Authentic Singaporean hawker food at its finest25 July, 2010 by Chad
Yishun is home to the famous Chong Pang Nasi Lemak, a nearly 4 decade old establishment serving some of the best Nasi Lemak in Singapore. We recently revisited the place this week again after a long absence.
Nasi Lemak, which literally translates to creamed rice, is a popular Malay dish consisting of rice cooked in coconut cream together with various accompanying meats. For this dinner, Yan and I were joined by special guest and Yishun town resident KT, better known to the rest of the world as Mercurial or the guy that did the first Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) loading screen.
We made our way over to 447 Sembawang Road where the shop is located. Interestingly, the shop only opens from 5PM each evening and stays open until 7AM the next morning.
In recently years, Chong Pang Nasi Lemak has seen ample coverage in all forms of media. It’s glad to know that the stall’s quality (or quantity) hasn’t wavered since the first time we visited it years ago. The prices are still as competitive as ever too.
Thanks to a steady flow of customers, dishes are periodically topped up unlike other shops where the food is left out in the cold for hours. Some of the highlights include the shop’s original Sambal Chili, homemade Otak (spicy fish cake) and their extra large and freshly fried chicken but according to Yan, there’s an even better fried chicken store nearby. He gave us a taste of the Lontong (curry vegetables) he ordered, which he claimed was the best. I couldn’t disagree.
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