Sri Sujana Nasi Lemak – Don’t Miss the Sambal!
Just 8 hours ago, I was celebrating the cousin’s 21st birthday at Bunker Restaurant. As it was very near to Changi Village, I grabbed this opportunity and ask the cousins to go for supper there.
Changi Village has just completed their renovation and the hawker centre now is very clean and has good ventilation. This place is famous for its nasi lemak. We reached at about 10.30pm and all the nasi lemak stalls have super long queue. The famous International nasi lemak is closed on a Saturday night, I have tried Mizzy’s Corner already, so we decided to queue at Sri Sujana.
One of the boss of the stall, Mr Rahman, is a very friendly man. He saw me taking photos and he told me proudly that they were awarded 4 chopsticks in the Makansutra book. Because they are opened from morning till midnight, his sister will be in the morning shift while he does the night shift.
The standard chicken nasi lemak set which costs $3.50, comes with a fried chicken wing, a fried egg and ikan biliss, sambal and a slice of cucumber. Unfortunately, the rice is not fragrant enough and it is too soggy.
However, I quite enjoy the sambal here. While some sambal tends to be sweeter, Sri Sujana’s version is spicy enough and is fragrant enough. Their ikan bilis was also super crispy and still hot. The chicken wings have a nice crispy skin. A piece of mackerel otak otak can be added for an additional $1.
We queued for 20 mins or longer for just two plates of nasi lemak. Actually, the diners mostly only buy 1 to 2 plates of nasi lemak, their service is really slow. My cousin attributed the long queues as a form of marketing gimmick. He says, when Singaporeans see long queues, they will join in. Well, what he says sounds logical. Whichever stalls you pick, they taste really similar. Just go for the one with high turnovers because that would mean their chicken wings are still hot and crispy!
Sri Sujana Muslim Food
Address: 2 Changi Village Road, #01-30 Changi Village Market and Food Centre
Opening hours: 8am to 2am, closed on Mondays