Nasi Padang at Warong M Nasir

After reading the review at Wend Right I just had to try the Nasi Padang here. I immediately loved the decor. In terms of taste it still can’t beat Minang, but this is my favourite if I take everything into consideration including ambience. On Sunday there was free parking as well which is a rarity in Singapore. Of all the items I really found the tempeh super tasty. The curries were lemak and not as light as the one I had at Zion Road although some may prefer their curries light, going by the crowds there. With the air-conditioning and location, prices here are a tad more.

As my favourite travel blogger/writer, Popagandhi suggests, for the prices you have to pay in Singapore for just one meal, you can get a fantastic meals in Malaysia for a whole week. And that’s something to think about.

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I adored the red walls and the paintings.

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It was cosy within and you can escape the heat with the air-conditioning. Not too stifling as the whole place is still open so it doesn’t lead to bad ventilation which is always a huge turn off for me.

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Loved the stark Zebra painting against the red.

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It’s always confusing to me to place an order with the mind boggling array of choices.

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Love the Pop Art. This is definitely a Nasi Padang place with a difference.

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B always orders Assam Fish. I like the sourness of the gravy.

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Chicken curry. As I said Nasi Padang always doesn’t look appealing but it tastes so good.

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Sayur Lodeh is a must have for me. Cabbage, french beans and tofu in a light coconut curry.

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If I come here again, I must have the tempeh (fermented soy beans).

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And of course a generous helping of rice to soak all that delicious array of curries.

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Another great review here by Camemberu.

Warung M. Nasir
Address: 69 Killiney Road
Tel: +65 6734 6228
Daily: 11.30 am to 9.30 pm

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9 Responses to Nasi Padang at Warong M Nasir

  1. Lady J says:

    Hungry… Love Warong Nasi Padange and looking at this make me miss local food. Food in Dubai not impressive so far..

    • bookjunkie says:

      Can’t wait to read about what you did in Dubai…never been there. Is it safe for women? Do you have a dress a certain way?

      • Lady J says:

        It is safe for women. It’s a rather cosmopolitan city, you’ll see more expats that Emirates in Dubai actually. Some of the women dress in their traditional garb. But most are kept up to date with the latest fashion trends.

      • bookjunkie says:

        Thanks for the update Lady J. I have never been to anywhere in the Middle East.

    • Adrianna Tan says:

      My top 3 Dubai picks:

      1. Coconut Grove at Rydges Hotel, Satwa
      Superb coastal Indian fare. Fresh appams. Great seafood. Spot-on curries. Stuff you can’t really get just anywhere. One of my fave restaurants. You must like spicy food a lot, though…

      2. Noodle Bowl in Satwa
      Only decent Chinese I liked in Dubai. Ask for the Malaysian menu… they don’t always give it out. The nasi lemak is good.

      3. Special Ostadi in Al Mussallah, Bur Dubai
      My fave Iranian restaurant. Try the chicken soup and all the kebabs. Tell Khalid (the owner) I said hi — he’s amazing.

      Other places to try:

      – Thai restaurant at the Park Hyatt is good esp for lunch
      – Smiling BKK, a Thai restaurant in Jumeirah behind the post office, is quite an experience (totally weird but cool place)
      – Pistache and Arabesque cafe at Park Hyatt for great Arabic sweets (did not like Arabic sweets at all, until I tried the real thing.. they have an excellent Syrian pastry chef, from the motherland of all sweets)
      – Wild Peeta, modern shwarama place run by a local Emirati acquaintance

      The only places I truly enjoyed in DXB were the tiny places in Bur Dubai. Special Ostadi is one great example. There are also many more nameless Afghan restaurants in the area that I absolutely adore. There are some good Gujarati thali places too.

      In general I don’t really like the European and fine Japanese/Chinese stuff there (too expensive, for too little quality); and I don’t really like the Middle Eastern stuff (too many second rate Lebanese restaurants that don’t hold a candle to real Arabic food from the Gulf, that can’t compare either to the tremendous food in Syria and Lebanon).

      But if you have the chance to you must visit — and eat — in Syria. It’s really good.

      • bookjunkie says:

        Wow thanks sooo much for this list….I am sure you’ve got many readers drooling already….I am! Hope Lady J gets to try them.

        Appams always sound good to me 🙂 Don’t scream but I love it with best with orange sugar because that was Sunday breakfast as a kid. It’s always so hard to find freshly made ones. There’s a store at Tekka, but they make the appams in advance and it gets cold 😦 maybe I should just ask them to make it fresh but I dare not. When I went to Kerala where I thought I could easily find Appam…it was harder than I thought.

      • Lady J says:

        Oh wow Adrianna! Thanks for listing the food down but internet access in Dubai was really slow… I wished I asked earlier! ;(

  2. skybe077 says:

    Heya, Thanks for the link back!

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