Sometime, My cheap traveling habit often sacrifice an important thing. A thing which often becomes a traveler concern when visiting a new destination i.e tasting the destination’s culinary wealth.
But this traveling was different. This was a business trip which allowed me to explore Belitung taste from famous culinary places. For a moment, I would leave street foods which usually be my daily meal when traveling.
So this is the point … for 3 days – 2 nights in Belitung, I visited these culinary places. Places where you can certainly visit also when traveling there.
1. Belitung Noodle
My visitation in Belitung was welcomed with Belitung’s noodle dish. Yellow noodles plus sprouts smothered in shrimp sauce, combined with “emping” (Indonesian chips) and shrimp “bakwan” (an Indonesian fried meal consisting of vegetables and batter) made this visit so memorable.
Don’t forget to eat “kepiting isi” (processed crab meats) at this “Mie Atep” resto. You don’t have to bother in breaking the crab, because its meat has been separated and put back into its head shell with a thin bandage of egg yolk. Very nice…… it can’t be revealed.
Combined with “jeruk kunci” (a kind of orange) ice, it will help to cooling your body from hot Belitung weather.
2. Kepayang Island Seafood
Starved tourists after snorkling and sightseeing in Lengkuas Island waters will visit this restaurant.
A restaurant with seafood menus majority is located on Kepayang Island.
Don’t ask about the taste ! … How does it feel when you starve in waters then eat fresh grilled fish on an exotic island … hmmm. I am just still remember the delicious taste when writing it in this article.
3. Dapoer Belitung
Located on edge of Sudirman road and has seafood dishes with a combination of spices which make my tongue very addict. Combined with various variants of fruit juice, making my night in Belitung very special
4. Kedai Kelapa
A right place to relax in the night after a day sea tour is cafe. A cafe which be our choice that night was Kedai Kelapa.
Try its milk coffee ! … so wonderfully delicious, I spent two glasses until late at night.
A place where very identic with young people. It can be seen from three-dimensional art in its interior. It made me feel like I’m in a modern cafe as good as cafes in Jakarta (Indonesia capital city).
Come to Jalan Nuri and spend your night at this café !…. I guarantee, it will be nice.
Do you want to sip coffee from Belitung with its famous aroma?
Order a cup of Kuli Kupi in back room of Andrea Hirata Word Museum !
You can enjoy coffee which is commonly brewed for tin mining workers only for USD 0,3. Coffee which boiled with firewood and drunk in a typical Belitung tavern.
You might be able to try it…It must.
6. Fega Restaurant.
Enjoying lunch on Serdang beach is a beautiful closing for my adventure in Belitung. Resto which is directly connected to pier, makes it so crowded because it was visited by many tourists.
The two-storey main building which was shaped like a ship gives a characteristic that this restaurant is a good sea food presenter.
Located in eastern part of Belitung and standing right on edge of brackish water lake, this restaurant feels calm and suitable to be used as a combination of culinary tourism as well as a place for your fatigue relaxation after exploring Belitung.