965 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 534721

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05:30pm - 03:30am

05:30pm - 03:30am

05:30pm - 03:30am

05:30pm - 03:30am

05:30pm - 03:30am

05:30pm - 03:30am

05:30pm - 03:30am

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On this six element plate, there are four items that make Ponggol Nasi Lemak the decades old hawker institution that it is. Wanna guess what the four elements are? If you guessed curry vegetables, hae bee (dried shrimp & chili paste) long beans, chicken wings and sambal chili, then you’re bang on the money! If you guessed rice, then no dice.⠀

Ponggol’s nasi is decent enough, but I’ve had better nasi lemak from other places. The main reason why I keep coming back to Ponggol is because of that monstrous mound of sapid & sufficiently spicy sambal. It’s fully salty as opposed to having a tinge of sweetness coalescing with the savouriness like almost every other sambal, and it’s tremendously thick, almost like a paste.⠀

Most people don’t know it, but their curry veg is a stunning superstar that doesn’t receive even a fraction of the hype it deserves. Most curry vegetables tend to be bland, watered down affairs due to the veggies, especially the cabbage, unloading their water into the curry gravy. Not Ponggol’s, their curry is rather redolent & rich with just enough spice to stimulate your senses, and the fresh veg idling invitingly in the curry makes getting your daily fibre intake quite an ambrosial affair.⠀

The hae bee long beans are inexplicably delectable, with the scintillatingly sapid shrimp & sambal paste turbocharging the fresh, crunchy long beans with it’s unparalleled umami as they fry up in a wok. So simple, yet so satiating. If you don’t get ‘em, you’re robbing yourself of culinary bliss. Simple as.⠀

As for those fried chicken wings, the marinade is marvellous, as the meat is throughly instilled with the full flavour of the marinade. The sensationally seasoned batter that coats the chicken is thin and captivatingly crunchy, and this results in the chicken underneath being left perfectly cooked yet maddeningly moist. These wings are so stunningly stellar that I obey the eternal wisdom of DJ Khaled: have another one. And another one. And another one.

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...so I dabao too. Forgive the brinjal and French beans, it's not so little, but we shared. Their rice has always been shaky and here after sitting for two hours it's worse.

A packet of fragrant coconut rice with the crispy drumstick, delicious fried fish and spicy otah, craving satisfied!

How do you normally like your Nasi Lemak? With chicken wings, fried fish or otah? More sambal chilli?

P.S: they offer delivery with a minimum of $40 purchase. But I felt the delivery fee is quite steep so driving over to pick up was better.
#punggolnasilemak #savefnbsg #burpple

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The smell of fresh pandan in the nasi lemak rice engulfed us first. Soft and pillowy rice never fails me. The drumstick was incredibly crispy and tender and juicy. The chilli was so fragrant and I love mixing it with the rice. The achar is one of the best I have - crunch cucumbers and pineapples and peanuty tangy sauce.

What a happy supper 😄


It will be a miss if not trying for their crispy chicken wing which remains juicy & crispy skin after transit.
🔸Chicken wing $1.70
🔸French beans $1.00
🔸Ladies’ Fingers $1.00
🔸 coconut rice $1.00
🔸Ikan Billis $1.00
The only thing we wish they will change is a foam container they have. The plastic container is also available with additional $0.20. Hope they change their container to be more earth friendly as the foam is not a good choice for containing hot food (neither is the foam container good for health risk) ! 🤔
📍 3 outlets: Upper Serangoon Road, Jalan Besar & Tanjong Katong
⏰ All 3 outlets are closed on Thursday
Open until 3:30 am except Jalan Besar which close at 11 pm

It is one of the most well known nasi lemak in heartland. Atypical nasi lemak place with long queue. This upper Serangoon one has the fastest pace of nasi lemak service. Despite this, we arrived at 7:33 pm and got served at 7:55 pm (22 mins waiting time).😅
Also no need to refer the menu on their website (set 1-4 etc.), it’s a pay-as-you-pick kind of place.👉
🔸Coconut rice $1
🔸Egg $0.80
🔸Long beans $1
🔸Fish kuning ($1.30-$2) x 2 pcs
🔸Ikan Billis $1
The Nasi Lemak components like egg, long bean & kuning (crispy skin) are not dry compared to another famous place we try. The coconut rice is fragrant as well (albeit not so strong). Chilli is good and sweet. Cucumber 🥒 is added before our takeaway box is close.
The food is worth queuing for we think. What a delicious eat near Kovan MRT (Exit B) 5 mins walk👌👍