Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sinur Pagi Nasi Padang
Since work is around the area (city hall / boat quay) - okay not technically work but a course i'm attending - we'd go around the area for good eats, and Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang along circular quay is one of them; a famous nasi padang place with flavourful aromatic and spicy authentic dishes to be eaten with rice.
I ordered 2 meats and sayur lodeh, to accompany white rice. the beef rendang was superb - very flavourful, rich, spicy, and with a very deliciously complex mix of spices that made it so appealing - especially when you coat your rice with the rendang, not even beef was necessary, you could just eat it with rice, know what i'm saying? the beef was very tender also. great. (8.5/10)
although the "fried beef" was supposed to be their speciality, i just can't appreciate it very much, it just seems a little too tough for me; maybe it's just me, but it was really, really, tough. almost like eating jerky. (6.5/10)
the sayur lodeh, on the other hand, was passable. fragrant from the use of coconut milk and quite generous as well. average. (7/10)
it's a bit on the pricey side compared to the wonderful meepok next door, but then i've eaten that meepok so many times already that it's nice to try new things. this one is worth going again.