Nasi Padang the proper way

Whenever I went to Jakarta (or for that matter, Indonesia), I would always head out to my favourite Nasi Padang restaurants for a real treat.

Old Door Post 老门框爆肚 @ Beijing

Another type of hotpot, Instant Boiled Mutton 涮(shuàn)羊肉, doesn’t sound like much. But the knowledge and technique behind it has been passed down for hundreds of years.

Settebello @ SLC

As Sushi is to the Japanese, Pizza is one of the greatest export of Italy to the rest of the world. However, it was so mixed with local cultures, one often gets disappointed when they go to Italy and tastes the “original”. Thus, Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana is born.

Sichuan Dou Hua @ Beach Road

It was famous for the long-spout tea ceremony, where the tea server will pour the hot water into your tea cup miles away. These days, it just serves good quality, reasonably priced Sichuan food that is not crazy spicy.

椰子不语 @ Shanghai

After a furry of Szechuan hotpot craze come a series of Hainan coconut hotpot craze. Let’s see how long it was last.

Alter Ego @ Esplanade

Alter Ego is the second self of A Poke Theory, dishing out Hawaiian poke bowls by day, craft beer & unapologetically sinful bar grub by night. Situated on Esplanade’s waterfront, it’s a sweet spot to knock back IPAs under the stars, to an unrivalled view of the Marina Bay.

Red Spice Road @ Melbourne

Modern Asian food in a sprawling space with bar, courtyard and tables next to a huge red lantern, Red Spice Road received a lot of accolades from Melbournites and other gourmands that throttled through the beautiful back lanes.

Blanco Court Prawn Mee @ Bugis

I work around this area and finding a good place for lunch is always important every lunch time. Blanco Court Prawn Mee was one of the better ones around here.