Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Court Singapore

Adam Road Food Court Nasi Lemak
Have you ever tried the Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Court in Singapore? And who would have honestly thought that there could be great nasi lemak in Singapore?

After over 12 visits to the little republic in just under three years, I should highlight this here because most Malaysians would always complain that there is no good food in Singapore. Well, let me correct you here as much has changed.

Nasi Lemak at Adam Park Food Court in Singapore

The name of the place is called Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak and is found at the Adam Park Food Court, which is located at the corner of Adam Road and Dunearn Road.

A good landmark would be the Adam Road Hospital opposite. It is quite easy to find anyway. Just pop it into your GPS and you should find the place easily.

Whenever I am in Singapore, I usually stay just nearby at Adam Road and this is how I found this gem of a place to eat.

The Adam Road Food Court is a nice small and cozy little place with around 30 local hawker stalls found here.

Some of them are apparently quite well known locally, but it is the Nasi Lemak there that I keep going back whenever I make a visit to Singapore.

Not to be confused, but there are actually two nasi lemak stalls just next to each other at the Adam Food Court.

Royal Rumble Nasi Lemak SetSelera Rasa Nasi Lemak Royal Rumble Set

Selera Nasi Lemak Adam Road Food Court

Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak is the one I prefer where the neighbor is called Adam Nasi Lemak which is also a favorite among other nasi lemak lovers.

Actually, both stalls have a thriving business throughout the day. If you come here for lunch or dinner, be prepared to queue for the Malay dish.

The fragrant rice here is really fluffy as they use really good quality basmati rice. The santan used is minimal unlike those found locally in Malaysia, where after one meal, your eyes tend to start closing and you are off to nap.

 Personally, I prefer this type of flavor as many people seem to like more of the lemak (coconut).

Fried items such as fish, egg, and chicken are available and very non-oily. Served also is a piece of Otak-otak (Traditional fish mousse) wrapped in banana leaf.

The sambal (A hot spicy sauce) is perfect for me, not too sweet, not too spicy. As for the fried chicken, they only have chicken wings there.

Nothing to shout about but the taste is quite acceptable. Plain deep fried with batter. And finally, the Begedil (Fried potato patties/cakes) was nice. Not too overcooked, soft and tasty.

Overall, I would say this dish is at the top of the list in Singapore. I would also classify this dish here as much better than most places in Malaysia.

Again, it is a very subjective matter so this is only my personal opinion. Some of the Singaporeans I know would also claim that this is the best nasi lemak in Singapore to date.

Singapore Teh Cino
Teh Cino with ice at the food court
Another thing I like about the ordering concept that the outlet practices is that they have a lightbox sign with 7 different Nasi Lemak Sets placed above the stall.

From the basic plain set to the Royal Rumble Set which has everything put in. One just needs to look at the sets available and order them at the counter.

The prices range from SG$2.00 for the cheapest set to SG$5.00 for the Royal Rumble set, which is actually a steal if you ask me.

Why I say concept, the lightboxes have lights for each of the sets. So if a set is sold out, they flip a switch and the red sign reads 'Sold Out' on top of the set.

How creative can they get? I tell you, this is such a great idea as to when you are lining up, you already know what they have or don't have.

It makes things so much easier. On a side note, apparently, the Sultan of Brunei sends his aides here to 'take-away' the Nasi Lemak whenever his majesty is visiting Singapore and there are various newspaper cuttings and write-ups at the stall.

Nasi Lemak at Adam Food Court address in Singapore;
2, Adam Road
Adam Food Court,
Stall No. 2 S289876
Singapore

Telephone: 98434509
Owner: Mr. Haji Hassan
Business hours: 6.30 am till 10.00 pm

What Else To Eat At Adam Road Food Court?

Other food hawker stalls worth a try here are the Prawn Mee, Mutton Soup, Chinese noodles, Chinese desserts and Malay rich.

For Malaysians, please stay away from the Maggi and Mee Goreng. They put a coloring and it turns out red, which is quite uncommon.

Smoking at the food court, there are only 2 tables in the center for smoking. So if you want to puff away, you need to do it there or outside the food court. Update: I believe they have removed the smoking tables.

Parking is available outside the Adam Road Food Court but remember to display your parking coupons, even on weekends and public holidays.

Most of the time if I drive and visit the food court and the parking is full, I will just wait it out until someone leaves. 

Map to Adam Road Food Court, Singapore

Final Thoughts to Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Court

If you are a rice lover or a true nasi lemak fan, I will highly recommend giving this place a try, and you can judge it for yourself. 

Singapore does, in fact, have quite a bit of good eating places, and this is just one of them. However, it is more local popular than tourist popular, so go while it is unknown. 

And finally, after many years of going in and out of Singapore, I will somehow make time to visit this place to get my fix of the Nasi Lemak at Adam Road Food Court.

8 comments:

c0co said...

teh cino??isit teh ice ar?XD~*

Farah said...

nice blog Mr David.. u make me hungry (even I just ate a wholesome meal of nasi tomato).. hehee.. fell in luv with ur blog already..

IHSAN KHAIRIR said...

I think I went last time I was there... it was excellent! I like the otak2 =)

StevenBoy1986 said...

Wow... I like Nasi Lemak~~~
^.^

David Jr said...

Coco - It is, but much nicer :)

Farah - Thank you for the kind words.

Ishan - Awesome! Whe I was writing this, I kept thinking about the Begedil....

Steven - I love it too! Never heard of anyone who does not like Nasi Lemak :)

Chee Yong said...

going to try it! niceeee

David Jr said...

Chee yong, did you try it?

David

eunice said...

I've soooo much to say abt this - Msians complain abt S'pore food. LOLx! Where should I start? So, not only S'poreans like to complain yeah? hehehe

I think many tourists only visit downtown area n ultimately, they may go to food courts in shopping malls for meals. I won't say there is no good food in food courts, but it's more "commercialized", n also if you notice, many stalls are not even manned by S'poreans or Msians when they are selling our local dishes! So, where are the local flavours?

As you can see, S'pore is a fast-developing nation. In fact, many old hawker centres have been pulled down or renovated and with much increase in rentals, many old hawkers rather choose to retire whereas their highly educated younger generation have other dreams to fulfill. So you do see many food chains in SG instead.

If tourists can venture into residential areas, there are still many cheap and nice local flavours waiting to be discovered. But many of these places are not accessible by MRT.

Also, generally S'pore hawker food is not expensive, compared to other developed countries.