Thanks to the fact that both countries belong to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), hopping from Singapore to Batam via a ferry is easy. But there is more to Batam than just the outdoor activities and endless shopping. Local food in Batam is a must try for every visitor.
Having a taste of their culture and tradition, literally, should not be missed. Wondering where to eat in Batam? WOW Getaways shares five restaurants that can give you a fresh and mouth-watering experience that will unleash the foodie in you.
Top places to eat at in Batam
Golden Prawn Seafood Restaurant
The trick in eating at Golden Prawn is to choose the live catch by yourself from their pool and telling the staff how you want your choice of seafood to be cooked.
Harbor Bay Seafood Restaurant
Harbor Bay is also one of the most recommended restaurants in the area. It boasts of its fresh and affordable seafood plus its cosy ambience. The restaurant also boasts of its good service quality.
Restaurant Sei Enam Seafood Batam
TripAdvisor placed Sei Enam 2nd among the best restaurants in Batam. Like the first two, you can have fresh seafood though a bit pricier. According to reviews, cereal prawns and calamari are a must try.
If you want a break from seafood, try Indonesian noodles and head to Mie Tarempa. You can have their speciality of local noodles, bread with fish floss inside and nasi dagang (rice with curry and anchovies).
Bella Italia Ristorante Italiano
Another good seafood break is by going Italian at Bella Italia. It might be a bit more costly than local restaurants, but you would surely get good quality Italian food in return without setting foot in Italy.
Unleash the foodie in you and enjoy the beauty of the island while satisfying your taste buds.