Aceh is indeed unique, not only in terms of its customs and culture, a series of special foods are also owned by this province at the tip of Sumatra. Just take a look at some of the very famous culinary delights from Aceh such as catch chicken, Aceh coffee, Kuah Pliek U, Kuah Asam Keung, or Mie Aceh.

Mie Aceh is a typical spicy noodle dish from Aceh. Thick yellow noodles are added with slices of beef, mutton, and seafood (prawns and squid) served with a kind of savory and spicy curry soup. There are two types of Aceh noodles, namely Mie Aceh Goreng (dry and fried form) and Aceh Noodle soup (looks like soup). Aceh noodles are complemented with fried onion slices and served with chips, shallots, cucumber and lime.

Aceh noodles are a regional dish that has spread in Indonesia, many Acehnese food stalls sell Acehnese noodles and are a favorite for Indonesians. When viewed from its history, Aceh’s culinary delights cannot be separated from the influence of the local culture of the Acehnese people themselves combined with foreign cultures that eventually shaped the Aceh region in the past. Moreover, Aceh in ancient times was known as the main door or port in Sumatra and its surroundings.

If observed, Acehnese noodle soup with thick curry is an influence of Indian cuisine, while the noodles themselves come from Chinese or Chinese recipes. Serving using mutton or beef is definitely not free from the very strong influence of Islamic values ​​in Aceh, while the addition of sea foods such as squid and shrimp because Aceh is geographically located surrounded by oceans such as the Malacca Strait, Andama Sea, and Indian Ocean. Also from the way of life of the Acehnese people whose livelihoods are farmers, traders and fishermen. Currently, you can find one of these typical Acehnese culinary delights in all cities in Indonesia. You can even find these famous delicious noodles in countries around Indonesia such as Malaysia and Australia.

In one serving, Acehnese noodles have a variety of flavors, from sweet, sour and salty. The spices are mixed with high quality chilies, garlic, hazelnut, coriander, pepper, ginger, and other spices then finely ground so that they turn red.

Aceh noodles are very famous. However, no one knows exactly where the origin of the Aceh noodles itself. In Aceh history books, no one has found the origin of Acehnese noodles. Even so, some say Aceh noodles are a combination of Aceh, India, and China where the noodles come from China, India as the originator of thick curry and Aceh with ingredients that are rich in spices so that Aceh noodles are created.

Aceh Noodle Recipe:

Material :

  • 400 grams of wet / yellow noodles.
  • 750 ml of beef broth.
  • 150 grams of wet shrimp, clean, remove the skin.
  • 150 grams of beef, cut into cubes.
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced.
  • 3 thin red onions.
  • 60 grams of siangi bean sprouts, remove the tail.
  • 100 grams of cabbage, thinly sliced.
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of langsa branded sweet soy sauce.
  • 1 leek, finely sliced.
  • 1 tablespoon celery, finely sliced.
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil

Ground spices :

  • 5 red onions.
  • 3 cloves of garlic.
  • 4 dry red chilies, remove seeds.
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric powder.
  • 4 cardamom grains.
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, roasted.
  • 1 tsp pepper grains.
  • 1 pcs pecan
  • 1 dried almonds / ketapang kreng

How to Make Aceh Noodles:

  1. Saute sliced ​​shallots, sliced ​​garlic and ground spices until fragrant. Add the meat, stir and cook until the meat changes color. Then add the prawns and tomatoes, mix well.
  2. Enter the stock, celery, spring onions, salt and vinegar. Cook until the meat is cooked and the water is reduced, stirring occasionally.
  3. Enter the cabbage and bean sprouts, mix well. Then add the noodles and soy sauce. Stir until all ingredients are well blended and cooked. Lift.
  4. Serve hot with pickled cucumber and fried chips

So, Indonesia has a variety of culinary riches. Come on, please try eating Aceh noodles