[Halal] The new Padangs on Wheels PJ (POW) has rolled into town!
Well, specifically – it has opened a new branch in Damansara Utama.
We were really excited about this due to the lack of good Nasi Padang spots in this part of PJ (our favourites are located in Kampung Baru and Chow Kit).
Padangs on Wheels PJ
We’ve been meaning to check out Padang on Wheels’ first branch in Shah Alam but the location was a bit out of reach for us.
So we we quite elated when they opened this new spot closer to home.
First impressions – the space here is super chic that reminded us of a really nice café. This restaurant definitely makes for a very comfortable space to dig into your rice, and to also enjoy a cup of Kopi and cakes.
Padangs on Wheels PJ offers over 60 dishes
Like a true-blue Padang restaurant, POW offers an array of dishes with more than 60 on the menu.
Some of the dishes we spotted during our visit include Ayam Lemak Hijau, Daging Dendeng, Ayam Goreng Bumbu, Gulai Tunjang, Gulai Nangka, Paru Goreng.
Besides poultry and beef, POW also serves a variety of seafood including Gulai Siput Sedut, Ikan Masin Petai, Sotong Berlado, and Gulai Udang.
POW also serves Soto and Lontong here.
Jeng jeng jeng – Dendeng!
Our absolute favourite dish for Nasi Padang are the Daging Dendeng – beef that’s thinly sliced and usually served with sambal.
We ordered two types of beef here – the Daging Berlado (RM9.80) and Daging Dendeng (RM12.90). Both were served with a generous topping of sambal merah.
Both dishes were delicious. The former comprises tender and juicy slices of beef, with lovely flavours from the sambal.
However, we do prefer the Daging Dendeng for to its airy, crispy bits with enough bite from the beef.
Ayam Lemak Hijau
We also ordered two types of gulai – the Ayam Lemak Hijau (RM6.80) and Ayam Kalio (RM6.80).
The Gulai Ayam is super flavourful with gravy that is super rich in spices and full of coconut milk creaminess. The gravy was not spicy which is perfect for those who can’t take heat.
The chicken was also cooked to tender perfection.
For a little more heat, the Ayam Kalio would be a great choice as it tasted similar to POW’s gulai ayam but with more chilli heat.
For the uninitiated, Kalio is a type of rendang but cooked for a shorter time – so much of the coconut milk is retained.
Both dishes were great to douse our rice with. However, we wished they were served warm.
The very friendly and efficient staff did offer to reheat it when we provided our feedback – so that was very much appreciated.
Delicious sambal ijo and merah
POW serves their Sambal Ijo and Sambal Merah at RM3 a serving – which was more than enough for us.
Both sambals were flavourful and tasty – but we always have a preference for the green variety for a more nuanced tangy sweetness.
Begedil, Terung Berlado, Kobis Tumis
To complete our meal, we also ordered Begedil (RM3.30), Terung Berlado (RM5.50), and Kobis Tumis (RM4.50).
Not much to say here besides that they were competently cooked and served as decent supplements to the Gulai and dendeng dishes.
All in, we were pleased with our meal here, with a special acknowledgement to the excellent and attentive service, who anticipated our needs in advance.
This is a spot that we will not hesitate to bring family and friends for a satisfying Nasi Padang meal in PJ.
Besides Nasi Padang, POW also serves Western-style cakes and kueh-mueh – which makes for good afternoon treats.
Check out the video below!
Padangs on Wheels Damansara Utama
Address: 92g, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 7.30am-7pm Daily (Closed on Mondays)
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