Bakmi, means ‘meat noodle’ in Hokkien Chinese, referring to a bowl of wheat noodle, topped with minced or cuts of cooked chicken, pork or beef. Being an area with a good number of Indonesian-Chinese people, Kelapa Gading is definitely one of the best places to hunt for Bakmi. Here we list some of the favourites:
1. Bakmi Bintang Gading
If you’re familiar of the way the bakmi in Makassar is like, than you have an idea what this bakmi is like; with large cuts of boiled chicken and roasted pork. You can also get other Makassar delicacies in this restaurant such as Konro (grilled ribs with broth) and Nasi Goreng Ujung Pandang (Makassar Fried Rice).
Jl. Bulevar Kelapa Gading Blok QA 5 No. 20-21 , Kelapa Gading – Jakarta Utara
Phone: 021 4585 7082
Hours: 7am-12 midnight
2. Bakmi Karet Krekot
A simple Bakmi Ayam Karet (‘rubber’ noodles), that got the name from its slightly larger and chewier than usual noodles, topped with shredded chicken and green onions, and served with a serving of fragrant chicken broth. Simple yet incredibly satisfying.
Blok No. 7 Kelapa Gading -Tanjung, Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok PA No.19, RT.3/RW.14, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta
3. Bakmi Phak Cam Kee
Similar to Bakmi Karet, with large chunks of chicken (which you can choose from breasts or dark meat cuts) and al dente noodles.
Jl. Kelapa Puan Timur IV, Blok NF 4 No. 1, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
Phone: 021 4528151
4. Pangsit Mie Palu
Bakmi with serious toppings! not only you get shredded chicken, but also cuts of grilled pork belly, chasiu (red bbq pork), dumpling, and fried wonton. A feast!
Jl. Kelapa Kopyor Raya Blok W 1 No. 7 Kelapa Gading
5. Bakmi Siantar Ko’ Fei
Bakmi Siantar is a special kind of noodle from Siantar, North Sumatra, where mie keriting (curly noodle) is topped with a mix of chicken and also pork toppings.
Bakmie Siantar Ko’Fei
Jl. Raya Hybrida RB 1 No 20 Kelapa gading (pintu 3) (Pusat)
Jl. Sumanggung III no 3A (depan ATM BCA besar Klp gading)
Phone: 4514188 / 87
6. Bakmi Baji Pamai
Bakmi with thicker noodle, topped with Makassar style babi panggang (roasted pork) and boiled and/or fried wonton. Must try for pork noodle fans.
Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok FV 1 No. 29 – 31, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
Phone: 021 4524890
7. Bakmi Aloi
Super al dente noodles topped with a great mix of sweet and savory toppings of chicken, pork, and mushroom. For a maximum feast, order also some fried bakso, choi fan, and other popular Chinese street food staple sides.
Jl. Kelapa Kopyor Raya Blok M I No. 7, Kelapa Gading, RT.17/RW.2, Klp. Gading Timur, Jakarta
Phone: (021) 4508646
8. Bakmi Keriting Danau Toba
One of the oldest and most popular Bakmi Siantar in Kelapa Gading, this one has been open since the 80s. Other than the noodle, you can also enjoy some other Medan specific food such as Mie Siram, etc.
Jl. Sumanggung III, Blok Bl R2 No. 10, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
Phone: 021 4525552
9. Kwetiaw Peng Hie
Popular for their fried beef kwetiaw with large cuts of beef, kwetiaw bun (kwetiaw with thick sauce), and also fried rice.
Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok QA 3 No. 12A, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
Phone: 021 44731998
10. Bakmi Foek
Chicken or pork noodles, with a choice of regular noodles or bakmi karet (slightly thicker & more chewy). Order it with a side of bakso or wontons, and also fried wontons (pangsit goreng).
Jl. Gading Elok Barat 3 CF-1/1 Kelapa Gading (Behind WISMA GADING PERMAI Apartment)
Hours: 5.30 AM – 21.00 PM
Closed on Mondays
11. Ncek Legenda Noodle Bar
A unique noodle bar concept, where you get to fine tune your bowl of noodle until the smallest detail. Perfect for the most finicky eater! Pick either noodle, bihun, rice, or kwetiaw, and then the meat you want on top, chicken or 4 types of pork. Lastly, you get to choose the size of your noodle.
Jl. Kelapa Hybrida Raya, Blok QK1 No. 16, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta
Phone: 021 4527824
Hours: Monday 7am-4pm
12. Bakmi Ho Liaw
As with a lot of chinese street food in Gading, Ho Liaw serves all sorts of rice dishes, from nasi hainan, nasi tim, siomay, and bakso goreng (deep fried pork or chicken meatballs), but their superstar is the roasted pork that can either top your nasi or bakmi. Super crunchy on the outside and succulent on the inside!
Jalan Kelapa Kopyor Q1 No.14, Kelapa Gading
Phone: 0813 10581188