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Joining the Butterfly Pea Nasi Lemak scene, @momokitchensg is a cozy, homely eating place at Jalan Bukit Merah that serves Malaysian fare such as Nasi Lemak and Penang Prawn Noodles.

Tucking into the baby blue-colored rice, I was first presented with a strong boost of aroma, distinctly accentuated by coconut milk. Grains were distinct yet fluffy. Accompanying on the side were roasted ikan bilis and peanuts, fresh cucumber slices and a slice of omelette topped on the rice. The star, the succulent chicken leg. As much as I was tempted to have the signature rendang, the throat didn’t allow for that. Despite so, the lemongrass chicken didn’t let down. Sous vide, the juicy chicken meat was easily torn off and was packed with citrus, aromatic flavours as the saucy lemongrass on top seeped through. Paired with a sambal that leaned towards the sweet without much spicy kick.

I’d probably be back to try the signature rendang chicken Nasi Lemak and Penang prawn noodles. Highly recommended to make reservations as seats are pretty limited and seemed short handed. (I did through Facebook for my previous visit, but they seemed to have missed it out though.) Note that the location might be a little out of the way.

🕙 10am - 3pm (Mon, Wed to Fri), 11.30am - 8.30pm (Sat & Sun). Closed on Tuesdays.