5 The best and Tasty Halal Food You Must Find in Medan Indonesia – Medan is a melting pot of cultures. Hundreds of years ago, people of various ethnicities came to trade then settled here and have since lived in harmony. This assimilation resulted in a plethora of cuisines, influenced by many cultures and traditions. You’ll be able to find Chinese food, Malay, Minang, Indian, Javanese and many new innovative cross-cultural fusion cuisine in the capital of North Sumatra.
If you are a Muslim traveler looking for halal food, here are some of Medan’s finest spots to enjoy them. Let’s munch!
1. Mie Aceh – Titi Bobrok
Jl. Setia Budi No. 17C
Mie Aceh is an Acehnese curried spicy noodle dish, specialty of the people from neighbouring Aceh province. Offering choices of beef, chicken, or seafood toppings, Mie Aceh Titi Bobrok is always crowded by food lovers charmed by its enticing aroma and spot on spices. No wonder if this noodle restaurant is the most popular in Medan. You can choose the fried noodle or the boiled for extra savor.
2. Sup Sumsum Sapi – Rumah Makan Sipirok
Jl. Sunggal No. 14
Visit this restaurant and get ready to enjoy the best beef bone marrow soup in town. The soup is so savory and delicious, and you will need to drink the marrow by sticking the straw in the bones, and drink it up. Yum! The broth soup is truly tasteful, perfectly seasoned and refreshing. While you’re there, don’t forget to try the rib soup. It’s equally scrumptious and will surely make you ask for a second round.
3. Belut Goreng Cabe Ijo – Wajir Seafood
Jl. Sugiono no. 31
Want to rub shoulders with the locals? Dine in this fun and frenzy seafood place and have a night fiesta full of people craving for fresh, succulent and scrumptious sea protein. Sample the taste of belut goreng cabe ijo (fried eel with green chili)! Aside from that obvious favourite, you can taste more food such as steamed kakap, grilled gourami and soft shell crab.
4. Rujak Kolam
Rujak is a traditional fresh tropical fruit salad dish served with a glazy brownish dressing made from ground palm sugar, chili pepper, and peanuts. However, what makes Rujak Kolam so special is the addition of banana rock or kluthuk (Musa balbisiana) in the dressing. banana rock, literally stoney banana rock, is a species of wild banana that contains numerous seeds similar to stones. When you accidentally chew the seeds they will make a sound “kluthuk”. Rujak Kolam gets its name as it’s located near a famous pool (kolam).
5. Kari Bihun – Rumah Makan Tabona
Jl. Mangkubumi No 17
Tabona restaurant serves some serious succulent dish right here, especially for the savory food fans. The dish consists of juicy beef cuts (or chicken), boiled vermicelli and that mouth-watering orangy curry broth! The restaurant interior may look simple, but the tables are always packed with visitors longing for that perfect curry taste.