Putra Minang – Nasi Ambeng, Nasi Padang & More!

I had heard a lot of good things about Putra Minang before my visit so I had high expectations. The good news – it did not disappoint! 😁

A wide range of dishes adorned the brightly lit displays and I could see everyone at their table tucking into their food with gusto. Even for a weekday, it was pretty packed which told me that their location in town meant a good mix of patrons from nearby schools, offices and even tourists who had heard about Putra Minang.

Well, I was here on a mission – to try their Ramadan special Nasi Ambeng!

Their Nasi Ambeng sets come with all the usual suspects of course. You get to choose between the Rendang or the Ayam Opor and they also have different serving sizes to suit your dining group. You could go for the Nasi Ambeng Mini which is good for 1-2 pax or the Nasi Ambeng sets which are good for either 2-3 or 4-5 people.

There are also dine-in, takeaway or delivery options so you can enjoy your Putra Minang delights anywhere. But enough about all that, this is where we get to the good part – the food! 🙌🏼

Beef Rendang
Ayam Opor

The toughest decision you’re going to have to make is whether to choose the Beef Rendang or the Ayam Opor set. Because as someone who has had the pleasure of trying both, it’s a tough choice to make! LOL

The Beef Rendang is one of the signatures at Putra Minang and it’s easy to see why. The flavour was bold and absolutely delicious. The rempah really shines through and you can tell they really went all out with the Rendang because the meat is TENDER!

But as much as I may lean towards the Beef Rendang, the Ayam Opor is just as appealing. I guess it’s the natural pairing of Ayam Opor with rice that gets me. The Beef Rendang and Ayam Opor bring different flavours to the plate but they’re both dishes I’d highly recommend. I guess the good thing is that we at least have a solution option – order either as the Ambeng Set and then order the other as an extra side order 😝 Talk about #FOMO am I right?

Sambal Goreng
Sambal Udang Petai
Paru Belado
Terong Belado
Telor Belado & Bagedil

FUYOH what a line-up! If your mouth isn’t watering right now then I don’t know what to say (because mine is 🤣).

As you can see, all the usual suspects are here for this big Ambeng party. Besides the main stars Beef Rendang or Ayam Opor, you’ve got all the dishes you need to fulfill your Ambeng cravings. I’m talking about favourites like Sambal Goreng, Sambal Udang Petai, Terong Belado, Paru Belado, Bagedil and some Ikan Asin to round off the gang.

Now there’s a classic line-up if I ever saw one. The only thing I noted was there were quite a few Belado dishes but the sambal itself does not overwhelm the other flavours on the platter. The flavours all naturally complement each other and the result is a satisfying meal of a classic Nasi Ambeng.

Putra Minang actually has quite a line-up of dishes as you can see. They have a plethora of authentic Minang dishes to choose from and is a very popular makan spot. In fact, I noted that quite a lot of customers (and also based on reviews) that a lot of Indonesian customers love the food here! From students to expats and even tourists visit Putra Minang because they feel it’s just like back home which says a lot about the food if you ask me.

They’ve got a big and spacious dine-in area (which can also be booked for private events) for you to enjoy your Nasi Ambeng or Nasi Padang etc. I especially like the bigger booth tables where a whole family can dine comfortably. Besides, everyone digging in together is the best way to enjoy a dish like Nasi Ambeng 😁

The staff at the restaurant were also very nice and warm. It goes to show that it’s not just about the food but also about the experience at Putra Minang. And don’t forget – they also have the #PutraGivesBack initiative which runs even beyond just Ramadan (their Infaq Bento initiative runs all-year round!) ❤️

You can visit Putra Minang for dine-in Iftar of course. They do not accept reservations during Ramadan. So walk-ins only and it’s first come first serve seating so be sure to head down early! Alternatively, you can always order for pick-up takeaway or delivery via their site – https://www.putraminangsg.com ok!

Come get your Nasi Ambeng and Nasi Padang cravings fulfilled at Putra Minang! ❤️

Somerset Bencoolen
51 Bencoolen Street #01-05
Operating Hours: 10am – 9pm DAILY
Tel: +65 65853535

International Plaza
10 Anson Road #01-33
Operating Hours: 10am – 7pm DAILY
Tel: +65 82623535


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