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(English) Medan Tourist Food Guide

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THERE IS 2019 UPDATE ON THIS GUIDE, PLEASE VISIT 100 Must Eat Local Street Food in Medan 2019!

If you’re visitor or tourist from outside Medan and would like to taste unique culinary experience in Medan City, here’s a food guide and places that are recommended by Makanmana crews.

*Click the title or photo to read the review.

Let’s start with Breakfast

Soto Sinar Pagi or Soto H Anwar Sulaiman

soto sinar pagi
soto haji anwar sulaiman medan

Even Mr President and Miss Universe have visited this place, the authentic taste of Soto Medan.


kari medan tabona

We nominated this the Premiere Curry in Medan.

Bihun Bebek kumango

bihun bebek kumango

The most expensive duck noodle in town, and of course the most delicious one.

Bakso Sapi Aan

bakso sapi kuah aan

If you’re into beef, Don’t miss out this place.

Tip Top

restoran tip top medan

The truly Medan’s heritage, enjoy your dining experience in colonial interior. Don’t tell us you’ve been to Medan if you haven’t been to this place.

And for lunch, we have…(Non Halal)

Chasio Asan or Afuk 88

chasio asan
chasio afuk

If you’re pork fan, this one is a must visit place.

Onma Tabo, Idola, or Ondo

onma tabo
BPK idola pabrik tenun

BPK or Karo Roasted Pork is local delicacy originated from Batak People.

Lunch, Non Pork alternative

Nasi Minang/Padang Gumarang Jaya

nasi padang minang gumarang jaya

For those who can handle spicy food, this place offers good fried chicken.

Restoran Garuda

restoran garuda

If hygiene is your concern, this restaurant offers good and clean environment, although the price is slightly more expensive.

Nasi Ayam Selat Panjang No 10

nasi ayam selat panjang no 10

Arguably the best hainan chicken rice in Medan, and also our favorite.

In the afternoon…

Sate Padang Afrizal Amir or Triadi or Sate kacang Memeng

sate padang afrizal amir
sate padang triadi
sate kacang memeng

Originated from Padang, West Sumatra, Best to try around tea time.

Dinner? There are plenty!

Sup Kambing Kumango

sup kambing kumango medan

The king of Lamb soup in Medan! Condensed soup and delicious taste, but be careful with your cholesterol

Mie Tien Sin

mie tien sin tiongsim

One of the trademark in Medan. Hand made noodle with big tasty dumpling.

Jalan Semarang or Selat Panjang or Kota Cane

jalan semarang medan
jalan selat panjang medan
jalan kota cane medan

Enjoy hawker food along this street and taste unique dining experience.

Kwetiaw Goreng

There are too many delicious kwetiaw in Medan, so we list them down for you.

Durian Medan


It’s not valid to leave Medan without exotic smell in your mouth, Try Durian Ucok or Juntak Margana.

Jangan sampai lupa oleh-oleh/souvenir

Bika Ambon

bika ambon medan

A very typical souvenir. Nobody ever returned without this one, they’re mostly avaiable in Jalan Majapahit.

Bolu Meranti

bolu meranti

Alternative to Bika Ambon, taste good and easy to carry. It lasts longer too.

Risol Gogo

risol kroket gogo

Small size bites means easier to carry.

Toko Kue Phin-Phin

toko kue phin phin

Various bites and traditional cakes, lots of choices.

Kopi Luwak / Civet Coffee Macehat or Wak Noer

macehat coffee
roemah kopi wak noer

Becoming recent trend, civet coffee is considered luxurious souvenir due to its price.

Rujak Aceh LLF

rujak aceh llf

Prepared by Madam Lily Fong herself to guarantee you the best quality and fresh Aceh style fruit salad.

And that’s our list for now. We’ll  update this page as our reviews list grow.

We hope you enjoy reading and found the information. Feel free to leave comment if you have questions.

Happy culinary hunting!

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