Chingu Cafe, a place where you can find Korean food on a budget

Wow I think I found a quite cheap Korean food in Bandung … Well, for me, it’s cheaper compared to the ones inside the mall Lol!

So my friend and I ordered Cheese Ramyeon and Bibimbab plus 2 kimchi and a drink, the total is less than IDR100,000!

Well it’s just like what they say in their Twitter profile … ‘Korean food from IDR8 – 30K!’

 

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This is Cheese Ramyeon … Look at that cheese on the right :9 – at Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

Indonesia - Bandung - Chingu - Korean restaurant - The food - Bibimbab (Bi Bim Bap)

This the Bibimbap (photo credit: Ardi)

Even the taste is nice too and we got a free drink – we chose the red velvet one.

Wait … a free drink?

Yep … so every IDR50 K that we spent, we entitle to get one free drink. If we spent IDR100 K than we get 2 free drinks!

With the price that is considered quite cheap and the location that is quite close to a university (UNISBA), it has a lot of traffic coming in to the restaurant. Luckily the house is quite big and it has several seating areas inside the restaurant.

I sat in the front area where there are only 2 quite low wooden table with nice couch. The table was actually quite low for eating purposes as I needed to bend a little bit, but the other area was already quite crowded!

But it was quite nice sitting here, as it less crowded and the weather was cool, so I got the cool wind!

Indonesia - Bandung - Chingu - Korean restaurant - The front area with the with tree

Love this area, as it is less crowded than other areas in the restaurant. However, the table is quite low – at Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

Then there was an area where it looks like a train compartment with white colour and blue stripe. It has a name too, i.e. Ko-Rail. We actually wanted to sit in this area in the beginning, but the area and the table are too small – as we are eating inside the ‘train compartment’!

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Ticket, please!!! Haha – this area looks like train compartment – at Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

Next area was just like an ordinary restaurant setting, with only table and sits around a tree that located in the middle of the room. Meanwhile, the last room at the back, has another low table with no seats, so you can sit a la ‘lesehan’ style – where you sit on the floor / almost like seiza-style 😀

Indonesia - Bandung - Chingu - Korean restaurant - Another seating area

Another area of Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

Indonesia - Bandung - Chingu - Korean restaurant - The area with lower table where you can sit on the floor (lesehan)

This is the area where you can dine in lesehan style aka sit on the pillow on the floor – at Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

The interesting things with this restaurant, besides the cheap price of the food, is that it has many Korean ‘ornaments’ in all of the restaurants area, which make people to take photos while dining in! – well including myself! haha.

Just like the ‘junction’ area of the house, which is the cashier area and after the front area, there is a wall painting of three cartoon characters – perhaps taken from some Korean cartoon movies (not sure!) and a bus shelter with the directory. It has no eating table, only the seats – so this of course is for the photo settings, right – what else? 😀

Indonesia - Bandung - Chingu - Korean restaurant - The middle area

The area with bus shelter style – at Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

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I am waiting for the bus to Hongdae – at Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

Then there is the ‘train compartment’ area that I talked about … while the last two rooms, are decorated with another cartoon painting on the wall and some photo collections of the music band or movie actors.

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Sitting inside a ‘train compartment’ – at Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

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The photo collection on the wall of Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

Have I mentioned that it has a wishing tree in the first area?

Haha yes they have … And you can write any wishes that you want, put it on the tree, and then start to pray so your wish can come true, just like this one 😀

Indonesia - Bandung - Chingu - Korean restaurant - Some of the wishes on the wish tree

If you see the picture of the first area (above), you will see a tree with many notes on the branches … Well that’s the wishing tree – at Chingu Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

I will definitely go here again if I want to eat Korean food, but I have the suggestion – well if the restaurant read this haha … They should put a curtain or something to cover the entrance to the bathroom on the last room. Everything has been designed very cute, then besides the cute cartoon painting, you can see the bathroom haha!

Chingu Café

Jalan Sawunggaling No.10, Bandung, Jawa Barat 40116, Indonesia
p:+62 22 4239963
Fb: https://www.facebook.com/ChinguCafe
Tw: @ChinguID

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The Chingu Cafe – The Korean Fan Cafe (Bandung – Indonesia)

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