Category Archives: Nasi Lemak

Penang Place

Penang Place 
Penang Place
6 International Business Park #01-05
Atrium Building (off Boon Lay Way)
Singapore 609918
Tel: 6899 9446
Website: http://www.penangplace.com/index.htm
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 2.00pm (lunch) and 6.30pm to 9.00pm (dinner); Closed on Sundays
 

Went to this place for lunch one fine working day and first impression simply didn’t gel with the quality of food here.

First impression was hmm… ordinary. Got the feeling that it’s a Peranakan Jack’s Place. Went round the buffet table and ok, not too bad a spread for a weekday lunch.

Being at a Penang makan place, of course I had to try the char kway teow, the Penang laksa and the chendol.  These are after all the “die die must try” dishes when you are at Penang.

And oh boy, I must say that the char kway teow here is the most authentic Penang char kway teow that I’ve eaten in Singapore. It’s truly like having the same dish at Penang. Not oily, not spicy and don’t have too much of the black sauce that you find in normal char kway teow in Singapore. One helping is never enough of this good stuff.

The Penang laksa here is good but not as tasty as the ones that they serve at Chilli Padi.  It doesn’t have the oomph that I was looking for – a bit bland and not enough of the prawn paste (heh koh).

Chendol chendol chendol – I always love the chendol that they serve in Malaysia because of the pandan jellies.  The ones that they serve in Singapore are the dark green ones and has the plastic-like look that I never liked.  The ones that they serve at Penang Place here are the same ones that they serve in Malaysia – light green and has that tinge of pandan taste.  You basically have to make your own chendol (like all buffets).  The red beans that they served here are the big ones (small kidney like), but since I am not a red beans person, I typically skipped that stuff.  I had literally 2 full bowls of the chendol – just like the ones that they serve in Penang.

Don’t try the otah at this place – it simply does not taste nice.  They attempt to make it like the Thai otah by steaming their otahs but the coconut simply overwhelms the otah.

I managed to squeeze 1 seasame chicken – I couldn’t taste much of the seasame but the chicken drumstick is crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside.

Since I am a small eater and I think I did very well by eating quite a fair bit, I wasn’t able to stuff any more of their food in.  But am happy coz I had a taste of Penang here at home. Now I don’t have to fly to Penang any more to fulfill my char kway teow/chendol cravings. Overall, great but there are hits and misses.  Just simply enjoy those that you love.  🙂

If you are not a buffet fan, they also have ala-carte dishes available, so you can always order from the menu.

Prices are reasonable –  S$19.80++ for weekday lunch and S$21.80++ for weekday dinner.  Add another S$2 if you are dining on Saturdays, Public Holidays eve nights and on Public Holidays.

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Otah and Nasi Lemak from Lee Wee & Brothers

Squid Otah Assam Fish Ikan Bilis
Lee Wee & Brothers Foodstuff Pte Ltd
Outlet 1:
Basement 1 Tangs Plaza
Tel: 6235 9122
Outlet 2:
#B1-K16 Tampines Mall
Tel: 6789 9122
Outlet 3:
Blk 209 Hougang St 21 #01-02
Hougang St 21 Market and Food Centre
Tel: 6280 9122
Outlet 4:
Blk 51 Old Airport Road #01-79
Tel: 6348 9122
Outlet 5:
Blk 254 Jurong East St 24 #01-33
Tel: 6565 9122
Outlet 6:
Blk 20 Ghim Moh Road #01-38
Tel: 6464 9122
Outlet 7:
Blk 90 Whampoa Drive #01-639
Tel: 6254 9122
Website: http://www.leeweebrothers.com/

I personally tried the otah from the stall’s outlet at Kovan FC (can’t remember the date).  What I loved about its otah is that if you ordered the prawns otah, you actually get a few small pieces of prawns; and if you ordered the squid otah, you actually get a few small slices of squid inside your otah.  You get the idea. 

And you would think like you have to pay more than S$1 to get a stick of otah like this.  Well, you can get it at S$0.60!!  Excellent value for money!

They also have nasi lemak, assam fish, ikan bilis, chilli sauce, etc. for sale at their stall. If you want, you can ask them to cater for you or even cater the food for your BBQ.  Check their website for pricing details and order form.

Express Food Delivery

Express Food Delivery 
511 Guillemard Road #02-27
Grandlink Square
Singapore 399849
Tel: 6747 4368 Fax: 6747 4113
Opening Hours: 11am to 2am everyday except on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month

Website: http://www.expressfood.com.sg/

I know they have been around for a very long time.  This company specializes in food & fruits from Geylang.  Yes, they do deliver durian! and even rambutan, lychee & longans! Wow! They even have bubble tea for those who have the craving for it. 

And fear not! They have food from Chinese to Malay to Indian to vegetarian.  If you’re tired of ordering tingkat dinner, you might want to try their set dinner too.

If the order is less than S$15, an additional charge of S$2 will be imposed.

Golden Shoe Nasi Lemak

Golden Shoe Nasi Lemak
Golden Shoe Nasi Lemak
#02-14 Golden Shoe Carpark
Opening Hours: 9am to 8pm

Golden Shoe Nasi Lemak has been featured in ‘Yummy King’ as well as ‘Makansutra’ and ‘FBI’ for its ‘Nasi Lemak’.

The ‘Nasi Lemak’ sells for $2 for a ‘Chicken Wing’ plus any 2 items or pay 30 cents more to change your ‘Chicken Wing’ to a ‘Chicken Drumstick’.

Post-Makan Note:

Finally, I managed to eat the nasi lemak here after a very long hiatus but this was after I’ve taken the Ponggol Nasi Lemak.

The rice here is tinged a little green and not as fragrant as the Ponggol Nasi Lemak.  Also, Ponggol Nasi Lemak gives you a bigger portion of rice. Chicken wing has less batter compared to the Ponggol Nasi Lemak.  Price-wise however is this stall’s winning point.  No way you can get a chicken wing + 2 other items for S$2 from the Ponggol Nasi Lemak stall. 

Ponggol Nasi Lemak

Ponggol Nasi Lemak Nasi Lemak
Ponggol Nasi Lemak
965 Upper Serangoon Road
Tel: 6281 0020
Opening Hours: 6pm to 5am; off on Thursday
238 Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: 6348 3303 / 6287 0020

The die-die must try at this nasi lemak stall is their chicken wing.  For a packet of rice with chicken wing, egg, ikan bilis and otah, it’ll cost you S$3.90.

I had the honors of tasting the food here on 6 Oct 2007 and what we had were:- 1 fried chicken drumstick, 1 fried chicken wing, 1 piece of otah (this is the big version, not the teensy weensy kind you get at the usual stall), a tablespoon of ikan bilis with peanuts, 3 pieces of kuning (a kind of small fish which is very popular with nasi lemak), 1 fried egg (sunny side up) and 1 piece of luncheon meat with 2 plates of rice (normal portion) and these cost us S$8.70!  But my friend and I gave the thumbs up for their fried chicken.  The rice is also very fragrant with a coconut-y taste.  Overall, great! Except for the price. 😛

Only gripe here is that it is pretty pricey for nasi lemak but hey, where else can you get delicious nasi lemak at ungodly hours? 😀  And oh, the queue never ends at this stall.

Nasi Lemak @ Amoy

Amoy Nasi Lemak Nasi Lemak
Nasi Lemak 
#02-81 Amoy Street Food Centre

It’s on the 2nd floor of Amoy Street Food Centre.  It’s the staircase that’s next to the POSB ATM.  Another clue would be that this nasi lemak is just next to the “famous” lor mee @ Amoy (I felt that the standard of this lor mee has deterioriated so much that I will never patronise it again!).

If you ever want to eat the nasi lemak at this stall, please go early like 11.30am (if your boss lets you go) or 12.30 latest.  After that, you can simply see the uncle or auntie tell you, “Sorry, no more rice!”

The nasi lemak is really ordinary at this stall.  What stands out most is their fried chicken wing which is crispy and tasty and if you’re lucky, hot from the wok!

Oh, they are one of those stalls where you can either take the set nasi lemak or make your own choices. 

Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak

Selera Rasa 
Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
Stall No. 2 Adam Road Food Centre
Tel: 9843 4509 (Mr Hj Hassan)
Opening Hours: 6.30am to 10pm
Website: http://www.sbestfood.com/adamrdnasilemakno1

Their slogan is “No. 2 Adam Road is the No. 1 Nasi Lemak”.  Can’t say I disagree with them as they are the best tasting nasi lemak in Adam Road Food Centre. 😀

Choose from a regular set (S$2 for rice, 1 fried egg, ikan bilis and chilli) to Fish/Chicken/Otak set (S$3 for additional fish/chicken/otak to the regular set) to the full house (S$4)/royal flush (S$4.50)/full house (S$5) (check their website for pictures). Add S$0.20 more for take-aways. 

They also do free delivery for 30 packets (check with Mr Hassan to see if he delivers to you or not first) and above or you can call and order in advance before collecting.

I love this stall’s fried chicken wings and the cuttlefish in chilli.