(Updated on 10 March 2015) Padang Gourmet serves Nasi Padang type of cuisine at their simply decorated restaurant at HillV2.
The Padang Gourmet Rice was recommended to us as each order would be a complete meal by itself, comprising some of their best items i.e. Beregedel, Petai potatoes sambal and either beef rendang or Kalio Ayam with rice. We ordered the Gourmet Rice ($12.90) in both the beef and chicken versions as well as chicken satay ($14.90 for a dozen).
The Padang Gourmet Rice came with all the items piled up with the rice on a plate. The presentation reminded us of “economical rice” meals at coffee shops. We are pleased to say however that the food tastes better than it looks. The beef and chicken were tender and rich. The side dishes – bergerdel and petai potatoes were very well done with complex flavours. The satay was also good.
We like restaurants like Padang Gourmet because they serve us simple, almost home-cooked like food and provide relief from the usual shopping mall food varieties. Look beyond the presentation and you will probably like the taste.
[Update: We returned to Padang Gourmet in early 2015 to try their $12.90 set lunch. We tried the beef rendang and fish kalio (a kind of fish curry). Both came with vegetables, bergedel and petai potatoes. Taste-wise, the food was consistent and was pretty much similar to what they served at our last visit. At $12.90, it had basically the same contents as the Gourmet Rice but with a drink thrown in. Another difference to note is that they serve the dishes in separate crockery which is so much better than economical rice style of serving that we experienced the last time.]
Service : 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
4 Hillview Rise
Tel: 6710 7415