Ponggol Nasi Lemak at Tanjong Katong

The white Peranakan building the famous Ponggol Nasi Lemak is housed in, looked inviting and we were early but already saw a long queue forming.

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It’s nice to sit by the roadside and enjoy the breeze. I always prefer a old fashioned coffeeshop over an air-conditioned foodcourt with poor ventilation.

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The luncheon meat was good in that extremely salty way and so was the fried chicken wing. Also you can never go wrong with a messy version of sunny side up, where the yolk is wonderfully runny. The rice however was disappointingly stale and not fluffy at all. There was no real coconut fragrance either like what you would get at a traditional Malay stall where the Nasi Lemak comes wrapped in a banana leaf. I somehow prefer the very simple traditional Nasi Lemak. This felt more like economic rice.

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B had fish and otak instead, but he too commented that the rice wasn’t too great but the chicken wing was tasty.

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I mainly saw young couples here after work. The meal isn’t too expensive, at about S$5 each.

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5 Responses to Ponggol Nasi Lemak at Tanjong Katong

  1. Laura says:

    Sorry to hear the rice was not great, once I get back to Singapore this place will still have to be on our ‘to do’ list given its close proximity to our condo.

    • bookjunkie says:

      I hope perhaps they were having an off day, but read another review which talked about the same issue with the rice. The items that you can pick are all pretty good though.

      But it still was nice to sit out here at this very clean coffee-shop.

  2. Anne says:

    being newly relocated. i enjoy exploring such quaint neighborhoods in the island whenever my schedule permits. i will try to visit this place… thanks for sharing!

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