NATRABU Minang Restaurant

There are many good Minang (also known as Padang) restaurants in Jakarta, and the thought of them is already mouthwatering. However, few are considered classic and top class Minang place. Let’s visit Natrabu Minang Restaurant.

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There are many good Minang (also known as Padang) restaurants in Jakarta, and the thought of them is already mouthwatering. However, few are considered classic and top class Minang place. Let’s visit Natrabu Minang Restaurant.

MOST OF Indonesian people are huge Minang food fan. Well, one of the factor is because you can find it in every nook and cranny of cities in Indonesia. The bright colored gulai, the sweet and savory taste of ayam pop, the spicyness of rendang or paru, and of course the mysteriously generous amount of rice when you order it as take away; many just can’t resist if the urge of those good kicks. But, what makes Natrabu Restaurant special?

Natrabu Restaurant has been serving their customer since 1967. With close to half a century of experience, not only they retain their loyal customer, they are also still gaining new customer. This is a sign that the food is the real deal and yet suit the palate of generations.

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Located on Jalan Agus Salim, also known as Jalan Sabang in Central Jakarta, Natrabu Restaurant is one of several food business in that street which still operating and refused to be beaten by time. Even though there are other newer Minang restaurant around, and also many new hangout places spreading in Jakarta over years, Natrabu Restaurant is standing strong with their will to satisfy every customer.

The first time stepping inside this well-mantained old building, your eyes will be fixed to the end of the hall. Natrabu put a full-on traditional wedding decoration there, complete with the bride and groom mannequins wearing traditional Minang wedding attire. Pretty unique eating experience with those bright gold uniform and decoration as a point of interest while you enjoyed a plate of Nasi Gulai Kepala Kakap.

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One of the key to Natrabu superiority is how they consistently use authentic ingredients sourced directly from West Sumatra, so you can always having the real taste of Minang food. Their recommended dishes are rendang and gulai kepala kakap, and yes both are pretty sinful. The rendang beef has a glossy dark red color with caramelized spices covering the beef. It taste like how it is written as the No. 1 dish in the world according to CNN viewers research in 2011; the flavorful bovine goodness.

Meanwhile the gulai kepala kakap is the cream of the crop. You should get your hand dirty by dunking your fingers into the curry and rigorously picking the sweet flesh from the head of snapper fish then slurp it with a spoonful of rich taste curry. You will then know why many customer can’t get enough of Natrabu’s culinary.

If you are a real foodie,  you should visit this jewel of Sabang street.

NATRABU MINANG RESTAURANT
Jalan H.Agus Salim No. 29 A, Jakarta
T: +62 21 3101515
www.natrabu.co.id


Written by Yosua Yanuard Photographs by Yosua Yanuard October 10, 2016.

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