2016 may just be the year that the province of Kepulauan Bangka Belitung to finally be given the attention it deserves. The Indonesian tourism board has billed it as “the second Bali”, and the constant promotional coverage that it has been blessed with has drawn the eyes of both local and international tourists towards the two panoramic islands. With its reputation currently soaring, we felt it would be apt to let you in on the five eateries on Bangka Island that we deem to be the best.
The most popular spot for noodles in Pangkal Pinang, with many visitors from Jakarta having fallen head over heels in love with its dishes.
Open daily from 8am-4pm
The fierce competition between seafood restaurants here has taken a toll on this legendary shop. As the oldest seafood joint in town, though, it still has a bit of magic left in it.
Jl. Yang Zubaidah No. 242,
T: 0717 423 772
Open daily from 10am-10pm
Despite being ranked second after Bakmi Lokut, Mie Awen is still deserving of a visit and has its fair share of fans.
Jl. Kampung Bintang,
Open daily from 9am-2pm
The idea behind Martabak Manis (sweet stuffed pancake) was coined right here on this very island, and the best place to sample it is at Martabak Acau.
Jl. Soekarno Hatta No. 9,
T: 0812 736 6139
Open daily from 1pm-10pm
Besides its enticing delicacies, being located in the township of Sungai Liat – home to the celebrated Pantai Parai Tenggiri – makes Restoran Raja Laut the perfect establishment to visit while in Bangka.
Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 889,
Sungai Liat, Bangka
Open daily from 9.30am-9.30pm