Rejoice noodle heads! To those who are always on a hunt for new noodle joints, come and try Pò Noodle Bar which fits right into the buzzy yet quiet Cikajang area, Jakarta Selatan. As the name implies, Pò in Chinese means “soul”, adopting this philosophy in its food, Pò Noodle Bar has the commitment to bring a soulful experience to the table.

Who would wonder that a Hongkong inspired noodle bar could live up their noodle game by proffering a soulful and lively atmosphere? The mood is akin to eating noodle stall at a hidden alley in Hongkong – a dim atmosphere with spirited classic-rock Chinese music. Decked out in what can be best described as Chinese-vintage furnishing, the entire space evokes homely and antique feelings as the dishes served on nostalgic China-ware.

Here, all the noodles are prepared and made from scratch daily, just like a hearty homecooked meal. Although the noodle menu is slight, one of the recommended dishes is hands down to their signature Sui Mian. It’s a simple noodle dish that comes with warm superior chicken broth, prawn essence, beef fat, braised brisket, chili oil, coriander, and a crunchy fried beancurd skin. As expected, the rich and mildly added spicy chili oil complemented the beef brisket incredibly, coming together to produce a gratifyingly creamy mouthfeel. Meanwhile, their other signature Ja Mian is prepared dry and comes with Pò sauce, pan-seared chicken, sautéed mushroom, and negi.

Let’s talk about the side dishes to accompany when chewing down the noodles. The Beef Brisket is the best opt if you still can’t get them enough, Chinese Short Ribs is more light and subtle dish, or a plate of Super Suikiaw, irresistible small plates bringing out the flavor of the meat. Bao menu is available to fulfill your stomach, the menu is quite varied from beef, duck, chicken, and egg custard. If you come on the weekends for brunch, Dimsum menu ranging from Shaomai, Har Gow, Deep Fried Dumpling, Tofu Skin Roll, and Egg Custard Bao is also available.

To add more dynamically evolving urban needs, Pò Noodle Bar rolls up the sleeves to open for collaboration in a period amount of time. For this March, Pò Noodle Bar collaborates with BBQ Mountain Boys to serve best of both worlds. For instance, their collaborated dish Kunlun Mian is to die for, combining the noodle with BBQ Mountain Boys’ smoked brisket resulting in a beast of a bowl. The other collaborative menu is, of course, the noodle’s sidekick Xiao Kiaw, a mouthful tasty and juicy dumpling stuffed with a handful of minced beef brisket.

Pò Noodle Bar
Jl. Prof. Joko Sutono SH No. 7 (B), Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12160
Open: 11:00 – 16:00, 18:00 – 23:00 (Tuesday – Thursday), 11:00 – 16:00, 18:00 – 24:00 (Friday), 10:00 – 16:00, 18:00 – 24:00 (Saturday- Sunday)
Phone: +62 812 99 666 353
Instagram: @po.noodlebar