What is your go-to nasi lemak stall in Singapore? The Independent Singapore asked the people for their list featuring the most fragrant rice, spicy and savoury sambal and crispy chicken wings.


Nasi lemak is a dish originating from Malay cuisine, which includes fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk, paired with sambal (chilli paste), anchovies, peanuts, boiled egg and cucumber slices.

In Singapore, nasi lemak often comes with chicken cutlets or wings and otah and is less spicy compared to other variations.

With that in mind, one frequent nasi lemak customer shared that Ponggol Nasi Lemak Centre in Tanjong Katong Road takes the crown for having the best chicken wings and fragrant rice.

Another individual said Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak had the best sambal. This is understandable since the particular stall has been selling its authentic recipe since 1971.

“To me, this is the best Nasi Lemak in town. With nasi lemak, I think some places have really great rice, or maybe the chicken is good, but the sambal isn’t. For Power Nasi Lemak, every part of this entire dish – the rice, the fried chicken, and the sambal – are all excellent. Eating it together is a sublime experience. I must say that it didn’t take very long for me to wolf it all down,” said a reviewer on the stall’s website.

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Fong Seng Fast Food Nasi Lemak in Pasi Panjang, on the other hand, offers different variations of the popular dish, which explains why loyal patrons keep coming back to the stall.

Those looking for a more commercialized and accessible nasi lemak can check out Crave, which has 35 locations across Singapore.

Last but not least is Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak in Changi Village Hawker Centre, which is a go-to for many families.

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ByHana O