Nasi Lemak is undoubtedly one of Singapore’s national dishes and is well-loved by everyone. So, what goes into a tasty plate of nasi lemak? Well, first is the fragrant coconut rice, served with a side of ikan bilis, groundnuts, an egg, cucumber slices, and a must-have for Singaporeans – sambal chilli! The question comes then, where do you go to find some scrumptious nasi lemak? To help you with that, we have listed down for you the 10 best nasi lemak stalls in Singapore for you to enjoy!
10 Best Nasi Lemak Stalls in Singapore
1. Crave Nasi Lemak
Ask any Singaporean where they can go for good Nasi Lemak in the neighbourhood and they’d point you to Crave. In fact, even our PM Lee serves Crave Nasi Lemak for breakfast with VVIPs!
From a humble stall in Hougang Mall in 2015 to over 38 outlets islandwide today, Crave has certainly taken over the nasi lemak scene as the biggest chain in Singapore! You know it’s a local favourite when there are snaking queues at non-peak hours even with that many outlets islandwide.
Using only the freshest ingredients – from the highest grade of basmati rice, right down to the ikan bilis, it’s no surprise they are preferred by Singaporeans who value more bang for their buck.
Their Signature Chicken Wing Set ($6.30) features a bed of fragrant coconut rice, crispy chicken wing, fried egg, ikan bilis and peanuts, and of course, their signature sambal chilli!
While nasi lemak rice tends to be hearty and “jelak”, Crave’s iconic coconut rice has a light and fluffy mouthfeel because it is made from extra-long premium basmati grains. The chicken wing is fried until golden and crispy on the outside, with the meat being succulent and flavourful on the inside. The sambal has the perfect amount of kick, with a touch of sweetness that pairs perfectly with the rice and chicken!
Additionally, they also serve delectable sides like otah and bergedil to zhng up your meal for even more enjoyment!
2. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak
This legendary stall definitely needs no introduction! Open till 4am daily, it’s the perfect supper spot to head to when you’re in the west! Don’t be surprised to find snaking long queues at this stall! Their chicken wings are well-marinated and deep-fried to utter perfection, making them a crowd-favourite. The rice has a fragrant coconut aroma and the sweet-spicy sambal makes each bite simply amazing! Although their standards have slightly dropped over the years, the huge crowds have certainly not! Definitely still one of the top spots for a plate of tasty nasi lemak!
Address: Boon Lay Place Market and Food Village, #01-106, Singapore 642221
Operating Hours: Monday, 11.00am to 3.30am, Tues to Sun, 6.30am to 3.30am
3. Ponggol Nasi Lemak
This stall definitely comes to mind when you think of Nasi Lemak! Established in 1979, Ponggol Nasi Lemak has become a popular supper spot (especially the Kovan outlet) for many over the years. The fragrant aroma of the coconut and pandan hits you almost immediately! The chicken wings here are simply to die for! Fried to a crispy golden brown, sink your teeth into its juicy and succulent meat! Additionally, their sambal chilli is also done well, with it having a good balance of spice and sweetness. Be sure to try their tasty side dishes like otah, sambal belacan long beans, luncheon meat, and many more! Remember to head down early to avoid the snaking long queues!
Address: 965 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534721
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Thurs, 4.30pm to 12.00pm
4. The Coconut Club (New Outlet Opening In May!)
The Coconut Club has certainly taken the humble nasi lemak and elevated it to new heights! With a Michelin Bib Gourmand under their belt, you can definitely expect a scrumptious meal here! The nasi lemak here is by far the priciest on this list, with their standard set going for $12.80. Don’t worry, the serving portions here are really generous! The standard set comes with coconut rice, ikan bilis, sambal chilli, cucumber, fried egg, and a juicy fried chicken thigh. The rice is definitely the highlight, as it’s cooked with special coconut milk which gives it an amazing and fragrant aroma! If you’re looking for a boujee meal with a taste of familiarity, this nasi lemak restaurant is definitely the spot to head to!
Delivery & Takeaway
Address: 97 Frankel Avenue S458222
Operating Hours: Wed to Mon, 10.30am–9.00pm (Last Order 8.30pm)
Contact Number: 8028 3486
Stay tuned to their Instagram page for updates!
5. Bali Nasi Lemak
If you’re looking for a tasty plate of nasi lemak with a little twist, Bali Nasi Lemak is just the spot to head to! Instead of having your typical fried chicken wing, why not swap it out for some delicious kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) chicken instead! Not only that, they also serve more unique dishes like sambal petai, otah, brinjal, and many more!
The stall takes pride in using coconut milk-infused Thai basmati rice, making it super light and fluffy! Additionally, the chilli is seriously addictive, delivering the perfect amount of kick to each bite! Spice lovers will definitely love this! As they close at 4am daily, this is a good supper spot to head to if you’re in the area!
Address: 2 Lor 15 Geylang, Singapore 388596
Operating Hours: Daily, except for alternate Sundays, 5.30pm to 4.00am
6. Mizzy’s Corner
A definite go-to spot whenever you’re at Changi Village! Their standard chicken nasi lemak set is served at $3.50 which includes a crispy fried chicken wing, a fried egg, ikan bilis, cucumber, and not forgetting their sambal. Their basmati rice is enriched with coconut milk, which is what sets them apart from the rest! On top of that, their sweet and spicy sambal blends perfectly with the aromatic rice, making you want more with each bite! Though some have mentioned their standard has dropped over the last few years, the stall still continues to draw long queues on the daily.
Address: 2 Changi Village Rd, #01-26, Changi Village Hawker Centre, Singapore 500002
Operating Hours: Daily, 8.30am to 10.00pm
7. Latiffa Huri
Serving up an affordable plate of nasi lemak, Latiffa Huri at Jurong West is one of the more popular stalls located inside the humble coffee shop. A standard plate consisting of fried egg, chicken wing, ikan kuning, and otah is served at only $4.80, with an array of other sides to add on to your meal! The fluffy rice has a fragrant coconut aroma, with the chicken wing being perfectly fried to a crispy golden brown. The flavours of the nasi lemak are elevated with the ikan kuning, as well as the sambal chilli that makes every bite extremely satisfying! As they close at 1pm, be sure to head down early to not miss out!
Address: 498 Jurong West Street 41, #01-426, Singapore 640498
Operating Hours: Tues to Sat, 6.00am to 1.00pm
8. Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
Labelled as one of the best Nasi Lemak in Singapore, Selera Rasa at Adam Road Food Centre is definitely a must-try for all you nasi lemak lovers! Unlike your typical stalls where you can choose your ingredients, the nasi lemak here comes in sets! Prices range from $2.50 to $5.50, with sets such as the Royal Rumble ($5.50), consisting of potato croquette, fried egg, deep-fried fish, ikan bilis, otah and fried chicken wing. Using basmati rice instead of Jasmine rice, it results in the rice being lighter and fluffier. Additionally, it allows the sweet sambal to be fully absorbed by the rice, giving you one enjoyable bite!
Address: 2 Adam Rd, #01-02, Adam Road Food Centre, Singapore 289876
Operating Hours: Mon to Thurs, 7.00am to 5.00pm
Sat & Sun, 7.00am to 3.00pm
9. Fong Seng Nasi Lemak
Here’s another popular supper spot that’s nestled away at Clementi! Fong Seng Nasi Lemak offers a wide variety of ingredients you can choose from instead of having fixed sets. From your classic chicken wings and ikan kuning, you can opt for more unique ingredients like teriyaki saba fish and otah! The otah seriously packs a punch, with a dash of coconut milk to balance out the spice. Do note that the rice served here is normal steamed rice but Fong Seng’s plethora of dishes definitely makes up for it! Closing at 4am daily, it’s a good supper spot to check out if you’re in the west!
Address: 22 Clementi Rd, Singapore 129751
Operating Hours: Daily, 6.00am to 4.00am
10. Chong Pang Nasi Lemak
Last but not least, this popular establishment has been around since 1973 and continues to serve up amazing nasi lemak to this day! Serving up a plethora of dishes to choose from, enjoy your classics like fried chicken wings and ikan kuning, to other side dishes such as lady’s finger, long beans, and hashbrowns!
Their homemade sambal is definitely one to look out for! Its sweet and nutty flavour complements the fragrant coconut rice beautifully, making every bite simply amazing! Not forgetting their chicken wings, their best-selling item is lightly battered and well marinated, with a crunchy exterior coating the juicy and tender meat. As they are open till 6.30am daily, they are the perfect supper spot to head to!
Address: 447 Sembawang Rd, Singapore 758404
Operating Hours: Daily, 5.00pm to 6.30am
This Is For All The Nasi Lemak Lovers!!
Nasi Lemak is definitely a must-try street food dish in Singapore, and it can be found all over the island! As to where you can find the best nasi lemak, we hope this guide on the 10 must-try nasi lemak stalls will help you on your conquest! Hurry down and try them all today!
Cover Photo: Crave Nasi Lemak
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