Sunday, July 29, 2007

Kandahar Street - Sabar Menanti

I braved the rain today to head to Kampong Glam area for more nasi padang. We settled for the famed Sabar Menanti, together with Warong Nasi Pariaman, it is two of the most popular padang restaurants in Singapore serving authentic padang food.
Sabar Menanti is a simple restaurant occupying a pre-World War II colonial shop-house, this restaurant has been around for over 47 years. Sabar Menanti means wait patiently, which one has to do, as the queue to get to the food in this restaurant is usually long but being a wet Sunday the queue wasn't only one deep.
However, the family ahead just kept ordering dish after dish and I waited over 10 minutes just to get served. So many dishes but I could only order three dishes as there were only two of us there for lunch.This was our spicy lunch - pucuk ubi (tapioca leaves cooked in coconut milk), sambal terong, beef randang, rice and sambal belachan.What is nasi padang if it's not chased down by a glass of teh tarik. I didn't start out wanting to try every outlet's teh tarik but it seems like I'm not on a quest to find the best. Thus far the best is still Rumah Makan Minang.

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