They say Minang people are the best when it comes to grilling. Although grilling itself is commonplace in Indonesia, one still would not dare to resist the offerings of ayam bakar or ikan bakar in a Padang restaurant. Which is why I have to share you why Bang Themmy’s grill fish is a must-not miss!

Ikan Bakar Khas Padang
Ikan Bakar Khas Padang

Despite the humble exterior and personality from behind the success of this grilled fish shack, Bang Themmy’s initial idea to use specific tilapia coming from Subang was an ingenious idea of its own. Well, you know how troublesome it can be eating fish with so many small bones to dodge first, especially when you’re hungry.

Subang’s tilapia swims against fast current and that makes the bones bigger. Which ultimately makes it easier for us to sweep the flesh surrounding the bones. With Bang Themmy’s grilling finesse, the yellow sauce made from spices and coconut milk can be absorbed perfectly and leaving the flesh still moist and meaty.

Here, they are pairing it with a plate of warm rice and steamed vegetables with green chili sambal. Ah the very thought alone drives me crazy!

Somebody please drive me back to my hometown please!


Unsuitable for vegetarians

Jalan Terusan Jakarta no. 280 (hawkers area), Bandung – Indonesia
T: +62.813.2222.4284

Opening hours:
Mon – Sat, 12pm – 10pm


Spend: IDR 25,000 – IDR 50,000 / person


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