Bollywood Food Centre
Lip-smacking Indian-style curries are a family affair at this
blindingly bright restaurant in Little India (Kampung Keling). It also serves cold
Bintang. Malay-Indian roti shops are located nearby.
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Inspired by Singapore's alfresco dining, this collection of outdoor cafés occupies Lapangan Merdeka and is anchored by one of the shiniest McDonald's you'll see outside the Soviet bloc.
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For Chinese food, let your tummy do a tour of Medan's night market, east of the railway line, off Jl Pandu. Lots of simple warungs occupy the front courtyards of the houses in the little lanes around Mesjid Raya; the menu is on display with a few pre-made curries, coffee, tea and sometimes juices.
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Rumah Makan Famili
A well-known Padang spot, on the ground floor of Ibunda Hotel,
for beef rendang with duck egg. The restaurant is a refreshing space drowning out
traffic with an indoor waterfall and lots of high-flying businessmen meeting over
lunch. You can also get the wacky meats: bowel, brain or heart simmered in coconut
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