A short getaway in Batam Island (part 2)

A short getaway in Batam Island (part 2)


Think that the post-holiday euphoria hasn't fully dissipated, foodandholiday can't wait too long to share the rest of our photos with you guys our readers. Hope you enjoy this heavy-photo post :) 

This post is the continuation of the earlier post which we mentioned that it covered only half of our day 1. 
So after the fish feast that morning and before the lunch, some of us raised up the idea of finding a good place for foot reflexology and agreed by all. 
Through a friend's recommendation, we made our way down to Sport Massage Batam. The place isn't very spacious, but they did a good job by packing in as many people as possible without making it feel cramped. Service was good, staffs were friendly and the toilets were clean (this is important, but there's no separate toilet for male and female which was a nuisance for us). Above all, their masseurs were well trained and polite. No photos of the place as we are not intending to write review about this place, maybe next time. Foot massage was finally done in 1.5hr and our stomachs started to rumble again. We need FOOD for lunch after that. 

OK, have you seen enough of the fish in our previous post? LOL. 
We were done with the fish. So, no more fish in this post, but we will show you a lot of seafood dishes for instead. Hehee :) 
This open-air restaurant's name is Sumber Rezeki Restaurant.  
As you can see in the pictures below, the sun was giving no mercy that day, it was like living inside an oven. omg! 
Batam Island

Batam Island – Sumber Rezeki Restaurant

Tables and chairs were put at the patio above the seashore. So, there's a low bridge to direct the customers from the car park to the seashore. "NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED" sign welcomed us at the entrance. 
Batam Island

Batam Island – Sumber Rezeki Restaurant

This restaurant can cater at least 100 or more people in one sitting. It would have been a lot more fun if the weather wasn't that scorching. 
Batam Island

Batam Island – Sumber Rezeki Restaurant

From our tables, we could enjoy the sea view and the world go by. Hahaha.
Small sampans were seen floating on the sea. How can one not love this kind of view? 
Batam Island

Batam Island

Batam Island

Batam Island

Batam Island

Batam Island


Enough of the sea view, let us take you guys to another level of happiness. Here come the FOOD photos! 
During our days there, we (especially me) took a lot of coke in every meal. 
Please imagine how "WOW" the feeling you'll get when you sip the coke in that SUPER HOT and HUMID weather. It's like being teleported to cloud 9 within seconds! I don't know about you, but I did feel that way. LOL. 
Coca Cola

Coca Cola

Before I explore the details of each dish, below is the top shot of the food we had that day. 
From the most left, we had fried crab, 2 portions of green chili chicken (it was so so good that we ordered another portion at the end of the meal), stir-fry bean sprouts, steamed prawns with garlics, stir-fry kangkong, battered fried squid and the Batam's legendary garlic fried chicken (very delicious that we ordered another portion too!).  

- Green Chili Chicken, 2 portions on the left bottom - Idr. 50,000 each (we don't have the close-up shot) 
PLEASE DON'T question us why we are so much addicted to this. 
The green chili was really spot-on! The chicken was truly good too! 
Not only that, to add on the hype, the weather was the ultimate killer. But who cares, we ate and sweated our way through the whole meal, no regret. 
Batam Island

Batam Island


- Deep Fried Crab - Idr. 200,000.-
This dish doesn’t need further introduction, those crabs were simply battered, fried and sprinkled with salt. Obviously, this wasn’t our favorite, the crab shell was way too hard to crack. We prefer if it’s soft-shell kind of food.
If we know earlier, we shouldn't have to order this, those Idr. 200K is always better to be spent at maybe another 4 portions of green chili chicken? LOL. 
Batam Island

Batam Island

- Garlic Fried Chiken - Idr. 50,000.-
This is a famous recipe in Batam. All restaurants in Batam serve this. We all love this so so much! 
Chicken was tender and moist inside a layer of crispy goodness. Not greasy, the garlic was fried together with the chicken in big pieces. Oh, so much love in this dish which is loved by many, adults and kids.
Please listen to us, if you travel to Batam, don’t ever miss this Garlic Fried Chicken. Hands down!
Batam Island

Batam Island

- Steamed Prawns - Idr. 120,000.-
We could vouch that this was one of our favorite here too. 
Prawns were fresh, juicy and huge enough, it's head was so suckable as all the sweetness was somewhere there. Prawn heads are the best part of a prawn, I think seafood connoiseurs will nod thier heads in approval. 
We wouldn't say much, the picture speaks better and louder. 
Batam Island

Batam Island

- Stir-fry bean sprouts with salted fish - Idr. 30,000.- 
This is such a simple and cheap dish, I wonder why we often pay at minimum Idr. 20K to eat this outside. Can't deny that this dish is a must-have too when one is having seafood meal. 
Batam Island

Batam Island

There are actually 2 more dishes not in the pictures. Stir-fry kangkong at Idr. 30,000 and battered fried squid at Idr. 60,000. Stir-fry kangkong was good and so was the squid. 

Over all, it was a good experience having our lunch there. Not much waiting time considering we were the only patrons that day. In a group of 8 persons, we spent Idr. 807,000 for this seafood feast including the rice and beverages.
Will we come back? Yes, we will. 
Batam Island

Batam Island

What's for next? 
After the scrumptious and hefty seafood lunch earlier, 8 of us ambushed the KTV which was luckily open at 6.30pm (after the fasting hours) and had a hella fun time there. We sang our lungs out and kept the mouth occupied with fries and banana chocolate cheese. 
Batam Island - Inul Vista Karaoke
3 hours later, despite of feeling fatigued from a day of overeating and 3 hours of excessive yelling and screaming in KTV, we headed to De Bottle Bistro and Pub to get some drinks and food. 
Somehow, during those days, we were quite skeptical when it comes to new places. So we visited the same places as our previous trip again, the places which we think are worth our second visit. De Bottle Bistro and Pub is one of them.
De Bottle
Both of our visits have been excellent, we tried quite a few of their beverages and food. 
The most important is, we were very happy with the food we ordered, namely the spicy frog legs, buffalo wings, ikan rica-rica, spicy chicken, nachos and pork knuckle. All of them suited our taste-buds. 
Batam Island - De Bottle

Batam Island – De Bottle

While for the beverages, we had mojito, lychee martini, frozen margarita, lemon mint squash, etc. 

Since all the tables on the first floor were occupied, we were asked to be seated on the rooftop lounge. Ambience was great with a light breeze was blowing. This place left a lasting impression on us before, we celebrated a dear friend's birthday there during our first visit. 
De Bottle

De Bottle – Lychee Martini

De Bottle

De Bottle – Frozen Margarita

This place's pricing is a little on the high side, but we will definitely going back again when we have a reason to celebrate. LOL. .... And there goes the first day of our Batam trip :)

~ Stay tuned for the part 3 later next week! :) 

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