The Jakarta Post
Bakmi Mipolo is one of the participants of Tirta Lie's Bakmi Festival. (Bakmi Mipolo's Instagram/File)
The sixth edition of Tirta Lie’s Bakmi Festival is slated to run from Aug. 16 to 18 at Citywalk Gajah Mada in West Jakarta.
Sambil merayakan Hari Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia yang ke 74, Kami kembali untuk Anda semua menyajikan yang Terbaik & Terlezat di Tirta Lie Festival Citywalk Gajah Mada 16.17.18 Agustus 2019. Daftar Peserta. Halal. Mipolo by Yenpao. Bakmi Rudy. MyaYam Mie Ayam Siantar. Non Halal. Babi Panggang TGR 99. Bakmi Alexis. Cliff Noodl Bar. Bakmi Sui Kiaw 27 by Sui Kiaw Chan Kie. Yie Thou Mie Pedas Juara. Bakmi & NasGor Ha-eL. Warung Mie Atom. Kedai Tang The Pork Specialist. TnR Indonesia. Mie Cukiok Tepiko. Nasi Campur Alit. Bakmi Shanghai. 69 Mie Tarek Medan. Bakmi Bakar Bodud'z. Bakmi Gading Permai. Bakmi Harum 88. Bakmi Singkawang A'ang 51. Bakmi Medan Kebon Jahe. Yu-I Kitchen. Bakmi Babi Hong Sinar Rezeki. Bakmi Paikut Babi Akhwang. Bakmi Qiu Qiu. #tirta_lie #tirtalie #tirtaliechoice #tirtalieapproved #yummy #delicious #bestfood #instafood #instagram #foodie #foodies #foodpics #foodporn #foodgasm #foodlover #foodmania #food #foodphoto #foodphotography #foodstreet #indonesianfood #indonesiancuisine #indonesianculinary #noodle #noodlelover #bakmimania #bakmi #tirtaliefestival #tirtaliefamily
Tirta Lie is a serial bakmi (noodles) eater who has sampled noodles from more than 1,000 places. He recorded his adventures in a blog and caught the attention of fellow noodle lovers.
Tirta frequently hosts bakmi festivals in several shopping malls across Jakarta, such as the Mall of Indonesia (MOI) in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, and Gandaria City in Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta.
For the upcoming event, Tirta told The Jakarta Post that the festival would feature newcomers, such as TnR Indonesia, Yu-I Kitchen, Nasi Campur Pontianak, Bakmi Alexis and more.
“The festival will not only offer bakmi, but also nasi campur [rice served with barbecue pork],” he added.
He explained that the non-halal and halal booths would be separated, although they would still be located in the same room.
Tirta also said he personally curated all the participating restaurants.
"To be able to join the festival, the restaurants need to have 'Tirta Lie Approved' stickers or certificates," he said one of the requirements.
During an interview with the Post in March, Tirta explained that he visited the restaurants anonymously and always paid for his own meals to ensure the credibility of the "Tirta Lie Approved" stickers. (wng)