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