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 Corneris 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?
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.
Some say Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemakis 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.
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.
Trust me when I say The Coconut Clubis 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.
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.
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$3.50) 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!
Not many of us have probably tried vegetarian nasi lemak, but Warung Ijoproves 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.