Sunday 12 October 2014

Medan Town – The Flavours of Medan [CLOSED]

Medan Town

Medan Town is the authentic Medan Restaurant in Singapore. It is a family restaurant, opened by Medanese family that has settled down in Singapore.

The Counter - To Order and Pay

After our unplanned trip to Medan last year, we kind of miss the taste of Medan food. Although we have noticed this place for about 9 months, we only had a chance to visit it recently.

The Old Photos of Medan

The Medan Town restaurant is more like a cafe / eating house. It is simply furnished, but the best part it is air conditioned. The owners put up old Medan photos on the wall, kind of flash back to Medan in the old days.

I ordered the Bihun Bebek Soup (Duck Vermicelli Soup - $6.80), Soto Medan Chicken ($5.80) and Hokkian Bihun (Hokkien Style Vermicelli - $5.80).

If you have been to Medan, you will probably tried Bihun Bebek Kumango, which is one of the most popular shop in Medan that sells extremely delicious duck vermicelli soup. For Medanese standard, the price is extremely steep, about 50,000 Rupiah (S$6). As the benchmark was already set, it is difficult not to compare the dish in Medan Town to the original in Medan. While the original has very tender duck meat and robust soup, the one in Singapore has a slightly tougher meat, while the soup is clear, less robust, but with more herbal taste. The vermicelli here tasted smoother compare to Kumango. A decent alternative.

 Bihun Bebek Soup (Duck Vermicelli Soup)

One of LD's favourite noodle dish in Indonesia is the Chinese style of Bakmi, where they used mince pork in the dry noodle. Here, she had Hokkien Style Vermicelli. The dry vermicelli here served with mince pork prawn fritter, egg with fried shallots and spring onion. It is very tasty and has the flavour that she yawn for.

Hokkian Bihun (Hokkien Stye Vermicelli)

We shared the Soto Medan Chicken. The broth is very robust, rich and lemak due to the coconut milk added to the soup. Although the fillings is quite sparse, the soup would be nice with the rice.

Soto Medan - Chicken

Soto Medan - Chicken

To quench our thirst we had Kietna (Medanese Tangy Orange Drink - $2.80) and Liang Teh Medan Style ($1.80). The Kietna is a combination of tangy, sour and sweet flavour all in one, serve chilled it is actually very refreshing. Meanwhile, the Liang Teh is less herbal and more sweet compare to those sold in medical hall here. Tasted like the Jia Jia Liang Teh.

Kietna (Medanese Tangy Orange Drink)
 and Liang Teh Medan Style
Service is minimum but friendly. We did not have to wait long for our food to be served.

Overall, although the duck vermicelli is different from the one that we had in Medan, the food here is pretty decent. We feel like we are dining in Medanese family home rather than a restaurant. We look forward to try their other dishes on offer. Cheers!!

Food & Drink: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 6.5/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Budget per person: $0 - $10

Medan Town
253 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437041

T: +65 6348 9227
Tue – Sun: 11.00 – 22.00
Closed on Monday

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