Tucked away at a Tampines Industrial Park A lies Lawa Bintang, a hidden gem that has taken your humble Nasi Lemak and elevated it with a well-loved and luxurious crustacean. Paired with their spicy sambal chilli, this is the perfect spot for a deliciously spicy and boujee combination!
Hidden Gem At Tampines Industrial Park
First opened at Tai Seng around 10 years ago, Lawa Bintang has since moved to Tampines around 6 years ago. Specialising in Nasi Lemak, they offer an array of varieties including Wing ($4), Drumstick ($4.50), and Grouper Fish ($6). They also include signatures like Fried Sotong ($9), Salmon ($9), and Grilled Prawn ($9). Sides like Otah ($1.50) and Bergedil ($0.50) are also offered.
Lobster Nasi Lemak ($22)
The Lobster Nasi Lemak is served with a lobster tail, a bed of fragrant coconut rice, ikan bilis, a fried egg, and a generous portion of their sambal chilli. Although some parts of the rice are slightly clumpy, the taste of the coconut shines through with each bite while the crispy ikan bilis adds a delightful layer of crunchiness and umami.
The sambal definitely stands out, adding a pleasant layer of sweetness while seriously packing a punch. Spicier than your typical nasi lemak sambal, it builds and lingers, yet you can’t help but go back for more! For those that can’t really handle their spice, you might want to have an ice-cold drink beside you when eating this.
As for the highlight of the dish, the lobster is perfectly cooked, giving it a nice bouncy texture without being rubbery. Doused with nacho cheese, it is then torched to give a nice layer of smokiness. The Nacho cheese does however have a strong artificial taste which might not appeal to some. Pairing it with the sambal definitely helps to give a better balance of flavours while adding a good kick of heat.
Hurry Try Lawa Bintang Today!
Overall, Lawa Bintang offers a unique spin on your classic Nasi Lemak that not many other stalls offer. Coupled with their incredible sambal, this is seriously a spot worth checking out. Hurry down today!
Address: 9008 Tampines Street 93, Tampines Industrial Park A, Singapore 528843
Operating Hours: Daily, except for Mon, 9am to 2pm
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