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8 Best Nasi Lemak in Singapore [2023]

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Nasi Lemak Singapore

Who doesn’t love Nasi Lemak? This delicious dish is a national favorite in Singapore, and there are many places to get your fix. There are many different types of food in the world, but for some reason, nothing quite compares to Nasi Lemak. This dish is a Malaysian favorite, and it’s no wonder why!

There are countless restaurants that serve up this delicious meal, but which one is the best?

In this blog post, we will list the 8 best Nasi Lemak spots in Singapore! Whether you’re looking for a classic Nasi Lemak or something with a twist, we have you covered.

These restaurants serve up some of the most delicious and authentic Nasi Lemak on the island. So what are you waiting for? Start reading and start eating!

1. Pak Mandor Nasi Lemak

Key ServicesRestaurant
Address645 Yishun Street 61, #01-320, Singapore 760645
Operating HoursDaily:

Pak Mandor Nasi Lemak, unquestionably the finest nasi lemak in Yishun, is a hidden treasure. The stall has been operating for a while now, accumulating long lines on a daily basis with little to no social media presence.

The spice and fragrance of sambal are distinctive, as is its taste. For S$3, you’ll get a plate of brightly colored green pandan-coconut rice, fried chicken wing, ikan selar kuning, fluffy omelette with cucumber.

Key Differentiators

  • Childhood favorite meal
  • Years in the industry
  • Open secret stall of Nasi Lemak

Customer Testimonial

Grew up eating this and the standard is still the same as ever. The rice is always soft and fluffy. Chilli is on the sweeter side and must must must ask for more chilli to fully enjoy the whole meal.

Fish is easy to eat and not dry! Chicken is okay, great when its piping hot but when cold it becomes tough so do eat it immediately.

Always add Begedil! Love this, veryyyy yummy.

Have it there or dabao come also equally good.


2. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak

Key Services Food Stand
AddressBlk 221A/B, Boon Lay Place Singapore, Singapore 641221
Phone+65 6266 4466
Operating HoursDaily: 6:30 AM – 3:30 AM

The Nasi Lemak Dish at Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak is unquestionably a well-known name in Singapore’s nasi lemak market. It’s also, perhaps, the most popular stand at Boon Lay Food Village.

Fluffy Coconut Rice with sambal sauce is one of crowd-favorite dishes. It’s a simple dish, but it has a lot of flavors thanks to the sambal sauce, which is sweet and spicy. Their chicken wing has an interesting subtle ginger flavor that’s delicate yet delicious.

Key Differentiators

  • Malay Authentic Food
  • Weddings and caterings orders
  • Authentic, sought after Nasi lemak

Customer Testimonial

The price still ok. The variety of side dish are fresh and many to choose from. The cream rice or nasi lemak is fantastic. They did not short change or short cut the ingredients. Fully recommend to try it.

Hamzah Daud

3. Ponggol Nasi Lemak

Key ServicesSingaporean restaurant
Address371 Jalan Besar, #01-01, Singapore, 208998
Phone(65) 6293 0020
Operating HoursDaily:

How can Ponggol Nasi Lemak, which has three outlets in Singapore, be missing from the list of nasi lemak restaurants? This franchise is popular among Singaporeans because to its widespread presence across the island.

Many clients return to this eatery not just for the delectable chicken wing, but also for the wonderful coconut rice.

Key Differentiators

  • All Time Favourite
  • Premium House Special
  • Drinks & Desserts

Customer Testimonial

One of the BEST Nasi Lemak stall in town with great variety of freshly prepared ingredients + comfy and clean air-conditioned dining ambience . Thai Hom Mali grain is used , resonating with flavours of coconut milk. All time favourites❤️ available as add-ons includes crispy wings, fried fish, egg, luncheon meat, long bean, spicy shrimp floss, homemade archar and lady’s fingers.

Samuel Lim

4. Lawa Bintang

Key ServicesHawker stall
Address9008 Tampines Street 93, Singapore 528843
Phone+65 9681 1073
Operating HoursTuesday to Sunday:

Lawa Bintang, tucked away in an industrial area in Tampines, provides nasi lemak with a distinctive selection of toppings.

They also provide side dishes such as sotong, smoked duck, and even lobster and soft shell crab, which you don’t typically get with nasi lemak.

Although the price of their renowned Nasi Lemak with Lobster is hefty, it comes with a delectably smooth cheese sauce. The lobster meat was also sweet and prepared to perfection.

Lawa Bintang’s nasi lemak is a significant upgrade from the usual ones, with such high-quality ingredients.

Key Differentiators

  • Distinctive selection of toppings
  • Wide variety of side dishes
  • Lobster Nasi Lemak

Customer Testimonial

Very special Nasi Lemak….suggest to go for the Lobster one! Be there by 9am or it sold out fast…by 10.30am should be nothing left already…

William Lim

5. Hi Leskmi Nasi Lemak

Key ServicesHawker stall
Address90 Whampoa Dr, #01-67, Singapore 320090
Phone+65 8784 1901
Operating HoursDaily: 11:30AM–9:30PM

The fragrant green pandan rice with coconut milk is served with the nasi lemak. The chicken wing is light, airy, and crispy, with excellent taste. It’s fantastic; extra servings are recommended. The crispiness and crunchiness of the meal are outstanding.

Otah is the name for a kind of fish that you have probably not heard of before. It’s nothing special, but it tastes good. A spicy and lightly sweet-flavored chili paste is available on the side to complement the fragrant rice.

Key Differentiators

  • Crowd favorite
  • Crispy chicken
  • Side dishes complement

Customer Testimonial

Will happily go back to eat the set A with the fried chicken wing. Added on: Eggplant & curry veg ✅nice crispy anchovies and peanuts. Most of the food was cold by the time I was there about 8pm, but was still good. They were still frying certain food items but mostly sold out.

Wend Tan

6. Tree Coconut Nasi Lemak

Key ServicesHawker stall
Address166 Jln Besar, #01-27, Singapore 208877
Phone+65 8181 9545
Operating HoursMonday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Charlene assumed her father’s job of selling Nasi Lemak and established Tree Coconut with him.

Prior to launching her own business, Charlene earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from the University of Queensland. Yuting left her insurance career when Charlene requested assistance operating the stall. The rest to this famous Nasi Lemak is history.

Key Differentiators

  • Family Business
  • Can be ordered through Food Delivery Services
  • Crowd Favorite

Customer Testimonial

SEDAP! Super shiok and satisfying nasi lemak! Love everything from the crispy yet juicy chicken wing, peanuts, anchovies, sweet- spicy sambal down to the slightly runny egg and fragrant nasi! One of the best I’ve tried!

Joyce Yeo

7. Sedap!

Key ServicesRestaurant
Food Delivery Service
Address101 Thomson Rd, #B1-03, Singapore 307591

Simply Enjoyable – enjoy great nasi lemak with a choice of carefully selected side dishes. Customers are it for everything, from simple traditional nasi lemak to something a bit more complicated! For a relaxed dinner with your family or friends, visit them.

Also, you can count on their courteous staff.

Customer Testimonial

Very nice Nasi Lemak, better than other Chains. Always the comfort food when we come to United square

Mike Yang

8. Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant

Key ServicesIndian restaurant
Address252 North Bridge Rd, #03–21B, Singapore 179103
Phone+65 6235 8840
Operating HoursDaily: 12–2:30PM, 6:30–10:30PM

The Shahi Maharani is a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Feel pampered and serenaded like a real “Maharani” amid romantic surroundings that are evocative of royal Indian palaces.

Key Differentiators

  • Rich in culinary extravaganza
  • Promotions
  • Great customer Service

Customer Testimonial

To Njoy 1+1 offer I suggest you to visit this place on weekdays. Affordable prices not that spicy so many of us can relish the taste and njoy the food.

Vijay Borkar

Nasi Lemak Singapore

It’s no wonder why Nasi Lemak is so delicious and popular. This dish has been around for centuries, and it still remains a favorite among locals in Singapore. It can be found at many restaurants throughout the city-state, but not all are created equal! If you’re looking for an authentic experience or something with a twist on this traditional meal, just remember this list of ours!

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Singapore. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Singapore. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Singapore has to offer.