A renowned purveyor of noodles that has done the city proud for decades, Palembang’s Mie Dempo Aloy has thus far expanded its reach by opening branches in Jakarta and Bandung. Now I’ve yet to pay a visit to its two outlets outside of Palembang, so I was very much looking forward to my maiden experience at Mie Dempo Aloy in its hometown.
Located on Jalan Dempo Luar, its early opening time has made the joint the go-to spot for locals to kick-start their day with a satisfying breakfast of its signature dry noodles with minced pork. The dish sells out quite swiftly, though, so it is advisable that you make your way here earlier during the day.
The scenes were close to chaotic when I got there – waiters and waitresses running around left and right, and the place packed to the brim with punters. Luckily I managed to secure a table for my good self. Once I sat down, I immediately called up one of the restaurant’s staff members and ordered its famous dry noodles with minced pork and wonton soup.
As it says on the label, it consists of dry noodles topped with minced pork meat slices along with a bowl of wonton soup on the side. I could deduce in an instant that the noodles here are home-made from their trace and texture, while the rich and flavourful minced pork was delightfully succulent and yielded a vital spark to the entire dish. Rounding off my amazing meal was the wonton soup, which made for the ideal complement to the dry noodles with its magical aftertaste.
Jl. Dempo Luar No. 410A/367,
Open daily from 6am-10pm, except Sunday from 6am-2.30pm
Rp.40,000/US$3 per person