Introducing ASTON Priority Simatupang Chef’s Recommendation menu ‘Mie Aceh’. Available for two months, from January to February 2023. This authentic dish of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam has a unique taste and characteristic, thick noodles cooked with a strong taste of spices sauce complete with a variety of side dishes and slices of mutton, beef, chicken, and seafood.
Mie Aceh was influenced by foreign culture, especially through the entry of Islam into Indonesia with the Aceh region and its historic role as a major port in the region by traders from Gujarat, India, in the Kingdom of Aceh. Then these traders assimilated with the local people and brought new tastes to their cuisine.
Thick curry sauce on Mie Aceh with spices such as; Chili, pepper, cumin, cardamom, and turmeric are the distinctive flavors of the Indian people combined with Hokkien noodles typical of China, which also influenced Acehnese cuisine. The noodle is served with a selection of side dishes like lamb and beef since Islamic value requires the food to be halal. While serving seafood is influenced by the geographical conditions of Aceh which is surrounded by oceans namely the Malacca strait, Andaman Sea and Indian Ocean. This combination of cultures produces ‘Mie Aceh’ cuisine with a unique and rich taste.
The price of ‘Mie Aceh’ is only IDR 68,000 net for a large portion containing various side dishes with seafood. Guests can order fried or gravy versions at the restaurant or through room service.