Several years have passed and the pancake fever may have not yet subsided here in Indonesia. It was all began with Pancious and now we have Nanny’s Pavillon, a more ambitious player who keeps on opening new stores of different theme even until this very day. Aside from them are mostly the give-it-a-shot opportunists, some ended their endeavor quite swiftly and the rest survives until God knows when.
Basically, what they do revolve around serving pancakes or its derivatives by creating eye candy combinations from sweet to savory toppings. Even so, what’s best for me is still the traditional version with butter on the top and flooded with maple syrup, sometimes I add a good old scoop of vanilla ice cream there. Sounds good right?
Okay, with all these ravings over this Western staple dish which usually consumed during breakfast time there and that we can compare it with the all time favorite nasi uduk or bubur ayam, it became obvious that things have slowed down after a few years of its existence. Even so, Yuky Penkeik arrived boldly and flourishes ever since much to my surprise.
Yuky Penkeik resides just beside a courtyard in a salubrious neighborhood nearby Jalan Dago, Bandung and presented itself in a small wooden hut. Around the neighborhood also, we can find similar endeavors using the same presentation. I didn’t know who started it but this concept clearly feels cleaner than the usual hawker but also less intimidating than a restaurant and in the end, everybody likes it a lot!
Its pancakes may be too simple and not that satisfying if compared with other established compadres I mentioned earlier but then again Yuky Penkeik easily attracts students mostly since it is of close proximity with two famous national universities and Jalan Dago and of very affordable price. Make no mistake, even from this humble exterior, a full-house is pretty much guaranteed especially during lunchtime and afternoon tea time.
Well, I cannot guarantee full satisfaction from its dishes especially that last time I had a very salty spaghetti bolognese. Even so, I had a really good time enjoying a hot tea time there with my wife after a rainy afternoon. So next, I am aiming for Yuky Penkeik’s comrade just across the street, Bestik Demang.
Unsuitable for vegetarians
Jl. Buah Batu 205, Bandung – Indonesia
Jl. Teuku Angkasa No. 28 B , Bandung – Indonesia
Opening hours: Everyday, 8 am – 12 am
Spend: IDR 10,000 – IDR 25,000 / person
Facebook: Yuky Penkeik