After a 1-Day call-back briefing, our close knit group of army buddies decided to have lunch at Changi Village. I guess it was nostalgia that brought us back to our favorite hawker centre near Hendon camp. Changi Village Hawker Centre was under renovation during most of our time in national service hence I don’t remember eating here very often.
Back then I wasn’t as concerned with what went into my mouth as long as it tasted good and made me full. But now, Nasi Lemak is probably one of the furthest foods from an AIP diet I could eat. That said, some things are worth trying once and Changi Village Hawker Centre is famed for its Nasi Lemak. Oh heck… I decided to live life once in a while. (YOLO)
Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak offers several customizable sets (A to F). They all include a fried egg and some Ikan Bilis (fried, dried anchovies) so the difference between the sets are the main sides which range from Chicken Wings to fish Fillet, fish, Otah, hotdogs and Sotong (fried squid). You can add these as add-ons to any set. Furthermore, there are additional add-ons too like begedil (kinda like a Malay spiced croquette, heard its really good!) and Beef Rendang (spicy beef stew).
The queues can be pretty crazy long during peak hours so come at odd hours if you prefer to skip the queues! As a side note, this particular corner location of this stall used to be occupied by a different Nasi Lemak stall before the renovation – International Nasi Lemak. Back then the queues for that stall were unrivaled. I wonder how many people (us included) now come and queue at this stall because they are under the impression or follow the rumors that the best nasi lemak is the one “at the corner”. Oh well, all 11 of us just ‘followed the leader’ and queued here anyway.
Despite so many of us ordering at once, I have to hand it to the stall owners. Their service was very efficient and polite and the queue moved really fast. I guess they are apt at serving large queues day-in and day-out!
To me, the rice was the highlight of the dish and as good Nasi Lemak goes, rightly so! It was fluffy and soft but not meshy. It also had a hint of creaminess and just the right balance of coconut flavor. I savored it without any need for additional chilli which I felt was totally unnecessary.
Unfortunately, everything else, barring the slice of cucumber, was deep fried and didn’t really agree with me. However I have to say the Chicken Wing was pretty good even when I didn’t eat the outermost crispy layer/batter. It was hot and juicy on the inside, a product of it being ‘freshly fried’.
Definitely a must-try if you are in the area!
Verdict: (4/5 – very good!)
Cost: $ (very cheap)
- There are rival Nasi Lemak stalls in the area (International Nasi Lemak & Sri Sujana) that might be worth trying just to compare standards!
- While you’re here why not try the famous “Commando Dessert” (Red Tea Logan)
Address: #01-26 Changi Village Market and Food Centre, 2 Changi Village Road, 500002
Cuisine: Asian, Halal, Malay
Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 16:00
Average Price: ~$4
Phone: +65 97931103