Now, it is worth noting that Pondok Makan Indonesia is one of the few Michelin-listed halal eateries in Singapore.
Pondok Makan Indonesia is considered one of the more under-the-radar names, located just a few minutes away from MRT Bugis Station at Albert Centre Market & Food Centre.
Offering a variety of Indonesian hawker fare, including Mee Rebus ($3), Mee Siam ($3), Gado Gado ($3), Tahu Goreng ($3), Soto Ayam ($3), Nasi Soto ($3.50, $4), Lontong ($3), Satay ($0.60 per stick, minimum 10 sticks).
Most of their food item are about $3, making it very affordable fare.
Its Satay seems to be the most popular choice, the skewered chicken well-marinated with a touch of sweetness and turmeric-spices.
You may note that even the Mutton Satay (which is recommend) are not overly charred and in fact rather ‘fair’, retaining the juiciness and not tough.
Another great find was their Tahu Goreng ($3), with lightly crispy fried beancurd and it was the thick, slightly-spicy over-flowing peanut sauce that stole the show.
Sometimes not peanut sauces are fresh-tasting, worse if it is lao-hong and lose its crunchiness.
The Mee Rebus ($3) with its thick and flavourful potato sauce, makes it a worthy contender for one of the best I had in Singapore. Plus, there is a homely feel to the rendition.
Pondok Makan Indonesian
270 Queen St. #01-123 Albert Centre Market & Food Centre, Singapore 180270
Tel: +65 9155 6623
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)