Decided to brave the weekday lunch crowd to try Uptown Nasi Lemak and it did not disappoint!

Located within a coffeeshop at 121 Telok Ayer Street, this stall sells Malaysian-style Nasi Lemak and the Nasi Lemak with Ayam Goreng Berempah ($8.70 for whole leg, $6.80 for drumstick) is good. The chicken leg is well-marinated, moist and tender, while the skin is crispy and fragrant. The chilli is not the sweet kind of sambal, but it is not too spicy too. The tangy achar served on the side helps to cut through the grease, which is great.

Although it’s a little pricey, the portion is very big and all the elements are quite well done. I’m not very sure if this lives up to Malaysian-style Nasi Lemak as I have not tried it before, but this is definitely a hearty (and food coma-inducing) lunch on its own!