Bandar Toge is a small fishing village located in the North of Indonesia. The name Bandar To Gel comes from the name of the local Indonesian who first settled here, “Bandar Bay”, but nowadays the village is simply called Bandar Togel. This small fishing village is located on the shores of the Natte River about halfway between Langkawi and Benjina and is accessible by road only. There are only a few paved roads leading into the village, which leads to a dirt track that leads up to a small platform where you can catch your fish.
The most important part of the town is the fishing village itself which is called “Todas”. You can find many small restaurants and cafes here that serve delicious local fare, such as Terpinay or Semulang cuisine. At nightfall, you can enjoy a barbeque here which serves some of the best pork in the area. The locals love having this barbeque because of its unique aroma, so be sure to try it at least once when visiting the village.
For a quick breakfast, you can visit the Bamboo Garden, which is named after a type of palm tree that grows in the Bandar Togel area. Here you will get some great fresh fruit which has an almost raisin flavor, such as banana and pineapple. Other great breakfast dishes include mendeng, chicken satay and one (fried fish fillet).
If you are looking for some dessert, then you must try the ini adalah which is basically a pancake made of sweet rice flour and tapioca starch. This dessert is usually served with some raw vegetables like spring onions and garlic. It is normally served with a sweet coconut drink like the noi laws. You will also find lots of other delicious dessert dishes in the village including the Pepe which is a very thin pancake made of sweet rice flour with pieces of raw onion and spicy Mayo. You can also order kue Pepe kebabs served with a spicy mango sauce and served with a sauce that is made from coconut milk.
The Berlaku festival is celebrated in early February. During this period, the residents of Bandar Togel observe the old customs and traditions, which are followed by the original inhabitants of the area. During this period, they also have a special function where they present their annual ini adalah prize to two local daughters, one of them being Haji and the other one being Shareena. The daughters have been chosen due to their good behavior and their outstanding ability to cultivate the traditional arts. The reward that they receive is a silver jubilee amulet which measures around 4 inches in diameter.
Other local delicacies worth trying are pangas, an egg cooked in banana leaves and then deep fried, rush, a sweet pastry made using condensed coconut milk and sandal wood, and of course, the traditional delicacy, the faith which is prepared using black gram flour and water. The traditional dishes during the Berlaku festival include kuda-kuda, kuda-meredi, kuda-kuda-meredi-raj ibbi, and mukur-udarb. When you have already tried all these delicious traditional dishes, you will then be able to discover new delicious flavors. The Berlaku Untuk Tarafiyur Seminyak festival takes place in mid-December and the promotion is scheduled through the month before. To make sure that you get an opportunity to taste the real flavor of Bandar Togel, it is highly recommended that you book your trip to Malaysia ahead of time.