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Genuine $2.50 nasi padang with home made rempah

That is my second time coming to Chinatown for Malay meals and truthfully, why not? My earlier go to has been stellar, and “Muslim-ownedand “Chinatown” aren’t phrases that you just normally use in the identical sentence with out the extra “non”. My hunt led me to Mum Daughter Kitchen positioned at Chinatown Advanced, which serves nasi padang.

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Exterior Shot

Mum Daughter Kitchen initially began as a home-based enterprise promoting and delivering nasi padang in mid-2020. Its proprietor, Jahan, is married to a Chinese language man, Clarence, who has 20 years of expertise within the meals and beverage business. Jahan cooks a lot of the dishes that are impressed by her mom’s recipes (thus explaining the stall identify).

What I attempted at Mum Daughter Kitchen

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Nasi Padang

I can see how individuals could view the lauk (dish) providing as missing. From expertise, I’ve positively seen different nasi padang stalls providing almost thrice what was accessible at Mum Daughter Kitchen, however figuring out that they had been freshly made each morning made it acceptable.

In addition to, what’s the purpose of getting thirty dishes after I know I’ll select the identical three to 4 dishes each time?

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Nasi Padang Dishes

With robust suggestions on-line, I simply needed to attempt the Sotong Masak Hitam (squid cooked in ink) at S$3.50 in addition to the Ayam Masak Lemak Chilli Padi (hen cooked in coconut milk and chilli) at S$2.50.

I’m additionally very conversant in them and virtually alternate between these two dishes weekly whereas I used to be rising up (and nonetheless do!).

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Pouring gravy

One other factor to notice is that gravy from a few of the dishes is freed from cost! Curry and Lemak anybody? I additionally had a portion of Kangkong Belacan (S$1) and a bit of Begedil (S$1). There have been additionally different dishes like Fish Curry (S$2.50/S$3.50) and Turmeric Greens (S$1); in all probability much more, had I come earlier! 

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Sotong Masak Hitam

First into my mouth was the Sotong Masak Hitam, and my oh my, was it unexpectedly tender. Two chews had been all it took for me to get one other spoonful. I used to be blown away by how related it tasted to my aunt’s cooking however its tenderness gave it an edge.

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Sotong Masak Hitam

The ink added a sure umami style that had hints of fish in it. It additionally had refined spices behind every bit. Portion-wise, it was respectable with the standard you’re getting. Total, the web evaluations obtained this one proper— it’s a particular must-try!

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Begedil

Subsequent up on my spoon was the Begedil. It was tender and the insides had been seasoned properly. The potatoes had been additionally actually easy and gave them a singular texture amongst the opposite dishes on my plate.

Having stated that, I’ve had begedil with a extra crusty and flavourful exterior and this positively wasn’t it. Nonetheless scrumptious although.

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Kangkong Belacan

My fork was known as to motion when it got here to the Kangkong Belacan. It was cooked properly it was tender however not limp and even had a good chew on it. Initially, you would solely style the greens however there was a pleasant little bit of spice on the finish of it. Expertly executed by Mum Daughter Kitchen.

All in all, an excellent choice to have and I’d get two parts subsequent time.

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Ayam Masak Lemak Chilli Padi

Final and definitely not least was the Ayam Masak Lemak Chilli Padi. I’ve a pet peeve in terms of this dish: by some means all my makciks (aunties) discover the necessity to make this the spiciest factor any dwelling being has tasted. Severely!

However fortunately, it’s not the case right here. It was creamy with a refined spice that slowly constructed up.

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Ayam Masak Lemak Chilli Padi

I loved the outside of the hen greater than the precise hen flesh. The pores and skin of the hen had absorbed the creaminess of the gravy and it turned a tasty gelatinous goodness, which was a complete 180-degree flip from the Begedil.

The hen flesh was expectedly dry and was arduous to pry away with the plastic utensils offered by Mum Daughter Kitchen.

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Ayam Masak Lemak Chilli Padi

Nonetheless, the star of Ayam Masak Lemak Chilli Padi was no doubt the gravy, which is freed from cost. It made the pairing of rice with something additional pleasant.

The entire meal didn’t final very lengthy.

Closing ideas

Mum Daughter Kitchen - Finished Meal

There’s nothing else to say however to return and eat right here. Up to now, I didn’t dare order gadgets that my aunt usually cooks due to the concern that they’ll by no means style nearly as good, however Mum Daughter Kitchen has shattered that notion by being higher.

It’s as genuine and earnest as they arrive.

Additionally, the value level is on the inexpensive facet and I can already think about crafting my finances nasi padang order from as little as S$2.50 (gravy is free guys).

Price range apart, the must-tries are positively the Ayam Masak Lemak Chilli Padi and Sotong Masak Hitam. Undoubtedly price each cent!

You additionally received’t get the terrible expertise at of individuals overpaying in nasi padang or related financial rice stalls. When doubtful, it’s so simple as asking for the value earlier than ordering. Jahan was very happy to interrupt down the price of my meal. 

What’s subsequent? Father Son Pizzas?

Anticipated harm: S$2.50 – S$8.50 per pax

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Value: $

Our Score: 5 / 5

Mum Daughter Kitchen

335 Smith Avenue, Chinatown Advanced, #02-158, Singapore 050335


Our Score 5/5

Mum Daughter Kitchen

335 Smith Avenue, Chinatown Advanced, #02-158, Singapore 050335

Phone: +65 8157 6616

Working Hours: 10.30am – 2.30pm (Mon to Fri), 8.30am – 2.30pm (Sat), Closed on Mon



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