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Ex-hotel chef attracts dinner crowds for nasi lemak goreng & juicy ayam goreng berempah

“Do you’ve got nasi lemak goreng in Singapore?” I curiously queried Aaron, my colleague and go-to information on Singaporean delicacies. He shook his head no in response. 

The primary thought that got here to my thoughts was “Dang, the Singaporeans are lacking out.”

I recalled the quite hazy first time I used to be launched to this sinful, calorie-laden nasi lemak- impressed dish. After one too many gin and tonics, I swung by a close-by native mamak for the final word post-drinking supper (by a suggestion of a buddy): the nasi lemak goreng. One chew and my booze-soaked tastebuds have been hooked. 

Chef Fauzey - Nasi Lemak Goreng

So when phrase unfold of an ex-hotel chef turning heads along with his nasi lemak goreng, I used to be intrigued. Time to make a visit to Chef Fauzey Nasi Lemak Goreng, which is positioned in Previous City, PJ. Clang! Clang! Clang! The audible sound of Chef Fauzey frying the rice in his large wok alongside the assortment of nasi lemak fixings and an enormous vat of sambal— I knew I used to be in the proper place. 

What I attempted at Chef Fauzey Nasi Lemak Goreng

Mak cik, Nasi Lemak Goreng dengan Ayam Goreng Berempah satu (RM9),” I positioned my order excitedly to the auntie patiently ready to take my order. For these of you who’re unfamiliar with Bahasa Melayu, that interprets to ‘one order of fried nasi lemak with the spiced fried hen’. 

Chef Fauzey Nasi Lemak Goreng - stall

The type-looking auntie (which I later found is Chef Fauzey’s spouse) strikes at lightning velocity as she tops off my large plate of nasi lemak goreng with a beneficiant pool of sambal, cucumber slices, fried prawn and their famed ayam goreng berempah

Chef Fauzey Nasi Lemak Goreng - nasi lemak goreng

I discovered a seat close by and wasted no time digging into the inviting plate of nasi lemak goreng. This was not your strange nasi lemak rice— as an alternative of the same old white coconut milk rice, Chef Fauzey fries the santan rice along with his selfmade sambal within the fiery wok. 

Stall - sambal

I used to be additionally delighted to study that the sambal is cooked for 4 complete hours each morning. Discuss dedication! And this meant that each chew of the scrumptious rice was full of wok hei and had a delicate spicy flavour. Having wok hei flavoured sambal rice as an alternative of standard nasi lemak rice was definitely an fascinating expertise. 

I paired the rice with extra of the selfmade sambal, secretly hoping for spicy sambal to additional elevate the flavours. Sadly the sambal was very a lot on the milder facet, so it didn’t actually elevate the style of the rice. Nevertheless it’s good for individuals who are unable to tolerate warmth. 

Nasi lemak goreng - chicken

Hoping to get some respite from the sambal, I dug my fork into the ayam goreng berempah. For these of you who’re unfamiliar, ayam goreng berempah or spiced fried hen is a kind of Malay fried hen that is stuffed with herbs and spices. 

And I’ve to say, Chef’s Fauzey’s ayam goreng berempah is out of this world! It’s crunchy, it’s juicy, has a lightweight crispy crust and bursting with the fragrant flavours of recent herbs and spices in it. This after all comes from Chef Fauzey’s double-frying technique. 

Nasi lemak goreng - chicken

In actual fact, the ayam goreng berempah was so yummy that my eating companion advised we order one other two. Why not, proper? I shook my head fortunately and seconds later, I used to be tearing right into a well-marinated drumstick with crispy pores and skin. Oh glad days! 

Nasi lemak goreng - prawn

Earlier than I lose observe simply speaking in regards to the ayam goreng berempah, the fried prawn can also be extraordinarily flavourful and to not point out, on the candy facet. Truthfully for RM9, this can be very inexpensive because the portion of rice is adequate for a extremely huge eater. 

It’s 9pm however clients are nonetheless queuing up for a style of the nasi lemak goreng. As anticipated the ayam goreng berempah is nearly all bought out.

Closing ideas

Chef Fauzey - Food

As I ngaw on my hen bone, I take into consideration how nasi lemak puritans would possibly snub their noses at this nasi lemak-inspired dish, however I actually plead you to have a style. Then I depart you to make your personal resolution about this. If it really isn’t to your liking, Chef Fauzey affords different variations: Nasi Lemak Kukus & Ayam Goreng Berempah (RM7) and Nasi Lemak Biasa (RM3)

And my pricey Singaporeans, you’re actually lacking out. Do make your option to Previous City, Petaling Jaya for a plate of Chef Fauzey’s wonderful nasi lemak goreng. Oh, and get the ayam goreng berempah whilst you’re at it. Belief me, you’ll hold making a visit again for extra!

Anticipated injury: RM3 – RM9 per pax

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Our Score: 4.5 / 5

Chef Fauzey Nasi Lemak Goreng

Jalan Sentosa 3/57, Pj Previous City, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,


Our Score 4.5/5

Chef Fauzey Nasi Lemak Goreng

Jalan Sentosa 3/57, Pj Previous City, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,

Phone: +6019 376 5886

Working Hours: 6pm – 10pm (Mon to Sat), Closed on Solar



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