Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak: Near-perfect nasi lemak with queue-worthy fried chicken since 1997

The idyllic town of Changi Village is best known for 3 things: being a seaside town where folks visit after a bicycle ride from East Coast Park; having one of the last few hawker centres that still retains its old charm of the yesteryears; and being often touted as a Mecca for the nasi lemak enthusiasts. 3 of the most well-regarded nasi lemak stalls are located here, one of which is Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak which has been operating since 1997.

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Exterior Shot

Like any eatery selling a classic dish enjoyed by generations, they all claim to be authentic. Whilst I’m not in the age group to gauge whether one is authentic or not, I do have a rough gauge of what a delicious plate of nasi lemak should consist of.

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Interior Shot

The Rice: Probably the most pivotal part of a nasi lemak. There should be a clear creaminess from the coconut milk used followed by a whiff of pandan leaves added in. I do enjoy my lemak rice being slightly overcooked.

The Sambal: For some, this is the critical aspect of the dish, though I have enjoyed good nasi lemak with sambal that came from an industrial source. In my opinion, the sambal should be slightly sweeter than usual with a decent amount of heat. That way, it can be better combined with the other flavours on the plate.

The Fried Chicken: Usually, the chicken wings are fried way before they are served so I’m quite accepting of soggy chicken. My only expectation is to have the taste of its seasoning come through, namely turmeric.

The Ikan Bilis and Nuts: They may be small but play a pivotal role in providing textures and distinct flavours. The nuts should be slightly roasted, and one way to tell is if it has a certain shine to them. The ikan bilis needs to be fried but only up to the point where it’s crispy yet still retains a degree of chewiness. They shouldn’t be overly crispy or worse, raw.

The Egg: The type of egg used often varies between a piece of omelette, over easy and boiled eggs. Personally, I prefer mine fried with a runny yolk, though getting it is a rare occurrence.

What I tried at Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Nasi Lemak

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak has all your essential nasi lemak options. I had Set A (S$4) which consisted of egg, ikan bilis and fried chicken. I also added a Begedil for S$1.

Some of the other sets include Set C (fish, egg, ikan bilis) (S$5) and Set F (chicken drumstick, egg, ikan bilis) (S$6). There are also more modern additions such as Set B (fish fillet, egg, ikan bilis) (S$3.50) and Set E (hotdog, egg, ikan bilis) (S$3.50).

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Nasi Lemak Rice

I only noticed they used basmati rice after my first bite. True enough, the creaminess was there, albeit not as strong as I’d like it. The basmati rice added a lighter bite to the rice, which only made me wish there was more on the plate. I could easily wolf down three portions of it.

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Sambal

The sambal was unfortunately on the tangier side of things. It had a fair amount of heat but the tanginess threw me off a little. Weirdly, my sambal experience seemed to be different from other reviews online, as well as Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak themselves who claim to use “sweet sambal”. Hopefully, it wasn’t a bad batch.

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Fried Egg

In an ideal world, the GST would still remain at 7% and the yolk would have been runny and gooey. Unfortunately, reality can be disappointing, as the egg I had received was nothing like that. On the plus side, it still tasted like the typical egg from your typical nasi lemak stall, where it had been fried 4 hours before being served.

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Fried Chicken

Though no longer warm, the fried chicken was surprisingly crispy. And yes, the flavours of turmeric and salt were also present. It was still decently juicy too. My only gripe with it was how the plastic utensils provided were not up to the task of dissecting them. Needless to say, the chicken wing was reduced to bones in the wink of an eye.

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Ikan Bilis

Despite not being accompanied by peanuts, the fried ikan bilis more than held its own. These little fried critters were cooked just how I liked them — fried yet chewy. I could even eat them as finger food! The peanuts would have been great additions but I take what I can get.

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Begedil

The begedil was really average. The exterior was decently seasoned, though there was some rawness that remained in the filling. I felt sorry for including it on my plate as it was clearly out of its league when compared to the other ingredients. 

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Spoonful

All of that ramblings lead to a satisfying plate of nasi lemak. Make sure you have every item on a spoon for a delectable flavour party in your mouth. From the pillowy basmati rice, crispy chicken, tangy sambal, fried egg and the mini ikan bilis umami bombs, this is how a dish stays a generational favourite!

Final thoughts 

Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak - Long queue

I know most of you have your own idea of what a nasi lemak should have but for me, this is a few steps shy from my ideal one. That doesn’t change the fact that I had a solid nasi lemak experience at Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak. I can’t say it’s the best of what Changi Village Hawker Centre has to offer as there are still 2 stalls that my belly is already grumbling for, so you can bet that I’ll be back to try the rest one day. 

If you can’t take my word for it, the long queues will.

Expected damage: S$3.50 – S$4 per pax

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Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak

2 Changi Village Road, #01-26, Singapore 500002

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Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak

2 Changi Village Road, #01-26, Singapore 500002

Telephone: +65 9816 4419
Operating Hours: 8:30am – 10pm (Daily)
Telephone: +65 9816 4419

Operating Hours: 8:30am – 10pm (Daily)
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