Monday, January 11, 2010

Nasi Padang @ Kampong Glam

There are lots of nasi padang shops in that area but this came highly recommended. We liked it so much, we went back again the next weekend. X is a big fan. I've had better nasi padang but the food here is fresh, good quality & most of all, inexpensive. Both times, our meal of 5-6 different dishes didn't cost us more than S$20 (including drinks) in total.

You also can't beat this place for authenticity. The patrons are mostly malays & the ladies are all beautifully dressed - perhaps they had just come from the mosque. Reminds me of this place up in Harlem that we used to go for weekend brunch. Right after church it would be packed with everyone in their Sunday best - great people watching, reason enough to make the trek to Harlem. Anyway, I digressed but you get what I'm trying to say.

Perhaps it's for that reason, the place is perpetually packed. You just have to brave the crowds, find a table & then send someone to stand in line to order the food. Tell them how many in your party & they will scoop the portion accordingly.

The tantalising sweets are all self service.
Pick what you want & then pay at the cashier.

Beef rendang, eggplant (at the back) that I always order double portion

Sayor Lodeh & Fried Chicken (the non spicy dish for The Girl)

We don't eat with our hands but if you do, this kettle of water is for washing your hands after eating.

Hjh Maimunah
11 & 15 Jalan Pisang
6291 3132


Anonymous said...

Is this a Chinese Muslim restaurant becos the photo of the staff do look like Chinese?

petite fleur said...

I can't be 100% sure but I don't think so.

Beau Lotus said...

The nasi padang dishes looked so good, my mouth is so watering...

petite fleur said...

Lotus : You coming back for Chinese New Year ? We'll go together.

Beau Lotus said...

Not so lucky, kids only have a week off.