Took a trip to Medan for work and our hosts brought us to THE. MOST. AMAZING. STALL. that sells Bebek Bihun right in an area called Kumango. Extremely popular with the locals, I was about to be served a simple bowl of noodles that packed a punch!
1st layer: Secret Sauce cradling the noodles, made from a base of soy sauce i’m sure.
2nd layer: Bee Hoon a little thinner than Thick Bee Hoon (粗米粉) and a little thicker than Thin Bee Hoon (幼米粉) and oh-so-delicately soft but not mushy
3rd layer: An entire mound of shredded duck
4th layer: Generous Generous sprinkling of fried garlic full of flavour
5th layer: Secret Sauce drizzled sparingly atop the little pieces of garlic, glistening in the flickering fluorescent light
Garnish: Chopped Chives
Side Kick: Hearty boiling-for-many-hours Chicken Soup. I think if you distilled it, a chicken would remain. Though, we couldn’t decide if the AJINOMOTO on the bowl had anything to do with the taste…
It has been 2 months and not a day has gone by where I have not thought about these noodles, recalling the plethora of simple and subtle tastes in one bowl. Will someone please bring Bebek Bihun to Singapore? I’ve bitten and am smitten.