Weather: Cold, rainy, miserably grey.
State of tummy: Totally empty, furiously growling (due to skipping breakfast).
Prescription: Nasi padang.
To start with, nasi (rice) with the prerequisite veggie and must-order-at-every-nasi-padang-meal bergedil. No earth-shattering moment here. Just your classic fried potato ball done the way it should be.
What’s that I spy on every table? Ok, let’s have the same.
Take a big, fat squid, snip it into rings, and douse with ketchup-y sambal. Soft sotong with just a sufficient touch of chewiness. Thick, sweet, and not-too-spicy sauce. Mmm…so addictive.
Let’s have something to warm that cold, empty tummy. How about some good ol’ chicken curry?
A whole chicken leg, thoughtfully snipped into three manageable pieces. Such fresh and tender meat. And the curry? Not too spicy, not too thick, very fragrant, very smooth, and tasty with a hint of tanginess. In short, perfect.
Nasi Padang River Valley
55, Zion Road
Tel: 6734 3383
Open: 11am – 9pm (earlier if food sells out)
Closed on Mondays & public holidays