Local Delights

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak (Square 2 @ Novena)

Whenever I bought lunch at Warung Kampung, I saw a long queue at Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak next door.

A quick search revealed that Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak is a hugely popular hawker stall that originated from Boon Lay Place. 

It is not only famous for their delicious nasi lemak but also for their late closing hours. Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak is open till 3.30am, satisfying many midnight hunger pangs. 

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak - Stall Front

I am thankful that Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak has a stall at the basement of Square 2 @ Novena so I don’t have to travel all the way to Jurong West. 

There is (sadly) no seating area so the only option is to takeaway. There is always a long queue during lunch hour but the queue moves pretty quickly. 

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak - Menu

There are 4 nasi lemak sets to choose from, priced at S$4.50 each: 

– Nasi Lemak Chicken Set

– Nasi Lemak Fish Set

– Nasi Lemak Fish Fillet Set

– Nasi Lemak Otah Set

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak - Nasi Lemak Chicken Set

This is the Nasi Lemak Chicken Set [S$4.50]. The serving is extremely generous, the packet was almost bursting. 

I like that the coconut rice is still warm when I tucked in with a detectable coconut fragrance. 

The sambal is sweeter than I expected and not spicy at all, even a non-spicy like me enjoyed it. 

The ikan bilis and peanuts are wonderfully crispy. The fried chicken is nice but definitely not the best I have had. My favorite is still the fried chicken from Hup Lee Fried Bee Hoon in Chong Pang. 

You can also order nasi padang with a choice of coconut rice or white rice. Here are a few of the dishes I tried: 

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak - Beef Rendang

The Beef Rendang [S$3.50] is not as tender as those from Warung Kampung but for $3.50 you get 3-4 pieces which is still quite worth it. 

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak - Eggplant

The Terung Sambal (Eggplant/Brinjal) is neither too soft nor too hard and the sambal gives it a little sweetness which is nice. 

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak - Sotong Hitam

Sotong Hitam [S$3.50] is squid cooked in squid ink. It is non-spicy and fragrant dish. 

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak - Sotong Merah

Sotong Merah [S$3.50] is very spicy, so eat with caution. The sotong is fried with dried shrimp paste and it is very fragrant but very spicy. Tears were rolling down my face and my mouth was numb with the spiciness. 

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak - Begedil

Begedil [S$1] is Indonesian Deep Fried Potato Patty and it is commonly found in Malay stalls. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. 

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak (Square 2 @ Novena) 

Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, Square 2 @ Novena #B1-125, Singapore 307506

Telephone: 81484800

Opening Hours: Daily 7am – 10pm

Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak (Boon Lay) 

Address: 221B Boon Lay Place, #01-106, Singapore 642221

Telephone: +65 62664466

Opening Hours: Monday 4.30pm – 3.30am, Tuesday – Sunday 6.30am – 3.30am 


Leave a Reply