If you have a soft spot for noodles and you find yourself in Bandung, then paying Mih Kock Mang Dadeng a visit is a must. Only here will you find one of the best bowls of Mie Kocok (noodles soup with cow’s feet) in town. Located on Jalan K.H. Ahmad Dahlan, this joint always manages to draw a large number of customers day in, day out. It tends to get even more crowded during weekends, right from the moment it opens its doors at 9am.
Its reputation for consistently dishing out quality Mie Kocok has been carved ever since the shop was established in 1958. The cow’s feet – or Kikil, as we say it in Bahasa Indonesia –here is larger in size compared to its equivalents, and its soft texture makes it painless to chew. Mih Kocok Mang Dadeng also adds beef marrow into the mix as well, further differentiating its Mie Kocok from the crowd.
From my first-hand experience, I now know that the most sought-after item that it has on offer is its beef marrow. I set foot inside the eatery at around 10am, and it had already sold out by that time. Slightly disappointed, I had to settle for a small – you’re able to choose between large or small – bowl of its Mie Kocok instead. The whole concoction consists of a bowl of beef broth filled with noodles, Kikil, green Chinese mustard, leek slices, and fried shallot. I was pleased with the ample amount of Kikil in the soup, but the clear beef broth – although possessing a soupy consistency – was a tad greasy and rather bland taste-wise. However, it wasn’t something a couple of pinches of salt and a few squeezes of kaffir lime couldn’t solve, so I still left the establishment with a smile on my face in the end. A shame about the beef marrow, though.
Jl. K.H. Ahmad Dahlan No. 67,
T: 022 9215 5940
Open daily from 9am-10pm
Rp.20,000/US$1.50 per person