One of the unexpected pleasures of wandering around the maze of Lucky Plaza is that you sometimes stumble across an eatery like Minang House. Surrounded by a second-hand bag shop, a photo studio and a kitchen showroom, this hole in the wall draws an appreciative crowd of nasi padang fans – the recipes come directly from Indonesia’s Padang region. Stacked dishes brimming with signature spicy classics are displayed behind the glass counter: tongue-searing petai prawns, blackened grilled river fish, dengdeng balado (the beef’s sweetness is courtesy of a long, slow cook in coconut water and chilli), and racks of ayam panggang (spicy grilled chicken) that usually sell out by the end of lunchtime. The menu varies a little each day, so depending on your luck, you could be digging into an assam fish-head curry on a Tuesday and perhaps a sambal brinjal on Wednesday. One major downside is the exhaust fan. It needs a lot of work, so be prepared to spend the afternoon smelling of your lunch.
|Venue name:||Minang House||Contact:|
Lucky Plaza #02-04
304 Orchard Road
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am-8.30pm.|