Sunday, October 4, 2015
Pu3 Restaurant @ Bencoolen Street
I am glad to know a group of friends who is always out on the street seeking for good food to recommend to fellow foodie-like friends. Thanks to a tip off from FINS of a good Nasi Ambeng place in Bencoolen street, both Maureen and I made our way down on one Saturday afternoon to check out Pu3 Restaurant.
This is my first time having Nasi Ambeng and I was quite excited on the huge servicing. Nasi Ambeng is a Javanese cuisine usually served during festivities and served in a tray with around 8 dishes and enjoyed together, like communal eating.
At Pu3 Restaurant, a typical Nasi Ambeng ($7.50 for 1pax/ $29.90 for 2 pax/ $50.80 for 4pax) comes with a total of 13 different items. On the big plate, there are Nasi, Ayam, Daging, Sambal Goreng, Terung, Paru, Bagerdil, Sambal Kacang Ikan Bilis, Serunding, Udang, Urap, Sambal Belacan and Ikan Kering.
The Nasi Ambeng is a feast itself on a plate features the different cooking techniques and spices of Javanese cuisine. A couple of items stood out for me such as the Beef Rendang. The soft and tender meat with the complex but yet aromatic spices.
The other components on the plate that I enjoyed a lot is the Serunding, sauteed grated coconut. It seems to go well with anything on the plate. I could not help going back for more, eating it with other ingredients on the plate.
I have not tried other Nasi Ambeng before but judging from the crowd, this is really a popular place to go to for Nasi Ambeng. Putting my own taste buds on the line, I would say this is a place I would go back again for the delicious food.
51 Bencoolen Street
Tel: +65 63384419
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah (CC Line), Dhoby Ghaut (CC Line, NE Line, NS Line)
Mon-Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat & PH: 11am - 4pm, 530pm - 9pm
(Closed on Sun)
1) Alight at Bras Basah MRT station. Take Exit D or E. Walk to traffic light junction of Bencoolen Street and Bras Basah Road. Cross the traffic light and turn right onto Bencoolen Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to traffic light junction of Handy Road and Bras Basah Road. Cross the road and turn right onto Bras Basah Road. Continue on Bras Basah Road. Turn left onto Bencoolen Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]