Last week I had lunch at Meutia Restaurant in the Bendungan Hilir area. I actually prefer Seulawah than Meutia for Acehnese food, but since Seulawah have moved to Tanah Abang, we went here instead. This restaurant is very crowded at lunch time. They serve all the food in small plates just like in Padang restaurants and you only pay for what you ate.
One of Meutia’s signature dish that they are proud of is Ayam Tsunami. They claimed that it is their original creation, but Ayam Tsunami is really just a “rebranded” Ayam Tangkap (crispy fried spicy chicken with temuruy/curry leaves 25K), an Acehnese traditional dish . I don’t understand why they had to rename an Aceh original dish after a tragedy *sigh* and there’s also one dish they called Sambal Ganja” but it is actually Asam Udang 🙁
Other than that bit of complaint, the food is quite good, although not as authentic as Seulawah’s. Other menu you should try at Meutia is Kari Bebek and a unique drink, Jus Timun Kerok. They also sell Acehnese traditional cakes such as Kue Timphan, Kue Jala, Kue Pulut Bakar & Kue Bingka.
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Jl. Raya Bendungan Hilir Kav 36A No.16
ph. +62(21) 573 6718