We've been in Padang, a surprisingly mellow coastal city on the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, for the last few days. And I must say, we are eating extremely well! Nasi Padang in Padang has exceeded our expectations.
The market here is fantastic, possibly the largest- and certainly the noisiest (in a joyful hustling, bustling sort of way) - I've ever seen. Three mornings in a row we've been wandering the aisles and we're still stumbling across ingredients and prepared foods we've never seen before. And Sumatrans, or Padang-ites at least, may well be the friendliest, most welcoming folks in Asia. All in all, it's shaping up to be a fine food journey.
You'll see new posts here once we're back in Kuala Lumpur on June 19. If you're here because of the KLue article, I guess we picked a bad time for a haitus. Archives should keep you plenty busy though, and I expect we'll finish this trip with enough material for at least a week of info- and eye candy-filled posts.
Until then ...