The Coconut Club’s ‘atas’ Michelin-certified nasi lemak is now available in Siglap

By Evan Mua January 31, 2023
The Coconut Club’s ‘atas’ Michelin-certified nasi lemak is now available in Siglap
The Coconut Club’s nasi lemak is approved by the Michelin Guide. Photo:
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The Coconut Club, famous for its gourmet nasi lemak dish, is now available at Siglap. Opened on Jan 30, this is its second outlet so far. 

The news comes after the Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient relocated from its old Ann Siang Hill home to a swanky new flagship outlet in Beach Road in the middle of 2022.

The Coconut Club’s Siglap outlet can be found nestled among a row of shophouses along Frankel Avenue, which also houses popular brunch spot Dutch Colony Coffee Co. It sports a homely and casual “canteen” theme, unlike its Beach Road outlet that has a more sophisticated vibe.

Opened in 2016, the homegrown brand quickly gained popularity for its unique elevated take on the local classic. It was also the restaurant where Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hosted visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for lunch in Dec 2016. 

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The Coconut Club’s signature fried chicken is now in Siglap! Photo: The Coconut Club/Instagram

Eventually, it got onto the Michelin radar and was awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand Award in 2018.

As with most nasi lemak, the essence is in the fragrant rice. Here, The Coconut Club infuses two-year-old jasmine rice with a specially sourced proprietary coconut milk blend before steaming it to achieve that desired fluffy texture.

Most fans would know that the signature here is undoubtedly the ayam goreng berempah leg nasi lemak (S$21). It comes with a tantalising piece of spiced fried chicken, with a choice of leg or breast. 

The succulent fried chicken is made with organic poulet that’s marinated for 12 hours in housemade rempah before going into the fryer to give it that crackling red skin. Of course, it’s also accompanied with a dollop of sweet and aromatic housemade sambal, as well as the usual egg, peanuts and anchovies.

Diners can also opt for fried fish with the kembong nasi lemak (S$21) or charcoal-grilled otah with the otah nasi lemak (S$17). 

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A special brunch menu will be available only at The Coconut Club Siglap. Photo:

The Siglap store will have a special brunch menu, available on weekends between 10am and 4.30pm. It features a spread of hearty bites, such as the outlet-exclusive apom berkuah with pisang pengat (fermented rice pancakes with coconut milk, blue pea flower, banana, gula sauce, and vanilla ice cream, S$16) and dry laksa (S$21).

The otah cheese sandwich (S$18) and hae bee hiam tuna sandwich (S$18), two teatime favourites from The Coconut Club’s flagship, will also be made available through the Siglap brunch menu.

The Coconut Club is on the GrabFood delivery service. Book a ride to its store.

The Coconut Club (Siglap)

97 Frankel Avenue
Nearest MRT station: Kembangan
Open: Thursday to Monday (11am to 9.30pm)

97 Frankel Avenue
Nearest MRT station: Kembangan
Open: Thursday to Monday (11am to 9.30pm)

Evan Mua


Evan started off writing about food on Instagram, before joining outlets such as Buro and Confirm Good to pursue his passion. His best work usually comes after his first whisky shot in the morning.

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