Despite it being a Friday night, the restaurant was relatively occupied and we were offered a seat almost immediately. Water was served and we headed over to the counter to choose our dishes. What a refreshing concept for a restaurant.
Frankly speaking, initially I thought the dishes were over priced. As we all know, nasi padang could be eaten at maybe 5 bucks at hawker centers but over at Garuda, a plate of beef rendang already costs more than 5 bucks. As our dishes were served, boy, were we in for a good spicy treat! Gone were the complaints of expensive nasi padang, instead we couldn’t stop exclaiming how tender the beef was, the gravy of the petai and prawns was light with a tinge of spiciness and lastly, the sambal kang kong is so different from the ones you get elsewhere; the fragrance of dried shrimps and chilli just fills the air! If you are a fan of spicy food like myself, you may want to check Garuda padang for a feast of heavy flavours.
I was surprised that Garuda Padang’s food isn’t that bad afterall. It’s quality nasi padang just like Chinese restaurants serving quality economical rice. I guess, it’s really how you see it. And I choose to see Garuda as good as Chinese restaurants where you pay to have dishes and rice. Will definitely return to try the other dishes one of these days.
Must tries: Ayam goreng, ayam goreng bumbu gulai daun singkong, beef rendang, Beef Tendon, kampung chicken with herb floss/ayam kp goreng bum
- I also recommend this place for:
- Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Large Groups/Gathering, Children/Family, Business Dining, Boys Night Out, Girls Night Out, After Work, Hidden Find
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