Nasi Coco: Where Nasi Lemak Meets Tendon Bowls

Never thought you would see the day Tendon bowls combine with Nasi Lemak? Nasi Coco is here to show you why this is a combination that you just have to try to believe!

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By Marian Govin

Opening Hours:
Daily, 11am-10pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/nasicocosg/

Contact Number: +65 62559030

Nearest MRT: Kent Ridge

A place where Japanese and Malay cuisine meet, Nasi Coco has come up with their very own unique dish. As you may have guessed from their name, Nasi Coco is home to the Nasi Lemak Tendon bowl. Combining the best of Japanese cuisine and our local favourites, Nasi Coco sure is onto something here.

Nasi Coco Supreme

Nasi Coco Supreme ($9.90)

Their signature dish, the Nasi Lemak Tendon Bowl. Coconut rice is made fresh in house and the tempura accompaniments include classics like prawn and lava egg, but also local favs like luncheon meat and ladyfinger. (Vegetables are seasonal). I was pleasantly surprised when the dish was served as the portion was big enough to feed two people. And at just $9.90, you sure get a bang for your buck! The coconut rice was fragrant and fluffy was surprisingly a great pairing with the tempura. The tempura coating was light so you won’t feel heavy and oily after the meal which is always a plus. Nasi Lemak is not complete without some sambal, and the Nasi Coco supreme did come with a serving of sambal (and cucumber, peanuts and ikan billis, like a traditional Nasi Lemak). The sambal was sweet and spicy, and hit all the right notes for me. A that price and with this taste, this sure is worth it!

Lotus Root Yuzu Soba

Lotus Root Yuzu Soba ($9.90)

This is one unique dish as well. Their version of a pasta, the Lotus Root Yuzu Soba combines cold Buckwheat Soba noodles with Lotus Root and grilled fish. The sauce is served in a separate teapot for you to pour over the soba, Give the dish a more oriental feel if you know what I mean. The sauce is a yuzu soba sauce, which is light and refreshing. The hint of citrus stands out amongst the mild taste of the soba and lotus root which makes this dish delicious, filling but still light.

Luncheon Supreme

Luncheon Supreme ($5.50/ $7 with egg)

Luncheon meat fries are one of my favourite things to order at a bar, so you can expect my excitement while awaiting for this dish. The Luncheon Supreme is a combination of luncheon meat and sweet potato fries (which are also my fav), and drizzled generously with their sambal and coconut mayo. Break the onsen egg over the top and you get a plate of gooey madness. Personally, I feel like this is best enjoyed when you just stuff a handful into your mouth and get maximum flavour!

Tempura Chicken Wings

Tempura Chicken Wings ($4/2pc, $9.90/5pc, $18.50/10pc)

I’ve read many reviews about their chicken wings abut how they resemble the taste of IKEA’s wings, but I was skeptical. IKEA Chicken wings used to be my holy grail of wings (till they changed it and now it’s not as good as before), and I never was able to find a store which could compare. Nasi Coco has proved to be a strong competitor. Their chicken wings truly do taste like the IKEA wings and are the epitome of juicy yet crispy chicken wings. With each bite, a loud crunch is heard and then the juices flow. The marinate is a perfect and you can dip their wings in any of their four sauces! Order this, along with the Nasi Coco supreme and that is a meal hard to beat.

Though tucked away is the west (it is along AYE), if you are a fan of anything fried, coconut, or just looking for something new to try, then make sure you come down and try Nasi Coco out!

Address: 
1 West Coast Drive
#01-73 NeWest
Singapore 128020

Opening Hours:
Daily, 11am-10pm

Website: https://www.facebook.com/nasicocosg/

Contact Number: +65 62559030

Nearest MRT: Kent Ridge