The white Peranakan building the famous Ponggol Nasi Lemak is housed in, looked inviting and we were early but already saw a long queue forming.
It’s nice to sit by the roadside and enjoy the breeze. I always prefer a old fashioned coffeeshop over an air-conditioned foodcourt with poor ventilation.
The luncheon meat was good in that extremely salty way and so was the fried chicken wing. Also you can never go wrong with a messy version of sunny side up, where the yolk is wonderfully runny. The rice however was disappointingly stale and not fluffy at all. There was no real coconut fragrance either like what you would get at a traditional Malay stall where the Nasi Lemak comes wrapped in a banana leaf. I somehow prefer the very simple traditional Nasi Lemak. This felt more like economic rice.
B had fish and otak instead, but he too commented that the rice wasn’t too great but the chicken wing was tasty.
I mainly saw young couples here after work. The meal isn’t too expensive, at about S$5 each.