar

One reason to try Bakso Istighfar is the size. Their signature meatball is as big as the human head, you can share it with 4-8 people. Cut the meatball to get the smaller meatballs inside. Another choice to pick is the delicious small meatballs with noodle. Located behind the Bandung Trade Center (BTC), you will see the long queue on the weekend. Adding soy sauce and chili sauce and get the good taste of Bakso Istighfar.

Bakso Istighfar
Jln. Sukawarna No 10, Cicendo
Hours: 08.30 am – 9 pm
Price: Rp 15.000 – Rp 100.000

3. Bakso Semar

Well known with their signature menu: Ribs Meatball. A bowl of meatball with lots of beef rib will be served for you. The thick broth soup comes with a savory taste and the tender rib for your first bite. Historically, its name came from the location: Jalan Semar. Nowadays, Bakso Semar had more than 10 outlets at Cihampelas, Dago, Pungkur, Pajajaran, and many more.

Bakso Semar
Jln. Semar, Cicendo
Hours: 9 am – 10 pm
Price: Rp 40.000/person

4. Bakso Malang Enggal

Served with buffet-style, you can pick any meatballs into your bowl at Bakso Malang Enggal. More than 5 variants are served on buffets such as small meatball, fried meatball, fried wonton, fried tofu, boiled tofu, fried dumpling, and many other. When in doubt, you may pick the package menu.

Bakso Malang Enggal
Jln. Dr. Djunjunan No. 61, Pasteur
Hours: 9 am – 10 pm
Price: Rp 40.000/person

5. Mie Bakso Akung

Not only meatball, but Mie Bakso Akung is also famous for its noodle. Served with dry-style and shredded boiled chicken, their noodle is homemade. You can choose the sweet or the salty noodle. Then they serve the meatball in a separated bowl. Some toppings such as fried meatball, boiled tofu, boiled wonton can be added to your meatball.

Mie Bakso Akung
Jln. Lodaya No.123, Lengkong
Hours: 10 am – 8 pm
Price: Rp 35.000/person

6. Bakso Rudal Anggrek

It’s not a fancy meatball you could imagine. A pushcart at the end of the road, Bakso Rudal Anggrek is always crowded by its loyal customer. Their specialty is the meatball with the great taste of minced beef.

Bakso Rudal Anggrek
Jln. Anggrek No.69, Cihapit
Hours: 11 am – 6 pm
Price: Rp 15.000 – Rp 20.000

7. Bakso Panghegar Holis

Located at a small street, Holis street, Bakso Panghegar Holis sells a famous meatball noodle soup. Not only meatball noodle soup, but they also sell fried samosa, fish cakes (otak-otak), fried tofu to add to your meatball soup.

Bakso Panghegar Holis
Jln. Holis No. 230, Caringin
Kota Bandung
Hours: 9 am – 9 pm
Price: Rp 40.000/person

8. Mie Bakso Ramdhan

Similar to Mie Bakso Akung, Mie Bakso Ramdhan basically is well known with their dry-style noodle which is served into 2 flavors: sweet and salty. Some shredded boiled chicken on the noodle and meatballs in the separated bowl will be served for you.

Mie Bakso Ramdhan
Jln. Moch. Ramdan No.45, Ciateul
Hours: 10 am – 10 pm
Price: Rp 27.500

9. Bakso Hot Jeletot Rancabolang

Hot Jeletot name comes from the taste of the meatball: very spicy. The meatball is filled with chopped chili padi. For the spicy food lover, Bakso Hot Jeletot is a good choice for your culinary agenda on weekend.

Bakso Hot Jeletot Rancabolang
Jln. Mars Selatan No. 5, Margahayu Raya
Hours: 10 am – 9 pm
Price: Rp 15.000

10. Bakso Rusuk Samandhudi

Bakso Urat is a mix of beef and beef vein rolled into one rough looking meatball. This bakso urat will be served in a rib broth soup with a bowl of noodle.

Bakso Rusuk Samandhudi
Jln. Ir. H. Juanda No. 342, Dago Atas
Hour: 9 am – 10 pm
Price: Rp 35.000/person

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