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Bogor: Pepes Sagu Suryakencana

Bogor: Pepes Sagu Suryakencana


“The Pepes Sagu Pisang is served hot and features a soft and chewy texture that will pamper your palate like a mother giving a hug to her child.

The famous American author Ernestine Ulmer once said “Life is uncertain; eat dessert first.” Although I’m not actually suggesting you to follow his statement word for word and begin your meal with something sweet, his words resonated with my sentiments for desserts in general: that for one to give in to one’s sweet tooth is never a crime. This rings truer when it comes to Pepes Sagu Pisang in Bogor.

Founded by Madame Beben, Pepes Sagu Suryakencana has been in operation for more than 40 years now. Daniel – Madame Beben’s son – currently runs the place after taking over the business in 1987. Now, you might be asking what’s so special about Pepes Sagu Pisang. Well, allow me to explain in more detail.

First of all, Daniel is the only person that sells this unique sweet treat. Secondly, its combination of banana, sago, sticky rice, and palm sugar – all wrapped up in a banana leaf – will deliver a mild sweetness that won’t be enough to lead to sugar rush. Lastly, it is served hot and features a soft and chewy texture that will pamper your palate like a mother giving a hug to her child. Eat as many as you like, and you won’t be feeling bloated afterwards. Well, unless you decide to gobble on too many, that is.

To conclude my elucidation, Pepes Sagu Pisang is perfect to end your culinary trip in Bogor, which I’m guessing would normally comprise of heavy meals such as Soto Kuning and Soto Mie.

Besides Pepes Sagu Pisang, Daniel’s stall also sells Pepes Nangka (jackfruit wrapped in banana leaf) – a dessert that we’ve only just recently found out about and that we guarantee will give pleasure to your taste buds. This is evident from the moment you unwrap it, at which point the gorgeous fragrance of the jackfruit would have already reached your nasal passage and began to entice your brain. Because of the jackfruit, it tastes slightly sweeter than the Pepes Sagu Pisang, but still delicious nonetheless.

Jl. Suryakencana,
Bogor, West Java
T: 0878 7000 7855
Open daily from 9am to 5.30pm
Rp.5,000-6,000/US$0.30-0.40 per piece


Started her career as a food writer in 2012, Jessicha Valentina is the online editor of Good Indonesian Food. Jessicha has loved Sayur Asem since she was a wee kid and spends her free time trying to cook it.

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