Nasi lemak continues to be one the hottest dishes in town. Even the Philippines-grown restaurant brand Jollibee has decided to spice up its Singapore menu by introducing a new $5 Nasi Lemak Chickenjoy Meal.
Nasi Lemak in Singapore
Nasi lemak is a popular Malay dish of coconut milk rice served with sambal and various ingredients. In Singapore we get a wide variety of nasi lemak at different price points – from the simple nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf available in hawker centres to premium nasi lemak at Les Amis’ Lemak Boys.
The taste of the humble dish is so well-received that there have been contemporary twists given to the traditional nasi lemak. There was the McDonald’s nasi lemak burger; and there were also Maki-San’s maki lemak, Old Chang Kee’s nasi lemak curry puff and even Swensen’s nasi lemak sundae.
New Jollibee Menu Item
One of the most popular items eaten with nasi lemak in Singapore is fried chicken. Jollibee has been serving spaghetti and rice to go with its fried chicken. So someone in Jollibee Singapore should get a big bonus for coming up with the simple idea of combining Jollibee fried chicken with coconut milk rice. The new Jollibee menu item – $5 Nasi Lemak Chickenjoy – is certainly generating a fair bit of interest.
Jollibee Nasi Lemak Chickenjoy
The newly launched Jollibee Nasi Lemak Chickenjoy is available in Jollibee outlets in Singapore as well as on food delivery platforms. You can also order ahead online for take-away.
We decided to join the long queue at Jollibee Paya Lebar Square to try out the new item on Jollibee menu.
The a la carte Nasi Lemak Chickenjoy is $5. The set, which includes a drink, is $6. Jollibee Nasi Lemak comprises a piece of fried chicken (either original or spicy flavour), sambal, ikan bilis, hard-boiled egg, cucumber and coconut milk rice.
The signature Jollibee fried chicken did not disappoint. It was succulent and the batter was perfectly crispy. Very delicious. The ikan bilis was very crunchy and tasty. The sambal was good – tasted like legitimate nasi lemak sambal. It was not too sweet and not too spicy but packed a sufficient kick. The weakest component of the dish was the coconut milk rice. It was a tad too soft for us and not lemak enough.
Not bad but not lemak enough
Overall, the Jollibee Nasi Lemak Chickenjoy is not bad at all. The only disappointment is with the rice. There are definitely better coconut milk rice in other places. However, the sambal and ikan bilis will make the nasi lemak at Jollibee quite enjoyable. If you like fried chicken with your nasi lemak, Jollibee’s Chickenjoy is probably one of the best versions of fried chicken you can find in nasi lemak stalls in Singapore. Jollibee Nasi Lemak Chickenjoy is a decent nasi lemak meal at a very reasonable price.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Jollibee Singapore Outlets
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5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #01-37/38, Changi City Point, Singapore 486038
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10 Jurong East Street 12, #01-0, Singapore 609690
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304 Orchard Rd, Basement 1, #B1-038, Stall 14, Asian Foodmall, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
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304 Orchard Rd, Level 6, #06-48A, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Paya Lebar Square
60 Paya Lebar Road, #01-05/06/07, Paya Lebar Square,Singapore 409051
10 Sinaran Drive, #01-07/12/160/161/165/166, Square 2, Singapore 307506
3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-123/124, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Tampines Smart City Kitchens
10 Tampines North Drive 4 JTC Space #01-05, Singapore 528553
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