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Padangs on Wheels,
Jalan Pelapik B U8/B,
Section U8,
Shah Alam.

NOWADAYS, you can get all types of food sold on food trucks and the latest to join the fray is nasi padang.

It is hard to miss the bright yellow Padangs on Wheels food truck which offers a selection of mouth-watering dishes.

Nasi padang is basically steamed rice served with various side dishes consisting of meats, fish, vegetables and spicy sambal.

Padangs on Wheels has several food trucks stationed at different locations.

Padangs on Wheels has several food trucks stationed at different locations.

StarMetro visited the much talked about nasi padang food truck in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam to try the items on the menu.

Nasi padang usually features richly flavoured dishes such as beef rendang, curried chicken, fried beef lung and chilli eggplant, among others. Those who enjoy these types of dishes will not be disappointed by Padangs on Wheels.

A signature nasi padang dish, here, is the curried beef tendon. It was the first dish that sold out during my visit.

So if you are adventurous when it comes to food, I would suggest trying out the beef tendon curry.

Padangs on Wheels co-owner Iskandar Fahmi, 42, who set up the business with his wife, said they started selling nasi padang at his food truck, about two months ago, after closing down their restaurant.

“Apart from Bukit Jelutong, we also have Padangs on Wheels food trucks in Section 9, Shah Alam; USJ 4, Subang Jaya, and Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.

The ayam masak lemak is a crowd favourite.

The ayam masak lemak is a crowd favourite.

He added that all the recipes used here were from his mother-in-law who was from Padang, Indonesia.

Nasi padang is also famous for its spicy sambal and I had the chance to try out the ikan keli belado, which is fried catfish in green chilli sambal.

The fish is fried to a crisp, but the sambal was not as spicy as I had anticipated.

Daging dendeng is Padangs on Wheels’ speciality.

Daging dendeng is Padangs on Wheels’ speciality.

I guess offering a less spicy ikan keli belado is easier to appeal to those who cannot stomach hot food.

Another dish worth trying is the daging dendeng. Cut into thin pieces, the meat is pounded a few times and then fried with dried chilli.

As a result, the daging dendeng is crispy and best eaten with steamed white rice.

If you're feeling adventurous, try the siput sedut masak lemak.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try the siput sedut masak lemak.

Other dishes offered by Padangs on Wheels include siput sedut masak lemakbergedil, ayam kaleo, ayam masak lemak and petai belado. The prices for the dishes start from RM3, each.

The Bukit Jelutong food truck opens from 10am to 3pm, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

It is located on Jalan Pelapik B U8/B, Section U8, Shah Alam.

For details, visit Padangs On Wheels Instagram @padangsonwheels.

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