Rendang, Sayur Lodeh, Tahu Telor… the list goes on. Did I make your mouth water just yet? A delicious spread of Nasi Padang dishes is an affordable go-to for most Singaporeans, no matter the time of day. Originally an Indonesian dish, Nasi Padang has taken on a diverse form and has become a mainstay in the palettes of Singaporeans. If you’re always on the hunt for the best Nasi Padang delivery, you’ve come to the right place. We have curated the cream of the Nasi Padang crop just for you so you may go forth and share the love!
1. HJH Maimunah: Tantalising kampung cuisine
Famous for serving up comfort food since the 90s, HJH Maimunah has been a household name since. The restaurant was founded by Mdm Mahiran Abdul Rahman and named after her late mother, Mdm Hjh Maimunah. Her granddaughter now helms the family-owned restaurant along with her 4 siblings. Gather your family or friends for a lavish spread of traditional dishes such as their signatures Beef Rendang($8.80), Pari Asam Pedas ($12.90), and Tahu Telor Jakarta($7.50). If you are lost for choice, opt for theWFH Bundle($50 for 4 pax), a perfect mixture of the best you can get at HJH Maimunah.
2. Rumah Makan Minang: Pocket-friendly meals tucked in the heart of Kampong Glam
From its humble beginnings as a street hawker in 1954, Rumah Makan Minang specializes in Minangkabau cuisine. You won’t go wrong with the usual specialties Beef Rendang($8.80) and Indonesian Tahu Telur ($8.25). If you are looking for a fuss-free option, the Nasi Padang Combo Sets are not to be missed. Served with a teh botol drink, choose from three meats: Ayam Gravy, Beef Rendang or Ikan Belado ($11) Padang box sets. Each box is perfect for 1 and includes rice, vegetable, sambal belacan, and arguably the best of it all, the quintessential begedil.
Started by husband and wife duo Mr Kamarolzaman and Mdm Hasni, Istimewa Nasi Padang has been serving authentic Malay cuisine for over 30 years. Their menu offers a vast selection of affordable must-haves, including chef recommended Ayam Goreng Istimewa ($3) and Asam Pedas Ikan Pari ($4) (if you’re keen on taking the heat up a notch). Other specials include typical Nasi Padang favourites like Rendang Lembu ($4) and Sayor Lodeh ($4). We guarantee their meals will leave you feeling satisfied and won’t leave a hole in your pocket!
4. Pagi Sore: Indonesian favourites with a twist
Since opening in 1989, Pagi Sore has expanded from offering famous Nasi Padang to Zi Char style dishes. The multi-award-winning restaurant was opened by self-taught Chef Liyana Kwan who is now joined by her 32-year old son, Chef Park. Known for Indonesian and Chinese fusion cooking, the star dish is the Ayam Panggang Bali ($9.90), a tender chicken thigh coated in a Balinese-inspired sweet sauce. Satisfying the cravings of all your guests might be tough, but Pagi Sore’s diverse range of set meals have got your back. Don’t forget to snag a bottle of their renowned Sambal Belachan ($11.20), made with a 30-year-old family recipe.
Meatless Indonesian cuisine might sound surprising to most, but Warung Ijo surely got it right. Their menu boasts a variety of Vegetarian options so your guests are all taken care of during their feasting. Complete with mushroom rendang, veggie fritter and lemongrass tofu, the Nasi Padang($12.90) is a crowd favourite you want to get your hands on. Other popular items are the Sambal Petai ($10.90) and Kampung Fried Rice ($10.90), their vegetarian rendition of the traditional Nasi Goreng Kampung. Don’t fret, most dishes are customisable to be Vegan-friendly as well so everyone gets a share!
6. Cumi Bali: traditional Balinese-inspired flavours
Missing your time on the sandy beaches of Bali with an ice-cold drink in hand? Trust us, we do too! With Cumi Bali‘s authentic Balinese dishes, you will be transported straight back to those carefree times. The restaurant is named after its house favourite, Cumi Bali ($38), a fresh and succulent lightly char-grilled squid. The meal would not be complete without Javanese Satay or Sate Madura ($20), another hit amongst their regulars. Skip the stressful decision-making and indulge in the best with a simple Set for 2 Pax ($48).