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Istimewa Nasi Padang

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AsianHalalIndonesianMalayMalay / Indonesian

Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 15:00

Closed: Sun & PH

+65 96301272
$7 based on 11 submissions
Lunch (6 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (5 votes), Cheap Eat/Budget (3 votes)
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Located near my office, this is the go-to-spot when we're craving for a little more oomph in our lunch. 

Expect a long queue when you're there and do split up your resources to queue and get a table at the same time. If there's no queue -- you're probably having a late lunch and would have limited dish selections remaining.

Everything's good here. No, really. My usual order would be a beef rendang or fried chicken with sambal goreng and vegetables or bergedil. If you're feeling a little rich, do get their sambal sotong as well.

This Nasi Padang is a little expensive (1 meat, 1 veg and 1 seafood at $6.30 or 1 meat, 1 side and 1 veg at $4.50) but very much worth the price and the waiting time. 

Note: The Ayam Lemak Padi looks innocently mild and un-red, but it does pack quite a punch!

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19 Dec 2013 • 99 reviews • 113 followers

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Located near my office, this is the go-to-spot when we're craving for a little more oomph in our lunch. 

Expect a long queue when you're there and do split up your resources to queue and get a table at the same time. If there's no queue -- you're probably having a late lunch and would have limited dish selections remaining.

Everything's good here. No, really. My usual order would be a beef rendang or fried chicken with sambal goreng and vegetables or bergedil. If you're feeling a little rich, do get their sambal sotong as well.

This Nasi Padang is a little expensive (1 meat, 1 veg and 1 seafood at $6.30 or 1 meat, 1 side and 1 veg at $4.50) but very much worth the price and the waiting time. 

Note: The Ayam Lemak Padi looks innocently mild and un-red, but it does pack quite a punch!
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25 Oct 2013 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

Nasi Pandang that leaves one clamouring for more

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Yes, you have to tell the makcik (Malay for “Madam” or “auntie”) that you have only $2.50 to spend and risk holding up the line a little longer, but she will do her best to scramble for the most filling and varied plate. During our visit, she piled on the rice and gave an egg, a plump bergedil (fried potato patty), stir-fried green beans and milky, non-soggy (vegetables), less oily than most sayur lodeh (vegetables stewed in coconut milk curry). With so much flavour, we didn't mind that the plate was vegetarian, nor did we mind the food coma that came later in the afternoon. For more $2.50 eats reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/gallery/what-to-eat-for-2-50-and-under--*gid-232e3101/photos/?oauth_token=e09721797fbc62a82b6b00259a58552d&oauth_verifier=0c3be169759169884775351860bee1ad#cf240800 
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23 Jan 2013 • 0 review • 0 follower

good food, reasonable price

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If you're looking for good nasi Padang for a reasonable price, here's the place to go. Good variety of dishes from beef redung to fried chicken and much more. Sells out fast so be quick!
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10 Oct 2011 • 723 reviews • 85 followers

Lives up to 5 chopsticks award.

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This small Nasi Padang stall at a small coffee shop along Hoy Fatt Rd, junction with Jalan Bukit Merah was awarded 5 chopsticks by Makansutra and it lives up to its reputation - tasty, well prepared Indon food.

Ambience: Hot, crowded, queue - and you still want to eat ??

Food: Ordered a plated food - rendang, sayur lodeh, squid in sambal all plated into one large dining dish. Rendang was delicious because they use a variety and depth of spices. Sayur lodeh was multi-dimensioned, not only creamy and chilli spicey but with other added spices. Great on top of white rice. Chicken curry was well prepared, good cut of chicken in a well seasoned curry gravy.

Value: $6 for one plate, $5 for the other. Reasonable value, could be lower priced.

Service: Queue, wait. Thankfully servers were very polite.

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07 Jan 2010 • 389 reviews • 13 followers

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Let's just say that the coffeeshop is constantly full of people looking for a empty table so that they can get started on their Nais Padang!

The rare chance that I could meet my hubby for lunch, we decided to try our luck at finding a table.

We finally located a small rectangular table next to a pillar but beggers can't be choosers, we took it and I went on to order our food. The 2nd hurdle to yummy food was the long queue to order at the front of stall. By the time I reached the front, many dishes I wanted to order had sold out!!! Still I ordered enough to fill the small table we were at and even had to hold one dish so that the stall auntie could take back her tray. :P

The dishes were yummy and so is her special chilli paste.
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