Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Punggol Nasi Padang (Suntec City)

I chanced upon this tiny eatery at the back of one of the basement alley in Suntec City Mall on a recent food hunt. This hole-in-the-wall eatery is actually a franchise of the famous Punggol Nasi Padang. It's so nice to be able to sample the foods without having to go all the way to Punggol. 

Punggol Nasi Padang serves a wide variety of meat meals from roti prata and roti bomb, new dishes such as mee siam and mee soto and rice dishes such as chicken rice, nasi lemak and of course their signature nasi padang. 

This is a typical plate of nasi padang (nasi means "rice" Malay and Indonesian). I have here potato leaves, sambal sotong and rendang mutton. The mutton is slightly overcooked so it is a little hard, but the rendang sauce is so good I scooped up every single drop. 

If you don't feel like having nasi padang, you should try Ayam Panggang which consists of a plate of rice drizzled with curry and a huge drumstick that is thoroughly marinated and grilled till slightly charred. The meat is super tender and moist, the sweet marination has taken away the gamey taste of chicken. 

The food quality varies at different outlets so be sure to visit the right outlet! I can safely say that the quality at the Suntec City outlet is definitely one of the better ones. The only drawback is the slightly hard rice and slightly high prices. 

All Punggol Nasi Padang outlets are halal-certified, so Muslims can eat with a peace of mind.

Punggol Nasi Padang (Suntec City Mall) 
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #B1-100 
Telephone: 63363221
Telephone: Daily: 9am - 9.30pm

Punggol Nasi Padang (Punggol) 
Address: 168 Punggol Field, Punggol Plaza #01-01 
Telephone: 64890825
Opening Hours: Daily 9am - 10pm

Punggol Nasi Padang (Far East Plaza) 
Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #01-07
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 10.30pm

Punggol Nasi Padang (Bugis Junction)
Address: 200 Victoria Street, Bugis Junction #B1-K23
Telephone: 63389552
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 9.30pm

Punggol Nasi Padang (Bukit Panjang Plaza)
Address: 1 Jelebu Road, Bukit Panjang Plaza #01-60/61
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 9.30pm

Punggol Nasi Padang (J Cube)
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, J Cube #B1-11
Telephone: 66844511
Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 10pm

Punggol Nasi Padang (ION Orchard)
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B4-58/59
Telephone: 68845191
Opening Hours: Daily 9am - 9.30pm


  1. Dined: Saturday 10.50am 3rd Dec 2016
    location: punggol nasi Padang

    I ordered cheese mushroom prata, cheese inside not melted n still in squarish form n hard some more. I went to counter to complain the lady claimed the cheese in prata is meant to be hard n not melted type. 😳

    Honestly I hv eaten prata all my life. My favourite is always cheese mushroom prata. My first time to this punggol nasi Padang outlet n ordered the said prata but turned out disastrous n disappointment.

    I even took pictures of the cheese component that I couldn't consumed. It's cost sgd3.80. Not cheap but not right to offer such quality. If it's true that your quality is like that, then and with such bad service attitude over the counter without replacement or acknowledgment, please don't sell, it's embarrassing to offer such quality. It's also caused me indigestion.

    Please advise me is your so called cheese mushroom prata is meant to be that way. Thanks!


    1. I am really sorry for your bad experience at the Century Square basement outlet. I will try out that outlet soon and let you know my experience with their cheese mushroom prata. It would be even better if you could join me.

  2. Missed out the location of the punggol nasi Padang. It's century square basement!

  3. It's a loss to the business if customer feedback is not taken seriously. It's take many satisfied customers to uphold a business for long term. However, it takes one bad experience to dampen lasting consumer confidence

    1. Yes, I totally agree!