I just realized that I hardly know anything about Malay food. Sure, I am familiar with nasi lemak and there are several dishes at the nasi padang stall which I order regularly, but my knowledge of the history of our local Malay food is barely at the pre-school level. I met some Malay friends recently and had a very interesting conversation with them which sparked a new found interest in Malay cuisine.
Have you ever been asked what would your last meal be? I have been asked this many times and I have also come across other people’s responses. I think that the given answer is not really what the questioner is after because most people would pick a dish of nostalgia; like the kueh that grandma used to make or the porridge that mum cooks on a rainy day.
I have been wanting to blog about Nasi Bawean from the very early days of the blog but somehow I didn’t manage to get around it until recently. The problem is that the stall is so popular that it often sells out by the time I finish seeing my last patient and rush down for […]
Rendezvous Restaurant: Childhood memories of Nasi Padang
I have a few childhood memories of food that I recall very distinctly. My first meal at Rendezvous is one of them. It was the first time I ate curry and fell in love with it. Before Rendezvous, I wouldn’t touch curry because I wouldn’t eat spicy food, but it was the Ayam Korma which […]
Nasi Padang River Valley: Less spicy, more sweet, Yummy all round!
This restaurant is closed If you love Nasi Padang, I am sure you would have at least heard of Nasi Padang River Valley. This place is probably one of the most well known places for Nasi Padang in Singapore and it is quite a known fact that one of their regular customers is the Sultan […]
Rumah Makan Minang: Of Padang and Minangkabau Cuisine
We all enjoy Nasi Padang, but how much do we actually know about it? I would be the first to admit that I am guilty of calling any stall that sells rice with Malay style curry dishes Nasi Padang without much thought. But that is not entirely inaccurate as many of the dishes that are […]
Istimewa Nasi Padang: Curry is Nice but it’s a Fried Chicken Paradise
My kakis who brought me to this Nasi Padang place couldn’t stop raving about it. They told me that it is among the top three Nasi Padang in Singapore, which is their way of saying that it is really the best in their books but it would be too presumptuous to make such a claim […]
Ayam Merah For those who would like to debate as to whether Hong Kong or Singapore is the real food paradise, I have only two words to say: Nasi Padang. Ok, so you might argue that Nasi Padang is really Indonesian cuisine, but here in Singapore, Nasi Padang just means Malay/Indonesian style dishes that is […]
Chilli Belacan My visit to Cumi Bali has re-ignited my interest in Indonesian cuisine again! Ironically, when I visited Bali last year, the food did not leave that much of an impression on me. Even the world famous Ibu Oka in Ubud did not live up to my expectations. So Indonesian food has been off […]
Nasi Padang Nothing hits the spot quite like a good plate of rice drenched in a coconut laden gravy. And it doesn’t get better than Nasi Padang except, maybe, very good Nasi Padang. Finding Hajjah Mona was qutie easy. Our kakis were just sitting at the newly refurbished Geylang Serai Food Centre and for the […]
This next post is for those who enjoy a simple meal in a simple setting that is simply shiok. This little shop located in the 2nd floor of Orchard Plaza will bring you back to a earlier simpler age. Ok, ok, some of you might be wondering what I am doing at Orchard Plaza. Well, […]
Rubiah Muslim Food: To get your Sotong Roe, you need to get past the Nazi
With Smart, Sumosumo, Wahcow, Cactuskit, ijeff, chocolate and PK If you enjoy Sotong with roe, you are going to like this post. This is a stall that is frequented by Cactuskit and it has a perpetual queue outside the stall from the time they start selling. Now, I am not a big fan of Sotong, […]