Nasi lemak is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is considered as one of the most famous dish for a Malay-style breakfast.
Traditionally, nasi lemak is served with a hot spicy sambal sauce and usually includes various garnishes, including fresh cucumber slices, small fried anchovies (ikan bilis), roasted peanuts and hard-boiled or fries egg. It can also be served with other accompaniments like fried chicken wing, fish cake, otah, fried vegetables, luncheon meat, beef rendang, mutton rendang, sambal squids, sambal prawns or any other food ingredients that you like.
There are a couple of stalls that serves really good nasi lemak which you can consider trying out.
1. Aliff Nasi Lemak @ Serangoon Gardens Market & Food Centre.
The ikan bilis are super crispy and serves with basmati rice.
2. Hon Ni Kitchen @ Blk 216 Bedok North St 1.
This stall serves cheap and good nasi lemak. Rice is fragrant with power chilli sauce. The deep fried chicken wing and luncheon is a must dish to have. Also, you need to try out their chicken otah too.
3. International Muslim Food Stall Nasi Lemak @ Changi Village Hawker Centre.
There is always a long queue sighted at this stall. Their nasi lemak is super champion. The fried chicken wing is a “killer”. This is a must item to have.
4. Punggol Nasi Lemak @ Tanjong Katong
The sambal chilli is damn steam. Rice is super fragrant with the pandan leaf taste. I like the fried ngoh hiang the best. Only comment, be aware of the high price for your plate of nasi lemak.
5. 一流香椰浆饭 @ Lor Ah Soo Market.
Another cheap and good nasi lemak stall. This stall closes usually by 9.30am so you need to be there early to join the queue if you want to try it out.