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Chai Chee Nasi Lemak (1978) – Hougang, Singapore


Not to be confused with any outlets at Chai Chee, this stall is located at Hougang and originates all the way back to 1978. I’ve grew up with this ever since I moved to Hougang in 1986. Currently managed by 2 brothers, whom I believe is the 3rd generation.

Chai Chee Nasi Lemak not only specializes in Nasi Lemak as the name suggests, but also very good Nasi Padang dishes and classic Mee Rebus, Mee Siam and Lontong. I just love how they retain the authentic taste over the decades although it’s tough to retain the price. ;P Anyways it’s about blardy time I wrote about them and their commitment to good traditional food!

Stall front

Dishes at 8am… yes they run out pretty fast!

The 2 brothers… guess which one is the older one? 😉

One of my favorites, Mee Goreng, with sides of your choice. Right about of spice, awesome taste!

Another of my favorites, Nasi Lemak. I love my nasi lemaks with these fried fish which were fried till so crispy, you can literally consume everything. Yums to the max!

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Malay cuisine over decades, can’t go wrong. The queue will affirm that.

Portion: Average

Service: Self-service.

Ambience: Coffee shop

Price: Reasonable

RTE: Always!

Location: Block 322 Hougang Avenue 5. Hours: 5am to 1pm, while stocks last.

6th Sep 2021 moved to following address:

Chai Chee Nasi Lemak
8789 1589

Nasi Lemak – Tiger Airways, Singapore


This is my 2nd time in history writing about flight food(First one was for Jetstar http://wp.me/pCcuC-cC). No, I really do have a lot of backlogs for eatwithroy but just wanna highlight the shocks you can get ordering flight food on budget airlines.

I was on my way back to Shenzhen and was damn hungry as I didn’t have any dinner. So I asked the flight attendant what would they recommend. Nasi Lemak was highly recommended. So I decided to order since it’s their best seller and it looks pretty good. So I ordered the set, which is more worth it at S$16.

Looks good right?
The set

So after waiting for like 20 minutes, my food came.

The actual thing…

The portion was so little, I was like I need to eat 4 of these to be full. The rice was around 8cm x 8cm x 2cm in size. It was soggy and very soft. high chance due to freeze/thaw too many times. The chicken was in small pieces and the egg was a little quail’s egg. I was thinking, at least give half a normal egg or 2 quail eggs, I could have felt better. For it’s ala carte price of S$12, it’s something quite hard to swallow! I could have 3 servings of Mizzy Corner’s Nasi Lemaks! Set A, B and C! (http://wp.me/pCcuC-HT). However that said, the chicken rendang tasted pretty decent but I was looking for the sambal chilli which I suspect was at the bottom of the rendang curry.

They gave me a bigger fruit cup ‘cos can’t find the smaller cup for the set. Opening this is a challenge ‘cos the syrup inside is filled to the brim… damn silly if you ask me.

I reckon that’s the price to pay for having your meals so high up. But sometimes it’s good to spend as there are some commissions for the air crew for every sale. So if the service is good for you, buy something! 🙂

Rating: 3/5

Portion: 2/5

Service: 4/5. The crew was too lazy to find the small fruit cup but the lead was good in his service as he recognizes me as a regular with Tiger Airways.

Ambience: NA

Price: S$16 per set, S$12 ala carte.

RTE: Unlikely… unless the crave is too great that I cannot wait till I’m home in SG.

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak – Changi Village, Singapore


I’m trying to do more videos as much as I can as some places are not conducive enough for me to record. Thanks for the good responses so far my friends, really very encouraging! 🙂

This is my first time trying this stall as I usually have my nasi lemak at the famous ‘international’ one. However that one the standard has dropped quite a bit… reckon they shouldn’t have gone ‘global’… ;P

Anyways what I can say about this stall is, the rice is really nice and fluffy which it looks like Basmati Rice to me (apparently is has slightly lesser calories and carbs as compared to white rice) Not to mention the fragrance from the coconut milk in the rice is totally addictive! Try keep to just one standard serving of rice! It’s TOUGH! I ordered the A set which comprise of a tasty and crispy chicken wing, crispy ikan bilis, egg, cucumber and the awesome sambal chilli. I went around 4pm, already there’s a short queue (queued for around 15 mins)… Can’t imagine during peak hours… My only complain is, the fish is crispy, but not crispy enough, reason is the fish is a little too big… well chicken and egg issue… you want it crispy, lesser flesh and vice versa…

So go try this place and let me know what you think. 😉

Later y’all,

Big Roy

Frankie’s Place – Shanghai, China


Most Singaporeans base in Shanghai would know this place. Apparently the oldest Singapore food restaurant in Shanghai. However the location is a little far from the city where most Singapore expats would stay. But, when the crave for authentic Singapore food sets in, taking a cab down to this place is justifiable! Check out the food below!

Self explanatory
Address & contacts
Sample menu 1
Sample menu 2 – Got kueh kueh some more!
Sample menu 3
Sample menu 4
Restaurant as you enter
New left side extension
Curry Chicken – Pretty good
Sambal Kangkong – Sambal not enough… but the taste is there
Sambal Fish – This fish is really good. Crispy and nice… sambal is really spicy and good!
Tofu soup thing… Can skip
Pig stomach salted veg soup… pretty good but soup damn little…

Rating: 4.5/5.

Taste: I must say it’s as good as what we eat in Singapore. Unlike some claim to be Singapore/Malaysian food but taste not authentic. Thumbs up for catering to the craves us Singaporeans/Malaysians have while working in Shanghai!

Ambience: Pretty comfy with the extension on the left side. Aircon/heater is adjusted to appropriate levels during winter/summer periods. Best thing is, you won’t smell like what they serve when you get out of the restaurant.

Service: Not bad. At least you don’t get crappy service like some other restaurants around Shanghai. The staff are also trained the local terms like Kopi-C and Teh Tarik!

Portion: Average.

Price: Average per person is around RMB50-80. Depends on how much you can eat also. Cheaper than the other counterparts in Shanghai. Don’t compare to prices in Singapore of course!

RTE: Not base in Shanghai now, so no chance to go there. Maybe will find time to feature the Suzhou Singapore food restaurant soon!

Location: See 2nd pic. Cab there would be the best option. Parking is limited and subway station is not near.