Showing posts with label Nasi Padang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nasi Padang. Show all posts

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.

Pu3 Restaurant
51  Bencoolen Street
Singapore 189630
Tel: +65 63384419
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah (CC Line), Dhoby Ghaut (CC Line, NE Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
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]

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Rumah Sayang @ JEM


When I was told that there is a popular Peranakan cafe at the basement of JEM, I was a bit puzzled because I didn't release I have seen one during my previous visits. Fortunately a food trail lead me to Rumah Sayang, a Peranakan theme cafe solving the mystery. No wonder I have missed it because the name of the Halal restaurant did not suggest that it is a Peranakan cafe. Moreover the cafe sells a mixed of Nasi Padang, local cooked dishes, local snacks and kuehs on top of some signature Nyonya dishes. Nevertheless, the cafe is extremely popular with the shoppers. It is one of the busiest eatery at the shopping mall constantly streaming in with diners.

Tahu Goreng 4/5

Upon being seated, we started with a plate of Tahu Goreng ($3.50). Crispy on the outside and smooth inside, the texture enjoyed to the fullest with the delectable sweet and spicy nutty sauce.

Curry Fish Head 4.5/5

A must order at Rumah Sayang is their Curry Fish Head ($18.90). The fresh fish head is accompanied with a delicious curry gravy that is rich and creamy while the spice level could be accepted by majority. I like that it is also served with a lot of vegetables so my meal would not be very boring with just one choice. The only disappointment is that the claypot comes with only half a fish head instead of whole.

Salted Egg Yolk Chicken 4.2/5

To have a more complete meal, you may want to throw in another local favourite Salted Egg Yolk Chicken. I am a big fan of salted egg yolk so this is a winner for me. The chicken was tender and juicy complemented  by the salted egg yolk sauce. The flavour of salted egg yolk sauce was enhanced further with the curry leaves aroma and a hint spiciness.

Prawn Fritter 4.5/5

You can also dropped by Rumah Sayang to have either your breakfast and tea if you are not looking for a full meal. They also have local delights like mee siam, mee rebus, mee soto, lakaa, prata, lotong and nyonya kuehs on their menu. Among them my favourite is the Prawn Fritter ($1.60 for 2pc). Hardly get to find this delicious prawny snack elsewhere. Deep fried to golden brown, crispy and not too oily. This is must eaten with the homemade chilli dip.

Rumah Sayang
50 Jurong Gateway Road
Singapore 608549
Tel: +65 63390938
Nearest MRT: Jurong East (EW Line, NS Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am - 10pm

1) Alight at Jurong East MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes [Map]