In Singapore, many would say we're definitely blessed with an array of affordable options that come from our very own hawker centres
. It's further proven at Kedai Makan Muhajirin
in Toa Payoh, which sells $1 nasi lemak
and other Malay dishes like Mee Siam, Mee Rebus, Lontong and more. This place is definitely one to visit for a hearty breakfast, as they start operations as early as 6am and close at about 1:30pm! That also means you may have to try and beat the morning crowd so come prepared ?
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The Muslim-owned stall has been running for over 30 years by Cik Zaliah, and you might be surprised that what keeps her going is her love for the community. She aims to keep her Nasi Lemak priced at $1 for a long time, as she wants to make it affordable for the older generation who live nearby and frequent the place. They previously moved out of Blk 18 in the same vicinity in 2018 and almost stopped operating, but with the support from her husband, Cik Zaliah decided to continue the business at their current location in Blk 20 Lor 7 Toa Payoh.
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An order of $1 Nasi Lemak at the stall gets you a plate of rice, fish, fried egg, cucumber and sambal chilli. You can choose to opt for ikan bilis instead of the fish, but who wouldn't want to get a bang for their buck with a whole turmeric ikan kuning
to feast on? Their soft and fragrant pandan and coconut-infused Nasi Lemak is also given in a generous amount to keep you full. If you're looking to get both ikan bilis and fish, it's only at an additional cost of $0.50 cents too. Their sambal chilli is also just the right amount of sweet and spicy for that extra flavour to mix it all together ?
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, you can also get their Nasi Lemak with added paru and begedil if you want a bigger meal to dig into. Or if you're craving other Malay dishes, their Mee Rebus, Mee Siam and Lontong sets are going at $2.50
. Their Mee Rebus ($2.50)
comes with the usual yellow noodles in thick peppery gravy sauce, with a hard-boiled egg, beancurd skin, beansprouts, spring onions, green chilli and shallots. A mighty breakfast for the early morning! If you want something less heavy but still filling, their Mee Siam is an equally satisfying alternative with its sweet and sour light flavours ?
We heard that there's even a set for Nasi Lemak with Chicken Wings ($3)
, but it gets sold out as early as 7:45am! ? With the popularity of these dishes, you know it's definitely a stall worth making a trip to Toa Payoh. Share this with your friends and family to let them know of your next food hunt ?
Kedai Makan Muhajirin Halal status:
Tues-Sun 6AM-1:30PM, Closed on Mondays
20 Lor 7 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310020