I'm always a little wary about visiting a famous place because it's usually over-crowded and not good enough to deserve the wait. Ponggol is "the" place to get Chinese-style Nasi Lemak, a Malaysian dish of rice cooked in coconut milk, egg, anchovies, sambal (chili paste), sliced cucumber, peanuts and in my case a fried chicken drumstick and a side of eggplant.
Pingles adorned hers with fried wonton and squid cake. Now, all things being equal, not waiting in a long line - this is a good meal. I loved the combination of flavors, especially the peanut and the egg with chili paste. The eggplant was way above average - it was cooked just right. However, waiting in a super-long line for it?
I say no, not worth it. This is a shot from the back of the line. This stall only opens up at 6pm and goes deep into the early morning. So, it's a favorite of cab drivers working the night shift and those who like a late meal after hanging out. I like that idea, I'm just not willing to stand around for it. Perhaps I'll change my mind if I try some other versions....