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Dangers of eating Nasi Padang

I was told that a lot of Padang people die from heart related diseases because padang food has so much coconut sauces used in the cooking. That's such a shame since Nasi Padang is my favourite food. So I suppose it is worth eating in moderation. I'm not so familiar with Jakarta restaurants so can anyone recommend a really good authentic nasi padang restaurant in Jakarta? Also is there a good one in BSD? Appreciate any advice from those who love padang food.

MW77, I dont know if people die of too much Padang food unless it's been eaten 3 times a day for 365 days maybe.  Anyway, my English hubby has been fond of rendang. 

I can recommend 'SEDERHANA' in Raya Serpong (if you come from BSD it's on the left side across WTC) or in rukos across BSD Pasar Modern/Sekolah Santa Ursula BSD.  For complete variety of Padangs, go to one in Raya Serpong.

i6uest :

MW77, I dont know if people die of too much Padang food unless it's been eaten 3 times a day for 365 days maybe.  Anyway, my English hubby has been fond of rendang. 

I can recommend 'SEDERHANA' in Raya Serpong (if you come from BSD it's on the left side across WTC) or in rukos across BSD Pasar Modern/Sekolah Santa Ursula BSD.  For complete variety of Padangs, go to one in Raya Serpong.

Thanks so much, I also love rendang as long as its tender without the gristle. I also heard that Sederhana is quite famous but didn't know that they had one on BSD  :D

I'm also fond of rendang. When some Indonesian friend told me the heart disease stuff of masakan padang I was shocked. You can try Kafe Betawi, maybe you will like it.
Generally, masakan Indonesia fried too much.

Yup they reckon that the majority of Indonesian population that dies of heart disease are from Padang and those that eat so much Padang food. My wife's family are from Padang too. But since they now living in Bandung we like Sundanese food a lot and it's more healthy. We just eat Padang food once or twice a month.

Where about is Kafe Betawi?

Husband and I enjoy Indonesian food, of course rendang is #1. I find Kafe Betawi is a little expensive and bit tasteless though - just my two cents. 

Kafe Betawi closed to BSD are in TerasKota, Living World, PIMs and Citos,

Have you been to Harum Manis restaurant?

i6uest :

Husband and I enjoy Indonesian food, of course rendang is #1. I find Kafe Betawi is a little expensive and bit tasteless though - just my two cents. 

Kafe Betawi closed to BSD are in TerasKota, Living World, PIMs and Citos,

Have you been to Harum Manis restaurant?

Nope never been there. Will probably be in BSD next month to see relatives and friends. For me, finding a good padang restaurant with tender and not tough rendang is always great  :D

I prefer Sate Ayam... Sate Senayan can be a good choice

Bm3 :

What about trying Sate (Satay) Padang?!?  :D

I tried sate padang before but I don't like it that much. I prefer Sate Madura coz love the peanut sauce.

Hmmm...I'm in Bandung but I don't think I will ever eat rabbit satay. I just had sate ayam and lontong soup on the roadside behind gedung sate this morning  :D

Anything that's too much is never good,a couple of times a month is okay. Thats being said, try Sari Bundo in Jakarta Pusat if you happen to be in Jakarta, or Garuda on Jalan Sabang. Both are very well known, I tried both and they didnt disappoint me.

Sophie Fisher :

Anything that's too much is never good,a couple of times a month is okay. Thats being said, try Sari Bundo in Jakarta Pusat if you happen to be in Jakarta, or Garuda on Jalan Sabang. Both are very well known, I tried both and they didnt disappoint me.

Thanks Sophie, will certainly try them when in Jakarta next.

On the whole Indonesian food is exciting at the beginning when one is new to Jakarta.One needs a strong stomach to take some of the food due to the spices used and the way it is prepared....not so higenic!!!Do enjoy Indonesian food but go easy on the sambal and soto ayam.
Go for good restaurants to eat!!!

Hello everybody,
Firstly I liked to let you know that I love staying in Kepri Riau Lingga which is off Johor State and just 2 or 3 hours ferry ride from Malaysia.

However I do not have a liking for Nasi Padang as the dishes are very oily, dry and less sooupy much to my chagrin. 

Anyway, I still like the idea of being here but my Indonesian friends do realise, that I am not into eating much Nasi Padang or even Bakso.

I don't know how I survive in this country but there is a restaurant in Batam near Pantun, market area that sells good asam pedas ikan, chap cai etc as they come from Karimun and Selat Panjang, authentic cooking similar to Malaka, n  Johor in Malaysia.
Their prices are very reasonable and you can get owner to cook any dish that you might like and choose the fresh produce from the sea which they buy daily supply.

Sari Bundo is all over the place, and I believe there is one outlet in Batam.

Where can you get good padang food in Jakarta

TK Lim in most Padang Restaurants for a start

Visit this site

https://www.zomato.com/jakarta/best-padang-restaurants

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