Medan Culinary Trip (Day 1)

On Friday 14th last week, I embarked on a 4 days vacation towards Medan with my friends. The main purpose of the trip was to go for a culinary journey throughout the city as it is a well-known fact that Medan has a LOT of delicious foods to offer. So you'd better get your stomach ready for all of the goodies coming towards your way!

Some quick bites at Starbucks before taking off towards Medan

The flight took off at 12.40PM (GMT+7) and the journey took approximately around 3 hours from Jakarta (CGK) to Medan (KNO). We arrived at Kuala Namu International Airport of Medan around 4PM (GMT+7). Kuala Namu International Airport is actually said to be one of the best airports in Indonesia, The Emerald of the Equator. And I gotta say that it does look clean and more sophisticated than most of the airports in Indonesia.

Just landed, heading into the airport.

Upon arriving, the weather sunny and clear, it was a perfect day to start exploring. Our friend came to pick us up at the airport and we headed directly to an eatery recommended by him. Just in time, as we were starting to get hungry.


The first place that we headed to was "Bihun Bebek Atak". A bowl of duck vermicelli served alongside a separate bowl of soup that has a very strong and fragrant herbal taste.
The dish was served in a generous portion, and it was so worth the visit!

Bihun Bebek Atak

Bihun Bebek Atak
Jl. Cemara Boulevard Blok H No 119
Medan, Sumatra Utara
Indonesia

Phone: +62 61 6625833

After the meal, we went for sightseeing around a part of the town first before taking a rest at our lodging. From what I can see, most of the Medan people sure drives really well on the road. I mean, their skills are truly remarkable, and I'm surprised that not much accident happened there. Haha.

After having some rest, we were wondering on what should we have for dinner that evening. There were just too many delicacies to choose from in Medan! That's when our friend recommended that we should try "Jambul Seafood". It is a seafood restaurant (well duh, as the name has suggested), that is famous for their mouthwatering seafood dishes, especially their crabs.
And so, fast-forward to the said location, we ordered a Black Pepper Crab, Padang Sauced Crab, Mixed Vegetables with Prawns, and Spicy Prawns.
Unfortunately, while waiting for the dishes to be served, I just remembered that I forgot to bring my camera along with me. NOOOOO!!!

So, yep, I only managed to snapchat the dishes halfway during dinner and since the lighting wasn't really good, it didn't turn out that well. :(
But the taste of the dishes served soon made me forget about the whole thing, and before I knew it, I was already drowned within the scrumptious flavors emitted from the dishes. YUMMM!
If you're interested in trying out the seafood here, you can visit it at Jl. Dr. Cipto No. 8, Medan. The restaurant is located inside an alley, so it might be hard to reach to notice from the main street. The alley is located just right next to BNI Bank.

How Many More Stops?
No, our journey for the day did not just end at the seafood restaurant, some of our friends were hanging out at a bistro nearby, and of course we just had to go there.
The place was called Sam's Bistro & Lounge, located at Jl. Uskup Agung No. 15, Medan. We immediately fell in love with the ambience of the place, it was lovely and comfy. The place is divided into 2 sections, the smoking area and the non-smoking area.

Night ambience

The place was really relaxing and chilled, we spent a lot of time chatting the night away there.

After we were done, we planned to go back and rest, but there was just one last stop that we had to go to. We passed by the famous "Ucok Durian" and the place sure lives up to its reputation, they have a whole lot of durians piled up all across the place. They were simply tempting!


Just have a look at all of those piled up durians! There might be a lot of you out there who dislikes durians or simply hate it to the core. But to some people, including me, it is just absolutely a treat not to be missed! YUM! And for those of you guys who have never tried durians before, don't think too much about all of the suggestions by others and let your own tastebuds do the judging.

And that's it about the first day of Medan, will be updating about the Simalem Trip as well as other places in Medan soon, so stay tuned!

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