Top 9 Culinary That You Must Hunt in Bintan
If you are on holiday in Bintan, do not just enjoy the natural scenery but please make sure you enjoy the cuisine this Island has to offer. These are special culinary offerings that you may rarely find in other areas.
Bintan Island in the Riau Archipelago has many beautiful beaches. But don’t get carried away, try the Malay culinary heritage here that can make your tongue sway. Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya also recommended several types of culinary that tourists must hunt. Bintan is a marine tourism destination, so the cooking is mainly made of fish and seafood. Try these ten typical Bintan foods at least once in your life.
1. Otak otak Tulang (Fish Cake)
Like the processed otak-otak (fish cake), this snack is worth-hunting when you are in Bintan. However, what makes it special is the mixture of fish bones that add to the flavor of this dish. Travelers can enjoy these brains in the Sei Enam area, Kijang, East Bintan District.
The next dish that travelers should try is Lakse. This dish is similar to Laksa, with a splash of coconut milk sauce over the noodles and sliced fish. Recommended tasty lakse you can enjoy is at Singgah Selalu Restaurant, the address is Jl Basuki Rahmat, Tanjung Pinang.
The next menu that a traveler must try is Gonggong. Gonggong is a kind of snail that has a special taste. This dish is believed can increase vitality for adult men. Travelers can go directly to Bay View Restaurant, on Jl Pantai Trikora KM 36, Teluk Bakau Bintan to taste a delicious portion of Gonggong.
4. Nasi Dagang
At first glance, the name of this dish is similar to Nasi Padang, but it is not. Instead, Nasi Dagang is a unique dish similar to nasi uduk, rice cooked with special herbs and spices then served with tuna fish curry sauce. The delicious Nasi Dagang can be enjoyed by travelers at RM Singgah Always, Jl Basuki Rahmat, Tanjung Pinang.
5. Hawaii Coffee
Indonesia is well-known for its various types of coffee. However, travelers can also taste the delicious coffee in Bintan called Hawaiian Coffee which is renowned throughout Bintan. Drive the vehicle to Jl Pasar Berdikari, East Bintan District, Kijang, Bintan to taste a glass of caffeine with a distinctive taste.
6. Kerang Bulu
Because of its location close to the ocean, seafood has become an icon of Bintan. One of the unique types of seafood that you must try is the feather scallops which are so delicious. One recommended menu is at Bay View restaurant, located at Jl Pantai Trikora KM 36, Teluk Bakau Village, Bintan.
7. Asam Manis Melayu
No trip to the Riau Islands is complete without tasting the delicious Malay culinary heritage. The thick gravy that has a sour and spicy taste will arouse your appetite. Asam Pedas Melayu at RM Bay View Jl Pantai Trikora KM 36, Teluk Bakau, Bintan is really worth trying.
8. Sotong Black Sauce
Who can resist the temptation of squid or Sotong cooked with its ink. The black color seems unattractive, in contrast to the delicious taste. You can enjoy this black cuttlefish at Pak Sidin Restaurant, located on Jl Pantai Trikora Kawal, Gunung Kijang District, Bintan.
9. Jala Bread
At Tarempa restaurant, don’t miss trying out their signature Roti Jala. Travelers are guaranteed to be asking for more after eating the Jala bread and its complements. The complement to Roti Jala is commonly a thick, savory coconut milk sauce with rich spices. Tarempa restaurant address is on BT7 Tanjungpinang.
Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas, and resorts, or urban attractions, extra research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Bintan by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.