First opened in the 1970s, Ponggol nasi lemak has slowly
crept into the diet of Singaporeans and has been a popular place to go to
satisfy your craving for this coconut rice dish. Was recently invited to a
tasting of their third and newest outlet at Jalan Besar and left impressed by
the new concept. This modern new look outlet features a fast food style concept
which is a complete opposite to its existing shops.
What’s the difference?
They have premium house specialities as well as in-house made
ice cream and sorbet to attract the new age crowd.
Premium House specialities
The Jalan Besar branch features seven house specialities to
the existing array of ingredients from the existing outlets. Here are my
Grilled Japanese Squid
Air flown from Japan, this premium squid is grilled before
being served with an Indonesian sweet sauce. The squid @ $7.50 a piece goes
well with the coconut rice and is an ingredient in which we do not normally
associate with our nasi lemak.
Signature Ngoh Hiang
These wanton like dumplings are made using the family’s
secret recipe. Minced pork, water chestnut and seasonings are mixed together
before being wrapped in a beancurd skin and then fried. Definitely not as good
as homemade ones but this is as good as you can find outside.
Crispy chicken skin (5hands)
A must try dish here and something you can rarely find
elsewhere. Yes, im talking about this irresistible portion of the chicken skin
with curry leaves. Am told that preparing this dish is utterly time consuming
but the family wants diners to enjoy it with the nasi lemak. I agree it goes
very well with the coconut rice, or even individually as a light (but fat)
The Nasi Lemak as it is
A sample of how your nasi lemak set may look like depending on your order. The standard
of rice is markedly similar to the other outlets. To cut down on man power, the
eggs are fried automatically and are consistent throughout. Amongst all, my
personal favourite – the sayo lodeh, curry vegetables which goes really well
with the rice.
Lastly, we have come to desserts ....
Ice cream and sorbets
The only outlet to sell ice creams and sorbets comes in a
variety of favours – Raspberry Mango, Lemongrass Lime, Pink Guava, Grape,
Passion Fruit, Milo, Peanut Butter and Green tea.
Overall review: full review @ http://shauneeie.blogspot.sg/2015/03/ponggol-nasi-lemak-jalan-besar.html or follow me @shauneeie on ig for more foodie treats.
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