Best Nasi Padang

HEAR: Click here to Violet’s Nasi Padang recommendation!

Our Makan Kaki Violet Oon fondly remembers her father taking her to a place at the corner of East Coast & Ceylon Roads for Nasi Melayu every Sunday as a child and while that stall is no longer around, Nasi remains a sentimental favourite of Violet’s.

rumah makan minang
Some of Violet’s favourite dishes (all pictures via

These days, when the craving strikes, she heads straight for Rumah Makan Minang opposite Sultan Mosque, operated by the daughter of the original famous Sabar Menanti. It has a great atmosphere, not to mention view, and serves up very authentic Padang-style Nasi, especially unusual dishes you won’t find elsewhere, like spicy Nanka fruit to keep things interesting. Amongst the vast variety of dishes at Rumah Makan Minang, Violet recommends the Sayur Lodeh, sweet potato leaves and the nanka curry. Sambal Goreng is also a must – deep fried tempeh, tau kwa and French beans in a spicy coconut milk coating. One the dishes they’re famous for is the Ikan Bakar – BBQ fish with simple lime juice & soy sauce with chilli on side. And there’s also the spicy-sweet, tender beef rendang. Finally, round off your Nasi Padang meal sweetly with their selection of traditional kuehs.

18 & 18A Kandahar Street
Open Daily:
• Mon – Fri 7am – 8pm
• Sat – Sun 7am – 5pm
(Closed on Hari Raya Puasa & Hari Raya Haji)
Tel: 62944805


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