Another Yummy King finalist, this nasi lemak stall is a stone’s throw from A’s office, but they’re so popular that by lunchtime they’re more or less sold out (they’re open from 6 am to 2 pm), so poor A hardly gets a chance to have it. Today, since I was on leave, we came here for a very hearty and filling breakfast.
It’s really good value – for $2 you get rice, sambal, cucumber, and a choice of 3 dishes. In addition to the chicken drumstick, egg and luncheon meat that we chose, there’s a whole array of other choices, from chicken wings to fish cake. But it’s not just the price and variety that draws the customers – this is really good nasi lemak. The sambal is sufficiently spicy, and a taste test of the rice alone passed with flying colours. The rice was very fragrant – lots of coconut flavour, as well as a fuller bodied flavour that reminded me of chicken rice.
In my opinion, this is way better than the Adam Road nasi lemak (the first stall, anyway), which is totally not worth the 15 – 20 minute queue.
All the nasi lemak stalls around the area are good value (which explains why most are sold out and closed by 1+). The best one is over at the Neil Road side with 4 sides at $2 only. Given that I just mix it all up in sambal, that would be my recommendation.
Makan-Sutera Nasi Lemak
6 Tanjong Pagar Road
#02-40 Tanjong Pagar Market
Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 2 pm. Closed Sunday.