Golden Mile Food Centre is home to loads of food gems, and with 2 fulls levels of hawker fare, you’d be spoiled for choice. No matter if it is claypot rice or Hainanese chicken rice you crave or even gourmet burgers for under S$5, you’ll be stoked to know that you’ll find just about anything there.
Nestled in the basement of this food centre lies Adimann, a halal-certified stall that is easy to miss but one that’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for. Having been around for 15 years, Adimann recently went through a revamp, giving itself a new look as well as a new menu to suit local palates as well as modern hipsters.
Proudly dubbing itself as ‘Nasi Lemak and Chicken Rice Hipster’, Adimann dishes out classic Malay delights with a twist.
If you have that impression that Adimann’s nasi lemak will taste no different from the usual, here’s where you thought wrong. Unlike the usual nasi lemak dishes, Adimann serves their nasi lemak with Basmati rice—which, for the uninitiated, is a long-grain varietal, typically used in Indian cooking that is much lighter and fluffier than regular rice.
For a profound yet delectable twist to nasi lemak, opt for the Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken Cutlet (S$7.50) with salted egg yolk sauce (S$1). Rather than a wing, what you get is a sizeable piece of chicken cutlet deep-fried to a golden brown perfection, alongside a huge portion of basmati rice, ikan bilis and peanuts, quail eggs and a side of greens.
Doused in a seemingly luscious salted egg yolk sauce that came with pieces of chilli padi, we had high hopes for the sauce but to our disappointment, it lacked the fragrance and aroma that we were hoping for. Instead, what we got was a thick, overly creamy sauce that was just too rich too enjoy.
For what the dish lacked in the flavour of the salted egg yolk sauce, it surely made up in the texture of the fried chicken cutlet. Crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, we liked how the batter gave the chicken cutlet an added crunch without being overly oily and cloying.
Adimann’s menu choices do not stop at just plain ol’ classic dishes—for those who are looking for something more luxurious, you’d be pleased to hear that they have paired their nasi lemak with one the oceanic gems.
A portion of Nasi Lemak with Lobster (S$15) topped with sambal sauce (S$1) will get you half a lobster alongside the generous helpings of side dishes. Plump and aptly sweet, the lobster flesh is good on its own but having it with their house made sambal sauce only served to elevate the dish to the next level.
For those who love a fiery kick, their sambal sauce would go highly recommended!
Adimann has its hits and misses and while it may not take the cake as the best nasi lemak around, their creativity and innovation gave their dishes do provide a certain oomph to it.
If you happen to be in Golden Mile Food Centre, this stall is definitely worth patronising!
505 Beach Road
Golden Mile Food Centre#B1-12
Daily: 10am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway