When it comes to a dish as iconic as nasi lemak, it is not difficult to find a decent one to get you by. Everyone would surely have a favourite stall that they patronise, but nestled within Adam Road Food Centre is one particular stall that is so outstanding that even the Sultan of Brunei makes special requests for it during his visits to Singapore—Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak.
This humble nasi lemak stall dishes out excellent plates of nasi lemak that come in a variety of sets, each offering different combinations of ingredients depending on how hungry you are. At its very essence, this is good old nasi lemak without any gimmicks, just a simple dish executed perfectly.
If you have not tried this fit-for-royalty nasi lemak, then you really are missing out!
Spotting this nasi lemak stall is a no-brainer! Just look out for the stall with the longest queue. But fret not, because service is usually efficient here and the queue moves pretty quickly.
What makes Selera Rasa’s nasi lemak so special to us is their use of basmati rice instead of the typical jasmine variety. This long grain is much fluffier and lighter, which bolds really well with the sweet and piquant sambal. It feels much lighter, allowing you to enjoy each and every component without feeling too stuffed too quickly.
Their chicken wings are fantastic as well. Fresh out the fryer, they boast a fragrant aroma of turmeric and ginger and we liked that the batter was thin, allowing the chicken wing itself to become super crispy without being too oily. The only downside to this spectacular plate was the fried egg. It was a tad bit overcooked and greasy.
Overall, this humble plate of food was such a joy to eat and a great way to begin our day. We can really see why the Sultan of Brunei himself makes it a point to have this each time he comes here.
Selera Rasa Nasi Lemak
2 Adam Rd, #01-02,
Adam Road Food Centre,
(Closed on Fridays)
Sat to Thu: 7am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens