Well, I cannot always have nasi biryani anytime I’m in Singapore right? So, I might as well starting to find ourselves a really good alternative and halal as well. Here’s when I finally encountered Hajah Maimunah.
Based on many of my friends’ recommendations and one of the dining highlights in Singapore, Hajah Maimunah has that soft spot for those who seek Indonesian & Malaysian style homey, comfort food.
Tucked in a really nice neighborhood nearby Bugis, Hajah Maimunah at Jalan Pisang becomes a very comfortable place to eat. It is neat and clean, the staffs are helpful, and plenty of mouthwatering offerings that you can choose right away for your nasi lemak combination.
For example, my choice that day was nasi lemak with generous accompaniments of teri kacang (stir-fry anchovies and peanuts), omelette, and the fish balado (fish topped with chilies). Not forgetting also, a scoop of sambal tumis – that’s what they call it there.
Not only that it was spot on from the generous portion and the good taste, which actually a bit too sweet for Indonesian, but it proved me that I can always seek for Southeast Asian cuisine alternative while there.
Perhaps this will work for longer period if one day I had to stay for weeks or months there, but I’d still want to embrace more and more about Indian and Pakistani cuisines while there – since it’s still quite rare even in Jakarta. However, it’s a visit that I must do again in the future and even at other hidden Indonesian/Malaysian cuisines as well.
Let me know which one do you prefer and I will write about it for everyone!
Some dishes are suitable for vegetarians
15 Jalan Pisang, Singapore
T: +65 6291 3132
Opening hours: Daily, 9am – 5pm
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