I dined at Medan Town (Along Tanjong Katong Road) months ago. This is the first Medanese restaurant in Singapore so far. Opened by husband and wife, both from Medan, Indonesia.
Medan food, is a mix of Malay and Chinese cuisine, maybe is the Indonesian version of Peranakan food?
When you first step in, you must order a chilled glass of Kietna ($2.20), it is their version of kamguat and lime drink. Heard that this drink need to prepare few days in advance, no wonder it is oh so nice and refreshing! I had 2 glasses in a row.
The first dish that I had was Duck Noodles($5.80, dry or soup)(first picture) . I had it dry, it tasted abit bland, so better eat with their chilli sauce, or have it with soup. The herbal soup take five to six hours to slow cooked.
I like the curry chicken or Chicken Kari Bihun ($5.50)(second picture), it reminded me of my mom's chicken curry, so lamak and so home cooked.
Before you leave, don't forget to order their dessert, especially Es Campur Medan ($3.50)(third picture). It is their version of Chendol, a shaved ice dessert with coconut milk, palm sugar red bean, grass jelly, atap seeds and fermented tapioca, (tapioca soaked in alcohol)handmade by Madam Choo.
I will definitely go back for more.
Address: 253 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437041
Tel: 6348 9227
Cash only. No service charge and No GST
Close on Monday.
P.S.: This is my last post of 2012. Will definitely post more in 2013.
Happy New 2013 everyone!!