Old Chang Kee releases Nasi Lemak Curry Puff
Move aside, nasi lemak burger. You’ve now got a new, cooler cousin: the nasi lemak curry puff from Old Chang Kee.
The curry puff chain has launched the Nasi Lemak Chicken’o — a marriage between one of Singapore’s most popular dishes, and one of her most iconic snacks.
Instead of the usual potato or sardine filling, this curry puff contains many ingredients you’ll find in nasi lemak: peanuts, ikan bilis, and sambal. And just as its name suggests, the Nasi Lemak Chicken’o also contains chunks of chicken.
Alas, there’s no basmati or jasmine rice, but the pastry shell has been infused with pandan essence and coloured green.
Yes, we know this whole thing feels super gimmicky, but it’s actually quite tasty, and it’s definitely more nasi lemak-y than McDonald’s Nasi Lemak Burger last year.
The pandan-infused pastry shell doesn’t quite work — it’s no where as fragrant as piping-hot coconut rice — but the Nasi Lemak Chicken’o does nail the spicy-sweet sambal, which definitely delivers a fiery kick.
Our Nasi Lemak Chicken’o also contained generous amounts of ikan bilis, peanuts, and chicken chunks.
So, our verdict? It’s not particularly original, and yes it may feel gimmicky, but it’s a perfectly serviceable, fairly tasty snack.
At $2 for one, and $3.50 for two, it’s also reasonably priced.
You can get the Nasi Lemak Chicken’o at all Old Chang Kee outlets in Singapore from 1 March 2018, while stocks last.
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