If you love a good nasi lemak in the morning but worry about your ever-expanding waistline, fear not because Sambal Time offers the most nutritious nasi lemak that’s not just delicious and healthy but also Halal-certified.
While it might seem like plenty of places are jumping on the healthy-eating train, rest assured that this isn’t anything gimmicky, with nothing but pure dedication and research that goes into preparing the best nasi lemak for you.
From base up, they use a blend of low glycemic index white rice to reduce the glucose taken in from carbohydrates, or quinoa, if you’d prefer. Nothing is deep-fried, only grilled, air-fried or pan fried. Only brown sugar and molasses is used for added dietary potassium and small amounts of calcium, magnesium and B vitamins, and only in limited quantities as after all, it is still sugar.
If their name wasn’t already enough of a hint, you’d be glad to know as any true blue Singaporean, they take their sambal chilli very seriously. They take it so seriously that they even came up with their own special brand of Sambal. The Black Chilli Sauce is split into two categories aptly named Enter Darkness (S$8.90), and Extreme Darkness (S$9.90) that are specially designed to make you sweat, regret and put your ego back in check.
Perhaps the closest to an original Nasi Lemak is their Sambal Time Nasi Lemak (S$9). Served with a grilled boneless chicken thigh, broccoli medallion, baked otah, omelette and a choice of sauce of sambal (we’d recommend you to try the sambal, really), you can enjoy everything you love about a good nasi lemak without having to worry about bursting your zipper.
Something a little different would be their Hake Fish Nasi Lemak (S$8). With the same base of choice as before, atop a bed of cabbage and omelette is a generous slice of deep-sea white fish that’s MSC certified sustainable catch from New Zealand. Not only is the fish firm, flaky and delicious, it is also the perfect vessel for their signature sambal chilli sauce.
Since we’re already here, why not go even further? The most guilt-free possible version of nasi lemak you’d find anywhere would be their Vegetarian Nasi Lemak (S$7). They use a medley of mushrooms — big meaty King Oyster Mushrooms, a mild flavoured White Button Mushrooms and earthy smokey Shiitake Mushrooms along with cabbages, grilled begedil and again a sauce or sambal of choice.
It only goes to show that you don’t need excessive oil, transfat or flavourings to make a delicious and nutritious meal. Here you eat guilt free, knowing very well the care and dedication that goes behind the preparation and details.
For the extra busy office worker, you’d also be glad to know that apart from visiting the physical store, you can place orders online and have it delivered to you.
6 Marina Blvd
#01-16 The Sail at Marina Bay
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 3.30pm
Sat: 12pm – 6pm
Nearest Station: Downtown