Nasi Padang River Valley

Time: 1pm. 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.

Warung M. Nasir

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… 

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Hjh Maimunah Restaurant

After a fun-filled Sony Alpha DSLR outdoor workshop at Kampong Glam, the empty tummies were growling to be filled. So off we headed to the nearby Hajah Maimunah for a yummy nasi padang lunch. I was surprised to see that Hjh Maimunah now has a cleaner, more contemporary look with new countertops, furniture, re-tiled walls… 

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Spize The Makan Place

Located along the same row of shops as the famous Boon Tong Kee (River Valley branch), I must have passed by Spize The Makan Place, a casual Indian Muslim eatery, many times without a chance to eat there. Yesterday evening, the planets were in alignment. Spize’s extensive menu includes Indian pratas, Malay satay and nasi… 

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