"Padang food in Sumatra." Indonesia Restaurant Tip by EricLe_Rouge

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Padang food is the spiciest in all of Indonesia. Little has been done to compromise the chilli-heat, except for the white rice that (tries to) counterbalance the assertive flavours.

Besides its acclaimed spiciness, Padang food is great.
More common dishes are fried fish, chilli eggs or eggs in coconut milk, fresh vegetables in coconut sauce, beef rendang, grilled chicken...

No need for refrigeration: as the heavily-spiced beef rendang can be kept for 3 or 4 days, it is said that years ago the Minangkabau traders of Sumatra would carry it along their long trips through the jungle and eat it with lontong (steamed rice wrapped in banana leaves).

Padang Food is famous for gulai masin kepala ikan (Padang fish head curry), ayam panggang singgang (charcoal grilled chicken with spicy sauce), sotong goreng tepung ( deep fried crispy squid), goreng kacang panjang, (sauteed long beans with sambal padang), goreng terong belado (fried egg plant with belado sauce) and a delicacy (?!) goreng otak kambing (deep fried goat's brain).

Favorite Dish: Ayam panggang singgang, sotong goreng tepung and redang beef.

Address: Local eating places.
Price Comparison: least expensive
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 0
Theme: Local

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  • Updated Dec 27, 2002
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