Nasi padang from Selera Kampung Malay-Indo Cuisine

While hubby had fried chicken briyani, I had nasi padang from the same row of stalls 4 units away. Clockwise from 11 o’clock: Potato bergedil (croquette); stir-fried okra/lady’s fingers; beef rendang; and sotong hitam (squid in black ink). Total cost: S$4.80 If you’re expecting totally soft and tender beef, you’ll be disappointed. But I liked… 

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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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