Whenever I’m in the vicinity, I can’t help but visit this quaint nasi padang shop. Where else can you find authentically scrumptious Indonesian nasi padang in a laidback setting of jazz and modern abstract art? Yes, in this old shophouse, Bose speakers blare the likes of Diana Krall and A.C. Jobim.
But what people really return for is the food. It’s the standard issue of rendang, tauhu telor, sayur lodeh, curry, et al, but everything tastes excellent, although the spiciness level is a bit high for me.
This time, I went a little wild and over-ordered: chicken rendang, sayur lodeh, young tapioca leaves in coconut gravy, pickled vegetables, and of course, bergedil (potato croquette).
Loved: the tangy, crunchy pickles; the spicy but oh-so-aromatic rendang; the smooth and creamy bergedil.
Didn’t quite like: the fibrous tapioca leaves.
Though tummy capacity was nearly full, I managed to find just some space for sweet kueh-kueh to round off the meal. I picked two out of the assortment available. The ubi bingka could have done with more fresh tapioca, but at least the kueh was reasonably priced.
Warung M. Nasir
69 Killiney Road
Tel: 6734 6228