Normal white rice is great, but coconut rice reigns superior. Whether it’s the fragrant coconut rice, crispy chicken wing, ikan bilis, smoky otak or fiery sambal, Singaporeans can never say no to a sinful plate of nasi lemak!
This August, we’ve got 9 must-try Nasi Lemak places in Singapore to fulfil your cravings for this national culinary gem. From traditional ones to those with a modern twist, it’s time to start nasi lemak hopping!
Yes we know, $16 for Nasi Lemak seems a bit crazy but hear us out! What sets The Coconut Club apart is that they only use a specific type of coconut from Malaysia. The coconut milk is squeezed in-house, which gives their rice a creamier and richer texture! Not to mention that it also comes with a generously-sized chicken leg, that’s fried to absolute perfection.
Ayam Goreng Berempah Leg Set: $16.80
Bored of your usual nasi lemak? Here’s an interesting British twist! The Signature Nasi Lemak Tower by Colonial Club takes this local dish to another level, with it’s blue pea flower coconut rice stacked with short rib rendang, fried egg and a thick slice of their homemade otak. Don’t forget to pair this delicious combo with their irresistible sambal and crunchy achar!
Signature Nasi Lemak Tower: $16.90
Just when you thought this dish couldn’t get any more indulgent, here’s Sinpopo’s Signature Nasi Lemak Set for 2! It’s a feast for the eyes and belly, with 6 delectable dishes as well as free-flow coconut rice and sambal for you to eat your fill. P.S. Their sambal is known to be highly addictive, so beware!
Sinpopo’s Signature Nasi Lemak Set for 2: $28
No need for introduction, Ponggol Nasi Lemak has been a household name since 1979. Known for their sinful chicken drumsticks and piquant sambal, that contains just the right amount of spiciness, we totally get why this stall is such a hit with Singaporeans!
Chicken Wing Set: $4.50
It’s been an ongoing debate over which nasi lemak stall in Changi Village Hawker Centre is the best, but we’ve got to go with International Muslim Food Stall. Every single component is done to perfection - from the aromatic coconut rice, fried chicken wing down to the robust sambal. For a satisfying nasi lemak fix at reasonable prices, this is the place to go.
Nasi Lemak Chicken Wing Set: $4.50
For all you night owls on the prowl for good food at ungodly hours - we’ve got your back. What makes this supper haunt so different is that they offer a wide array of ingredients, besides all the usual toppings. Luncheon meat, chicken cutlet, teriyaki saba fish, hash browns… the options are endless!
Chicken Wing Set: $3.70
Got a late night nasi lemak craving you can’t shake? Say hello to Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak, a supper gem in the west that opens till 3:30am daily! Serving up authentic nasi lemak with over 50 ingredients to choose from, it’s no surprise that this stall is such a massively popular spot.
Chicken Set: $4
Also known as Crave, this nasi lemak powerhouse is loved by many including the Sultan of Brunei, who requests for it every time he visits Singapore! One of the reasons why people love this stall so much is because they use Basmati rice, which makes their rice much fluffier and lighter.
Nasi Lemak With Chicken Wing: $5.90
Hailed as the best nasi lemak in Yishun, Pak Mandor serves up simple but hearty plates of this local favourite at only $3! The stars of the dish are definitely their alluring green coconut rice, thick omelette and sweet-spicy sambal. Be sure to head down during non peak hours to avoid the long snaking queues!
Nasi Lemak Combo: $3