The first time I visited this noodle place was about two years ago with my ex-highschool friends, and ever since then, I always visit it whenever I go to Bandung.
Located in the corner of Naripan Street, the place is so catchy. You'll see only one colonial-style house with "MIE NARIPAN" written on the front wall. And also the number of parking cars around the house will make you sure you're not in the wrong place.
The place is humble and quite spacious, but on holiday season, you might have to wait to get seated. For the menu, they've got only one kind of noodles, but various toppings. You can have it sweet or salty, and they have various toppings as meatballs, dumplings, and also CHEESE!
For me, my favourite menu is Yamien Manis Baso Goreng (Sweet Yamien with Fried Meatballs). The noodle texture is soft and it taste quite delicious, but it's not the noodle that makes it special for me, it's the fried meatballs. The fried meatballs is crunchy, chewy and delicious, and I love how they always serves it hot.
This is another choice, it's Yamien Asin Spesial (Special Salty Yamien). It comes with the fried meatballs, meatballs, and dumplings. I prefer the Sweet Yamien though, this one is kinda tasteless for me, and they put the fried meatballs in the soup, so it's not crunchy anymore.
By the way, the noodles come in an a quite expensive price. I forgot the excact price, but you have to pay more than IDR 30.000 for a bowl of Yamien with fried meatballs, and around IDR 40.000 for the Special Yamien. I think it's a bit too pricey, since they use minced chicken. But anyway, I love the fried meatballs and the old-colonial ambience inside, so I think I'll continue revisiting the place next time :)
Jl. Naripan No. 108, Braga, Bandung
Ph: 022 - 4205516
Also available in:
Jl. Bulevar Barat, Komp. Ruko Kelapa Gading Square, Italian Walk Blok B No. 48B