Indonesia Delight Gandis – Long Queue Nasi Padang in Industrial Building
It’s a Thursday afternoon when I met some of my foodie friends for lunch at Trivex Building, an industrial estate in Tai Seng. Uncle Bob recommended us to try Indonesia Delight Gandis, a coffeeshop stall that serves good nasi padang and other Indonesian dishes. The taxi uncle who drove me there thought I was going for meeting, he didn’t even know that there is a coffeeshop even though he lives near the area.
It’s really easy to spot Indonesia Delight Gandis because there is a looooong queue of in front of the stall even before lunch! We met Annie who was busy preparing food with two other helpers. She said her family was from Bandung and came to Singapore 12 years ago. Annie’s parents had their own food stalls back in their hometown, so when they came over to Singapore, they started a food stall too. 2 years ago, they have just moved to Trivex Building from Playfair Road.
The signature here is Ayam Penyet ($5.50). Tender chicken thigh is first marinated with various herbs and spices. Then, it is smashed before deep-frying. It is flavourful and the skin is crisp and not oily. They are very generous with their fragrant and crumbly batter bits. As for their chilli, it is numbingly spicy, which we love. They also love Ikan Penyet ($6) – the fish version.
Other dishes they serve include Mee Rebus ($3), Mee Soto ($3) and Lontong ($3). The mee rebus gravy is intensely robust with intriguing complexity and depth of flavour. Every strand of noodle is coated without being too thick nor watery. It has an old school feel, reminds me of my primary school days where my favourite is mee rebus.
Indonesia Delight Gandis
Address: 8 Burn Road, Trivex Building #01-06, Singapore 369977
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 7am-2pm, closed on Sundays
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.