Pondok Bamboe Kuning


For a quick, easy and inexpensive meal, Jan and I just love going to Pondok Bamboe Kuning for one simple reason, Bakmi! We have been here a couple of times and every single time we told ourselves to try other things on the menu but it has always been bakmi that we ordered. Sides that complements the bakmi that are a must to order are the fried wantons and beef balls! This place is one of those we always have to return to for an Indonesian food fix.


Pangsit Goreng, 4.50AUD

These fried wantons were super crispy yet fluffy at the same time. They provide sweet chili to dip it with and it was just terrific. The centre had just enough minced meat, letting the wanton skins stand out in glory. It comes in five pretty huge pieces in one plate.


Bakso Sapi Kuah, 5AUD

The next side we shared are beef balls soup. These minced beef balls were extremely soft and chewy. My favourite Indonesian meatballs have always been these types of beef balls. The best ones I have tried was in Jakarta served from a mobile food cart. I would say that these ones at Pondok Bamboe Kuning is definitely a worthy competitor.


Mie Kombinasi, 8.50AUD

There are several types of noodle toppings to pick from the menu. The main ones are chicken and pork. We opted for the ‘Noodle Combination’ which consist of both toppings with extra mushrooms. If you don’t understand the menu, here’s some help, ‘Mie Ayam’ refers to Chicken Noodles, and ‘Mi Babi’ would be the Pork Noodles. After all this noodle talk I can’t wait to eat Bakmi Gajah Mada (Bakmi GM) as I will definitely be flying in to Jakarta at the third quarter of the year. Wait for me Bakmi GM, I miss you.

Pondok Bamboe Kuning
354 Clayton Road, Clayton
Melbourne, Victoria 3168
Tel: +(61) 03 9544 2466

Mon to Tue: 11.30am-2.30pm
Wed: Closed
Thu to Fri: 11.30am-2.30pm

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