This week I took a trip down memory lane whilst running an errand, and today I’m bringing you a review of Fong Seng Nasi Lemak, Singapore. This is what I grew up with, this is what I LOVED to eat growing up. Here’s what I think of Fong Seng right now.
Is it Halal?
Yes, it is halal. I personally would describe Fong Seng as a Chinese twist to a traditional Malay dish. But it is a halal restaurant.
Where it Is
It is on a row of shop for food. Basically, if you find NUS (Clementi) and go a bit further up (after exiting from the highway) and you’ve essentially found yourself Fong Seng. Previously, you could park right by the side of Fong Seng, but they have removed that option.
There’s a public parking (have to pay) a bit further up, turn left at the right, and then it will be on your right.
Address: Fong Seng Nasi Lemak, 22 Clementi Road, Singapore 129757
What it Costs
Of course, since I’m from Malaysia, I tend to convert. But, if you don’t convert, it is pretty reasonable. The plate that I have came in at SGD7.80 (see below), which is pretty decent considering I have 2 pieces of fish cake, chicken, acar-acar and that glorious rice and sambal.
They have a drinks stall serving everything you could possibly want a-la-food court.
How it Tastes
One thing I won’t deny will be that I feel the standard has slowly gone down a bit, but I still feel nostalgic eating it. Their sambal and rice are still KILLERS. They are the things you HAVE to try here (I mean, what else would you try at a Nasi Lemak store). Fish cakes, their chicken and otak otak (not pictured here) are what I would recommend for you to have here.
Their sambal is quite unlike your usual Malay sambals. It is really sweet and spicy, which gives it a very unique taste. Their rice is very fragrant, which you can really tell from the first bite. Food is hot, even really late at night, so it is really nice, even as a supper snack even though it does have that economy or zhap fan feel.
The MEATS are the king here. The vegetables are a bit so-so, almost just like a side dish.
This Place is Suitable For…
Family (Really only for the late nights, as for a lot of the other options)
Friends (A really cozy place for you to lepak. Lots of uni students meet up here at night)
Solo (YES! One of the places I would say are really suitable)
Colleagues (Cheap, tasty. Definitely appropriate)
Little Kids (Maybe not that many options, but quite suitable for the bigger kids)
Dating (For those late night supper dates)
7/10. Sorry, but this is a place that feels really nostalgic for me. I love the sambal and rice and make it a mission to always go back whenever I’m in Singapore. Really simple concept, really lovely food.