Thursday, December 16, 2010

River Valley Nasi Padang, Zion Road

Beef Rendang and Curry Chicken

I've never really been a huge fan of nasi padang, so I never made much effort to come down here (54 Zion Road, 6734-3383) despite all of the praise I've heard about it. Yet a colleague of mine kept telling me about how much his family loves this place, and how his mom will even drink the curry straight. My curiosity was piqued.

And after finally having had it, I can see why this place is so popular - it's the good quality meat. The beef rendang was consistently tender while the curry chicken was super juicy. I don't know if I'd go so far as to drink the curry, but it was refined and rich, while the chili sauce gave it some extra bite.

It's just too bad that my first time having nasi padang was so miserable that it pretty much scarred me for life. As such, I still won't make much of an effort to get this again, but maybe if I had tried this place from the start, I might have ended up being a bigger long-term fan.


Nilcha said...

ah the way u describe it... *drolling*

nev said...

For a real Nasi Padang like the people in Padang makes it, try Minang House at Lucky Plaza. It's a nondescript hole in the wall but it's the closest to what we get at home (Indonesia). Be prepared to emerge smelling like the food, though. But it's worth it.

Nawaz said...

Recently, we tried the fish soup dish there and found too much of vinegar taste. Next time, we do not want to try the same fish dish.