Have you heard of blue nasi lemak? To be exact, the blue colouring is from the butterfly pea flower. Two brothers, Kenneth and Shawn has inherited the recipe from their grandmother from Kedah, Malaysia and opened Jia Xiang Nasi Lemak. The stall was first opened at an industrial area in Tampines before re-locating to its current location at CT Hub 2.
Butterfly Pea Teh C with Gula Melaka 3/5
At Jia Xiang Nasi Lemak, not only the rice comes in blue colour but the drinks too. On the menu, it offers a variety of hot and cold beverages using the butterfly pea flower. One of these beverages, which is a new creation is the Butterfly Pea Teh C with Gula Melaka. It is quite an interesting drink using the natural sweetness of the gula melaka.
Blue Rice Rendang Chicken Set
It was a Saturday when I visited Jia Xiang Nasi Lemak and I decided to have their Blue Rice Rendang Chicken Set ($5). I understand that the rendang chicken is only available on every Tuesdays and Saturdays only. Unfortunately I visited the place after lunch hour and they have run out of sunny side up egg. Instead they replaced it with bitter gourd fried egg for me.
Unlike the usual nasi lemak rice, the butterfly pea flower rice is cooked using a concoction of natural pandan juice and coconut milk. The rice set comes with other items such as ikan bilis, eanuts, achar and of course the rendang chicken. Every components on the plate were well executed, playing their own roles for the set. Even the sweet and spicy chilli was so good too. It went very well with the rice. I can taste the effort by he team, in ensuring every single items on the plate is well executed.
Worth mentioning is their weekly special Rendang Chicken. The tender chicken pieces are cooked in a rich and robust paste filled with aroma of spices and lemongrass.
Jia Xiang Nasi Lemak may not be any posh restaurant but the little eatery located in the aisle of CT Hub 2, hidden from the main road, serves some delicious nasi lemak that is good from the heart. You can taste the sincerity in their food.
Jia Xiang Nasi Lemak
CT Hub 2
114 Lavender Street
Nearest MRT: Bendemeer (DT Line)
Mon-Fri: 9am - 3pm
Sat: 11am - 4pm
1) Alight at Bendemeer MRT station. Take Exit. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]