Discover local delicacies at the well-known Restoran Padang Sederhana. Build your own meal with more than 30+ fresh menu daily that super trending in Jakarta nowadays. Ranging from the perfectly cooked Gulai Ayam to the ‘No. 5 Best Food in The World by CNN Travel' called Beef Rendang is all available here. Launched in 1972 at a small kiosk in Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta, R.M Padang Sederhana keep on expanding until now and has been awarded by local and international food association. Currently, they have around 40 outlets across Jakarta and around 30 more within the nations. Its trademark is serving the highest quality local food at affordable prices. Perhaps, they proof it right.
Strategically located in Kelapa Gading area, exactly at the opposite side of Mal Kelapa Gading, this venue is always packed of customer every single hour. Sometimes there would be a corporate lunch or dinner who kindly reserved the entire dining area, so the rest of the customer only capable of taking away their meal. In order to avoid this, we highly recommend you to book your space, especially if you plan to come during meal hours with a group of people.
Stepped inside the dining area, guest can see the beautiful set up of food gallery, fast service, and minimalist interior design. The staff is absolutely friendly, briefly explained about everything and really supportive. Instead of serving any menu on the larger plate, they use only a small plate in order to reduce any waste from the customer. Because they maintain its hygiene level for great dining experience.
All the menu is really attractive and wallet friendly. Price range is around IDR 20K – 40K depends on the portion as well.
Make sure to start your fantastic meal with Ayam Cabai Hijau. The perfectly cooked chicken with a crispy exterior and the juicy interior absolutely goes well with that green chili for extra heat. What I love the most besides its flavor is the rich presentation of it.
Rendang Daging is one of the must try menu here. Nothing can beat the juiciness and tenderness of beef coated in rich rempah (multiple spices) and ground peanut. Whenever you start fork it, the meat will be separated from its body and just melt in your mouth. A bit of spicy flavor from that rempah also interesting and the more you taste it, the more you love it. Paired this with a couple of steam rice on the side for the best experience. Even the elder say, two pieces would never enough.
Sambal Udang Petai is also not to miss. The perfectly cooked prawn was coated in the rich spicy sauce then cooked together with petai for extra aroma. What I love the most from this menu is the juiciness of that prawn that goes well with that red hot sauce. In terms of flavor and texture, it is quite satisfying. But not everyone will love this.
Ayam Cabai Merah is seriously the bomb. The crispiness of that chicken skin locked the tenderness of meat then bathed in the rich spicy sauce will just melt in your mouth. It's fragrant, well-presented and flavorful. Whenever you taste it, there would be a crunch sensation at first followed by the juiciness and spiciness of sauce and meat. Never blame anyone else if you get addicted to this.
Satay Udang is also quite good. The prawn is nicely executed with a thin batter and more spices as well. But, the price seems to be too much.
Still not enough? Restoran Padang Sederhana also offers you the homemade Martabak Mesir that seriously delicious. A thin crisp pancake with a rich mixture of meat, egg and spring onion will just explode in your mouth. I love the crispy skin and juicy filling of it. Also, the wok aroma that remains sealed until the very first bite of it. You will be fall in love with this.
Some kind of side dishes also available include Perkedel, Telur Dadar, Telur Balado and much more. Kindly ask the staff for availability.
For the beverage, Restoran Padang Sederhana offers you the free flow Teh Hangat (Hot Tea) that is handcrafted daily. If you are looking for more options like Orange Juice, Coffee or even Coca-Cola they also sell it at relatively high price.
Dining in Restoran Padang Sederhana has set a new standard of local cuisine in my mind. They not only served a very delicious food but the presentation for each menu also well maintained and the staff seems to be enjoyed their job while welcoming each guest with a smile. Whenever you come here, make sure to taste the Daging Rendang, Ayam Cabai Merah, and Martabak Mesir that absolutely amazing. All is handmade and absolutely fresh. Definitely one of the best local restaurant in Jakarta.
Restoran Padang Sederhana
Jl. Kelapa Gading Boulevard Blok IV No. 3 Jakarta Utara
Nearest area: Kelapa Gading, Sunter, North Jakarta
RSVP : (+6221) 45 02 086
8.30am - 10.00pm (Everyday)
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