Nasi Padang Indonesia Bandung – Indonesian Cuisine Cooked With Love
The family-run business Nasi Padang Indonesia Bandung has been operating for 4 years. We spoke to Chef Cicih, an Indonesian Muslim lady who wakes up as early as five in the morning to prepare the ingredients. All the Indonesian dishes you see here are cooked based on recipes from the 59-year-old cook.
The stall boasts an impressive repertoire of dishes, but one of the more unique dishes is the Nasi Rawon. Originated from Surabaya, Indonesia, the Nasi Rawon is essentially rice served with Indonesian beef black soup. Chef Cicih’s rendition of Nasi Rawon ($5.50) is similar, but with discernible traces of beef trimmings. There is also Beef Lungs, Begedil, Tempeh, Sotong Sambal, Coconut Shavings as well as Sambal Chilli. Beyond its seemingly tough leather exterior, the lungs are actually quite easy to chew through! Note that Nasi Rawon is available only on weekends and public holidays!
I found the Mee Siam ($3) packed with flavor. Perhaps one of my favourite, each mouthful of rice vermicelli carries sweet and tangy undertones.
There are other dishes worth trying too. The Mee Rebus ($3) is a simple assembly of egg noodles drenched in a viscous gravy that is slightly sweeter than that of other bowls of mee rebus I’ve tried. The Lontong ($3) isn’t the best, with a mild tasting curry that contains ketupat (compressed rice cakes). Pair the sweet sambal with the lontong to spice things up!
You can also grab a bowl of Mee Soto ($3) for a satisfying breakfast.
To determine whether a plate of nasi lemak is good, we scrutinise the rice. Here, the rice in their Nasi Lemak ($3.50) exudes a subtle coconut aroma. I would prefer the rice to be more lemak, though. Accompanying the rice is a portion of crispy fried chicken ($1.50/pc), ikan kuning, egg, as well as sambal chilli. The crispy fried chicken stands out, with a crispy, albeit slightly oily, batter.
Here are a couple of nasi padang dishes to try when you visit. The Beef Rendang ($3) may lack consistency, with contrasting tough and soft textures, but you might enjoy the spice and herbal flavours that slowly develop as you chew on the beef. The Ayam Merah ($3 – $3.50) which sees tender chicken meat coated with a sweet and tangy sauce, is a must-try too.
Found in a coffee shop within Sengkang, Nasi Padang Indonesia Bandung serves authentic Indonesian cuisine that is definitely value for money. I’ll be back for the mee siam, and the variety of mouth-watering nasi padang dishes!
Nasi Padang Indonesian Bandung
Address: Blk 182A Rivervale Crescent Singapore 541184
Opening Hours: 7am to 7pm daily. Closed on PH.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.