It is located quite far from the center of Yogyakarta city, precisely located in Sri Katon Market, Sumokaton Hamlet, Margokaton Village, Sayegan District, Sleman Regency, or located approximately 15 kilometers west of Yogyakarta City.
But a simple chicken noodle shop located in one corner of the traditional market is always crowded with buyers.
The shop named Mie Ayam Mekaton has a special menu namely fried chicken noodles which makes it always crowded with buyers. The shop, which has been around for 15 years, is the first fried chicken noodle seller in the Yogyakarta area. "In the past, when my parents first sold fried chicken noodles, in Yogyakarta no one sold anything," said Wanto, the manager of Mekaton chicken noodles. He further told the idea of selling fried chicken noodles, because his parents used to work for a long time in a Chinese food restaurant while migrating in Sumatra.
According to him the spices used to make fried chicken noodles are the same as most chicken noodles. But what makes a little difference is the use of pepper powder on each plate of fried chicken noodles. In addition, what is also special about Mekaton chicken noodles is that the noodles are always fresh. In a day, Wanto can make noodles six times. "We make a lot of indirect noodles. If we run out of noodles again, let the noodles be fresh," he explained.
A serving of fried chicken noodles contains noodles and mustard greens chopped with chicken meat and topped with fried onions. The texture of the noodles is quite chewy and the taste is tasty, combined with the chopped chicken topping which tastes savory and slightly sweet. In a day, chicken noodle stalls, which are open from 09.00 am to 02.00 this afternoon, can sell between 500 and 700 servings of chicken noodles.
For that much portion Wanto must prepare at least 50 kilograms of chicken as the topping. In addition to providing fried chicken noodles, Mekaton chicken noodles also provide chicken noodle soup. For the price issue, you don't need to worry, because you can enjoy one portion of chicken noodles (fried or soup) for only Rp. 9 thousand. Although always crowded with buyers from various regions around Yogyakarta, Wanto has not yet opened a branch. Rahman (22), a student who lives in Depok, Sleman, said that even though he traveled a considerable distance, he felt no loss.
"Although the journey is quite far but it's comparable with the taste of chicken noodles, especially in Yogyakarta also not too many who sell fried chicken noodles," he said.
Source of copy: https://jogja.tribunnews.com/2015/12/03/warung-mie-ayam-ini-penjual-mie-ayam-goreng-pertama-di-yogyakarta?page=2