Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Wan Xing Nasi Lemak (万兴椰浆饭,炒米粉), Albert Centre Market FC

We chanced upon this stall (#01-62 Albert Centre Market Food Centre, 270 Queen Street) while looking for food and decided to give them a go. Sadly, this was another case of a contemporary nasi lemak where there wasn't much fragrance in the rice. It seemed that a lot of people liked them though since the queue appeared relentless.

On the brighter side, their sambal was kinda nice. Spicy and savoury that seemed to be without much sweetness. This meant that I didn't have to worry about having them overwhelm any of those coconut flavours in the rice since there wasn't much of those coconut flavours in the first place. The fish we got today wasn't dried out. In fact, it was surprisingly moist and even had some roe in the belly.


Juztin J said...

Hello Small Potatoes, found your blog yesterday and I have to say I really like your style: how critical you are of food places, short descriptions with nice photographs, as well as covering everything from hawker to higher-end restaurants.

Seems like a trend that it's really hard to find good nasi lemak rice these days! Places with good sambal, chicken wing, assortments of ingredients etc are a dime a dozen; but the rice which should be the main star, is seldom quality.

Want to ask your opinion as to where has acceptably good, fragrant, flavourful nasi lemak rice? (Especially in central areas? It seems like all the famous nasi lemak is at the far corners of SG, Boon Lay, Yishun, Changi...)

LiquidShaDow said...

Hey Juztin
I'm not sure about central. The one at the old Island Cafe but as you might have surmised from the world old, they're not around anymore.

Grandma's was good, but I haven't been there in years so I don't know if they still are.

Maybe you can give those at Tanjong Pagar Food Centre a go. There're a couple of stalls there which look like they are worth trying.