Nasi Padang (in Indonesian language, literally it means rice from Padang, a city in Sumatra) is a feast where the diners are served with as many as 40 dishes in small portions with rice as the main staple. The side dishes include sate (barbecued meat), fried fish or curry fish, fried chicken, vegetables, pickles, prawns and many other types of meat like beef & mutton.
It's known as rijsttafel in the Netherlands but Nasi Padang in Indonesia (where it's originally from). This is a feast fit for the king and one diner (even if you are merely dining alone at the restaurant). Nasi is Indonesia's word for rice while Padang is a region in Sumatra, Indonesia. That does not mean the rice is from Padang though. It is simply the way of dining originated from Padang. Lots of individual side dishes consisting of chicken, fish, beef & seafood are brought … more