After having dinner at Sudirman Street Food Court (read the review HERE), we went looking for dessert and chose ronde jahe. Ronde Jahe is a hot dessert made from glutinous rice balls, some filled with peanuts and some just rice ball dough, served in a hot ginger soup sweetened with palm/white sugar. One of the most popular ronde jahe sellers is the one called Ronde Jahe Alkateri. They have several outlets in Bandung including one on Jalan Cibadak right next to the entrance to Sudirman Street Food Court, but my friend always insists to go the original location at Jalan Alkateri.
Located approximately across the road from Warung Kopi Purnama, it’s just a small kiosk at Gang Aljabri that functions as the ordering / preparation area. The seating area is also small (around 1.5m width x 10m long), dimly lit but clean enough. So, what’s so special about this place? I would say the owner, an elderly aunty who is still managing the kiosk.
I can understand now why my friend continue to go here just to buy a bowl of ronde jahe. It was the history and the experience eating in this place that is priceless, and I don’t know why, but I think the ronde jahe here tasted much better than the ones I ate at fancier locations.
Ronde Jahe Alkateri
Jl. Alkateri, Gg. Aljabri
Opening hours 5PM – 10PM