Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant Opens at Tagore Lane – Show this blogpost to get 15% discount!
Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant’s origins began as a humble “Nasi Padang” concept. Owner Ms Liyana Kwan is dedicated to serve great tasting Indonesian fare that everyone is familiar with. As the years go by, she has gained a loyal pool of diners and established a full fledge restaurant in Amoy Street.
The CBD crowd took an immediate liking to the all-new Pagi Sore. From a mere 40-seater at Amoy Street, Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant reestablished itself at the 130-seater Far East Square, churning out fresh and piping hot dishes with no-compromise policy on quality, efficiency and service. While I was still working in Raffles Place, Pagi Sore used to be one of my favourite lunch/dinner spot.
Just a month ago, Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant has opened a NEW OUTLET in Tagore Lane. It got me excited because the restaurant is now nearer to home. When I visited the quiet industrial estate at night for dinner at Pagi Sore, I was attracted by the huge and windy space. They have ample parking space so you can drop by with your family for lunch/dinner.
We kick off the feast with a non-spicy dish of Ayam Bali ($5.80 small; $14.80 medium). The boneless chicken thigh was grilled to smoky goodness, and brushed on with sweet & spicy kecap manis. Its tender chunks of lean meat and flavourful crisp skin, is a tantalising appetiser.
What definitely won’t fall into the healthy category is Tahu Telor ($10.20). Beancurd and egg are deep-fried until it becomes a crispy, fluffy tower. It is best enjoyed with accompanying special sweet sauce. For something less sinful, stir-fried long beans with belacan chilli ($8.80 small, $9.80 medium) provides a more balanced meal. A crunchy texture coupled with their spicy belachan chilli makes this dish a mouth watering delight.
Instead of the usual butter crab, Pagi Sore serves Wok Fried Butter Prawn with Spices ($23.50). Prawns are fried with sweet and rich butter, spices and crunchy chilli leaves! Try it with the shell on and relish the crunchy texture packed with goodness of butter. The curry leaves lend a distinct and exotic flavor and complement the richness of butter.
If there is one dish that you die die must try, it would be the Ikan Otah Kukus. Unlike the usual otahs, the leather jacket fish is steamed under a frond of sweet potato leaf, delicately marinated with spice paste and coconut milk. The otah paste has a balance of sweetness and spiciness, simply sedap!
I ended the meal with a cup of Chendol ($5.50) – a lovely mix of chedol jelly, red beans, palm sugar and a hearty splash of coconut milk. It’s a windy night to enjoy flavourful Indonesian food and chendol. For your information, the white rice ($1.60) here is wrapped in fresh-cut banana leaves and steamed together to infuse the fragrance.
Pagi Sore Indonesian Restaurant
Address: 50 Tagore Lane
Tel: 6511 2942
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm
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