Wedang – Sedap Gado Gado & Mee Soto, The Only Halal Hawker Stall With Michelin Bib Gourmand
Wedang is the only Muslim-owned Halal hawker stall which is listed under the Michelin Bib Gourmand 2016 Guide. The other two – Bismillah Biryani and Hjh Maimunah Restaurant , are considered restaurants. Hopefully more in the coming years.
According to the Michelin inspectors, Wedang “Only serves five dishes; Tahu Goreng and Gado Gado are worth a try; satay is served after 12:30pm.”
Note: The stall has moved from its original location at Golden Mile to Blk 117 Aljunied Ave 2 Food Centre.
The stall looks non-descript and ordinary, no newspaper cuttings what-so-ever, and you may just walk past it without a hint of its accolades.
Wedang’s offerings are straightforward – Tahu Goreng (Malay style fried tofu with spicy peanut sauce., Gado Gado (a style of Indonesian salad with peanut sauce), Mee or Bee Hoon Soto Ayam (yellow spicy chicken soup with noodles or rice vermicelli) and Nasi Ayam (chicken rice), all at $3.00 per plate or bowl.
The Bee Hoon Soto Ayam ($3), a Javanese-influenced dish of rice vermicelli with a deep fried begedil (potato cake), shredded chicken in yellow spicy chicken stock, was pleasingly tasty.
Its soup base came across as being balanced, cloudy yet not overly rich, spicy but manageable. It is not as salty as some of the Mee Soto I have come across.
You can add some sambal kicap, which is a black sweet-spicy sauce to a portion of the soup to add some kick.
While the Gado Gado ($3) was probably meant for sharing, I finished all of it! Perhaps it was also because I hadn’t had it in a while.
“Gado Gado” means “mix mix” in Indonesia, and Wedang’s version included deep fried tofu, tempeh (yums), cooked potatoes and fried keropok all mixed in thick peanut sauce.
Wedang (Indonesian food and satay)
Blk 117, Aljunied Ave 2 #01-44 Singapore 380117
Opening Hours: 10am – 3pm (Mon – Fri), Closed Sat – Sun