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One of my favorite animal parts to consume is beef tendon. I always remember the first time I had it, it was at some obscure beef noodle stall back in Penang with my late dad. I was hooked with the soft texture and the subtle taste from the first bite.

Kampung Baru Masakan Padang Asli
Kampung Baru Masakan Padang Asli

From then on, I always try to order extra beef tendon whenever I had Vietnamese pho or beef noodle, but it didn’t occur to me that there are actually Malay dishes that also serves up this most awesome delicacy. Enter Masakan Padang Asli at Kampung Baru.

Masakan Padang Asli (as stated on the banner, probably not actual name) is one of those old school traditional house-converted-to-restaurant establishment in Kampung Baru that has existed from eons. It is located at the intersection between Jalan Raja Muda Musa & Lorong Raja Muda Musa 6. Parking isn’t the easiest to find, but it’s well worth the trouble for what this place has to offer.

good variety of dishes to choose from
good variety of dishes to choose from

The variety of dishes here is pretty big, and since it is Padang, or Minangkabau cuisine, the choices is a little bit different from the usual Malay stalls or mamak nasi kandar places. You’ll also notice that a heavier dosage of kunyit is used in many dishes (aka Negeri Sembilan cuisine.)

these were what we ordered, everyone had tunjang (beef tendon)
these were what we ordered, everyone had tunjang (beef tendon)

The must order here is tunjang (beef tendon) and the paru (beef lung). The tendon is super soft and melt in your mouth, while the lung crispy and fluffy without being tough.

Other dishes like the expertly prepped fried fish, curry chicken, and bergedil are worth checking out as well. Prices can come to around RM 10ish per person, but do check it out if you love Padang food. It’s pretty awesome.

map to masakan padang asli, Kampung Baru`

Masakan Padang Asli
Jalan Raja Muda Musa & Lorong Raja Muda Musa 6
Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.164654, 101.708920

Discuss : KY eats – Masakan Padang Asli, Kampung Baru KL

  1. Everything looks so good! My kind of cuisine. I love nasi Padang, Indonesian.

  2. animal parts are the best kan? beef tendon, chicken liver, duck tongue, pork brains … drooooolsss 😀

  3. KY, Padang cuisine seem so different and new to me. Food look so good. Is it spicy or mild?

  4. Tux & Tiara

    Visited a few masakan padang restaurants, but the taste i would say quite different from the original one. Hopefully this one is for real

  5. Beef tendon? Ngam me wor!

  6. I just want to say… : 😛 Got to give it a try……

  7. Hi KY, do you know what time this place is open?

  8. Been craving for real Nasi Padang. Grow up eating real Nasi Padang has made me dissapointed lot of times with so claimed best Padang Food in other places. I hope this one won’t dissapoint me.

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