Sunday, December 18, 2022

Uptown Malaysia Nasi Lemak @ Telok Ayer Street - Popular Ayam Goreng Berempah In CBD With Long Queue


Malaysian style Nasi Lemak, better known as Ayam Goreng Berempah, whereby you get a whole spiced marinated chicken leg, has recently been popular in Singapore. As a result, many places have started selling the dish on their menu, from hawker stalls to restaurants. Uptown Nasi Lemak in the CBD is one such place that attracts long queues. Their nasi lemak, founded by two Malaysian childhood buddies, is inspired by the best Malaysian nasi lemak from Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Ayam Goreng Berempah 4/5

The Nasi Lemak with Ayam Goreng Berempah is $8.20. It comes with a whole chicken leg, achar, half a boiled egg, sambal chilli, ikan bilis and peanuts. It is quite a steal to get a meal below ten dollars in the CBD. Furthermore, the portion is generous too.


The whole chicken leg is coated in a crispy layer of spice-marinated skin. However, the soy sauce is a tad too much overpowering the aromatics. The sambal chilli sauce was shiok, better than Dickson Nasi Lemak. The other condiments were a disappointment. The achar lacked the refreshing crunch, while the ikan bilis were not crispy. As for the rice, the texture is firmer, with a hint of coconut milk flavour but not as fragrant as Dickson Nasi Lemak.


Besides the Ayam Goreng Berempah, the stall sells other items such as Beed Rendang, Sambal Sotong, Curry Kapitam Chicken, Sambal Petai Prawn and Sambal Fish. All are priced below ten dollars.

Uptown Malaysia Nasi Lemak
121 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068590
Tel: +65 87518927
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer (DT Line), Tanjong Pagar (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am - 3pm
Sat: 10am - 230pm
(Closed on Sun, PH and Last Sat of the month)

Alight at Telok Ayer MRT station. Take Exit A. Turn left onto Telok Ayer Street. Walk down Telok Ayer Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]

Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Take Exit G. Turn left onto Telok Ayer Street. Walk down Telok Ayer Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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