Huge plate, portion for 2 but we shared it between 4 of us and couldn't even finish everything.
The nasi ambeng lived up to expectations, and more! It was the perfect combination of malay dishes - pedas (spicy), manis (sweet), lemak (rich) and masin (salty) - on one plate. Portion was huge too. Definetely bringing the rest of the family over next time.
Coming from SMU, I've walked past this place a gajillion times to get to Sunshine Plaza for some good eats. Little did I know there's this great little food coma inducing spot along the way!
Basically a giant sharing platter of all things great about Malay food, you'll find multiple options and combinations of chillies and a curry to slather all over everything. 🌶 The curry chicken was tender and fragrant and the rendang was leeeeemak! But best of all was the begedil! Crispy and soft, the freshly fried potato balls were the best things on that plate! You might want the change the bean sprout salad to something else though, was a little too raw tasting for us.😳
Try not to head down too late as they were closing the kitchen at around 8pm-ish when we arrived! 🙌
Nasi Ambeng ($29.90 for 2pax)
This is definitely for one of those 'i can eat a cow' days. 😂 The ayam 🐓 lemak chilli padi and the crispy and fragrant begedil were the most awesome of that lot! Trust me, you WILL want to slather all that rice with loads of the curry and you WILL finish that mound of rice! 😋 I dare say this stall's begedil is the best I ever had. Still warm when served this ball of mashed potato is everything done the right way! Honourable mention goes to the beef 🐂 rendang. The beef was flavourful and nicely marinated without falling into the trap of being too dry 🙌🏼.
Do note that you should head over before 8pm as the food sells out pretty early. Bigger combo plate options available for larger groups!
Portion was huge and great. We had one big and one small for 6 person but we couldn't finish it. It's a little bit pricey but for a huge amount of food, I wouldn't mind paying!
The dishes at the side was surprisingly good but good food comes with good price too😂. Good for gatherings. Oh and the sambal was just superb😋
This portion is for 4 pax but then it's huuugeee and when I said it's huge, I meant it... It can feed 8 people perhaps 😂😂😂 Truly a fulfilling meal!
This time I followed the recommendation by @ryllyx Walked by this place for dozens time but didn't knew this place actually served such good Nasi Ambeng. I loved their idea of takeaways. Generous portion of sides served in a plate instead of plastic boxes! Good way to advertise the business. .
For only $7.50, I had 6 sides plus a choice of either Beef Rendang or Curry Chicken. Personally I didn't enjoy the raw bean spouts because they had this "chemical" taste. But other than that, everything was perfect. Especially their Sambal Goreng, it had a hint of "char-ness" which I adored. Curry chicken was good but I prefer my spicier.
Nasi Ambeng is essentially Nasi Padang on a platter - a mountain of rice surrounded by various types of dishes. The one pax portion served at Pu3 comes with choice of chicken or beef, cuttlefish, tempeh, chilli eggplant, bagada land ikan billis. And trust me, that's just about sufficient for two (even though it's meant to be a one pax portion).
You'll find yourself digging into a medley of spices- having mouthfuls after mouthfuls while slurping on your Teh Cino ice to extinguish the fire in your mouth. Definitely among the more value-for-money Javanese food I've had.
Pu3 is located at Somerset Bencoolen, near Sunshine Plaza.
Costs: $7.50. Tastes like: $12.90. Review: What you get is a large plate of various spiced ingredients such as fried potato ball, brinjal, cuttlefish and so on all doused in a delicious Chilli paste that gets your blood and tummy pumping hard in no time. Portion size was generous and check out that bowl of chicken curry (you can opt for beef too) which was the highlight for me. Chicken was tender and the curry was fragrant and plentiful. I couldn't quite believe I only paid $7.50 for the amount of satisfaction and fullness at the end of the meal. Highly recommended for Malay food lovers!
[Pu3 Restaurant] Thanks to the latest Burpple Guides on the Best Halal Cafes and Restaurants, it led me to this wonderful communal nasi padang restaurant.
Serving the traditional Nasi Ambeng, a popular Javanese cuisine, which got its communal roots as friends and family gather around the table to feast on a humongous serving platter. Your eyes are definitely not fooling you at the amount and variety of ingredients that go into this plate. For a 1 pax meal ($7.50), you will get a mountain of rice with several dishes such as curry ayam (chicken), sambal goreng (fried tofu and tempeh), terung (brinjal), paru (beef lungs), begerdil (potato patty), sambal kacang ikan bilis (sambal anchovy and peanuts), seruding (coconut floss), urap (vegetable salad) and sambal belacan. If you order for 2 pax ($29.90) and 4 pax ($50.80), there will be additional udang (sambal prawns) and ikan kering (fried dried fish).
My recommendation is to go on an empty stomach and with people who can handle their chilli. The meal is very hearty and definitely one of the more unique and affordable nasi padang meals that I have eaten.
Address: 51 Bencoolen Street, Unit 01-06, Singapore 189630
What is nasi ambeng? — you ask. In the words of Tastemaker Shurong Lo, 'think of a typical nasi padang dish but upsized many times over with portions to boot and all on one plate'. That's right. The Nasi Ambeng, a popular Javanese cuisine, takes group dining to another level by putting 7-8 dishes and a heaping mountain of rice on a single sharing tray. Meant to feed four to five people, this is one sharing platter to be enjoyed with sambal-loving family and friends.
I gotta admit, Nasi Ambeng was an alien concept to me but through the lure of gorgeous instagram photos, I was brought to this place. When the food arrived, it was a sight to behold, think of a typical Nasi Padang dish but upsized many times over with portions to boot and all on one plate. Imagine if you went to eat cze char but everything arrived on one plate, with the gravies mixed together. Just make sure that you are going with a group of die hard sambal lovers cos some of the dishes are not meant for the faint of heart!
A very big dulang.. too much potion for 4 pax .. a friendly staff and a rilex kinda plc to eat .
This is an experience! Where all of us shared one tray of food together. It is something like "nasi padang" But how about “Nasi Ambeng”, especially one where you can eat as a group together shared in one tray!
Nasi Ambeng is a traditional Javanese cuisine. The special thing about Nasi Ambeng is that it is served with rice and about 7-8 dishes (rendang, serunding, begedil, ayam lemak etc etc) are served in large trays and eaten in groups of about 4-5 people. This is good for friends in a group or families. This place is definitely a MUST try!