From the Padang city of Indonesia, Nasi Padang has sprawled all across Singapore. It is like a mini hawker style single-serve buffet which serves variety of food dishes and steamed rice as a full meal. Mouth-melting Beef Rendang to pulsing Asam Pedas, you will get an array of options and a real feast to die for. Accustomed to the local taste, this cuisine combines both the Malay and Indonesian taste to best cater to the local palates. Akin to authentic, “Nasi Padang River Valley” at 55 Zion Road is a Must Try. We ordered famous Beef Rendang, Ayam Goreng, Chicken Curry & steamed rice. Beef was tender, Chicken Curry had a nice aroma and taste of soft coconut milk. We also liked the way they served each food item separately rather than serving everything in one plate. It was not too expensive in terms of value for money. For such a spread, we paid S$10. Serving was good for 2-3pax. If you want to enjoy the food at a reasonable price and humbleness, you must try this place.
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2014/01/24/nice-lunch-nasi-padang-river-valley-at-zion-road-on-23jan2014/
i used to eat here more where my children were younger (meaning i was younger & had more capacity for carbo & cholesterol) & also buy back for home gatherings.
the food was more expensive in recent years but still good. i had a few meals at the nasi padang stall at tanjong pagar railway station which was also good and a lot cheaper before it closed (wonder where it moved to?).
my sis had wanted to try this stall again so we came early at 11am+ on 23.1.2014. still empty but they filled up quite quickly. we ordered 6 dishes for 3pax, cost S$25.
the curries were good as usual, but the both chicken & beef stomach curries while fragrant were really much too salty. the assam fish (ikan tenggiri) was excellent, with slight sour kick. the sotong (squid) in tomato sauce was great to. and the 2 vege, lady fingers & egg plants were very good.
it was a really nice meal, slightly much for 3pax lunch, so S$25 i guess was quite ok really. hawker food can be expensive too these days.
freshly cooked not too heavy popular at lunchtime on a Sunday. My wife liked the fried chicken and while I admit the chili sauce is sweet it is is also full of onion and tomato and light and a bit different from the norm.