87-year-old still serving up good food, enjoying chats

Madam Rosmah Nidar supervises the all-important balance of spices at Che' Rose Nasi Padang in Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, which is run mainly by her son and daughter. Though she is unable to stand for long periods of time, she helps out at the stall every d
Madam Rosmah Nidar supervises the all-important balance of spices at Che' Rose Nasi Padang in Lorong 1, Toa Payoh, which is run mainly by her son and daughter. Though she is unable to stand for long periods of time, she helps out at the stall every day except Friday, when it is closed.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

She may be 87 years old, but her taste buds are sharper than ever, serving as quality control at one of Singapore's pioneer nasi padang stalls.

For the past 51 years, Madam Rosmah Nidar has been dishing up traditional Indonesian food at Che' Rose Nasi Padang.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 01, 2019, with the headline 'Still serving up good food, enjoying chats'. Print Edition | Subscribe