Bandung is the capital city of West Java, Indonesia. Here you can find many interesting local dishes. One of famous cuisines is batagor Bandung. This Sundanese special food is already widely known. Batagor is an abbreviation of bakso tahu goreng (fried tofu meatball), usually made from flour/tapioca mixed with fish and fried tofu, served with peanut sauce. The meatball dough is usually made of mackerel. Sometimes, tuna or even shrimp can also be used to mix batagor dough.
How to eat batagor? You cut it into bite-sized and add peanut sauce, sweet soy sauce, and a little lemon squeeze or you can dip it and just take a bite. Batagor has a crunchy texture and delicious flavor. In an effort to minimize costs, some batagor sellers use fish paste rather than real fish to mimic the flavor. However, for some of the famous batagor outlets in Bandung, they usually use fresh fish and good ingredients. This food has become very famous in Bandung, even has been known as a culinary icon of Bandung.