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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Warong M. Nasir

Thought, for a cheap thrill, that I'd try to be the first one to post about today's lunch at Warong M. Nasir - beating out the ever efficient Ivan as well as the vacationing Cheryl, Superfinefeline and Umami (ok, so Umami would argue she's not on vacation, and hearing her stressful moving stories, I'm inclined to agree, Paris or no Paris).

The lunch was part of a month-long drive to ensure that Umami gets to eat all the necessary before departing for colder and decidedly less spicy shores. Happily for me, lunch also gave me an opportunity to try a new eating place, and the combination of good food and good company made it very pleasant indeed.

Will let the pictures do the talking, save these few observations:

- Warung M. Nasir has to be one of the most comfortable nasi padang places in town. Air-conditioning, artwork on cherry red walls, Antonio Carlos Jobim playing over the speakers... sure beats dripping sweat and choping tables with tissue paper packets. They even have a modest wine fridge.

- The beef rendang, highly recommended by a conspicuously absent Joone, was excellent, moist and tender and dense with kecap manis-like caramelized sweetness. Didn't get a close pic but here's its cousin (not literally, that would be messed up) the chicken rendang instead - this was dry fiery in contrast and a bit too spicy for my weak taste buds.

- The beef tongue, despite looking very attractive, received fairly negative feedback (that's it in the bottom left corner). Being a coward when it comes to eating odd bits, I sheepishly passed, but felt somewhat vindicated when words such as "spongy" were later tossed around to describe it.

- Umami's Spider-sense detected a fresh batch of fried potato wedges creeping up from behind her. These turned out fabulous, covered in crispy sweet white bait and bits of chili. If you strain your eyes, you can just make it out as the plate stacked on top of the stir fried spinach :)

For a parting pic, see what happens when you lunch with food bloggers? A group paparazzi moment...


Warong M. Nasir Indonesian Food

69 Killiney Road

T: 6734 6228

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  • Hmm... from the pic i don't think that it is beef tongue... it looks more like beef "paru" or lungs.
    My fav =P


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:52 PM  

  • Hi anon, heh good spot! We actually had quite a debate at the table about this - most were convinced it was indeed beef lung, but the proprietor did seem to also say very clearly that it was tongue. Looks like we'll have to go back to confirm :)

    By Blogger hinata, At 10:03 AM  

  • wow..hope u guys enjoyed the gathering! The food looks good..esp the rendang. Sam.. envy envy! U always come to my mind when I think about Paris.

    By Blogger :: Lavender Cupcaker ::, At 4:39 PM  

  • Heya Sam! saw you on blog tv the other day. Nice blog you have there! plus we share the same name :)

    By Blogger the yUmMie dUmMieS, At 7:25 AM  

  • Hi lavender cupcaker, yes it was really good! Do give it a try and let us know how you find it! And thanks for remembering me :) Will be in France this Christmas but unfortunately not stopping through Paris... but will try to pick something up for you :)

    Hi yummie dummies aka fellow Sam, thanks for visiting! Look forward to reading your blog - your photos have me really hungry already!

    By Blogger hinata, At 10:38 AM  

  • man, I think it really is lungs! quite gross, come to think of it. Ah but the rest of the dishes more than made up for it! Mmmm...

    By Blogger the baker, At 3:01 PM  

  • really? U will be in France? That's so lovely.. U r so blessed Sam! Enjoy yr christmas! Hee. U getting something for me? anything will do..i trust yr taste. Will get something nice for u as well - exchange gift for Xmas? :P drop me a msg when u r back fren! see u.

    By Blogger :: Lavender Cupcaker ::, At 11:58 PM  

  • hi lavender cupcaker, sure thing! gift exchange sounds fun, maybe we should see if some of the other floggers want to join in too :) merry christmas!

    By Blogger hinata, At 12:58 PM  

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