Holland Village Nasi Lemak

Holland V Nasi Lemak

For those of you who are familiar with Asian food, I’m sure you’d know what Nasi Lemak is. It’s actually a Malay dish which literally translates into ‘rice in cream’. Nasi means rice and Lemak refers to the coconut milk used to flavour the rice. You must be wondering what’s the deal about the rice? Well for starters, it might look rather ordinary but hey you know how much work goes into ensuring it retains it’s flavour when cooked in coconut milk? I like my Nasi Lemak rice to be tasty and yet not too oily till it overpowers the other dishes.

The thing about Nasi Lemak isn’t so much the sum of it’s other accompainments but rather, the power of the rice itself. I kid you not. It isn’t a complicated dish I promise you. Rather easy to put together, it’s child’s play for some. For me, I have yet to attempt cooking this dish so I just make do with the ones I consume outside.

I was craving for Nasi Lemak when looking for a place to eat dinner after walking about Holland Village and decided to have it. Okay, I cheated. I was with JF and he actually bought a plate of it first and seeing how yummy it looked I just had to get a plate of my own. And guess what? I really liked it. The fragrant rice was so light and yummy. I liked that it wasn’t sticky or clumpy at all. It was very fresh and the grains were all seperated well. The thing about this dish also, is the sambal chilli. It has to be good or else it’ll fail to take off. but that’s just me 🙂

I didn’t copy down the address but it’s quite easy to spot, this stall. It’s at the Holland Village Hawker Centre. The one facing the main road. Just a few stores to the left of the soya bean milk stall. I know a good Nasi Lemak when i taste one and this is one of it! I know it might not be as well known as the one at Chong Pang but hey, at least they know they’re doing this for the benefit of those daring enough to try others. People like me for instance. haha i love trying out new places and stalls I’ve heard about.

Do try out this Nasi Lemak if you have the chance to. You just might like it too 🙂

I’m so sleepy right now. Was away at this ministry prep camp me and ann marie co-ordinated and just came home today. Have more food photos to show you guys. It has got something to do with a planned dinner we catered. You have to see it! I recommend it to all fun loving people. More about that another day… Zzzzz…

Posted on 28th May 2006 in Uncategorized


There Are 6 Comments


prawninator commented on May 28, 2006 at 10:08 pm

I was just reading through your blog, and you made me miss Singaporean food so much, even though I’ve only been away from home for three months.

Holland V is near where I live (I’ll be home next week!) and I’ll definitely try it out.

Good luck with your online bakery!


implosion commented on May 28, 2006 at 11:00 pm

Literal translation of “Lemak” in malay is (rich and creamy). Love your blog! Keep it up!


Anonymous commented on May 28, 2006 at 11:13 pm

Actually lemak means fat/oil and it refers to the coconut milk used to cook the rice with.


Mel commented on May 29, 2006 at 8:31 am

Hi, I enjoy your foodblog very much! just wanted to let you know that I just visited Miss Clarity Cafe on your recommendation! It was good! A little salty for my taste, but yummy anyway. And the desserts were mmm-mmmm.


darkfaith commented on May 29, 2006 at 3:15 pm

actually, the original stall is down the street towards the 2 storey carpark, couple of shops from Subway. I think there’re more choices for the dishes and that’s where the famous Holland V Laksa is as well. I go there so frequent that it’s the norm for me already. Heh….


karl commented on July 29, 2014 at 9:06 am



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