Saturday, 21 January 2012

Rumah Makan & Restoran Pak Datuk @ Padang Panjang, West Sumatra

This visit to this restaurant was done during one of my tours around the West Sumatran Province in Sumatra, Indonesia. This is a famous restaurant serving Nasi Padang which is a genre of Minangkabau Food. I have previously tried this food at a branch of this restaurant which lies in the town of Dumai, Riau. With that said, I was very confident that the food here is pretty good.

Minangkabau Style Architecture
Sign At The Entrance

Front Courtyard of the Restaurant
To my surprise, this restaurant was crowded with not locals but tourists and mostly from Malaysia. Now, coming back to this restaurant, as with all other Padang Style restaurants, once you sit at your place, they would serve all food that is available in the restaurant in small portions. And then, it is your choice. If you like that dish, you can then take it and then it would be charged. If it is left intact then you would not be charged for it. Without an exception, it was the same practice here too.

Dishes Being Served
As I love Indonesian food above all else, I enjoyed the dishes here. They were not too spicy, still within my tolerable palate and they were delicious. I have always had a galore time in Indonesia when it comes to food as their prices are so cheap. Both my dad and I enjoyed the meals here.

Crowd Waiting Outside The Restaurant
While we were having our lunch, there was still a huge crowd waiting outside the restaurant for tables as they were fully occupied. I definitely recommend this restaurant both in this locations as well as their other branch in Dumai. Few years back, they had a branch in Melaka but then it was closed down.

Address: Jalan Padang - Bukittinggi,
              Padang Panjang, West Sumatra,

Opening Hours: 1000 - 2100


  1. i really appreciate your articel because this is my grandpa's rumah makan :)

    1. Dear Nurfa Lestari, appreciate you penning a few lines in my food blog. Indeed I thoroughly enjoyed the food when I was there and I am very glad to know that this is your grandpa's restaurant. Definitely would drop by again during my next trip there. :)

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