Nasi Padang, An Option of Breakfast in Jakarta You Can’t Get Enough

Nasi Padang is an authentic choice for breakfast in Jakarta. As you might already know that Indonesian eat nasi or rice as their staple food, nasi Padang one of the most popular variations of rice dishes in Jakarta. So, let’s get to know more about this dish.

Padang is an area in Indonesia, the capital city of West Sumatera. Padang culinary is very famous as they can create a variety of delicious dishes rich in spices and flavor. Therefore, we can find Rumah Makan Padang or Padang Restaurants almost in every area of Indonesia. So, it is normal to find people go to those restaurants for their breakfast in Jakarta.

If you haven’t been to visit a Padang restaurant, you might feel and see new experiences. Once you sit down, the waiters will bring you a stack full of plates filled with Padangnese dishes. All the plates will be put down on the table in front of your eyes. You might be shocked, but don’t fret. It doesn’t mean that you must finish all the food that is presented on your table. The waiter will count only the ones you choose to eat on your tabs. Also, it will be too much of a breakfast in Jakarta if you finish all.

The most popular dish of Padang restaurants is rendang, which was once nominated as the most delicious food in the world. The main ingredient is beef, and the cooking process is quite complicated. The meat is cooked slowly and braised in coconut milk, and then seasoned with a mixture of herbs and spices such as chili, lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, onions, garlic, etc.

Aside from rendang, there also many kinds of meat dishes that as delicious as rendang such as ayam pop, gulai or Indonesian type of curry, and balado that is red in color and a little bit spicy. There are also vegetable dishes that are made from cassava leaves, eggplants, and young jackfruits.

A delicious and hearty portion of nasi Padang will provide you strength and energy to face your busy day. So, don’t hesitate to choose it as your breakfast in Jakarta or eat it for your dinner if you like. Join our Jakarta Food Tour if you want to search and try nasi Padang. See you around!