The Rumah Makan Minang Story

Our Story

Welcome to Rumah Makan Minang, where you’ll discover the delightful flavors of Indonesian cuisine in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Indulge in our mouthwatering dishes, such as Nasi Padang and Beef Rendang, where every bite is a harmonious blend of well-seasoned ingredients.

We take great pride in using high-quality components to ensure that each dish is a true delight, just like a warm embrace from a dear friend. Despite our long-standing legacy and multiple branches, we maintain the essence of a cherished family diner, continuously improving our recipes to bring you an experience that radiates excellence and authenticity. Join us for a memorable dining journey, where tradition, quality, and genuine hospitality come together.

In addition to our restaurant dining, we happily offer halal catering services for both private and corporate events. Whether you’re planning an extravagant celebration or an intimate gathering, our catering options, including buffet catering, small buffet catering, and bento catering, are carefully crafted with the same attention to detail that defines our restaurant experience.

Rest assured, our catering services strictly adhere to halal standards, allowing you to savor our delectable cuisine with complete confidence. At Rumah Makan Minang, we genuinely look forward to serving you with our heartwarming dishes and welcoming smiles, ensuring your special occasions are filled with joy and unforgettable flavors.

Mission & Values


Appreciate the Past – knowing our roots. Understanding techniques and cultivating the culture

Maintain the Present – Sustaining the traditions, practices and customs that paved our success

Change the Future – Growing with trends while preserving values and heritage


Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Resilience, Care

Our Milestones

  • 1940s

    The late family matriarch Hajjah Rosemah Binte Mailu migrated to Singapore along with her son Yusman from Padang, Indonesia in the late 1940s.

    In 1950, she married a local Singaporean named Haji Bagindo Martian. They settled in a home along Bussorah Street and together, they were blessed with four children, Lizar, Maryulis, Tarmizi and Zulbaidah.

  • 1950s

    In the late 1950s, Hajjah Rosemah started a small roadside stall along Kandahar Street. The Kampong Glam area was a melting pot of races and cultures, having been set aside as an area for Muslim immigrants to settle in the 19th century.

    All five of her children were roped in to help run the stall after their schooling hours, so for the Martian offspring, their childhood revolved mainly around the family food business.

  • 1974

    The Hawkers Department’s Special Squad was formed in 1974 to deal with the proliferation of itinerant hawkers in Singapore. Due to this ruling, Hajjah Rosemah rented a corner stall shophouse at Kandahar Street.

    Considering its proximity to a tombstone maker, the restaurant became known as Nasi Padang Batu Nisan, batu nisan being the Malay words for tombstone.

  • 1980s

    In the early 1980s, Hajjah Rosemah’s youngest daughter, Zulbaidah, along with her husband Zin Haron started another restaurant at No. 15 Bussorah Street.

    The establishment was called Rumah Makan Minang Sabar Menanti Siang dan Malam, roughly translated to Minang Eating House Wait Patiently Day and Night. This was the forerunner to the current restaurant.

  • Business prospered, and they were able to extend to another stall unit adjacent. Through word of mouth, Rumah Makan Minang became known as the place for bona fide Indonesian food, namely Minangkabau cuisine.

    The establishment was humbled by the visits of local and regional dignitaries.

  • We open another outlet at Tampines Hub!

  • Our central kitchen is set up to maintain the consistency of the food.

  • Venture partnership with Kisok Collective to open Padang Grill.

  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1974
  • 1980s
  • 1995
  • 2017
  • 2021
  • 2022

Meet The Team

Introducing our incredible team at Rumah Makan Minang! Behind the scenes, our passionate individuals work tirelessly to create exceptional dining experiences. From our skilled chefs who bring the authentic flavors of Minangkabau cuisine to life, to our friendly servers who ensure your visit is filled with warmth and hospitality, each team member plays a vital role. We take great pride in delivering delicious food and genuine service, making you feel like part of our extended family. Get ready to savor the true taste of Indonesian cuisine, served with genuine smiles and heartfelt service from our amazing team. We can’t wait to welcome you and share our passion for food and hospitality.

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