monViet at Pondok Indah Mall 1 Jakarta

May 14th, 2017. Finally, I came to the latest outlet of monViet which located in Pondok Indah Mall 1. It’s opened a month ago, but I didn’t come. I promised the owner that I will come, but when the date changed, I wasn’t informed. So, I missed it. *sobbing* But, we finally had a chance to visit it.


The story of monViet started in the 1970’s when a Vietnamese mother left her village to open a noodle stall at a street corner in Saigon. She cooked the traditional noodle soup called Bun Bo Hue. Hue is a town in central Vietnam. Her noodle soup was so tasty, that people waited in front of her stall every day for it to open. The little noodle stall grew bigger, and after a few years the mother ran a noodle house that specialized in different kinds of home made noodle soup recipes. The family also grew bigger and in the end the little noodle house not only nurtured 9 sons and daughters, but also saw the birth of the family’s “secret recipes of life”.

You can read the rest of the story at their website: When they opened their first outlet, Hans asked me to join him to a foodtasting, and I’ve been in love with them since then. Thanks Hans.

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Iced Tea 20k


Bun Bo Hue 76k

Signature beef noodle soup

I fell in love since the first time I tried this soup. It’s spicy but very delicious. I’ve been addicted to this one for 2 or 3 years, I guess hahahaha.. After that, I changed to another dish. But this one is still my recommendation to those who ask me about monViet signature dish.

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Congratulations monViet for the new outlet. Keep it coming!

Pondok Indah Mall 1 level 1
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah
Pondok Indah, Jakarta
IG: @monvietindonesia


monViet fX Sudirman Jakarta

May 12th, 2016. Finally, I could go to my favourite restaurant’s new outlet. When they had the grand opening, I was not in the mood for party. Someone I care lost his brother. I should be there for him. Well, anyway, the owner asked me to come. Actually it’s their 3rd outlet, since Lippo Mall Kemang and Setiabudi One. And I was so happy when I saw the place. It’s adorable and beautiful. And the fact that I was the one that introduce him to the designer (not directly), made me even happier. Well, actually, he loved the design of one restaurant in Kemang. And I happened to know the person-in-charge of the restaurant. So, yeah, I asked him (the Kemang restaurant) and I told him (monViet owner). And voila!!! monViet fX Sudirman.


Actually they have 2 entrances. If you’ve already inside the mall, you can go to level fB via elevator or escalator. But if you just get down from taxi or your car in the lobby, you just headed straight to the entrance on the side of the lobby. Let me show you below.

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Smoking Area

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Non Smoking Area

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Com Tho Ga Cay 72k

Clay pot rice cooked with chicken and red chili.

I was too long taking photos of this menu, so when I ate the rice, already a little bit too hard to be eaten. My tips: when it arrives at your table, start mix it altogether. Then, enjoy. By the way, it needed more time to cook so be patient.

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Bun Cha Hanoi 66k

Noodle salad Hanoi style with grilled chicken, meatball in light fish sauce.

How to eat this salad? Pour the grilled chicken and meatball into the noodle. It was a perfect combination of sweet, sour, tasty and savoury. Really flavourful. Love this menu. Definitely will order this again and again and again.

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Pho Bo Sa Te 78k

Freshly sliced beef in spicy satay soup, served with kway teow.

OMG! Addicting! Love this new pho dish. The spicy satay soup was really delicious. As I wrote about it, I was drolling. The sliced beef was generous. It was really addicting, trust me. The soup is very rich with satay flavour. Best ever!

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Thanks monViet. I will always be your số một (number one) fan. 🙂 Cannot wait to be back again. Wish you luck!!


fx Sudirman level fB
Jl. Jendral Sudirman
Pintu Satu Senayan
Jakarta Pusat
IG: @monvietindonesia

monViet Setiabudi One Jakarta

April 8th, 2015. I went to monViet at Setiabudi One. Yup, they had this second outlet last year. Their first outlet was in Kemang. You can see my review about the first outlet HERE.


I love their interior. They said that the Setiabudi outlet was similar with common restaurants in Vietnam. So, it’s very authentic. Not only the food, but also the ambiance.

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Bún bò Huế Special

They have new menu. Actually it’s an improvement of their favourite dish, called Bún bò Huế. It’s Spicy Huế beef soup with rice vermicelli originated from the royal city of Huế in Central Vietnam. But.. they added the meat, so it’s not only beef but they also had chicken ham, meatball, and beef shank. And they used lemongrass too. Ah by the way, it’s spicy, but I love it. So good, I always emptied the bowl LOL


They also had a new surprise for us. Tea Time Experiment Vietnam. Tea Time in Vietnam a long time ago was only for Royal Family. So, now monViet wanna introduce to us, what it’s like to eat at Royal Family’s tea time. 🙂

Bánh Dúc

This bánh dúc was made of rice flour, glutinous rice flour and coconut milk. It’s so delicious. Tender and melt in your mouth. And the sauce was incredibly delicious. It was addicting! It was eaten as a dessert or savoury meal.

In southern Vietnam, bánh đúc is a dessert made from non-glutinous rice flour. It takes the form of gelatinous blocks that are often colored green by the addition of Pandanus amaryllifolius leaf extract. It is cooked by boiling the ingredients and allowing them to cool, solidifying into a jelly-like sheet that is then cut into blocks.

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Bánh bột lọc tran

It’s a dumpling with wrappers made of rice flour with shrimp and chicken with madeo oil. Not my favourite, but my mother-in-law said that it was delicious 🙂

Bánh bột lọc: A Huế food, it consists of tiny rice dumplings made in a clear rice-flour batter, often in a small, flattish, tube shape, stuffed with shrimp and ground pork. It is wrapped and cooked inside a banana leaf, served often as Vietnamese hors d’œuvres at more casualbuffet-type parties.

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Bánh It Tran

It was small stuffed glutinous rice flour balls and tapioca flour with lentil and minced chicken as the filling. Not my favourite either. The skin was too hard to chew for me. I prefer the tender one 🙂 But it was delicious too. I love the minced chicken.

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Bánh bèo chen

It was made of tapioca flour with mashed sauté shrimp and chicken as topping. And it was my favourite! Small steamed savory rice cakes. Delicious to the max!!! It was soft, tender, and very moist. Love the texture and the flavour. You should try yourself. Most recommended!!!
Bánh bèo: A central Vietnamese dish, it consists of tiny, round, rice flour pancakes, each served in a similarly shaped dish. They are topped withminced shrimp and other ingredients, such as chives, fried shallots, and pork rinds, eaten with nước chấm.

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Thanks monViet for the tea time experience. Totally in love with your food. Totally!! The best Vietnamese cuisines I have ever tried.

Setiabudi One Ground Floor
Jl. HR Rasuna Said
Setiabudi, Jakarta
Phone: 021-29704981
IG: @monvietindonesia