inSing.com Editor •
24 Apr 2009 • 442 reviews • 7 followers
Tucked away in a row of shophouses along Joo Chiat Road, the Nam San Nasi Lemak stall, renowned for its trademark mackeral otak, serves up a satisfying meal of nasi lemak.
With fried tender chicken wing, marinated to perfection, the nasi lemak combo comes in a neat container packed to the brim. Its trademark mackeral otak, which isnt nearly as spicy as it looks, simply melts in your mouth. The steamed white rice, with notes of pandan and coconut milk, is also topped with ikan kuning , ikan bilis and a dollop of pickled vegetables.
The challenge with bringing this many ingredients into one dish is to bring out just the right flavours of each to complement one another. With just the right mix of sweet and spicy chilli, the dish surely achieves this balance.
Even with no queue, patrons might have to wait 10 to 15 minutes before their orders are ready.