28 Feb '16, 3pm
Serangoon Nasi Padang at Bishan – Run by a Chinese family since 1983 https://t.co/NdvMcxTRwv
I arrived at Serangoon Nasi Padang on a early Monday morning, hoping to escape the afternoon lunch crowd. Tucked away in a coffeeshop in Bishan Street 11, Mr & Mrs Tan has been selling nasi padang since 1983. We can’t get enough of Nasi Padang – steamed white rice served with an array of pre-cooked dishes. The dishes are generally robust with spices and curries made rich with coconut milk, which made it very addictive. The whiff of mouth watering spices aroma could be captured even as I approached the owners at the stall. This usually means good news but I was agonized by the attractive and colourful range available. I was spoilt for choice and I wanted a taste of everything. Back in the kampong days, Malay wedding would be held at open spaces where Mr Tan would help out. That’s where they learn how to cook nasi padang from their Malay neighbours. They started their first ...