Warung Selera Masakan Kampung – The Nasi Campur is So Good!
Warung Selera Masakan Kampung in Joo Chiat Complex is known for their nasi campur/padang.
The moment we got here, our eyes lit up! We were incredibly spoilt for choice. There were just so many things to choose from! My eyes were darting back and forth as I tried to guess what the many interesting dishes they had were. In the end, we decided to pick the dishes that we were more familiar with. What we ordered was only a small portion of what they had though.
I tried the Sayur Lodeh first. The gravy was a little bland but the vegetables were crunchy. This is not a spicy dish so it’s perfect for those who are here but can’t really take spicy food!
Next up, I had the Sotong Hitam. When we were ordering our food, there were many people who were getting this as well. This was my first time trying it and I fell in love with it. You can taste hints of the squid ink in the slightly sweet black sauce. The squid itself was soft and fresh, and had a lovely bite. I highly recommend this.
The Sambal Terung (brinjal) is lightly fried before being smothered in sambal. While the really red sambal and the numerous chilli seeds scared me at first, the dish turned out to be manageable. I was surprised that it wasn’t overwhelmingly spicy! I enjoyed the savoury brinjal which carried notes of lime.
Then, I moved on to the curry dishes. The flavourful and lemak Curry Ayam contained tender pieces of chicken. You can tell by its taste that lots of coconut milk was put into it. I’m not complaining. I doused my plate of rice with it. It was honestly one of my favourite dishes out of all that we ordered.
Last but not least, the Curry Ikan. Please get a drink ready before eating this. If the spiciness level of the curry ayam was at a 4.5 out of 10, the fish was at least a 7.5. You can see pieces of chilli padi swimming in there. One mouthful and it’ll definitely make you shout, PEDAS! Despite the heat, the flavour was so so good, even better than the curry chicken. The fish itself was soft and juicy.
We only tried 5 dishes, but they were enough to make us want to come back for more. So, if you want to try authentic Malay food, you should definitely come here. And from what I learnt from this experience, the spicier the dish, the better it tastes.
Warung Selera Masakan Kampung
Address: Blk 2, Joo Chiat Road, Joo Chiat Complex, Singapore 420001
Phone: 6841 4985
Opening Hours: Opens daily 7am to 8pm.
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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