Nasi Lemak – a dish that certainly needs no introduction in Singapore. The rice, the sambal, and the fried chicken – such are the things that come to mind when I think of it.
To me, nasi lemak also embodies the melting pot that is our society. The way different ingredients come together and blend perfectly reflects how Singaporeans live together in harmony.
With a dish so befitting our ethos, it’s no wonder we Singaporeans can relate to and adore it so much. That said, here are 10 Nasi Lemak Delivery Spots In Singapore that you must try whether you’re Singaporean or not!
1. Mizzy Corner
It’s a well-known fact that Changi Village Hawker Centre is a hotspot for nasi lemak in Singapore. And Mizzy Corner is one of those names that you’ll hear when it comes to that.
With a history dating all the way back to 1977, they’re a long-established brand with a loyal following.
A packet of their Standard 1 (S$4.80) nasi lemak comes with basmati rice, sambal chilli and an egg – all at an affordable price. Most importantly, it also comes with a piece of their signature and highly-raved chicken wing.
Think deep-fried chicken wings with excess crispy batter hanging off, and glistening white meat on the inside. I mean, need I say more?
2. Changi Nasi Lemak
Another long-established nasi lemak brand with an outlet in Bukit Batok is Changi Nasi Lemak.
Unlike many nasi lemak places, they pride themselves on serving the Chinese-style nasi lemak. In fact, they’re one of the pioneers of this version of nasi lemak, having started in the 1970s!
If you’re a fan of McDonald’s McSpicy burger, the Spicy Thigh Cutlet (McSpicy-Inspired) Set Menu (S$8.80) is for you. It’s one of their modern twists to the traditional dish.
The star of this online-exclusive dish is the McSpicy-inspired chicken thigh cutlet. It also comes with a crispy fish fillet as well as your usual nasi lemak ingredients, which include their Legendary Changi Chilli.
3. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak
Some say Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak is the crown jewel of the west. That said, they attract customers all over Singapore, especially now that they deliver.
Similar to other nasi lemak establishments, Boon Lay Power offers a powerful repertoire of ingredient combinations to choose from. That said, my go-to has always been their Nasi Lemak Selar Kunning Set (S$4.40), the OG combination.
What stands out in particular here, in my opinion, is their supremely aromatic coconut rice. I love how I can always taste the individual grains of rice which have a nice chew to them.
4. Ponggol Nasi Lemak
If you haven’t heard of Ponggol Nasi Lemak, you’ve probably been living under the rock. With multiple outlets island-wide, this famous nasi lemak establishment has been many Singaporeans’ go-to spot for nasi lemak.
Those of you who love chicken wings will definitely enjoy their Set Menu 3 (Double Chicken Wing Set) (S$7.80). Double the chicken wing, double the joy.
Fun fact: they make their coconut with freshly-squeezed coconut juice. Hence, you can be sure that it’s of the best quality!
5. The Coconut Club
Trust me when I say The Coconut Club is a club that you definitely want to be a part of. These folks treat their nasi lemak very passionately.
The Coconut Club serves up a variety of nasi lemak dishes, each featuring a different combination of ingredients. That said, you won’t go wrong with their Chicken Leg Set (S$16.30).
It comes with a humongous fried chicken leg, as well as the quintessential ikan bilis, sambal chilli and fried egg. Not forgetting their ultra-fragrant coconut rice too, which they spent two years sourcing the world’s best coconuts for.
6. Colonial Club
Colonial Club is a British-inspired restaurant located in the hustle and bustle of Paragon Shopping Centre. They specialise in iconic Singaporean dishes, but with a uniquely British twist!
The Colonial Club Signature Nasi Lemak Tower (S$16.90) is a nasi lemak you don’t want to miss. True to its name, the dish comes with an intriguing tower of ingredients, but that’s not all.
They’ve also flavoured the rice with butterfly pea flowers, which give it a gorgeous blue hue. Definitely perfect for the ‘gram, if you ask me!
Nothing hits the spot like grandma’s homecooked meals. So if you’re ever craving a taste of home, or nasi lemak in particular, you can bet Grandma’s definitely the place to go.
Signature Grandma’s Nasi Lemak (S$13.80), no prizes for guessing, is Grandma’s signature and favourite dish.
They serve it with a generous portion of Grandma’s nostalgic curry chicken that’ll surely remind you of your childhood. Pair it with their virgin coconut milk-infused rice and it’ll warm the cockles of your heart.
8. Penang Culture
Penang, Malaysia is a foodie destination that’s on my travel bucket list. However, if you’re stuck at home like me, then Penang Culture is probably the closest we can get to Penang.
That said, they serve up a whopping good Premium Nasi Lemak (S$15) that’s sure to satisfy those cravings of yours.
In addition to a chicken drumstick penyet, there’s also sambal prawns to spice things up. Make no mistake, it’s fit for a king.
9. Istimewa Nasi Padang
Istimewa Nasi Padang is a name synonymous to the Bukit Merah area. The husband and wife team has been lovingly serving residents, taxi drivers and foodies for over 30 years.
While they’re famous for nasi padang, Istimewa serves up a Banana Leaf Nasi Lemak (S$2.50) that’s super rare these days. For the use of the old-school banana leaf wrapping simply makes everything taste extra fragrant and nostalgic.
Be sure to order early, though, as these little gems sell out extremely quickly!
10. Warung Ijo
Not many of us have probably tried vegetarian nasi lemak, but Warung Ijo proves that it can taste as good! The Indonesian restaurant prides itself on serving vegetarian dishes, most of which are also vegan-friendly.
Their Nasi Lemak Rendang (S$11.90) features a unique take on rendang. They use Lion’s Mane mushrooms which have an unbelievable meaty texture. Not only that, but they’re also incredibly healthful, which is why they’re so popular in Asian cuisines.
Now, who says nasi lemak can’t be healthy?
It baffles me that a traditional dish like nasi lemak can have so many variations. It goes to show how diverse and vibrant Singapore’s food culture is.
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