Since its first established in 1990's, this food stall has served up Indonesian street food for almost three decades. The fact showed that Soto Mie Cemara has survived the test of time with signature dishes like soto mie, and gorengan (vegetable fritters). In case you haven't heard about soto mie, basically, this local cuisine is put emphasis on spicy noodle soup with juicy pieces of meat and vegetables. It is quite common to be found in Singapore or Malaysia as well with a different name such as Mee Soto or Mie Soto.
In this venue, guest can expect for the richer pork broth with extra intestines on it like tribes, heart or liver. Served with two types of noodle and fried spring rolls, each bowl would deliver a remarkable taste and soggy texture as well. Apart from what it taste, the price for each bowl is really affordable and never cost you above IDR 20K / S$ 2.00. Sounds good? Let's take a peek.
Tucked away in Grenville, West Jakarta, this venue is always packed with the customer during meal time. Most of them are adults and student who got their own activities within the area. Because this place is quite far from central business district, it would be rare to see a huge amount of crowd from the business person.
Stepped inside the venue, basically, everything is just traditional and contemporary somehow. With the long wooden chair, bamboo table and small food cart at the front, each guest would be transported to the taste of nostalgia. Even the chef itself is never dressed too fancy, perhaps, he just blending with the workers and really humble. Each guest who comes in would be greeted with a smile and fast service all the time.
The finest Soto Mie (IDR 20K) is here. Featuring a perfectly cooked meat bathed in rich beef broth and served together with egg noodle, rice vermicelli, cabbage, tomato, tripes and spring rolls. It's sweet, salty and flavourful. Whenever you sip that soup, you can taste the perfect harmony between that noodle and meat which is just melt in your mouth. Usually, our local served this with the side of fragrant rice for extra calories. But it is an optional thing.
Make sure you won't leave this place by having the Gorengan (IDR 2K / piece). Goreng actually means fritters. Everything that is fried is really popular in Indonesia including this one. Various kind of ingredients available here like tahu (tofu), tempeh, ubi (sweet potato), singkong (cassava chunk), breadfruit or even pisang goreng (sweet banana). All of them is made fresh upon your order and served together with chili padi on the side. Don't be surprised with the crispiness while at the core it remains juicy and soft. Must try the menu.
Finish your meal by having a refreshing glass of Es Jeruk as known as Orange Juice (IDR 10K). It's sweet, fresh and pure. Just imagine yourself sitting at the venue full of people than having the hot soup as well. Perhaps, this kind of thing will be your best way to quench your thirst.
Soto Mie Cemara is part of Jakarta's culinary heritage. You will love the warm and nostalgic ambiance here together with the hot beef soup and crispy fritters on the side. Each menu comes at very reasonable prices, so no wonder if the whole venue is just packed with people during meal time. Plus points it is all looks so Instagenic somehow. How do you think?
Soto Mie Cemara
Tempat Bulutangkis Bimantara Tangkas
Perumahan Green Ville
Nearest area: Green Ville, Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta
RSVP: (+62) 85 777 770 499
8.30am - 4.00pm (Everyday)
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