HoYeah Nasi Lemak – This New Stall has Awesome Fried Chicken & Special Nasi Lemak
Opened only in July 2019, HoYeah Nasi Lemak has been raved about by many who’ve patronised the stall. From the fried chicken and ikan bills, to the sambal, everything is made from scratch. I heard a lot of good things about their fried chicken, so I was raring to try it.
We bought two of the chef’s recommendations — the Special Nasi Lemak + Fried Chicken Drumstick ($5) and the Special Nasi Lemak + Curry Chicken ($5). The difference between the special and traditional nasi lemak lies in the egg. The traditional version comes with a hard boiled egg while the special version has its rice wrapped in an omelette. Kinda like an omurice!
Just from the appearance alone, I must say I was impressed. The length of the fried chicken drumstick was the same as the entire straw basket. They gave a substantial amount of rice and a huge dollop of sambal. It also came with thick pieces of cucumber.
The ikan bilis was crispy and the lightly salted roasted peanuts gave a good crunch. They’ve certainly nailed the basic but most crucial ingredients of nasi lemak.
The rice was fluffy and soft. While not the most fragrant, the rice carried hints of coconut. The rice was slightly oily, which reminded me of chicken rice. The omelette was a good accompaniment to the rice and sambal. Now, the star of the show, the fried chicken, was great. It was really crispy and the batter wasn’t too thick. The meat was juicy and tender. It was, regretfully, a little bland. But don’t get me wrong, I still liked it very much. Just make sure you get a bite with some of that sweet sambal!
The curry chicken gravy was really thick, like that of a rendang. It was slightly spicy, but it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle. Surprisingly, the chicken was drier than the fried chicken. Usually, it would be the other way around.
HoYeah Nasi Lemak is definitely worth a try. For $5, you are getting more that you can ask for!
MissTamChiak.com made an anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.
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