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Singapore Hawker Food : Nasi Padang

Are U Hungry 😋? +Original+

@ Rumah Makan Minang House, 18 & 18A Kandahar Street.

Ordered my Nasi Padang of ala-carte dishes w/ rice & Teh Tarik Halia @ $9.00.

What’s so good 😊?

Established in 1954, now running a multi-generational restaurant specializing in Halal Indonesian Minangbakabau cuisine, namely Nasi Padang, Beef Rendang And many more ...

Located at the heart of Malay Heritage district, just next to the Sultan Mosque.

It’s the smell of food that allured me to this restaurant here. As I was in the Q, I happily snapped their repertoire of Inspired Nasi Padang cuisine and kueh kuehs... 😮 🤩

As usual, I ordered my all-timed favourite : Beef Rendang, sunny egg, Lemak vegetable, mashed potatoes ...

Upon received my plate and paid... I sat on the table nearest and as usual photo eats 1st.

It’s Beef Rendang rendition, succulent, moist, tenderised beef that tears easily, stewed over slow charcoal fire 🔥 this retaining its great spiciness intense flavour, i had requested for extra gravy sauces and simply heavenly ... I must admit it’s my best to date over the many years of eating Hawkers’ style version but this one won me over ... simply at cloud 9 ! ⛅️ 😮 🤩 ⭐️ 👍

Next, their Sayur Lodeh of Mixed vegetables - cabbage 🥬 and Long beans, cooked soft, with great taste and flavourfully spices up nicely !

Coming next, Bagedil, the mashed potato patties, coated with egg and fried. So enticing in it’s taste, soft and added bits of vegetables inside. One of my favourite too !

It’s rice, soft and using an empty bowl to cup over and compressed, throughly packed with fragrance rice cooked grain, pairing well with the added extra of balachan chillies 🌶, that’s the beauty of it, as it paired well with all the ala-carte dishes which I have ordered. It still lingers inside me, as I am about to complete the article... 😮 🤩

Overall, an Indonesia styled Nasi Padang not to be missed and ideal for family meal over lunch with the quiet surrounding and enjoying the beauty of this Kampong Glam Heritage area.

It’s Nasi Padang ... Yummily 😋 Great 👍!

Add on...

If you may have noticed it’s logo or Minang which has pointed alphabet curve out which resemble houses 🏠 which prompted me to do a bit research and to my bewilderment ... another learning journey spruced up ! 😮 🤩


Rumah Gadang (Minangkabau: "big house") or Rumah Bagonjong "house for the Minangkabau people" (Minangkabau: "spired roof house") are the traditional homes (Indonesian: "rumah adat") of the Minangkabau in West Sumatra, Indonesia.

The architecture, construction, internal and external decoration, and the functions of the house reflect the culture and values of the Minangkabau.

A Rumah Gadang serves as a residence, a hall for family meetings, and for ceremonial activities. In the matrilineal Minangkabau society, the Rumah Gadang is owned by the women of the family who live there; ownership is passed from mother to daughter.

The houses have dramatic curved roof structure with multi-tiered, upswept gables. Shuttered windows are built into walls incised with profuse painted floral carvings.

The term Rumah Gadang usually refers to the larger communal homes.

Today, Rumah Gadang architectural elements, especially its gonjong horn-like curved roof can be found in modern structures, such as governor and regencies office buildings, marketplaces, hotels, facade of Padang restaurants and Minangkabau International Airport.

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