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Padang Food

Visit to Padang is incomplete without trying out the authentic Padang food.

lontongcubadakPadang food is famous all over Indonesia and the region – you can find Nasi Padang restaurants in most part of the country. Padang food is well known for its spicy taste and the unique way for it to be served. In any authentic Padang restaurants, the food is served in small portions of various dishes with white rice. Customers dont really have to order what they want since the table will quickly be set with dozens of small dishes filled with highly-flavored foods such as curried fish, fried tempeh, stewed greens, chili eggplant, curried beef liver, fried chicken, sambals and other tid bits like various local crackers/chips. The customers then choose and pay for only what they want from this array of dishes.

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Restoran Sederhana: Padang Fare

restoran sederhana padangThe water feature which forms part of the facade of the restaurant captured my sight. The restaurant, as in most parts of Bt Tinggi is very clean indeed. It serves local Padang food where all their dishes are spread out for you and you may find repeated dishes being served. You, however pay for only what you eat at the end of it.
One of the best padang fare I have come across. Beware that most of their dishes are hot and spicy.

The fish dish served with thick creamy coconut gravy.

Location: Main road to Bukit Tinggi

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Rendang, Favourite Culinary in Padang

Rendang is one of favourite culinary in Padang. Rendang made from cow meat simmered in spices and coconut milk. You’ll find rendang in Padang restaurants or food stall. There are two kind of rending, dry rendang and kalio (wet rendang). The cooking process of dry rending was longer than wet rendang.

The characteristic of wet rending are its souce more liquid and its color is yellow-brown, not yet brown-black like dry rendang. Rendang have unique characteristic, its taste deliciously oily and salty, sweet, and hot which balanced, and spicier.There are no cooking standard or standard recipes of rendang, so the taste can be differ among food stall or restaurants.

The variants of taste depend on condiment and spices which used. Commonly, spices used in rendang recipes are red chili, red onion, garlic, galangal, ginger, turmeric, turmeric leaves, bay leaves, lemongrass, candlenuts, salt, sugar and kandis sour fruit. If you can not mixed spices above, you can buy instant rendang spices in supermarkets.

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