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    BINTANG: Delicious Seafood "Ikan Bawal"

    by explore_discover Updated Jul 8, 2011

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    Padang Food is considered the best all over Indonesia, this restaurent in Medan serve many kind of Padand Food at slightly higher price then other street side non airconditioned estaurents but the quality is also better.

    Favorite Dish: Ikan Bawal, (Whole Silver or White Promphet around 200 to 300 g pc) and mixed vegetables boiled, Salt and White papper is added is the yummiest seafood I ever had. its like a clear soup served with White Rice and Samble (spicy chili sauce)

    Price per serving is around IDR 60,000 (US$7.00) per person including the fish with the Plain White Rice - NASI PUTIH and Fresh Fruit Juice. My Top Favorit

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    Kesawan Square: Food court in the middle of the street!

    by irma-setiono Updated Jan 14, 2007

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    In the afternoon this place is a street with busy traffic. At night it is closed for vehicles and turns into a food court. You have lots of choices here... chinese food, padang food, melayu food, sate, roti canai, acehnese food, sundanese food, javanese food, various juices and drinks, halal and non-halal.. you can also have karaoke and foot massage!
    It is especially busy at weekends.

    Favorite Dish: roti canai, sate babi manis (pork satay with sweet soy sauce), kuetiaw goreng.. lots of things!

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    Kesawan Square

    by black_mimi99 Written Feb 17, 2006

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    This place is look like kya-kya in Surabaya, the food stand along one road at night, but at the day time, its a bussy road for business.... the unique of this road is we can see the old and new building in harmony....
    All kind food we can find it here, the local, chinese food, western, india.

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    Tenya Japanese Restaurant: Best Japanese in Town?

    by hayabusa_future Written Jun 6, 2004

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    Not many Medanese were interested in Japanese food until this restaurant opens in 2002(?). After Tenya opened and proved to be quite successful, a couple of Japanese restaurants were also opened and were similarly well received. The food in Tenya itself is quite pricey for Medan standard but the food is excellent (to me, at least). Worth a try.

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    Hock Seng: Bakmie Hock Seng

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 29, 2003

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    bakmie and my cuppa coffee

    A client took us there for noddles. It was for breakfast and funny - we had already passed this street several times. Medan is not that big.

    The shop is corner lot - amusingly filled with lots of feng shui icons all over. look even at the ceiling - they have tiny stuffed hanging there!!!

    Favorite Dish: Our host is well known here....the lady even knows what he wants without taking his order. And she spoke in Hokkien dialect - key liow - which means extra frills!!!

    We only tried one thing - I think it is Bakmie, and with extras. When ordering the lady will ask you what type of noddles we want.

    I asked for mee hoon which is dried vermicelli, my frieds wanted kuew teow which is flat rice noddles, etc.

    OOOh - coffee in Medan is also pretty nice. It has a local flavour - very much like Malaysian coffee...the local type

    it comes dry with a little gravy and you toss it to mix the little gravy through the noddles and it has condiments such as vege, small oysters, squids, meatballs - pork and also fish balls, small crab claws, and lots more...it was sumptuos - nothing I tried before in Malaysia. Rather unique but has this Malaysian local noddles flavour in it...familiar but not quite there.

    They have little pots of pungent green chilli sauce to condiment it - i just love that - be careful it is very hot!!! but it has KICK!!!!

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    -: Local Food - Otak Otak

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 29, 2003

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    Otak Otak

    Not to be put off by the name - which means brain brain - it has nothing to do with brain!

    This dish is very similar to Malaysia - it is a spicy paste with coconut milk and fish paste and then bundled with banana leaf - either steamed or baked-grilled.
    Very delicious

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    -: Local Food - Sup Buntut

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 29, 2003

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    The lady preparing the soup

    Buntut means back side!!!I had oxtail sup and it was very tender, the soup has some spices like cardamon, cinnamon etc, lots of boiled vegetables like carrots, spuds etc...ery yummy. For non beef eaters they have chicken version which I tried - it is not as good as the original

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    -: Local Food - Rendang and Gado Gado

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 29, 2003

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    Rendang is slow cooked spicy dish. It is usually made of beef but sometimes chicken. Beef is the best, you should order only a small portion as it is nothing but chunks of very tender meat with lots of spices. Eaten best with rice, it is common in Medan, and also well - something I have eaten in Malaysia.

    Gado Gado is typically Indonesian, it is like a salad of boiled vege, and sprouts, and topped with crackers and has a peanut sauce - almost like satay sauce. Very yummy.

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    -: empeng

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 29, 2003

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    empeng

    At most restaurants we stopped by they would serve you this cracker which is authentic to Indonesia - empeng (padi oat crackers). I only realised they had more than one version from this trip to Medan. Most of it is fair coloured but at one place they had a spicy and sweetish version - which is liked chilli sauced based. it was delicious.

    You can also buy uncooked ones to take home to fry.

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    -: Local Drinks - Makissa,Terung Belanda and one more

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 29, 2003

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    When dining, there are lots of juice to have. My favourite is the white one - which is made of soursop - cannot recall what it is in Indonesian. I also like markisa which is passion fruit, and also terong belanda - although I have it mixed with markisa.

    Apparently the terong belanda has cancer fighting agents.

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    -: Local Dessert - Kue Jee Seng

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 29, 2003

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    We had dinner at the hotel (Grand Angkasa - the food there is so so good), and for dessert we had this iced stuff with canned fruits and local fruits cut in it. Funny but it had corn kernels and also black jelly whcih is my favourite....

    very refreshing....but awfully cold after having 2 bowls and sitting in the airconditioned dining area

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    Selat Panjang Vendors: Mee

    by Sharrie Written Nov 10, 2002

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    Chinese Noodles prepared with pork & soup. It's one of the favorite of the residents here & can be taken at all time of the day, ie. for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper. Availaible at Jln. Asia & Selat Panjang.

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    Miramar Restoran: Best Local Indonesian Food

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 7, 2003

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    Fried Gurame Fish

    we went there for lunch. At the entrance you will see large trays of cooked food - lots of freshly fried chicken, fish friied, cooked with dark soya sauce (kicap manis), bergedil - potato cakes, etc.

    we took a seat and the next thing i noticed - karaoke singing of Mandarin oldies upstairs!!!

    As we ordered our drinks - huh - try the milky drink which is local soursop or macissa - which is passion fruit drinks.

    for the cooked food - you can order from the waitress. There are also others who will push carts and serve other more dishes...we had gado gado which is similar to Malaysia rojak but also yummy here, and soup.

    Favorite Dish: SOup - it was sup Buntut - oxtail soup which is a clear soup and it was spiced with some cardamons etc, but had vege such as celery, chopped spuds etc. yummy and the meat must have been cooked real long to be tender.

    we had fried gurami fish - which is an art to look at the way it is presented on the plate, we had petai with prawns - i hate that , we had beef rendang which was tender and also had fried chicken which had yummy flavour - but we had catfish cooked in dark sweet kicap which tasted so much like Japanese grilled eel - yummmmmy

    And you should see the amount of people that come by to take away - they were packign something like hundreds of takeway!!!

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    Rumah Makan Bintang: Steam Pomfret Fish

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 7, 2003

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    Steam Pomfret Fish

    This was a surprise. We were not hungry at all but our host wanted to take us to eat steam fish - one of my favourite food.

    It is a small 'coffee shop like place - not fancy - and they have got dishes in large platters in the front of the shop. Once you are seated you order what you want. We ordered large head prawns - fried, and also steam fish - 4 plates, and we just sat and waited. Meanwhile, I munched some local crackers - empeng - but these had a orange colour of them - it was sweetish yet spicy. YUM.

    Then suddenly out of nowhere people just bring ladens of small dishes in front of you. Once you eat some, you will be charged for each of the plate. So take away the plates of dishes you do not want. There were at least 10 plates - some beef rendang, some fried small chicken, a few variety of vege, some bergedil - potato corquet, some fried tempe - fermented soybeans etc.

    we only had prawns, chicken fried, and each of us had a plate of steam pomfret fish. For Malaysians who had Teochew steam fish - this is quite similar. It has the fish, lots of stock, and on top has slivers of garlic, lots of bird eye chilli, and some scatter of saltish yellow beans (tauceo) and slices of ginger and onion. Steamed to perfection it was tops!!!

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    Delicious Sunda Food

    by kenari Written May 20, 2008

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    Thisi restaurant was suggested by our local VT DINA to me...well the ambience and sorrunding sort like village home,the waiter very friendly and actually we are hungry after the hole day golfing...

    Favorite Dish: Gurame Goreng and Gurame PEDASS...

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