320 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427571

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Wednesday:
Closed

Thursday:
08:00am - 10:00am
11:30am - 02:30pm

Friday:
08:00am - 10:00am
11:30am - 02:30pm

Saturday:
08:00am - 10:00am
11:30am - 02:30pm

Sunday:
08:00am - 10:00am
11:30am - 02:30pm

Monday:
08:00am - 10:00am
11:30am - 02:30pm

Tuesday:
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11:30am - 02:30pm

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Specialise in serving Malaysian-style Nasi Lemak, Dickson Nasi Lemak @dicksonnasilemak located around Joo Chiat Road has re-launched their signature menu item, Ayam Goreng Berempag Whole Chicken Leg Nasi Lemak. Their Chicken Leg is fried till crispy, juicy and aromatic. Shiok

Operating Hours
Breakfast: 8am to 10.30am
Lunch l: 11.45am to 3.30pm

Location: Dickson Nasi Lemak, 320 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427571

Ayam Goreng Berempah Nasi Lemak (S$9.20+)
Spiced fried whole Chicken Leg
Using fresh chicken thigh
I thought I’m getting a whole leg but it’s not??
Wrong order?
Oh no I’m got chopped!!!!

Note 📝 : Got GST!
Only takeaway. No dine in.

Clearly modeled after the famed Village Park Restaurant nasi lemak in KL’s Damansara surburb, you’d be hardpressed to tell the difference between Dickson’s and the real McCoy. They not only look the same, but also almost taste the same as well. Which is great for us Singaporeans since we don’t have to make the trip all the way to Malaysia just for a bite of this goodness.
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Heroing the dish is the succulent fried chicken – coated in a crunchy spiced batter that’s aromatic and savoury with a tinge of sweetness. Mix the bits of crumbed batter into the fluffy and moderately lemak rice together with a dollop of the sambal chilli for maximum shiokness. Speaking of which, the chilli is a real standout as well, bringing the heat with some sweetness and surprising us with the addition of ikan bilis.
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All elements were well-executed, even the perfectly boiled egg, which was soft and wobbly.
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Protip: They offer takeaway-only as of now, and if you want to avoid the mad queues in the mornings or on weekends, try to visit on weekdays between 1:30pm-2:30pm just before they close.
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Taste: 4/5

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Ayam Goreng Berempah - The spiced fried chicken was fragrant, very tender, and not too oily. The meat was stained yellow by the turmeric, and strings of lemongrass were evident.

Read more: https://www.misstamchiak.com/dickson-nasi-lemak/

This particular style of Nasi Lemak served with chicken leg is strangely less common in Singapore. When implemented well, it’s absolutely delicious. Dickson’s recipe is apparently from the famed Village Park Nasi Lemak In PJ, so we know we’re in for a treat. Sambal is fragrant but spicier than expected. Chicken is crispy yet tender. Rice is adequately flavoured. I would really prefer a fried egg instead of the hard boil egg, otherwise a perfect dish for me.

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Heard all about Dickson Nasi Lemak — a new concept which had sprouted up along Joo Chiat Road by the folks behind Champion Bolo Bun at Tanjong Pagar Road. Being of a takeaway establishment, we were pretty apprehensive on giving Dickson Nasi Lemak a visit considering the lack of dine-in; however, we couldn’t give it a miss after hearing the raving reviews of it via social media — after all, we are pretty much fans of the Malaysian-style Nasi Lemak that replicates that of the famous Village Park Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which had since inspired the opening of establishments such as The Coconut Club, Uptown Nasi Lemak, Wild Coco, and Spice & Rice; just to name a few. Apart from the Ayam Goreng Berempah, they also do offer a Biasa which comes only with coconut rice, egg, cucumber, anchovies and sambal, as well as the Kid’s Set which is similar to the Biasa but does away with the sambal. Sets are available, but only for the Ayam Goreng Berempah — patrons can opt between the set that adds on Teh/Kopi Peng or Iced Green Tea.

Wanted to try it as fresh as it is possible so I headed down to the nearest food centre to consume it. The Ayam Goreng Berempah consists of elements such as spiced fried chicken leg, coconut rice, egg, cucumber, anchovies and sambal. Being of a takeaway nature, the folks of Dickson Nasi Lemak will also include a utensil pack comprising of disposal cutlery and serviettes for the convenience of their patrons as well. Digging into the rice, the rice is absolutely on point — it perfumes of an evident hint of coconut-y fragrance; all that whilst being light and fluffy which makes it an especially easy and a delight to finish. Moving to the spiced chicken leg, while it is noted that the chicken leg used here does seem a little smaller in size as compared to other similar establishments such as that of the recently-opened Wild Coco and The Coconut Club, it is still marinated with turmeric. The result is a rather tasty chicken leg that is tender inside, but yet comes with a crisp skin on the exterior — topped with even more crispy bites above to enhance the textures even further. While the half of a boiled egg provided on the side was nothing much to shout about (similar establishments typically serve a sunny-side-up, but we reckon a compromise is needed given the takeaway nature of Dickson Nasi Lemak), the Ikan Bilis were fresh and crisp like it should have been. The sambal chili on the side here veers towards being more savoury than sweet; pretty much to the tune of that same sambal in sambal egg at Nasi Padang stalls that also packs a fiery punch that would work fine for folks with moderate tolerance of spiciness.

Overall, Dickson Nasi Lemak works out pretty decently as an establishment that specialises in Malaysian-style Nasi Lemak — the elements are all well-executed, and does remind us of the variant served up at The Coconut Club where the general flavour profile of the various elements are of concern. That being said, the lack of dine-in for Dickson Nasi Lemak is probably the main factor that would make them lesser a choice for us to visit — especially given how we are folks who are constantly paranoid on the changes of food quality when carrying it around for extended periods of time. Still, Dickson Nasi Lemak is a great option for Malaysian-style Nasi Lemak for folks residing in the east; queues aren’t too mad on weekday lunch service, but do head down early just in case!

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