Medan might be called the third largest city in Indonesia, but it is no exaggeration to call it the no.1 culinary heaven! Situated in North Sumatra, Medan is the main destination for the most unique and tasty dishes of all types. With a variety of mouthwatering options influenced by various ethnicity and cultures, it is possible to locate street food with Chinese, Chinese, Arab, local Malay and Bataknese vibes that will give you a flavorful encounter (for a fraction of the price which you can buy in Singapore and Malaysia too!)
So, if you are seeing Samosir or Lake Toba, don’t forget to stop by and devote a day or 2 to test out Medan’s street food delicacies.
Here are a few of the best-tasting street food in Medan that you must try:
- Curry Bihun Tabona
It’s been around for 80 decades now, and also this curry stall is still running with its flavourful curry broth. The menu is loved for both breakfast and lunch. The bowl of curry is thick with the spices and rich with chicken meat, boiled potatoes, blood cubes. You can choose the people’s favorite rice vermicelli as the main meal to go with this hot heavenliness.
- Soto Kesawan
Serving delicious traditional yellow soup named Soto, this seller mixes it with huge prawn pieces for that fresh, wholesome taste.
Does not sound filling enough for Your Gluttony Highness? You might even opt for poultry, beef, and intestines to go for your plate.
- RM Acuan Pek Cam Kee
People’s best choice from these food stalls is either a hearty plate of rice served with Chinese boiled chicken or a cold dish platter full of juicy poultry goodness. You order both to delight in a whole adventure of Acuan Pek Cam Ke’s tasty creations.
This stall sells poultry porridge and Duck Bihun so that you have choices even if you’re not a chicken person.
- Bihun Bebek Kumango (ASIE)
If the duck is your favorite, make time to get it, and you won’t regret it. The juicy duck meat that is served in a very generous portion will fill your bowl together with its very best buddies, fried garlic and spring onions. The kingmaker here is the duck broth that is beyond delicious — a work of culinary art that is only made possible after endless hours of preparation.
- Mie Aceh Titi Bobrok
This dish may be “crabby,” but you won’t be once you have tried it. Among the most recommended street-food in Medan, this noodle dish out of Aceh includes a special spicy secret sauce that is tough to locate elsewhere and a giant crab on the side. You may select either a dry, watery or soupy dish, but each bite promises the strong spicy aroma of an excellent traditional dish.